ARE You Experienced bring their tribute to Jimi Hendrix to The Flowerpot in Derby on Friday, February 8.
Guitarist John Campbell bears more than just a passing resemblance and has drawn on his many years of playing in different bands and various styles to perfect his ‘Hendrix’ persona.
When he plays his ‘Strat’ behind his head and with his teeth, it brings a smile to the face of even the most finicky Hendrix fan.
With his unique visual playing style, bass guitarist Mark Arnold has also played in various bands over the years and provides a solid foundation as one half of the rhythm section.
Drummer and backing vocalist Kevin O’Grady, completes the line up. Anyone who has caught the act will surely agree that Kevin puts nothing less than 100% into his powerhouse drumming style.
The band are proud to be playing the timeless music of Jimi Hendrix, providing some nostalgic moments for those lucky people who actually witnessed Jimi in the flesh and recreating some of the magic for a new and eager audience.
Let the band take you through all the favourites like Hey Joe, Voodoo Chile, All Along The Watchtower, Foxy Lady and Little Wing, culminating in the guitar-burning finale of Wild Thing.
Then, on Saturday, February 9, there’s more tribute fun courtesy of The Kast Off Kinks.
The iconic British rock band, The Kinks, are often cited as one of the most important and influential rock bands of all time.
Their first hit, You Really Got Me, in 1964, broke new ground with driving power chords and Dave Davies’s distorted guitar sounds, and created a template for many bands to follow in a rock and roll development which led variously to heavy metal, new wave and grunge.
Later work saw the band’s style change to more melodic songs, highlighting Ray Davies’s lyrical and observational skills in songs like Sunny Afternoon, Dead End Street and Waterloo Sunset.
The Kast Off Kinks formed in 1994 to keep the music playing on, and it is what the name implies - the original line-up consisted of the band that played Lola (apart from Ray and Dave Davies), together with singer/guitarist Dave Clarke. The current line-up is the band that played Come Dancing, still with Dave Clarke covering for the Davies brothers.
Doors open at 8pm and admission is £9 for Are You Experienced and £12 for The Kast Off Kinks.
Further information is available from RAW Promotions on 01332 834438