No cause for alarm as Mike returns to venue

Mike Peters
Mike Peters

Fans of the music of Blondie and Debbie Harry are in for a treat when tribute act Blondied return to The Flowerpot in Derby on Friday, February 21.

Fronted by the incredible look/sound-alike Michelle Hendriks, the aim of Blondied is to faithfully recreate the sound of Debbie Harry and Blondie and to recreate 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, February 22, Sons Of Cream pop in to the King Street-based venue with their tribute to arguably the first rock supergroup.

The band features Malcolm Bruce, the son of Jack Bruce, who, along with Eric Clapton and Ginger Baker, formed the blistering line-up of Cream, only together for less than three years but who left a major impression on the rock world.

Malcolm is a composer and multi instrumentalist, playing guitar, bass, piano and voice.

From the beginning of his life, Malcolm was immersed in music. As a teenager he attended the Guildhall School of Music to study composition and has been performing professionally since the age of 16.

Malcolm has performed with his father off and on over the years, and has appeared on several of Jack’s CDs, most recently Shadows in the Air (2001) and More Jack than God (2003) both recorded in NYC. (featuring performances by Eric Clapton, Dr. John, and Horacio Hernandez).

Finally, on Thursday, February 27, you can see a performance at The Flowerpot by Mike Peters from The Alarm, as part of his Declaration tour.

The frontman from the legendary Welsh rockers is on a solo acoustic tour to celebrate 30 years since the release of The Alarm’s landmark album Declaration.

Declaration, The Alarm’s debut album, instantly catapulted Mike Peters and the band on to the worldwide stage.

Now, Mike will perform the entire album in full, with a unique one-man band Alarm-style show which will highlight the original alt-folk, acoustic punk protest roots of the songs that form the core of the album’s original intent.

It promises to be an insightful evening of music, memory and innovation.

Support on the night is from Derby singer/songwriter Matt Peach.

Doors open at 8pm for all three shows and admission is £9 for Blondied, £13 for Sons Of Cream and £12 for Mike Peters, with support from Matt Peach.

Advance tickets are available from www.rawpromo.co.uk