I’m involved in launching a new live music club in my local area. It’s a not-for-profit venture aimed at hosting live “rhythm and blues” music nights. We held our first […]
There is a new website for the Martin Smith Band – http://www.martinsmithband.com Previously that domain name pointed to the band’s Facebook page. Please do visit the site and let me […]
My series of homage posts to the artists who have inspired me and the rest of the band continues. The subject of this post, the force of nature that […]
My series of homage posts to the great artists that provide inspiration to The Martin Smith Band continues. Last time, I honoured one “King of the Blues”, the mighty B.B. […]
We decided to bring a couple of cameras along to a recent rehearsal session. This is me and the band rehearsing a couple of blues classics: Little Walter’s “My Babe” and […]
What band playing any form of blues or R&B cannot have been influenced by the inimitable Riley B. King?
This is me and the guys posing for a quick, informal photo after a recent rehearsal session. Left to right: Roland Kemp (keys), Tim Strange (drums), Martin Smith (guitar and […]
I continue this series of tributes to the artists who have provided inspiration to the Martin Smith Band (and, consequently, contribute to the set-list) by posting this soul classic.
As the Martin Smith Band moves closer to being a going concern, with the news that our line-up is now complete, we continue this series of tributes to the great bands […]
Exciting times in the development of the new band just now. Last night we welcomed a very talented (and appropriately named) keyboard player called “Roland” into our ranks. Now […]