Love to boogie?

MARC Bolan, with his band T. Rex, was one of the most flamboyant and charismatic stars of the original glam rock era. With Bolan's special ingredient of Rock-a-Boogie songs, the band had a string of huge hits throughout the 1970s including Love to Boogie, Telegram Sam, Jeepster and 20th Century Boy.

Now T Rextasy, presented by Sweeney Entertainments, is coming to the Empire Theatre, Consett on Friday, September 21, at 7.30pm, transporting audiences back to the 1970s.

Accepted as the world’s only official live tribute band dedicated to Marc Bolan and T. Rex, and the only band endorsed and approved by Bolan’s family, estate, original ex-members of T. Rex and Bolan’s catalogue management, T.Rextasy have been been performing all over the world for more than 25 years, a career that ironically out-lives Bolan’s very own T. Rex

The skilled musicianship of Danielz (vocals and lead guitar), Neil Cross (rhythm guitars, backing vocals), Rob Butterfield (bass guitar, backing vocals) and John Skelton (drums) lets the timeless music and legacy of Bolan and T. Rex live on, performing everything from Children of the Revolution to Telegraph Sam with authenticity. "This show boasts two hours of amazing completely live glam rock, with a generous mix of the popular hits, play b-sides and album tracks," says Julie Sweeney.