If you love to boogie then you better go see T.Rextasy when they perform in Alnwick later this month, but be warned – tickets are selling fast.
They are the only band to have been authorised and endorsed by Marc Bolan’s Catalogue Management and are officially recognised as the world’s number-one group dedicated to the greatest glam rocker of them all, Marc Bolan of T.Rex.
T.Rextasy return to play Alnwick Playhouse on Saturday, November 22, at 8pm.
The group has been performing around the world for 20 years, a career that outlives Marc’s very own T.Rex.
It has been described by many as ‘beyond the boundaries of tribute’, particularly due to ‘their uncanny doppelganger lead singer and lead guitarist, Danielz’, and are respected in their own right.
Danielz was also the lead singer in 1980s rock band, Tarazara and has recorded with Paul King, of Mungo Jerry, and Martin Dobson, from Eurythmics, among other wel-known names.
His message is: “No one can ever take Marc’s place, no one could ever be that naive.
“Treat T.Rextasy as a band of today, playing Marc’s music as faithfully as possible and recreating that special energy and performance.”
The Gazette reviewed their gig last year and confirmed that the real star of the show was Danielz, ‘who belied his 54 years to produce an energetic, moving and extremely accurate portrayal of the charismatic Bolan’.
Editor Paul Larkin wrote: “He was almost a reincarnation of his hero – he had the bohemian looks and distinctive voice.”
He also said: “When is a tribute band not a tribute band, but more a legitimate act in its own right?
“I guess I witnessed the closest answer there can be at the Alnwick Playhouse last week.
“T.Rextasy paid their respects to the incredible talent that was Marc Bolan and his glam rock trail-blazers T-Rex in the best possible way – with a show of class, musical brilliance and obvious devotion.”
Tickets, costing £18.50, £19.50 premier or £17.50 conc, are available from the Alnwick Playhouse box office in person, on 01665 510785 or at the Alnwick Playhouse website.
Attached is a video interview with T.Rextasy lead singer Danielz after the band’s last appearance at the Alnwick Playhouse in 2013.