TV Smith was founder member, singer and songwriter for the Adverts, who formed in the summer of 1976, and became one of the leading bands in the first wave of British punk rock.
In the early 1980’s TV formed TV Smith's Explorers, who achieved a U.K. hit with the single “Tomahawk Cruise” and released one album, “Last Words Of The Great Explorer.” He then spent some years away from the live circuit concentrating on writing and recording, re-entering the live arena in the late 1980’s, playing sporadic gigs with his band Cheap, before performing his first gigs as a solo artist in the early ’90’s. He went on to release a succession of critically-acclaimed albums, including “March Of The Giants” (1992), “Immortal Rich” (1995), “Generation Y” (1999), “Not A Bad Day” (2003), “Misinformation Overload” (2006), “In The Arms Of My Enemy” (2008), and last year’s “Coming In To Land.”
Meanwhile, 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. Remarkably, TV plays his marathon concerts without a setlist and every performance contains a different selection of songs chosen on the night.