This Friday, punk legend TV Smith comes to The Fulford Arms.
TV Smith was 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. Their next release, Gary Gilmore’s Eyes became a hit record, leading to many radio and TV appearances and extensive media interest. A further single, No Time To Be 21, also entered the charts, and the band spent the rest of the year playing live, including major tours with The Damned and Iggy Pop. 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 twenty best punk albums ever re-leased.
At the request of his fans, in 2013 TV released The Acoustic Sessions, an album of solo performances, recorded live in the studio with renowned producer Jon Caffery. Vive Le Rock magazine called it “an album that sits alongside the Angry Brigade output of Pete Townsend, Roger Waters and Lou Reed, but hits you with the wallop of bare knuckle punk.” Late 2014 saw the release of a new TV Smith album entitled I Delete, his sixteenth as a solo artist, which has been acclaimed by critics and fans alike.
TV Smith plays at The Fulford Arms on Friday 26 May 2017.