Green Day tribute and ‘swamp stomp’ at The Flowerpot

Green Day tribute Green Date
Green Day tribute Green Date

The Flowerpot in Derby welcomes two very different types of bands this weekend in an eclectic mix of live music.

First up on Friday, January 22 are Green Day tribute act, Green Date.

The formation of Green Date pre-dates Green Day’s album American Idiot and the Bullet In A Bible tour.

In that time Green Date has grown from strength to strength, performing their own mammoth gigs up to two and half hours in length.

Based in Nottinghamshire, Green Date are one of the finest tribute bands, displaying their talents to fans across the four corners of the British Isles and further afield into mainland Europe.

Now well established in the nation’s punk circle the members of Green Date are all gifted musicians in their own right.

However, the passion and creative edge that comes across in their live shows derives from their collective love of Green Day.

Green Date perform from Green Day’s extensive back catalogue including classics such as Basket Case, When I Come Around, Good Riddance, Brainstew, Boulevard of Broken Dreams, Wake Me Up When September Ends and more.

On Saturday, January 23 the music comes from the self proclaimed ‘kings of swamp stomp’ Jim & Z Theory.

They bring something different to the musical table - with each member having a deep and in-depth knowledge of various genres.

They have combined together to create a unique style that is all their own.

Take the energy of ska, the sleaze of blues and the culture of Louisiana and mix that with four respected musicians and you get swamp stomp.

They are led by the accordion of Lil Jim, who is still heralded in some circles as the brightest hope for Cajun and zydeco music in Europe and has been voted the best accordion player in Europe.

For both nights, doors open at 8pm and entry is £8.