History Repeats, Remember the outrage?
Some interesting facts
"Good f**kin' luck with it!"
"They really ARE The Sex pistols - Splendid!"
Way back in 2001 'The Sex Pistols Experience' decided the tribute band scene could be changed. The days of false wigs, poor musicianship, & comedic efforts were no longer acceptable. After some lengthy auditions & many cold winter months rehearsing, the band burst onto the scene like 'Rebels with a Cause'. They looked the part & nothing was false. The band sounded the part, exactly like the real deal -in fact many would later say '"better than them". The gigs were hot, sweaty & crazy, just as a proper Punk show should be, a long way from the tame lightweight tribute shows of old. They were loud, chaotic, & controversial, but made it into many music press & publications for all the right reasons. There was no desire to ever settle for 2nd best, & nobody will ever match the band for the achievements they later reached. They changed the way tribute shows should be presented Worldwide, & set the hight barrier that others try & consistently fail to reach.
"A lot of fun - the cheeky Buggers!" Glen Matlcok
Since they paved the way there have been many Sex Pistols tribute acts, but there is only one real 'Experience'. You can spot the pale imitations a mile off, a laughing stock, & the true Pistols fans are not daft enough to bother with any others trying to copy the Sex Pistols Experience. Over the year's the 'Experience' gained so much respect from the fans around the World that they built up their own legion of dedicated followers throughout England, Europe & America.. Rather seeing the 'Experience' live than the filthy-lucre-grabbing, fat-fifty-something, pale shadow of their former selves. With the explosive energy of the heady days of the 1977 period blended & backed with the look & ability of the seasoned musicians of the later reformed Sex pistols tours. They recreate the same electric atmosphere & awesome wall of sound, paying an unrivalled tribute to one of the most influential bands of all time. Always giving the impression that anything could happen, & always leaving the crowds shouting for “More – more.!”
'Johnny Rotter' takes to the stage with all the manic, man-possessed energy required to leave any audience spell-bound, with 'stare' & 'stance' down to perfection and an arsenal of one-liners to boot. Johnny Rotter is Rotten to the core.!
Steve Clones in his tight leather Jeans, low-slung trade-mark Gibson, & an eye for the girls, knows how to turn it up & turn it on, as Steve Diggle of the Buzzcocks said - " A crashing guitar sound Steve Jones should be proud of.!"
Paul Crook drives the whole thing along relentlessly with the powerhouse behind a solid, pounding, drum kit. Always late, but never missing a beat.! Sat proudly behind his Premier Union Jack drum kit flying the flag for the Sex Pistols Experience.
Their live show has to be seen to be believed, many hours of hard rehearsing have paid-off to get the look & sound so spot-on. When they were invited as special guests onto Sex Pistol guitarist Steve Jones' radio show 'Jonesys Jukebox' being interviewed & performing live on-air some classic Pistols tunes together to millions of listeners. "My God.! They Really are the Sex pistols!!" said Steve.!
After playing hundreds of live shows since their formation in 2001, covering the length & breadth of England, winning over some of the toughest of critical audiences, and building on the foundations of a solid fan base at every gig. The groups reputation soon spread overseas, with them playing many festivals & dates all across Europe covering some 17 countries so far, taking it in their stride playing in front of an estimated 20,000+ people at one recent Slovakian festival. During 2006 the Sex Pistols Experience spent three & a half month's touring extensively around the U.S.A - from East to west - New York to L.A, & North to south from Seattle to El Paso' & back again! Proving, beyond doubt they really are, not just the U.K's, but the World's No1 Sex Pistols tribute troupe!
|Film & T.v appearences:-
Sky T.v 'Death By Excess' series, Sid & Nanacy re-enactments
.Sky Biography channel - Sex Pistols (re-enactments)
.B.B.C T.v 'Blood On The Turntables', documentary, Sex Pistols re-enactments
Universal Music - Chaos, X-Pistols a Seacret History, The Dave Goodman story
Fox T.v (u.s.a) Fox-rocks T.v Show
Ch4 T.v Sex Pistols Re-enactments
Ch4 The Salon (As The Pistols)
T.V commercial soundtrack 'Bank of Australia' (Timms Tunes), Adelaide Australia,
Demon music group Dvd 'Sex Pistols -An alternative history' (Worldwide release)
Soda Pictures (Cinema & Dvd) 'Who Killed Nancy' Movie, Sid & Nancy (Worldwide release)
BBC1 & 2 - 'The 70s' documentary (filmed recreating the Caerphilly Castle Cinema concert)
Proud Galleries, London, Sid Vicious Photographic Exhibition
Fresh Karma Clothing, (private event) Los Angeles
Sony Music, Rock'n'roll Swindle Dvd Launch Party
Orion Books 'Sid Vicous No-one is innocent' (Alan Parker) book release party (see page 249)
R.A.F 'Hope For Heros' Events (various R.A.F bases)
Iceland retail group, 50th party Birmingham N.I.A (With Peter Kay & Marc Almond)
Numerous weddings & birthdays
Record Collector Event - Olympia, Barcelona
Keep Britain Tidy Group (Anti-flypostering campaign) London
B.B Kings Club, New York
The Beach Resort, Las Vegas, headline show
Cains Ballroom, Tulsa (infamous Sex Pistols venue from the 78 tour)
Longhorns Ballroom, Dallas (infamous Sex Pistols venue from the 78 tour)
House Of Blues Chain U.S.A
Regular re-booking @ The World famous '100 Club', London
Butlins 'We Love The 70's' Weekender events (Skegness/Minehead)
Performed many overseas dates & tours taking in some 17 countries inc:-
U.S.A (almost 100 Dates), South America, Spain, France, Germany, Austria,
Italy, Slovakia, Czech Republic, Russia, Slovenia, Holland, Belgium, etc..
Some Festival appearances:-
Bulldog Bash 2012
Guilford festival 2011 & 2012
Mathew Street Festival, Liverpool 2011
'Glastonbudget', Europe's biggest & best festival of tribute bands (2007/2008/2012)
Trutnov Festival Czech Republic, 2nd Headline (20,000 People)
Extrememusica Festival Spain (12,000 People)
Revolution Rock Festival Spain (18,000 People)
Wickerman Festival 2010 (15,000 people)
Vfm Scooter Rallies (U.K) Events, Derbyshire, Blackpool & Skegness
Motor Cycle News (M.C.N) Events, Butlins Skegness
Chopper Club U.K (private events)
Red Devils M.C. Club, Slovakia
Mod's V's Rockers Biker Club, Dallas, Texas.