TV SMITH – with support from PETE SURGEON
Friday 9th June 2023
Advance £12 Door £14
TV Smith was a founder member, singer and songwriter for the Adverts who formed in late 1976 and became one of the leading bands in the first wave of British punk rock. In early 1977 they performed regularly at the newly opened Roxy Club in London and gained cult success with the Stiff Records single “One Chord Wonders”. The next release, “Gary Gilmore’s Eyes” became a hit record, leading to many radio and TV appearances and extensive media interest. The album that followed in early 1978, “Crossing the Red Sea with The Adverts” is still considered a genuine classic of the era and is often cited as one of the 20 best punk albums ever released.
Tim enjoyed further success with TV Smith’s Explorers with the single “Tomahawk Cruise” before reinventing himself as a solo artist in the early 1990s. Fiercely independent and determinedly embodying the original spirit of punk rock, TV Smith regularly plays over a hundred gigs a year all over the world, playing a mixture of original Adverts’ songs together with a seemingly endless supply of new material that marks Tim out as one of the greatest singer/songwriters this country has ever produced.
Support is provided by Pete Surgeon, singer/songwriter from The Surgeons, who many of you will be familiar with as Cornwall’s most enduring punk band. Pete will be making a first appearance in almost four years, playing an acoustic selection of “greatest hits” from The Surgeons’ back catalogue.