Four good reasons to enjoy top tribute act

Four Fighters
Four Fighters

Sinnerboy bring their popular tribute to the music of Rory Gallagher back to The Flowerpot in Derby on Friday, September 20.

Sinnerboy are ‘simply the best Rory Gallagher tribute band in the world’ - and that’s the official opinion of Donal Gallagher, Rory Gallagher’s brother.

They’ve played Rory Gallagher conventions all over Europe, and the ultimate accolade - in Rory’s hometown in Ireland.

Guitarist and singer Barry Barnes is one of Europe’s most active enthusiasts working to keep alive the music and memory of Rory Gallagher.

Then, on Saturday, September 21, there is another tribute act in the form of The Four Fighters, paying homage to the considerable musical back catalogue of The Foo Fighters.

This band was formed in 2003 by Foo Fighters fans for Foo Fighters fans.

Four vastly experienced musicians came together for this project, with a passion to recreate the sound of the now legendary Dave Grohl - fronted, American supergroup.

Four Fighters can be found playing the most prestigious venues the length and breadth of the UK.

Add to that regular multiple appearances at all of the biggest tribute festivals in the UK, Ireland and mainland Europe and you could argue that this is the world’s ultimate Foo Fighters tribute band.

Four Fighters’ live shows are explosive events and the band go to every effort to reproduce the raw power and dynamics of the original band.

All of the Foo Fighters studio albums, from their eponymous debut to the much acclaimed Echoes, Silence, Patience and Grace, and the 2011 release Wasting Light, are represented and given the live treatment by this band.

They perform the songs with an energy and passion that only true fans could and perform them in the same way you would see and hear them at a Foo Fighters live show.

Crowd favourites like This Is A Call, Stacked Actors, Learn To Fly, Everlong, The Pretender, All My Life, Best Of You, Rope, etc, etc are mainstays of the Four Fighters setlist.

Then, on Wednesday, September 25, the latest performer in the free Acoustic Wednesdays sessions in the bar will be Flowerpot favourites Woolley and Archer, with some acoustic rock and blues.

Doors open at 8pm for all three gigs.

Admission is £9 for Sinnerboy and £8 for The Four Fighters.

Advance tickets are available from The Flowerpot and RAW Promotions. Call 01332 834438 and online at