TV Smith & Richard Strange
Performing together and separately
TV Smith wrote three of the most iconic songs of the punk era – One Chord Wonders, Bored Teenagers and the hit single Gary Gilmore’s Eyes. He has released 14 albums to date. His live shows are legendary for the fervour and the almost religious zeal of his fans.
Writer, musician, composer, nightclub host, curator, actor and adventurer, Richard Strange was born in London in 1951. Since his proto-punk rock band The Doctors of Madness (“The missing link between David Bowie and The Sex Pistols…” wrote The Guardian in May 2017) was first unleashed on an uncomprehending public in 1975 (the band was supported by the Sex Pistols, The Jam and Joy Division) he has been a Zelig-like figure whose presence has been felt in every corner of London’s cultural life.