T.Rextasy - 20th Century Boy Tour
20-22 Mount Pleasant, Bilston, Wolverhampton, Wolverhampton, WV14 7LJ
Approx. capacity: 700
The Robin 2 in Bilston is an excellent live music venue with a capacity of 700, and draws appreciative crowds to see some unexpected big names, local bands and tribute acts. At the front of the club, Noddy's Bar - named after the Slade frontman - is an excellent place to meet for a drink before the gig. The Robin provides a refreshing alternative for those who like to listen to good live music at a reasonable price. The Robin 2 is unique in the fact that it is also a hotel. The Robin 2 hotel has been inundated with bookings since it's opening in May 2008. The 500,000 pounds hotel is aimed at giving concert-goers the chance to enjoy a drink and have a bed nearby for convenience. The old building next to the Mount Pleasant music venue was gutted and transformed into the new attraction as part of a 12 week renovation project. The hotel was built during celebrations to mark the 10th anniversary of the music venue. Each of the eight sound-proofed rooms are fitted out with en-suite bathroom, tea and coffee machines and digital televisions.
Bilston Central Tram Link stops close to the venue.
Direction From M6: -At M6 Junction 10, exit onto A454 heading to A463/Wolverhampton/Dudley -Continue on A463/Black Country Route -Go through 2 roundabouts -At Oxford St take the 4th exit onto A41/Oxford St -Continue to follow A41 -Turn right at Mount Pleasant
On site parking - There is a large car park at the rear of the venue. 20-22 Mount Pleasant Bilston Wolverhampton West Midlands WV14 7LJ
Please contact the venue on 01902 401211.
General Access Info
Please contact the venue on 01902 401211.
Doors Open: 7:30PM
14s - 17s must be accompanied by an adult. No refunds will be given for incorrectly booked tickets.
The world’s only official live tribute band dedicated to Marc Bolan & T.Rex
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On stage 9.00pm
March 1973 saw the release of a record that would bridge the generation gap and become a rock anthem to both young and old. ‘20th Century Boy’ was written and composed by Marc Bolan, who with his band, T.Rex, was one of the most flamboyant and charismatic of the original glam rock era. 4O years on, the song has become one of the most iconic and legendary, along with Bolan’s other best selling singles of that year that included The Groover and Truck On Tyke. Sadly, only 4 years later, in September 1977 Marc’s life was cut short after a car accident – he was still only 29 years old.
Marc Bolan is now recognised as the innovator of the 1970s glam-rock scene and with T.Rextasy, who June Bolan (Marc’s wife), after seeing Danielz and the band perform at Wembley Arena, commented "If there was anyone to follow in Marc’s shoes, I’d like it to be you!" now carrying the baton, everyone can once more enjoy the spirit of a T.Rex concert!
T.Rextasy have now been gigging around the world for over 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 their passion, musical ability, longevity, and attention to detail, the band is consistently described by many as ‘legendary’ and ‘beyond the boundaries of tribute’.
They have, with their Marc Bolan doppelganger lead vocalist and lead guitarist, Danielz, signed with Columbia Records and Liberation DVD, won the accolade of ‘Best Live Tribute Band in the UK’ on BBC 1’s ‘Battle of the Fantasy Bands’, performed at the original Billy Elliot Premiere Party, filmed for the BBC TV ‘Arena Special’, toured around the world from Europe to Japan and have performed at most of the Arenas in the UK. They have played alongside many of the 1970s original contemporaries such as Wizzard, Cockney Rebel, Slade, 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 headlined their own sell-out concert at the Shepherds Bush Empire with their special guests Marc Almond, Gloria Jones, Clem Burke (drummer with Blondie), Linda Lewis, and Shakin’ Stevens. In September 2012, T.Rextasy returned to the Shepherds Bush Empire on request by the PRS (Performing Right Society) to perform and hold court for a 35th commemorative concert for Marc Bolan where their special guests included Boy George, Rick Wakeman, Tony Visconti (Bolan’s producer), Glen Matlock (Sex Pistols), Alvin Stardust, and others.
The band have also had accepted invitations from ex-members of T.Rex such as Mickey Finn, Marc’s son Rolan Bolan, and Bolan/Bowie producer Tony Visconti, to play alongside them in past special Anniversary concerts. Dino Dines, a long-time member of T.Rex, actually joined T.Rextasy and remained with them until sadly passing away a few years ago….the list goes on…
In 2012, Danielz was offered the first ever publishing deal to a tribute artist to write a book about his ‘life in a tribute band’. The book, entitled ‘The Spirit of Marc Bolan’, was issued by Wymer Publishing late last year and has a world-wide distribution.
T.Rextasy play homage to Bolan’s biggest hits, such as ‘Ride a White Swan’, ‘Jeepster’, ‘Telegram Sam’, ‘New York City’, ‘Debora’, ‘Teenage Dream’, ‘Hot Love’, ‘Telegram Sam’, ‘Metal Guru’, ‘The Groover’, ‘I Love To Boogie’, ‘Truck On Tyke’ ‘Children of the Revolution’, ‘Get it On’, and of course ‘20th Century Boy’. The band plays totally live recreating the music, performance and excitement of those heady and outrageous glam rock times without resorting to backing discs of any kind and a massively enjoyable time for all ages. If you want to know exactly what a Marc Bolan rock’n’roll concert felt like in the 1970s, this gig is for you!
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