John Otway & The Big Band
The Flowerpot, Derby.
This event is for over 18s only - No refunds will be issued for under 18s.
John first achieved notoriety with his eye-watering performance on Old Grey Whistle Test and subsequent hit single 'Really Free' in 1977. A heady mix of blind ambition and rank incompetence was to keep this microstar shining for almost two decades despite Otway's ability to turn any situation to his own disadvantage. His autobiography 'Rock and Roll's Greatest Failure' out sold, by a factor of ten, all the records he had released since his hit, and now Otway is struggling to live up to this billing - selling out London Astoria for his 2000th gig in 1993, filling the Royal Albert Hall in 1998, and charting at number 9 with his 2002 single 'Bunsen Burner'.
2013 was another whirlwind year for Otway. His film " Rock and Roll's Greatest Failure - Otway The Movie " has been playing to packed houses across the country, was shown at Glastonbury and selected for the prestigious Cambridge Film Festival.
For John 'Two Hits' Otway, 'the future's bright; the future's Otway!