Connie has plenty to shout about at venue

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The multi-talented young performer Blair Dunlop will be performing with his band at The Flowerpot in Derby on Thursday, February 12.

Then, Guns 2 Roses bring their exciting tribute act to The Flowerpot in Derby on Friday, February 13.

The band has been playing together since 2002. Approved by various members of Guns ‘N’ Roses, they even have the original GNR drummer Steven Adler playing with them from time to time.

They have played to thousands throughout the UK, Europe and USA and this year will be playing the Matthew Street Festival in Liverpool in front of 20.000 people.

Totally focused on not only cloning the sound of GNR better than the rest, Guns 2 Roses are also mirror images to Axl and the boys, with stage performances down to the last detail.

Playing many songs from Appetite For Destruction, GNR Lies and Use Your Illusion I and II and even the Spaghetti Incident?, Guns 2 Roses sometimes even throw in the songs that GNR did live that never made it to an album to keep with the GNR spirit.

Saturday, February 14, sees the welcome return to the King Street-based venue by a band who are fronted by one of this country’s leading blues vocalists and performers - Connie Lush and Blues Shouter.

Connie has twice voted European Blues Vocalist of the year by the French Blues Trophies Awards and nominated again as Best UK Blues Vocalist in 2011-2012.

In recent years, Connie has performed in over 30 countries. She has played at some of Europe’s largest and most prestigious festivals, including Glastonbury Festival 2011 and wowing audiences in Moscow, New York and LA , recording in The Cotton Row Studios in Memphis and of course singing at BB Kings, Beale St.

Connie also toured with BB King through the UK, finishing at The Royal Albert Hall, London.

Connie is also a known songwriter, writing for TV and featuring at Jazz FM and other radio stations as a DJ. She continues her love affair with audiences everywhere, bringing her enormous gusto for life and music wherever she goes.

As BB King said: “That woman makes my heart sing!”

Blues is her first love and Connie and the Band are currently recording songs for their forthcoming album, which is due for release in the spring.

The latest in the series of Acoustic Wednesdays takes place in the bar on February 18.

The free gig will feature a set of acoustic rock and blues from Double Cross.

Doors open for all four gigs at 8pm.

Admission is £9 for the Blair Dunlop Band, £8 for Guns 2 Roses and £12 for Connie Lush and Blues Shouter.

Advance tickets are available from The Flowerpot and RAW Promotions, as well as online at www.rawpromo.co.uk