THE frontman of a popular tribute band is set to take part in an online tribute to his rock and roll idol.

Danielz, 62, from Halstead, is the lead singer and guitarist for what was once described as the best tribute band in the country.

T Rextasy is a tribute band to the 1970s glam rock band T Rex.

Danielz formed the tribute act in 1992 and is perhaps the biggest fan of T Rex frontman Marc Bolan.

Marc tragically died just weeks before his 30th birthday back in 1977 after a fatal car crash.

Now a group of famous musician, along with Danielz, are set to perform an online tribute to Marc who would have turned 73 on Wednesday.

The event has been organised by Marc Almond who is perhaps best known for having multiple hits while part of the duo Soft Cell.

It comes as Marc Bolan is set to be inducted in to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame later this year.

Danielz was invited by Marc Almond, who he has known for a number of years, and will perform in his band during the event.

Danielz said: “I was invited as Marc Almond’s special guest - we have known each other since 2007.

“I played lead guitar and sang backing vocals for him on his single Death of a Dandy, released in 2014.

“As our T Rextasy gig for Marc Bolan’s anniversary had to be cancelled due to the Covid outbreak, Marc Almond thought it would be a good idea to organise a special online show himself, with me as his special guest.

“We thought it would be a nice idea if we invited other Marc Bolan related people, those who were fans or those who knew him.

“Due to the restrictions of no more than six people in a room and social distancing, we had to arrange it that videos would have to be made by some of the other invited guests.”

Numerous famous acts have been invited and will be performing.

These include Glen Matlock from the Sex Pistols, Neal X from Sigue Sigue Sputnik, Toyah Wilcox and Nona Hendryx.

Other artists and those connected to Marc Bolan will also be performing and talking.

These include Andy Ellison from Radio Stars, who was also the singer in Marc Bolan’s first electric band John’s Children, BP Fallom who was Marc’s publicist, Andy Scott from The Sweet and Vicky Wickham who was a 1960s music TV producer who saw Marc make his first TV appearance.

Danielz added: “I have been a fan of Marc Bolan since the early 1970s.

“He was the innovator of the 1970s glam rock scene - something that David Bowie also confirmed to me when I met him - totally unique in style, guitar playing and with his unusual lyrics.

“His voice was different from anyone else’s and captured my interest from the first time I heard him.

“I guess Marc Bolan changed my life. After plugging away for sometime with my own songs and not getting to a position that I was happy with, I decided to form T Rextasy in 1992, and I haven’t looked back since.

“I saw T Rex live four times - twice in Germany (my dad was in the British Army) and twice in England.

“At Marc’s peak, he was selling sometimes 250,000 copies of records a day, something that rock stars today can only dream of.

“Sadly, I never met Marc. I ended up knowing just about everyone else involved with T Rex, even getting Mickey Finn, his percussionist, and Jack Green, his rhythm player, playing on stage with us, not to mention Dino Dines, Marc’s long term keyboardist, who ended up joining my T Rextasy band and playing up until his death a few years ago.”

The T Rextasy band has now been playing longer than T Rex and has played some of the biggest venues in the country including Wembley, the Ariake Coliseum in Japan, the Birmingham NEC and Manchester Arena.

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