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. During 1977, they had major tours with The Damned and Iggy Pop. Their 1978 album, "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 released.The Adverts released one further album, Cast Of Thousands, before their split in 1979.
Immediately after the break up, TV formed TV Smith's Explorers, who released one album, Last Words Of The Great Explorer a year later. TV re-entered the live arena in 1986 with Cheap, before performing his first gigs as a solo artist in the early '90's. He has gone on to release a succession of critically-acclaimed albums, including March Of The Giants (1992) and Coming In To Land (2011).
He has also been involved in a number of collaborations with other bands, most notably with German superstars Die Toten Hosen, who performed as TV's backing band on the album Useless.
Fiercely independent and determinedly embodying the original spirit of punk rock, TV continues to tour the world, bringing his epic solo show to ever-increasing audiences. He plays more than 120 gigs a year and has performed all over Europe, as well as the USA, Japan, Australia, South America, Russia and even Heligoland.
Now he's coming to Stamford, Lincolnshire to play Voodoo Lounge - it's going to be epic, and you need to be there! Support from B Movie Britz and I Got Spiders. See Less