The latest line up of Gerry McAvoy's Band Of Friends were on TOP form at The Flowerpot, Derby 5.11.22...

Been a while since we had the Climax Blues Band play The Flowerpot, Derby. It was a sensational return on 15.10.22...

Great post gig shot with the awesome Cardinal Black at the Flowerpot, Derby 8.10.22...

This band will be huge. It was one of those "I was there" moments and a special gig. The mighty Cardinal Black at the Flowerpot, Derby 8.10.22...

The awesome Billy Walton Band at the Flowerpot, Derby 6.10.22...

Blues at it's very best, Laurence Jones at the Flowerpot, Derby 30.9.22...

The Nov/Dec 2021 Derby Drinker has an interview with RAW Promo and the live music we have been promoting at The Flowerpot for a little over 26 years… big thanks to Gal Galahad (we know who you are!) for the interview.

Great post gig shot with the brilliant China Crisis at the Flowerpot, Derby 30.11.19...

Incredible solo performance from The Levellers main man Mark Chadwick at the Flowerpot, Derby 23.4.19...

Nick Heyward from Haircut 100 put in a fantastic performance at the Flowerpot, Derby 11.4.19...

It always turns in to a massive Tex Mex party when Los Pacaminos with the legendary Paul Young play at the Flowerpot, Derby 8.3.19...

A true blues legend and a Pot favourite, Stan Webb at the Flowerpot, Derby 22.2.19...

Neville Staple Band at the Flowerpot, Derby Friday 15th February 2019. An absolute pleasure to book and work with this legend and his awesome band. Until the next time...

With founder member Martin Ace still at the helm, Man at The Flowerpot, Derby 31.1.19...

An outstanding gig on 11.11.18 from The Nimmo Brothers. Argueably one of the best EVER at the Flowerpot...

A truly magical gig on 11.5.17 featuring Davy Knowles and the Della Grants. An after gig photo taken by Haluk Gurer.....

The Blues Caravan roared in to the Flowerpot on Friday 16th September 2016. The combined talents of Layla Zoe, Tasha Taylor and Ina Forsman along with their superb band were absolutely brilliant. Great after gig photo here taken by Haluk Gurer.....

Another memorable night at the Flowerpot 21.5.16 featuring Stevie Nimmo, Ben Poole and special guest Aynsley Lister. Great photo here taken by Manny Manson.....

Yet another breathtaking gig from the Nimmo Brothers at the Flowerpot 17.10.15. This gig marked RAW Promo's 20th anniversary of gigs at the Flowerpot. It also concluded the Nimmo's tour celebrating 20 years on the road.....

A breathtaking performance from the legend that is Bernie Marsden. Post gig here at the Flowerpot 18.9.15 .....

Toyah at the Flowerpot 11.9.15 "Proud, Loud and Electric" .....

Ian Siegal has played the Flowerpot many times but his performance along with his new band on 21.3.15 is right up there with the best! Great photo here by Graham Whitmore .....

As good as ever!! Mike Peters at the Flowerpot Derby 12.3.15 on his "Strength" UK Tour captured in action here by Haluk Gurer .....

Another great shot by Haluk Gurer of The Selecter in action at the Flowerpot 5.3.15. Awesome gig!! .....

Truly overwhelming gig at the Flowerpot Derby 5.3.15 with the brilliant Selecter.... Does it get any better than this?? Many thanks Haluk Gurer for taking this brilliant post gig photo with the band .....

The legendary Jefferson Starship started a UK tour of only 6 dates at the Flowerpot, Derby on 28.1.15. Legends!! Great shot from Haluk Gurer of what proved to be a memorable night .....

Right up there as one of my fave Flowerpot gigs ever. A truly great band and an awesome performance. Hayseed Dixie and the Rawpromo team 27.1.15 .....

"I am the God Of Hell Fire!!" The Crazy World Of Arthur Brown at the Flowerpot on 15.11.14. Another great shot taken by Haluk Gurer .....

Pure theatre!! the legendary Crazy World Of Arthur Brown at the Flowerpot on 15.11.14. Great shot taken by Haluk Gurer .....

Absolutely loved the show with Mike Zito and Samantha Fish at the Flowerpot on 13.11.14. Here's a post gig shot taken by Haluk Gurer .....

It was a real thrill to welcome the Peatbog Faeries to the Flowerpot Derby on 6.11.14. A top gig enjoyed by one and all, perfectly captured here by our very own top lensman Haluk Gurer.... .....

Here's another great shot of The Men They Couldn't Hang at the Flowerpot on 31.10.14 captured perfectly by Haluk Gurer .....

A privilege to be part of The Men They Couldn't Hang's 30th Anniversary Tour at the Flowerpot on 31.10.14. Cush was taken ill the day before unfortunately but the band put in a storming performance in his absence. Great shot here of Phil Odgers taken by our master lensman Haluk Gurer .....

Wow!!!!!! What an absolute honour to book and then meet the legendary Albert Lee at the Flowerpot Derby on 18.10.14..... Amazing gig. Does not get any better than this... Mind blowing!!

Great picture here taken by Haluk Gurer of the brilliant John Illsley with fellow Dire Straits guitarist Phil Palmer at the Flowerpot, Derby 27.9.14

John Illsley, Dire Straits legend, with us post gig at the Flowerpot Derby 27.9.14. It was a real privilege to meet him. It was also a cracking gig!! Till next time....

We have some cracking tribute bands play the Flowerpot and U2UK are definitely one of the best. Here's another brilliant performance from them at a packed out Flowerpot gig 5.9.14.

A storming set last night at the Flowerpot Derby on 25.7.14 by the legendary James Harman who was backed brilliantly by the Dana Dixon Band. Blues harp of the highest standard along with some mean licks as well. Great night. Thankfully James was well up for a "selfie". Really great to meeet him.

Rawpromo favourites Virgil & The Accelerators put on another stunning performance at the Flowerpot on 31.5.14. Always a top show and brilliant people to work with. Our big thanks go to the band and of course Martin Lewis. Look forward to hearing the new album later in the year and of course seeing the band back at the Flowerpot as soon as possible....

Really enjoyed Band Of Friends at the Flowerpot Derby 15.5.14. Great to chat with the extremely talented Marcel Scherpenzeel afterwards as well. Top man......

A breathtaking all action performance from King King who wowed an ecstatic crowd at the Flowerpot 10.5.14

A capacity crowd at the Flowerpot, Derby to see the legendary Focus in action on 9.5.14

Ben Poole and his awesome band were on top form when they played the Flowerpot on 3.5.14

And completing the double bill featuring two of the best British Blues Rock artists at the Flowerpot on 1.5.14 was somebody destined for a long and successful career.... Laurence Jones

A double bill featuring two of the best British Blues Rock artists at the Flowerpot on 1.5.14. Starting the evening off were the very impressive Federal Charm

Another brilliant performance from Keep It Cash at the Flowerpot Derby 19.4.14.

Lisa with Ranking Roger from The Beat outside the Flowerpot Derby 12.4.14.

Truly one of the highlights of 2014!! The Beat at the Flowerpot Derby 12.4.14... Breathtaking!!

Great to see Sean Webster back at the Flowerpot Derby 10.4.14. Great band, awesome talent....

Thoroughly enjoyed the first visit to the Flowerpot on 20.3.14 by the brilliant Grainne Duffy Band. A real class act and wonderful people as well. Great gig!!

Danny Bryant absolutely rocking the Flowerpot 28.2.14.... Awesome!!

Just brilliant....... Sons Of Cream at the Flowerpot Derby 22.2.14!!!! Top quality

Babajack absolutely brilliant at the Flowerpot, Derby 20.2.14. Awesome support as well from Rita Payne. Great stuff......

Fantastic shot here by Haluk Gurer of the brilliant Chantel McGregor live at the Flowerpot 14.12.13

Aynsley Lister was at his best at the Flowerpot on 6.12.13. Captured in action here by Andy Hibbs

A superb photo of Blair Dunlop at the Flowerpot by Haluk Gurer 5.12.13

A superb debut at the Flowerpot by a special talent - The Blair Dunlop Trio. Expertly photographed by Haluk Gurer

Just love it when Skinny Molly play the Flowerpot. Here we all are looking thoroughly miserable after their barnstorming gig on 30.11.13

Skinny Molly were absolutely bang on form at the Flowerpot on 30.11.13. Caught in all their glory here by the lens of Haluk Gurer

It was great to see Nick Harper again at the Flowerpot Derby 28.11.13. Superb performance as always.... Nick absolutely on top form!!

Nick Harper in action at the Flowerpot 28.11.13 superbly captured by Haluk Gurer here...

Aaah the brilliant Eugene Hideaway Bridges!!! What a gig!! What a top bloke.... Always a pleasure to welcome him back to the Flowerpot.

The absolutely awesome Eugene Hideaway Bridges live on stage at the Flowerpot Derby 21.11.13. Just brilliant!!

What a night at the Flowerpot Derby on 7.11.13!!! Brilliant opening set from Mojosa featuring Paul Evans and Paul Miro. Then Norman delivered a stunning eclectic set with his own band. Then to have 4 tracks from the majestic Wilko Johnson to finish the night, just amazing. A truly memorable night... Thanks to Graham Whitmore for taking this photo as well. One to treasure.

Great photo here by Arthur Hughes from the mega gig at the Flowerpot Derby on 7.11.13 with Norman Watt-Roy and Wilko Johnson

Pat Travers Band seriously rocking the Flowerpot Derby band at the Flowerpot Derby 10.10.13. What a band!!

Does it get any better than this!!! The awesome Deborah Bonham band at the Flowerpot Derby 4.10.13

Well what can I say!!! Royal Southern Brotherhood and Samantha Fish at the Flowerpot 27.9.13. A live gig of the absolute highest quality. The packed Flowerpot crowd took it to another level. A real privilege to work with such talented musicians. Long may it continue.... very humble and still buzzing!! This photo taken by Haluk Gurer perfectly captures the excitement from a potential gig of the year!!

Kelly Joe Phelps was absolutely magnificent at the Flowerpot Derby 12.9.13. Amazing guitarist and a real nice person. Great to meet him and look forward to seeing him again

Here's the cover for the soon to be available "Autumn 2013" booklet. Lots to look forward to. You can check out the online version of the booklet on our gig guide page

Just love this band!!! The Billy Walton Band at the Flowerpot Derby live on stage 30.5.13 totally rippin' it up!! Awesome!!

The excellent Ryan McGarvey stopped by at the Flowerpot on 9.5.13 as part of his first ever UK tour. Mighty glad he did!!

Haluk Gurer capturing the brilliant Uli Jon Roth perfectly here at the Flowerpot on 3.5.13

A real thrill to meet the legendary Uli Jon Roth at the Flowerpot on 3.5.13

Great shot here by Andy Hibbs of King King ripping up the Flowerpot on 27.4.13

The Sons Of Cream gave an exceptional peformance at the Flowerpot on 20.4.13. Last date of their UK tour and it was a stunner!!

The Floyd Effect gave a stunning performance of classic early Pink Floyd tracks at the Flowerpot on 13.4.13. A psychedelic performance matched by their impressive light show!!

Back stage after another brilliant performance by From The Jam at the Assembly Rooms, Derby on 6.4.13

From The Jam in all their glory performing "Going Underground" at the Assembly Rooms, Derby on 6.4.13

Stunning shot here by Andy Hibbs of the awesome Danny Bryant live at the Flowerpot 5.4.13

The Legendary Pretty Things played the Flowerpot as part of their 50th Anniversary Tour on 29.3.13

The magnificent Muffin Men live at the Flowerpot Derby 28.3.13. Great to have them back!!

A truly magnificent performance at the Flowerpot, Derby on 14.3.13 featuring the Pat McManus Band. Haluk Gurer took many great photos of the gig. Very difficult to just choose one but this one finally took me eye!!

Back stage with the legendary Wilko Johnson at the Robin 2, Bilston on his farewell tour 7.3.13. An unbelievable gig and a real thrill to meet up again. It is 15 years exactly since Wilko first played the Flowerpot.

Small Fakers were absolutely amazing at the Flowerpot Derby on Sat 2.3.13. Great atmosphere as well helped along by a quality audience. Top gig!!

Great shot here by Lee Raynor of the brilliant Gwyn Ashton Trio at the Flowerpot 23.2.13. On keyboards is the equally brilliant Mark Stanway from Magnum. Top gig!!

Just having a moment after a superb weekend of gigs at the Flowerpot Derby. Four Fighters superb Friday 15.2.13. Sat 16.2.13 we had the brilliant Colin Blunstone. This was probably as close as you can get to the "perfect" gig. Top performer, top band, lovely people and a first class audience. Very happy.....

Colin Blunstone Band in action at the Flowerpot 16.2.13. Top gig!!

Great pic here taken by Alan "Bandanaman" of the Four Fighters in action at the Flowerpot 15.2.13

Brilliant atmosphere created by the awesome Are You Experienced rockin' out at the Pot 8.2.13

The ever dependable lens of Andy Hibbs caught Henrik in action with another perfect shot 7.2.13

Great shot here by Nick Bryson of the amazing Henrik Freischlader 7.2.13

First headlining gig by the Ron Sayer band on 2.2.13 and it was a stunner!

Larry Miller was on top form at the Flowerpot Derby 28.12.12. Great shot here taken by Liz Aiken

Superb gig by Simon Friend's Seismic Survey at the Flowerpot 7.12.12

Oli Brown absolutely rockin' out at the Flowerpot on 6.12.12!! Being recorded for his new live album as well...... Oh yeeeeees!!

Really enjoyed the gig at the Flowerpot Derby on 29.11.12 with the great Mud Morganfield and his band. Excellent performance and great choice of material. Consumate performer as you'd expect and a thrill to meet him after the gig.

Mud Morganfield and his top class band at the Flowerpot 29.11.12

Here we are enjoying a post gig tipple with Derek The Draw and Norman Watt-Roy from the Blockheads after their master class of a performance at the Flowerpot 17.11.12

What a brilliant end to a full on month of quality gigs at the Flowerpot in October. This is Wolfsbane enjoying a quiet (not!!!) Sunday outing at the Flowerpot on 28.10.12.

What a brilliant night at the Flowerpot on 14.10.12 with Simon and Oscar from Ocean Colour Scene!! Thrilled to bits to meet them. Absolutely great guys and a storming gig as well.

The absolutely unmissable Ian Siegal performing at the Flowerpot on 4.10.12 as part of his UK solo tour

Great shot of Viva Santana at the Pot 29.9.12 taken by Allan Bramley

The ZZ Tops rocking the Pot 1.9.12

Too Petty kicked off the autumn series of gigs at the Flowerpot on 31.8.12 in some style!!!

August 2012 - Been busy updating the poster boards at the Flowerpot, Derby. Here's the board as you walk in now covered with loads of new posters. Looking good!!

Virgil and the Accelerators put on a brilliant performance at the Flowerpot on 29.6.12

Absolutely stunning shot here by Andy Hibbs of Henrik Freischlader who was simply awesome again at the Flowerpot on 22.6.12

Erja Lyytinen with special guest Chantel McGregor at the Flowerpot, Derby 17.5.12

Erja Lyytinen at the Flowerpot, Derby 17.5.12

Nearly 2hours and 45 mins of the legendary Bruce Springsteen provided by Brilliant Disguise at The Flowerpot 12.5.12

The absolutely brilliant Curved Air at The Flowerpot 10.5.12

The Smyths at The Flowerpot 4.5.12. Another sell out gig!

Just brilliant!! The Watch at the Flowerpot, Derby 28.4.12. A must see act!!

The brilliant Savoy Brown with raw promo at The Flowerpot 23.4.12. Stunning set. Loved it!

Rocking out at the Pot! Martin Turner's Wishbone Ash at the Flowerpot 21.4.12

Just come across this great article/interview on Radio Derby's website. It took place in October 2010

Stunning set from the Billy Walton Band at the Flowerpot on Friday 13.4.12. Blues to rock, it had it all. The encore was a superb version of Rosalita. Musical heaven!!

Great to see Eric Sardinas and Big Motor in such fine form at the Flowerpot on Tuesday 3.4.12

Post Ian Siegal gig beers and mirth 30.3.12 at the Flowerpot. Top gig! — with Boz, Sandy Raynor, Lisa, Ian Siegal, Alan and Lee Raynor.

Rawpromo meet Nazareth. Great show guys! It was a real pleasure

Nazareth were superb at the Assembly Rooms, Derby on 23.3.12. As usual, Graham Whitmore was on hand to take some superb photos of the gig.

Great shot here taken by Dave Croft of Gerry McAvoy's Band Of Friends rocking out at The Flowerpot on Friday 16th March 2012

It was a stunning performance by the WT Feaster band on the first date of their UK tour to promote their brand new album. Taken at The Flowerpot on 1.3.12

Lisa and Michelle Hendriks from Blondied. The UK's best Blondie tribute band. Taken at The Flowerpot on 22.12.11

Paul Miro has played some great gigs at The Flowerpot throughout 2011. Here he is in action supporting Steve Conte on 8.12.11. Great photo taken by Haluk Gurer

Brilliant photo here taken by Haluk Gurer of Steve Conte who blew us away on Thursday 8.12.11

We had the pleasure of meeting Beth Hart after her show at The Flowerpot on Monday 28.11.11. One of the nicest people you could ever wish to meet!

A fantastic night at The Flowerpot on Monday 28.11.11 with the hugely talented Beth Hart. A sell out gig which was enjoyed by all who were lucky to be there. A memorable night! Here is Beth in action at the Flowerpot

Patrick Sweany put in a charismatic and powerful performance at the Flowerpot on 17.11.11.

Great performance from Mike Peters of The Alarm at The Flowerpot on 3.11.11.

An absolutely stunning performance on 14.10.11 by The Nimmo Brothers at The Flowerpot. Thoroughly enjoyable and hugely inspiring. Can't wait to hear the new album next Spring. The new material they played was brilliant! Just love this photo!! Nimmos at their best captured perfectly here by Andy Hibbs

Henrik Freischlader blew everybody away at the Flowerpot on 26.9.11. Great photo taken by Andy Hibbs

An absolutely stunning set by 24 Pesos at the Flowerpot on 9.9.11 captured live by Lee Raynor

Keep It Cash kicked off the 2011 autumn season with a superb set on 3.9.11. A packed house too! Great shot here taken by Annika Nickson

The all new Autumn 2011 booklet is about to be released. It's a corker!!

Great photo of Fish at the Flowerpot taken by Andy Hibbs

What a brilliant performance from Fish on 9.6.11 at the Flowerpot. An absolutely stunning performance from one of the nicest people you could ever wish to meet. Superb set, sound and arguably one of the best gigs of the year so far.

The Acoustic Wednesdays are proving to be popular at the Flowerpot. Wed 8th June saw Dave Onions take to the stage and a cracking night it was too. Gaynor Booth took this great photo and also said "At the flowerpot listening to one of my favourite artists Dave Onions. Thanks Raw Promotions. Great beer great music and candles what more can a girl ask for?"

A cracking gig by Aynsley Lister at The Flowerpot on Thursday 12th May. Great to see him play in a more acoustic setting. Actually not acoustic at all but a rather nice Gibson and stomp box. Thoroughly entertaining and highly inspiring. Photo taken by Allan Bramley

Andy Hibbs and his trusty camera took this great shot of Wishbone Ash who took to the Flowerpot stage on 6.4.11

20th April sees the start of our Acoustic Wednesdays at the Flowerpot. Should be great fun. Would be great to see you down on Wednesdays. Music starts around 9pm

Stevie Nimmo & Sébastien Vaivrand delivered a brilliant set on 17.3.11. Great shot taken by Andy Hibbs

A contender already for gig of the year, Marcus Bonfanti and his band blew everybody away with their performance on 25.2.11. A storming set and a great shot taken by Paul from "Photos For-events"

Gig just confirmed - AND WHAT A GIG!!! The Blockheads play the Flowerpot on Sunday 22nd May. Tickets £15.

Danny Bryant was in fine form at the Pot on Sat 19th Feb 2011. A stunning photo of him here taken by Andy Hibbs

The all new Spring 2011 is now available. It's a corker!!

Andy Hibbs took this awesome photo of the utterly brilliant Nimmo Brothers 16.10.10

Thanks goes to Heinz for this post gig shot of us with Bruce Foxton and Russell Hastings after the From The Jam gig on 14.10.10. A real thrill meeting them after a brilliant performance at the Assembly Rooms. By the way this shot was taken at 02.40 on my birthday.........nuf said

Lee Raynor took this great photo of Chantel McGregor 9.10.10

It was a thrill to have Robin Trower at the Assembly Rooms on Fri 17th Sept 2010. This is a superb picture of the great man taken by Graham Whitmore

Andy Hibbs took this brilliant photo of the utterly compelling Virgil and the Accelerators 10.9.10

The all new Autumn 2010 booklet soon to be unleashed!

Great photo taken by Andy Hibbs of the mighty Philip Sayce who rocked the Pot on 11.5.10 - Awesome gig

Coco Montoya on stage at the Pot 6.3.10 - Top guitarist

Danny Bryant at the Pot on 20.2.10. A wonderful performance showcasing some new material off his new album "Just As I Am". Boy did it rock!!

Great set by the legendary Colin Blunstone and his all star band 12.2.10

Oli Brown and Aynsley Lister jamming on stage at the Pot 6.2.10 - What a gig!!

How about this for a great shot of John Otway 23.1.10 taken by Graham Whitmore. A classic pose I reckon captured perfectly

Two great photos of Paul Jones and Dave Kelly 20.1.10 taken by Dave Croft. What a way to start the year!

The brand new Spring 2010 booklet out now!

A major star in the making. A brilliant acoustic set by Jon Allen 29.10.09

That's John Jones trying to sneak out with our Lisa under his arm - gotcha!!

The Oysterband sure know how to have a good time! Back stage after their superb set at the Flowerpot

How about this for a superb photo of the Oysterband at the Flowerpot on 22.10.09. Great photo by Graham Whitmore

Dave Winthrop from Stan Webb's Chicken Shack 10.10.09

Stan Webb 10.10.09. Stan was on great form for this gig. Dave Winthrop on sax was superb. Added a bit of Supertramp to Super Stan!

Nimmo Brothers 2.10.09. Four of us holding each other up after a breathtaking Nimmos performance

Sherman Robertson 25.9.09. After another stunning performance

Sherman Robertson 25.9.09. The rather shy and quiet (not!!) Sherman in full throttle at his superb gig at the Pot - Great stuff!!

That's SID at the controls for the Sherman Robertson gig 25.9.09

The unmissable Autumn 2009 booklet

China Crisis 25.4.09. What a superb show! Great to hear such great songs sung by a thoroughly professional and entertaining band.

Los Pacaminos featuring Paul Young at a sell out Pot gig 28.3.09. Hats off to them!

Connie Lush enjoying the Flowerpot vibe on 20th Feb 2009. Great photo by Kev Hultum

The brand new sparkling and perfectly formed Spring 2009 booklet

Great photo taken by Lee Raynor of Nine Below Zero playing at the Pot on 19th December 2008.

Two happy promoters with Spike from The Quireboys - great band!

It was a real thrill to see The Quireboys at the Pot on 10th December

The cool charismatic bluesman Eugene "Hideaway" Bridges on 22nd November

Good Ol' Southern Rock by the best in the business - Skinny Molly - featuring Mike Estes on vocals and guitar 8.11.08

The fantastic Walter Trout band at the Assembly Rooms on the 14th October 2008. Picture taken by Graham Whitmore (rather good me thinks!)

Arguably the best gig so far this year. Chris Farlowe appeared on 4th October 2008 along with Herbie Goins and the Norman Beaker Band. Great stuff

The new Autumn 2008 booklet

That's MIDGE URE signing tickets outside a sell out gig at the Pot May 2008

Jah Wobble and two happy promoters at the Flowerpot July 2008

Ian Siegal - May 2008 - Awesome!!

Barney - The official Rawpromo mascot!! 1996 - 2009 we sure gonna miss him!

>Michael Schenker at the Pot 16.2.08. Photo by Dave Croft - Ta for it!!

SID's car boot sale

And the crowd went mad!!

little and large - double act!!

the famous ventiliquest (??!!) act from Kilmarnock. Say hello to everybody.....Och AYE

"we love this gig!!"

the awesome Joe Bonamassa playing at the Pot 2005

the flowerpot security coming apart at the seams!!