Punk ace TV comes to town

PUNK rock legend TV Smith is to make a rare appearance in the area when the former Adverts frontman plays a solo show at The Barge, Tamworth Road, Long Eaton, on Friday, April 27.

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.

Tickets for TV Smith at The Barge are priced at £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.