Real beards and rock ‘n’ roll with ZZ Top tribute

Joseph Bulmer

Catch the ZZ Tops at the Palladium Club in Bideford this Friday (February 3.)

A three man tribute to the famous ZZ Top – complete with genuine facial whiskers – will be appearing at The Palladium Club in Bideford on Friday.

The ZZ Tops are billed as “the” tribute to rock music’s best-known Texan boogie band and all eras from the history of the band will be included in the show, in two very individual sets.

It all comes complete with their real beards, the crazy guitars, the moves and over two hours of hot-rodded rock ‘n’ roll.

Nik Ryan (Billy Bigguns) portrays the legendary front man, Billy Gibbons, in his looks and playing, incorporating superb tone, style and feel with a sense of humour as he rocks his way through the show.

Meanwhile, the hillbilly cowboy antics of Dusty Hill on bass guitar are faithfully reproduced by Col Gray who nails the sound and unique vocal style of “The Dust.”

All this is backed up by powerhouse tub whacking courtesy of Matt Jones (Franks Weird) taking on the role of Frank Beard (The Man With No Beard.)

The “Lil’ Ol Band From Devon” Tour sees the band performing in theatres, art centres, festivals and rock venues in the UK and Europe, giving fans of all ages and backgrounds the opportunity to experience their entertaining and dynamic ZZ Top show.

Doors open at the Palladium at 8pm and tickets are available from the club on (01237) 478860, or Solo Music in Barnstaple on (01271) 325274.

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