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T.Rextasy – Playhouse, Whitley Bay

Reviewer – Louise Sharp

Formed in 1967 by the multi-talented singer songwriter and guitarist Marc Bolan, Tyrannosaurus Rex bridged the gap between young and old, producing a string of glam rock anthems which are still very much alive and enjoyed by all ages today.

Starting out in 1992, tribute band T.Rextasy played their debut in a Hackney pub, and from then have gained a cult following, building their profile through excellent reviews, which has seen them perform around the world.

T.Rextasy are the only band authorised and endorsed by Marc Bolans’ catalogue management and are now recognised as the official T.Rex tribute band.

T.Rextasy take you on a glorious rollercoaster ride of their rock a boogie hits, covering the spectrum of Bolans career, from the early hippy days of Tyrannosaurus Rex to the chart topping smash hits of T-Rex.

The first half of the show includes some of the lesser known, but still obviously enjoyed tracks from the early Tyrannosaurus rex days. As the set comes to an end, the audience are on their feet as the show picks up energy and speed. Ending on a high note with their most memorable and everlasting signature tune ‘I love to Boogie’, which still ignites the audience, takes the gig to another level.

Set two includes some of the more upbeat, popular hits, kicking off with ‘Telegram Sam’, and the audience, some donned with feather boas or full 70s regalia, remain on their feet throughout, clapping and dancing along as encouraged to hits such as ‘Children of the Revolution’ and ‘Ride a White Swan’.

T.Rextasy not only just cover Bolan’s songs, but add their own touch showing off the bands brilliance in all majestic splendour. After a fantastic encore of ‘Hot love’ which ends the show with rapturous applause, the band shows that the spirit of Marc Bolan is still alive, by echoing the words ‘Keep a little Marc in your hearts’.

Danielz is an uncanny doppelganger, amazing sound-alike singer, and talented guitarist, who not only has the elf like stance of Marc Bolan, but also has him off to perfection. Dressed in pink satin flares, white tap shoes, and obligatory feather boa, and corkscrew hair, it is easy to forget it isn’t the cosmic pixie himself performing.

If your choice in music is 70’s glam rock, with a little bit of flamboyance thrown in for good measure, then T.Rextasy is the band for you.

Reviewed on: 2nd May 2015

Reviewer – Louise Sharp Formed in 1967 by the multi-talented singer songwriter and guitarist Marc Bolan, Tyrannosaurus Rex bridged the gap between young and old, producing a string of glam rock anthems which are still very much alive and enjoyed by all ages today. Starting out in 1992, tribute band T.Rextasy played their debut in a Hackney pub, and from then have gained a cult following, building their profile through excellent reviews, which has seen them perform around the world. T.Rextasy are the only band authorised and endorsed by Marc Bolans’ catalogue management and are now recognised as the official…

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