Personally approved by both John Lydon and Steve Jones, expectations were high ahead of the Sex Pistols Experience’s Kyps headliner on Friday night.

Edward Tudor-Pole warmed things up, donning disordered attire with an acoustic guitar of cosmetically extensive service. Sporting a flamenco-hinted theme, the punk veteran hopped around in a deranged manner, boasting a medieval tone and a song about sweets – it could be pondered exactly which distant planet the 53-year old was transmitting from.

An impeccable imitation of one of British music’s most iconic figures was to follow, as the renowned punk tribute opened with No Feelings before regurgitating the Pistols’ sole album and Swindle soundtrack in their near-entirety.

Featuring a series of appropriately obscene-natured retorts – returned with equal tenacity by the crowd – the evening progressed to comprise several popular hits, including Holiday In The Sun, Bodies and Iggy Pop’s No Fun.

Classic anthems Pretty Vacant and Anarchy In The UK, as well as the sardonically patriotic God Save The Queen were later presented as the show unfolded.

The counterfeit quartet then rounded off a highly provocative set with a number of Sid’s solo tracks, and Tenpole Tudor’s Swords Of A Thousand Men fronted by Edward himself.

Heralded by the well-rehearsed eyes of “Johnny Rotter”, the band delivered a complete package; bar the homage’s competent bassist who was more Vicious in image, Matlock in ability.

A more than adequate conciliation given the commercial inaccessibility of time travel!