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Tribute to Bowie ft TREX – Morley Town Hall
January 5 @ 6:30 pm - 11:30 pm£22.00
DAVID BOWIE, the legend, through his timeless music and many incarations from Ziggy Stardust to the Thin White Dukeinto the 80’s and beyond. Hear the sound and experience the vision through the performance of Paul Henderson and Aladdisane, widely acclaimed the BEST Bowie tribute in the UK.
The band T-REX today owes it’s origins to three of Marc Bolan’s valued musicians. Mickey Finn, Paul Fenton and Jack Green.
The story started in 1997 when they were invited to appear at a special memorial concert at the Cambridge Corn Exchange. This event was held in the same week as a presentation by The Performing Rights Society (PRS) at the site, in Barnes, London of Marc Bolan’s untimely death. Now a memorial garden.
It was suggested to the guys that it would be a good idea to reform the T-Rex band. Paul invited Barry Newby an old friend and ex ‘Smokie’ tour manager to help recruit, manage and give financial support.
The band played their first show with front man Rob Benson for the Porsche company in March 1999 at the Matrin Schleyer Halle, Stuttgart. Dates in Japan followed and since then the band have promoted not just Marc Bolan’s great songs and sales of the back catalogue but thrilled thousand upon thousand of music fans throughout the UK, Europe and Far East. The band continued to perform extensively until Mickey Finn’s death in 2003. However it had always been Mickey’s wish that the band should continue and deeply touched by the publics overwhelming support the band have continued to do so.
The band today with it’s expanded line-up reflects the mid 70’s period and features a female voice that helped make Marc Bolan and T-Rex become the iconic name that music fans remember.
Todays version of the band also features guitarist Graham Oliver, who formed the British Heavy Metal band SAXON in 1975. Graham was introduced to the band on a ferry between Stockholm and Helsinki in 2002 and replaced Smokie’s Alan Silson who left the band in 2004 to pursue a solo career. The remainder of the band are: Jay Spargo lead vocal. Dave Major Keyboards/vocal. Tony Allday Bass. Linda Dawson backing vocal.
Tickets are e-tickets so you will receive an email which acts as your ticket which you can either print off and bring to the show, or just show the QR code and get scanned in.