The Flowerpot hosts a pair of acclaimed acts

The ZZ Tops bring their tribute to ZZ Top to The Flowerpot in Derby on Friday, July 5.

The unique three-man tribute to rock music’s best known Texan boogie band are back to “Tear the house down!”, bringing a tour with more Tone, Taste and Tenacity than ever before.

All eras of ZZ Top are included in the same show, in two very individual sets.

Nik Ryan (Billy Bigguns) portrays the legendary front man, Billy Gibbons, in his looks and his playing, incorporating tone, style and feel with a sense of humour as he rocks his way through the show, getting the crowd on their feet as well as tearin`it up.

Meanwhile, the antics of Dusty Hill on bass guitar are faithfully reproduced by Col Gray, who nails the sound and unique vocal style of “The Dust” while holdin` down the lowdown and turning every venue into a real house party.

All this is backed up by powerhouse tub whacking courtesy of Matt Jones (Franks Weird) taking on the role of Frank Beard, ‘the man with no beard!’

Packing the classics like Gimmee All your Lovin, Sharp Dressed Man, Legs, Tush , LaGrange , Rough Boy and many more into a two-hour plus rock extravaganza and throwing in a few surprises for hardcore (and not so hardcore) fans to savour.

Meanwhile, on Saturday, July 6, you can see Keep It Cash at the King Street venue with their highly acclaimed Johnny Cash tribute act.

Keep It Cash have performed at top theatres throughout the UK and across Europe. They’ve worked for 20th Century Fox, The National Trust and the BBC. Playing music from the gospel beginnings, to the full band sound and finally into the critically acclaimed and ground breaking American recordings, they cover the whole Johnny Cash spectrum.

They were booked by HMV to perform at their stores in London and Dublin for the launch of the Johnny Cash film Walk The Line a few years ago and wrote and recorded a theme song for the national chain of Boyes stores that ran on television and radio for over a year.

The band’s success is down to the strong vocal likeness of the lead singer which is very difficult to emulate.

The founding members of Keep It Cash have been close friends for many years and lifelong fans of the music and songs of the legendary Johnny Cash.

The show is a real musical experience with the musicians playing acoustic guitar, lap steel, electric guitar, double bass, drum kit, mandolin and electric bass with harmony vocals.

Doors open for both gigs at 8pm. Admission is £10 for The ZZ Tops and also for Keep It Cash. Call RAW Promotions for more details on 01332 834438.