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INTERVIEW: ‘We play album songs even Marc Bolan didn’t get to perform’ says T.Rextasy frontman

PUBLISHED: 17:19 14 June 2017 | UPDATED: 17:19 14 June 2017

T.Rextasy on stage

T.Rextasy on stage

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Kent News spoke to Danielz about his 25 years in the T.Rex tribute band

On stage againOn stage again

The T.Rex tribute band, T.Restasy, will be bringing a 40th anniversary commemorative tour to Dartford and Canterbury in the coming weeks.

Lead singer and guitarist, Danielz, along with the rest of the band are also celebrating a second anniverary, as it’s been 25 years since they formed the tribute act.

Danielz, who comes from Crayford, said: “Our anniversary is great but the most important one is the fact that its been 40 years since Marc Bolan died. He would have been 70 this September.

“Though the tour won’t be much different than tours before, it’s nice to have something to celebrate while we play this time. We’ll obviously be playing all of the big hits, which is what most fans want, but we also plan to play some b-sides and album tracks.

“We know that a lot of people who want to remininse will come down, but we’re hoping real die-hard fans will also come to listen because of the anniversary.

“Playing album tracks actually takes a lot of work and rehearsal because Marc himself never performed them on stage - meaning I can’t watch his performances and take inspiration. But I’ve been doing them since January now, and I think I’ve really got them covered now.”

The 70s rocker, claims that he’s never acting on stage, and that he doesn’t need to get into character.

He said: “I look the same on and off stage, you can definitely tell it’s me afterwards.

“A lot of people would say me and Marc look flamboyant, but I don’t even realise. I’ve been dressing like this for years, so I don’t see it that way. But I do know other people view me as a bit excentric.

“Though the one big difference between me and Marc, is that I get really nervous before going on stage. Even when on stage I’m worrying about something going wrong half way through the set, by breaking a string or something. Even after 25 years, it’s still nerve wracking.”

With family living in Dartford and Bexley, Danielz, says he really enjoys playing in Kent.

“It’s a special place for me to return to, and I get a really warm feeling when the same people come back to my shows,” he said. “This time round I just really want people to have a good time, sing along, and get up and boogie.”

T.Rextasy are coming to Dartford’s Orchard Theatre on June 22, and Canterbury’s Marlowe Thetare on July 3.

For tickets visit orchardtheatre.co.uk or marlowetheatre.com

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