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The world’s only official live tribute band dedicated to Marc Bolan & T.Rex T.REXTASY 2014 For many, Marc Bolan was the very first superstar of the 1970s. From 1970 to 1976 he had written 15 Top 20 hits, and between 1968 and 1974 had notched up 9 Top 20 albums. With iconic glam anthems and rock classics including songs such as 20th Century Boy, The Groover, Ride A White Swan, Metal Guru, Jeepster, Get It On, Hot Love, I Love To Boogie, and many others, Bolan’s unique style, even now, 41 years later, has the power to bridge the gap of generations turning all ages both young and old onto what Bolan termed ‘Cosmic Rock’. Marc Bolan, with his band T.Rex, was one of the most flamboyant and charismatic characters of the original glam rock era. Sadly, Marc’s life was cut short after a car accident and died in September 1977 – he was still only 29 years old.
On stage 9.00pm
CELEBRATING THE YEAR OF MARC BOLAN’S 65TH BIRTHDAY &
COMMEMORATING MARC BOLAN’S 35TH ANNIVERSARY
1977 - 2012
On 16 September 1977 the world lost one of it’s most original, flamboyant and charismatic rock’n’roll stars. Marc Bolan’s life was cut short after that fateful early morning car accident which would end his life - he was still only 29 years old. Although Bolan released many successful singles and albums throughout the 1970s, two songs epitomise Bolan’s status as the ‘King of Glam’ – ‘Telegram Sam’ (which sold 500,000 copies within the first two days of release), and ‘Metal Guru’, both of which were included on the iconic album in 1972 called ‘The Slider’. Later in the year, on 8 September 1972, one of his most memorable and distinctive records that would inspire future generations was also released, entitled ‘Children of the Revolution’. 40 years on, the song has become legendary, along with the name Marc Bolan….
T.Rextasy have now been gigging around the world for 20 years, a career that ironically out lives Marc’s very own T.Rex. The band are now accepted as the world’s only official live tribute band dedicated to Marc Bolan & T.Rex, and the only band endorsed and approved by Marc Bolan’s family, estate, original ex-members of T.Rex, and Bolan’s catalogue management. Due to their passion, musical ability, longevity, and attention to detail, they are consistently described by many as ‘beyond the boundaries of tribute’.
They have, with their ‘Marc Bolan’ doppelganger lead singer/lead guitarist, Danielz, signed with Columbia Records, Madman Records, and Liberation DVD, won the accolade of ‘Best Live Tribute Band in the UK on BBC1, and performed at the original Billy Elliot premiere party, filmed for ‘Arena’ on BBC TV. Over the years they have toured around the world from Europe to Japan and have performed at many Arena venues in the UK (such as Wembley Arena, and Birmingham’s NEC). They have played alongside many of the 1970s original contemporaries such as Wizzard, Cockney Rebel, Slade, Sweet, and Ian Hunter, to name a few. In September 2007 they played to 40,000 at the BBC Proms Night at London’s Hyde Park, and later headlined their own sell-out concert at the Shepherds Bush Empire with their special guests including Marc Almond (Soft Cell), Gloria Jones (Marc’s girlfriend songwriter/singer), and Shakin’ Stevens.
The band have also accepted invitations from ex-members of T.Rex such as Mickey Finn (original percussionist), Marc’s son Rolan Bolan, and Bowie/Bolan producer Tony Visconti, to play alongside them in past special anniversary concerts. Dino Dines (original keyboardist), a long serving member of T.Rex even joined T.Rextasy and remained with them until sadly passing away a few years ago…the list goes on…
Expect T.Rextasy to play all of Bolan’s biggest hits, such as ‘Ride a White Swan’, ‘Jeepster’, ‘Telegram Sam’, ‘New York City’, ‘Debora’, ‘Teenage Dream’, ‘Hot Love’, ‘20th Century Boy’, ‘The Groover’, ‘I Love To Boogie’, ‘Get It On’, and of course ‘Telegram Sam’, ‘Metal Guru’, and ‘Children of the Revolution’. The band plays totally live without the aid of any backing tracks, recreating the music, performance and excitement of those heady and outrageous times of glam rock.
Truly a rock’n’roll concert for all ages - if you would like to know exactly what a Marc Bolan concert was like in the 1970s, this gig is for you!
T.Rextasy – awarded the accolade of ‘The Best Live Tribute Band in the UK’ by BBC1 TV.
‘They’re the closest you’re ever going to get to the real thing’
- Bill Legend (original T.Rex drummer)
‘T.Rextasy are the tribute act who break all the rules by being bloody brilliant. Danielz is an exact replica of Marc, he’s uncanny.
- The Independent on Sunday
‘Danielz is a curator of Bolan’s life, a perfectionist protector of the legacy – T.Rextasy play with a poignant, flamboyant skill.’
- The Observer
“Danielz looks and sounds uncannily like Bolan and has dedicated his life to the man” – The Times
“Danielz is more than a career lookalike. Here we have a serious guitarist with the animal grace of early Bolan and the clear unequivocal love of the music”
– The Stage
“Danielz just freaks me out!”
– Mickey Finn (original T.Rex percussionist)
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