PUNK rock legend TV Smith will make a rare appearance in Long Eaton when the former Adverts frontman plays a solo show at The Barge, Tamworth Road, on Friday (27th April).
Smith, who shot to fame when he and his band appeared on Top of the Pops back in 1977 with controversial single Gary Gilmore’s Eyes, still has a loyal following in the UK and all over mainland Europe, where he has just completed a six-week tour with the UK Subs.
Although his set still contains some of those legendary Adverts songs, TV Smith has forged an incendiary solo career with a series of anthemic albums, still fired by the same anger against the world’s wrongs and the people in power which first catapulted him into the limelight all those years ago.
This is only his second ever appearance in the town and so a rare chance to witness one of his amazing live shows first hand in which he still manages to snarl from every sinew and give honest, sweaty value for money as well as speaking many truths.
Tickets for TV Smith at The Barge on Friday, 27th April are priced £5 and available at the pub itself, from Foreman’s Bar on Foreman Street, Nottingham, by calling 07825 324565, or on the door on the night.
Doors open at 7pm and support comes from Verbal Warning, The Reverends and Pax.