Music 26.9.2013 06:00 am

Smokie set for SA

Smokie will be back in South Africa for the third time on September 28, for a concert at the GrandWest Grand Arena.

To call Smokie rock ‘n roll survivors would be true but would belie the fact that they remain Europe’s top live performing band 30 years after they first formed. The original members Terry Uttley, Alan Silson and Chris Norman were at school together in Bradford, East Yorkshire and the original band also included Martin Bullard and Steve Pinnell.

Smokie’s mega hits include If You Think You Know How to Love Me, Don’t Play Your Rock n Roll to Me, For a Few Dollars, Needles and Pins, Living Next Door to Alice and Oh Carol, to name but a few.

Smokie today is fronted by Mike Craft on lead vocals and rhythm guitar, and consists of founder members Uttley on bass and vocals, drummer Pinnell, Bullard on keyboards and lead guitarist and vocalist Mick McConnell who joined the band in 1996.

Smokie’s Take A Minute World Tour includes a number of new songs from their latest album as well as all their smash hits.

The show starts at 8pm and tickets are available from Computicket from R175 to R575.

 

 

 

 

 

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