PREVIEW: T.Rextasy, Customs House, South Shields

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FANS of glam rock can enjoy the classic hits of Marc Bolan and T-Rex tomorrow night.

Award-winning tribute band T.Rextasy are back at The Customs House, South Shields, with their latest show, I Love to Boogie.

The band, who were awarded The Best Live Tribute Band in the UK award by BBC1, will play all the hits including 20th Century Boy, Telegram Sam, Jeepster and, of course, I Love to Boogie.

Customs House executive director Ray Spencer, said: “T.Rextasy are an award-winning tribute act and always bring in a great crowd.

“We’re looking forward to welcoming them back to The Customs House.”

In 1973, a record was released which 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.

In 1976 Bolan went on to create one of last century’s most memorable tunes, I Love to Boogie.

T.Rextasy have now been performing around the world for more than 20 years, a career that ironically outlives Marc’s very own T.Rex.

The band is 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’s family, estate, original ex-members of T.Rex and Bolan’s catalogue management. 

The band has been described by many as “beyond the boundaries of tribute”.

Their show’s been billed as “a rock’n’roll concert for all ages”.

l Tickets are £18 or £17 concession from the box office on 454 1234, or by visiting www.customshouse.co.uk.