Freebird ready to rock the night away

Freebird who are performing at the Royal Oak - Deaduns in Fleetwood
Freebird who are performing at the Royal Oak - Deaduns in Fleetwood

Live at Deaduns tonight are four-piece Clitheroe band Freebird

Live at Deaduns this Friday are four-piece Clitheroe band Freebird.

This will be the first opportunity to see the band at the Lord Street venue this year.

Since their formation in 2001, Freebird have earned a reputation for their performance of classic rock covers, especially, as their name suggests, the music of Lynyrd Skynyrd who feature strongly in the setlist.

This will be Freebird’s fourth appearance at the

Royal Oak, with the band having made their Fleetwood debut at the Lord Street venue in November 2015.

The band’s line-up comprises Matt Howarth on rhythm guitar and lead vocals, Barry Buchanan on drumn, Derek Wellock on bass and Steve Lawton on lead guitar and backing vocals.

Friday’s audience can expect a wide variety of classic rock covers with Cream, ZZ Top, Jimi Hendrix, Joe Bonamassa and Garry Moore


Promoter Dave Mann said: “Freebird are known for their powerful, passionate and rousing performances of rock classics.

“They have appeared at events all over the country, most recently at Minehead’s Giants of Rock Festival last month.

“They are a well-rehearsed and talented band who put on a great show last time and you can be assured of the same again.

“We are looking forward to another memorable night in Fleetwood.”

Admission to gig on Friday is free and the music starts around 9.30pm.