For the sixth consecutive year midlands rock promoter Goldie Rox is holding the Derby Demo over two nights at the Hairy Dog , 1 Becket St, Derby DE1 1HT.
Offering seven bands over the two evenings, tickets are just £20 per person, per night, for some of the best tribute and original rock you are likely to hear live on stage.
Friday the 11th December boasts State of Quo, Renegades Lizzy, and Free at Last. Saturday 12th offers Rock Buffet, The Pepper Hearts, Aynt Skynyrd, and legends of AOR. Both nights are compered by DJ Gary RokJok Lewis.
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The Hairy Dog is Derby’s premier live music pub regularly hosting household names and is ideal for enjoying rock. Located in the city centre a range of accommodation is within easy reach including the International Hotel 288 Burton Rd, Derby,DE23 6AD and East Midlands Guesthouse, 100A Douglas Street, Derby, DE23 8LJ.
Goldie is a veteran of the midlands rock circuit and regularly travels as a fan to the likes of Legends of Rock , Rhodes Rock, and RR Espana.
She commented; “ As both a promoter, and fan, I know what makes for a good rock event. A good venue and good music are a given, and I think I have delivered that with what promises to be the biggest and best Derby Demo yet. But more than that is required, bands with personality and showmanship are needed. Musicians committed not just to playing music, but to involving the fans in the event and creating a party atmosphere for all to enjoy.”
“ I watch around a hundred bands a year and take great pride in handpicking those bands who I think can deliver the best time to my loyal audience. If you have been before, you will know that booking tickets in advance is the best way to ensure entry, if you haven’t been before, book now and find out what you have been missing!”
Friday night is a must for rock devotees. State of Quo will ensure that there is plenty of boogie. Renegades Lizzy will serve up the best of Thin Lizzy untamed. Free at Last cover not only the best of that immortal Rodgers/Kossoff pairing, but also Rodger’s time at Bad Company.
Think you will have had enough? Well Goldie doesn’t! On Saturday, local Derbyshire covers band Rock Buffet ,fronted by Steve “the vicar” Fletcher will be dishing up some classic rock, followed by The Legends of AOR, a tribute to the glory days of American melodic rock music, big guitars, soaring keyboards & huge harmonies. The Pepper Hearts play the best of sixties Beatles and era faves, the evening closes with Aynt Skynyrd, faithfully recreating the sounds of the greatest southern rock band ever to come out of the Confederacy. They might even finish with “Freebird” if they are asked nicely!
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Friday Night Derby Demo 6
Saturday Night Derby Demo 6