The Rex – May 2017
The Rex – Tribute to T-Rex
£4 entry – Saturday 20th May
Formed in 2004 as JEEPSTER (with their first gig at Alexander’s!) the Chester and North Wales Based band quickly built a reputation as an authentic, raw and down-to earth tribute to the late Marc Bolan and T.Rex.
A run of electrifying local gigs started the word spreading online and this quickly led to the national tribute circuit and Marc Bolan conventions all over the country. A spot of globetrotting culminated in the band playing with Marc’s son, Rolan Bolan in Greenwich Village, New York City.
Reviews over the years have commended the attention to detail to The REX’s performances, in both sound and vision. The overall atmosphere of The Rex’s live experience comes from the light-hearted stage chemistry between the bandmates, frenetic paced boogie rhythms and authentic guitar and vocal stylings. Don’t expect to see wigs or feather boas, just authentic 70’s clothes, real hair…oh and a touch of glitter!
The band’s miniscule ego, self-awareness and respect for Marc Bolan’s legacy have earned them much respect over the years.
The REX now enjoy summer tribute festivals such as Driffield’s fantastic Tribfest. The boys always delight in performing in their hometown and will always have a fondness for the North West’s finest live music venues, Alexander’s and Telford’s Warehouse for continually supporting them over the years.