A tribute show dedicated to the songs of SMOKIE
performed by the British band
MIDNIGHT CAFE
 

The Songs of Smokie tribute band
"This is a totally authentic tribute show dedicated to the chart topping 1970's UK band Smokie
performed by a truly professional band with harmonies sounding exactly like the original recordings!
Alan Silson performing with the UK Legends band
Songs of Smokie is an outstanding tribute show that has been performing throughout Europe since 2016
(The above photo shows Alan Silson performing with Steve Hutchinson's UK Legnds band in 2013 prior to launching the Songs of Smokie show)

THIS SHOW IS NOW TAKING BOOKINGS FOR 2023

This show is now performed by the band MIDNIGHT CAFE

Featuring:
HOWARD BAKER
(Ex Ray Sawyer's Dr Hook)
Lead Vocals
Howard Baker Vocalist

STEVIE HUTCH

[Steve Hutchinson]

(Ex Sounds of Smokie and

The Alan Silson Band)

Keyboards and Backing Vocals

Steve Hutchinson Keyboard Player
MICKEY EMMS
(Midnight Cafe Band)
Guitar and Backing Vocals
Mickey Emms Guitarist
GARRY SCOTT
(Midnight Cafe Band)
Bass Guitar and Backing Vocals
Garry Scott Bass Player
GEORGE WATERS
(Midnight Cafe band)
Percussion and Backing Vocals
George Waters drummer

The hits performed in the full

'Songs of Smokie' show are:



Living Next Door to Alice



I'll Meet You at Midnight



Mexican Girl



Lay Back in the Arms of Someone



Don't Play Your Rock 'N' Roll to Me



Oh Carol



Wild Wild Angels



For A Few Dollars More



If You Think You Know How to Love Me



Have You Ever Seen the Rain



Something's Been Making Me Blue



It's Your Life




Norwegian Girl





Boulevard of Broken Dreams



Take Good Care of My Baby



Baby It's You



What Can I Do



Be My Baby


Whiskey In The Jar


When You Walk In The Room


Think About the Night


Arms Of Mary


Who'll Stop the Rain


Needles and Pins


and many more...



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About the band

Back in 2001 keyboard player STEVE HUTCHINSON from the band 'SOUNDS OF SMOKIE' was invited to record some songs with ALAN SILSON the original guitarist, vocalist and songwriter from 'SMOKIE'.

Together they recorded the songs 'If You Think You Know How to Love Me', 'Living Next Door to Alice' and 'What can I do'. They also decided to put a band on the road to perform all of the previous Smokie hit songs and successfully toured together performing at venues, theatres and festivals throughout Scandinavia, Europe and Ireland.

Later in 2009 Steve and Alan teamed up again when Alan joined Steve's 'UK LEGENDS' band to perform at festivals in Poland.

In the following years the UK Legends band would continue to perform Smokie songs in their show at festivals throughout Europe, Scandinavia and the UK with Alan Silson sometimes appearing as a special guest.

In 2016 Steve set up and registered his very own dedicated Smokie tribute band under the name of 'SONGS OF SMOKIE' which has since performed many shows at festivals in Poland, Europe and throughout the UK.

Today the band features lead vocalist HOWARD BAKER who was the right hand man in RAY SAWYER'S DR HOOK, chosen because of his 'smooth and smokie' voice. This obviously made Howard the perfect choice to be the frontman for the Songs of Smokie band by having an uncanny vocal resemblance to the original Smokie frontman CHRIS NORMAN.

The band also features other carefully chosen professional musicians who together recreate that distinctive Smokie sound, in particular the very distintive 5-part harmonies that featured in many of the Smokie hits.

The musicianship within the band is second to none with Steve providing the crucial ingredient of the distinctive string arrangements that featured so heavily in the Smokie recordings, and Alan's destinctive guitar solos being perfectly recreated in the Songs of Smokie show by guitarist MICKY EMMS.

In the 'engine room' of the band are GARRY SCOTT on bass guitar and GEORGE WATERS on drums.

Collectively, these hand picked  professional musicians bring to their audiences the undeniable and distinctive sound of...

'The Songs of Smokie'



To book the band to perform in any country of the World please contact

TheatreBands.com
on
0044 7930 328 148

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