Double dose of tribute heaven


THE Flowerpot in Derby plays host to two of the country’s leading tribute bands this week.

Friday, January 28, is the date for a gig by Coldplace, a tribute to Chris Martin and his globe-conquering compatriots.

In seven years, the band members have over 300 gigs under their belts across the length and breadth of the UK and abroad in countries such as Malta, The Dominican Republic, The Netherlands, Romania, Germany and Ireland.

They have lots of experience and certainly know what is expected from a live tribute show. Their reputation is rapidly spreading across the globe as being among the best and most authentic tributes to Coldplay, with mentions on Sky News, BBC Radio and many local radio stations up and down the country.

Coldplace have an unnerving likeness to the real thing, especially in frontman Shane Crofts whose look, sound and even onstage movement and charisma bear an uncanny resemblance to Chris Martin.

Their aim, as a tribute to one of the world’s biggest bands, is to capture the feeling of a live Coldplay performance, the music, the visuals, the energy and the atmosphere. The band is made up of Shane Crofts as Chris Martin, James Brown as Johnny Buckland, Asa Crofts as Guy Berriman and Wayne Birch as Will Champion.

The whole range of Coldplay’s considerable repertoire is performed including smash hits Yellow, Clocks, Fix You, In My Place and many more.

On Saturday, January 29, there’s a tribute to another of the world’s biggest current bands when Green-ish Day perform at the King Street venue.

Like Coldplay, Green Day have enjoyed an illustrious career, spanning the early smash hits Basket Case and Good Riddance (Time Of Your Life) to the later successes such as American Idiot and Boulevard Of Broken Dreams.

Green-ish Day are a long-running tribute act to the American trio and pride themselves on the energy, accuracy and excitement they bring to their shows.

Doors open for both of these gigs at 8pm and admission is £8 for Green-ish Day and £8 (£7 concessions) for Coldplace.

For ticket details, you can contact RAW Promotions on 01332 834438.