Sex Pistols Experience (Sept)
Arches Venue, Coventry, The Arches Industrial Estate, West Midlands
THE SEX PISTOLS EXPERIENCE are the WORLDS N01 professional tribute to the most outrageous & controversial band of all time.From thier early beginnings performing pubs & clubs around England,they went on to make worldwide reputation built from over 1000+ performances.Having done extensive tours of then USA & around the WORLD..
ED TUDOR POLE
RADA Trained Edward Tudor Pole briefly joined the Sex Pistols in 1978 after the departure of 'Johnny (Rotten) Lydon', surviving with the band for four or five rehearsals in the Pistols den & practice room on Denmark St, but in the short association he had with the band still managed to help produce some memorable moments, most notably his performance in the film 'The Great Rock & Roll Swindle', adding his own distinctive vocals on the title track, as well as the crazy 'Who Killed Bambi', & beefed up version of Bill Haleys 'Rock Around The Clock' . Then Sid Vicious moved to New York, leaving Ed to move on to front his own band 'Tenpole Tudor, with whom he had U.K chart hits with 'Wunderbar', Throwing my baby out with the bathwater, & 'Swords of a thousand men'.
These day's he's probably best known for his appearances on Ch4's 'The Crystal Maze', & 'Tops of the pop's'!
Ed has appeared in numerous films & plays, including the 'Rocky Horror Show', 'White Hunter Black Heart' with Clint Eastwood and more recently as Mr Borgin in 'Harry potter 2', and the life & death of Peter Sellers, in which he played the part of Spike Milligan.
His recent re-awakening to the live music scene has seen some classic performances, especially alongside the likes of The Damned, S.L.F, Hayseed Dixie, 'Sex Pistols Experience' etc, and his 'one-man acoustic show' has to be seen to be believed.
Ageing punks & new fans attracted by his T.V & film roles are treated to a mix of punk, country, and pure rock 'n' roll. Each of his catchy tunes pays tribute to a variety of stars. His new material blending in with the classic punk anthems & his 80's chart singles.
Some people were just born to be on stage, Ed has boundless energy, and leads any audience into a charismatic, witty, madcap & fun-filled performance, captivating the attention of all those lucky enough to catch him live.
But this is a new age Ed Tenpole, not wanting to be seen living on memories, a new album was recently completed, and he can be seen on club circuit with his solo show, or on the larger venue's warming up the crowd for the likes of The Damned, S.L.F, Hayseed Dixie, Sex Pistols Experience, Adam Ant etc..