Blondied make a return to Flowerpot

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Blondied bring their tribute to the music of Debbie Harry and Blondie back to The Flowerpot in Derby on Friday, June 26.

Fronted by the incredible look/sound-alike Michelle Hendriks, Blondied faithfully recreate the sound of Debbie Harry and Blondie and replicate the excitement and power of the band onstage for new and old fans alike.

The Blondied show includes all Blondie’s hits and more, from their raucous early records right up to the slick pop/rock that has become Blondie’s trademark in the 21st century, also including some of Debbie Harry’s solo hits, such as French Kissing in the USA and I Want That Man.

Then, on Saturday, June 27, the visitors to the King Street-based venue will be Are You Experienced.

The leading tribute band to Jimi Hendrix is an act that has achieved consistently large audiences at The Flowerpot.

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 per cent 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.

Yes, there was and always will be only one Jimi Hendrix. But you can catch Are You Experienced? when they come to town and relive the excitement and explosive stage show of the Jimi Hendrix Experience.

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.

Doors open for both gigs at 8pm. Admission is £9 for Blondie and £10 for Are You Experienced.

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