Non-stop tribute to Prince

PRINCE tribute act Purple Rain will be performing at The Flowerpot in Derby tonight (Friday).

Prepare yourself for two hours of non-stop hits in a tribute to one of the greatest musical artists ever to walk the stage.

Purple Rain is a five-piece band dedicated to recreating the look and sound of 1980s Prince. The band blasts out hit after hit with all the energy and high quality musicianship you would expect from the man himself.

Tomorrow at the King Street venue, you can see Chris Farlowe with The Norman Beaker Band.

The legendary blues and rock singer is being backed by Manchester's blues-rock heroes The Norman Beaker Band.

Farlowe's musical career began with The John Henry Skiffle Group in 1957, then The Johnny Burns Rhythm and Blues Quartet in 1958.

As an English r 'n' b star of the early 1960s, Farlowe released one single, Stormy Monday Blues, under the pseudonym, Little Joe Cook, which helped perpetrate the myth that he was black.

His association with jazz rock group Colosseum began in the 1970s, recording a live album and three studio albums Daughter Of Time (1970), Bread and Circuses (2003), Tomorrow's Blues (2006) and Colosseum Live05 (2007).

Farlowe continues to tour extensively throughout the UK and Europe with the Norman Beaker Band, successful on the European circuit in its own right.

You can look forward to a barnstorming mix of great soul and blues classics performed by an artiste who still has one of the best voices ever heard on the British blues scene.

Doors open at 8pm for both gigs. Admission is 13 for Chris Farlowe and the Norman Beaker Band and 8 (7 concessions) for Purple Rain.

Further information is available from RAW Promotions on 01332 834438.