Top tribute act helps keep Bolan legacy alive
Marc Bolan was killed in a tragic car crash in London.
Aged just 29 and two weeks away from his 30th birthday, he left a legacy which has never been and will never be repeated.
As singer, songwriter, guitarist and poet for the band, the influence he gave fans and future musicians ensures his status as one of the most important rock stars of all time will remain forever.
Songs such as Get It On, Metal Guru, Hot Love, 20th Century Boy and Children of the Revolution are as prominent now as they’ve ever been and although regarded as pioneers of the Glam Rock movement, the music of Marc Bolan and T-Rex is much more than that.
Since 1992 T.Rextasy have been performing the anthems of T.Rex all around the world and are the only official act to be endorsed by Bolan’s family and friends.
Fronted by the brilliant Danielz and described as a band that are ‘beyond the boundaries of tribute,’ T. Rextasy have been selling theatres out for longer than the original band themselves.
Their attention to detail in both sound and stage presence is unbelievable.
They are a band who have played Wembley Arena, gained a record deal with Columbia records, wrote a book, been on the same stages and had accolades from the likes of Marc Almond, Slade, Sweet, Roy Wood, Alvin Stardust, Gloria Jones (Marc Bolan’s girlfriend), Rolan Bolan (Marc’s son) and Tony Visconti (Marc’s producer), to name just a few.
Its no wonder they are respected around the globe as one of the worlds leading tribute shows.
Last Sunday, T-Rextasy played at the Manchester Opera House.
It was a full on concert which faithfully recreated the energy and performance of Marc Bolan and T-Rex.
It was around 20 years since I had last seen T-Rextasy live and two decades on they proved why they are still unbeatable in what they do.
In a show which lasted over two hours, with a break in the middle, the band played all the hits along with some album tracks and rarities.
The crowd were on their feet within 10 minutes of the band being on stage, and along with a bit of banter, brilliant stories and faultless renditions of T-Rex favourites, (plus a Bolan style version of Oasis anthem Cigarettes and Alcohol which sampled Get It On), T-Rextasy gave a masterclass in a tribute show.
The similarities between Danielz and Bolan are unbelievable.
They are a busy touring band, and I’d highly recommend getting to one of their shows soon.
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