Four of the best to play at Flowerpot

Deborah Bonham

Deborah Bonham

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There’s another busy week in store to entertain music fans at The Flowerpot in Derby.

First up will be an appearance by Henrik Freischlader on Thursday, October 3.

0ne of the most exciting new blues guitarists to emerge on the scene in recent yearS, Henrik will be making his fourth appearance at The Flowerpot with his four-piece band, as part of a short visit to the UK to promote his new album.

Inspired by guitarists such as Gary Moore, BB King and Stevie Ray Vaughan, Henrik forged his own blues rock style and has become a star in Europe.

Then, on Friday, October 4, you can see The Deborah Bonham Band at the King Street venue, with support from Babajack.

The younger sister of Led Zeppelin’s legendary drummer John Bonham, she puts together a stunning array of blues mixed with ballads and rock in a powerhouse performance. The Flowerpot date is part of a nationwide tour to promote her brand new studio album Spirit.

Blues-rock vocalist Deborah Bonham was only five years old when her older brother John Bonham joined Led Zeppelin. Inspired by his example, Deborah began writing and recording her own songs (along with John’s son Jason Bonham) at the Old Hyde Farm, her childhood home.

When she was 17, Deborah recorded her first demos at the home of Led Zeppelin frontman Robert Plant, who encouraged and advised the young vocalist.

She eventually signed with Carerre Records and released her first album, For You and the Moon, in 1985.

Deborah continued to record for Japan’s Sam Corporation, but would not release another full-length album until 2004 when The Old Hyde debuted on Track Records.

In June 2008, she made her American debut with Duchess, released on Rhino imprint ATCO Records.

BabaJack is an acoustic blues/roots band that is fast becoming one of the most sought after bands on the roots, acoustic and blues festival circuits in the UK.

Then, on Saturday, October 5, fans of The Jam are in for a treat, thanks to tribute band The Jam’d.

The attention to detail is second to none and the band’s main aim is for you to experience a Jam gig, with all the energy and passion that you would have got when Paul Weller, Bruce Foxton and Rick Buckler played together.

Finally, on Thursday, October 10, you can see The Pat Travers Band, featuring one of Canada’s most revered rock blues guitarists.

Doors open at 8pm for all gigs. Admission is £12 for Henrik Freischlader, £10 for Deborah Bonham Band, £10 for The Jam’d and £15 for the Pat Travers Band.

Call 01332 834438 for more details and to book.