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THE SMYTHS – The Roadmender

Roadmender 1 Lady's Ln, Northampton

MORE THAN A TRIBUTE – THE SMITHS EXPERIENCE

WE FORMED THE BAND BACK IN 2003 BECAUSE OF OUR PASSION FOR THE SMITHS. WE DIDN’T JUST WANT TO BE A TRIBUTE BAND – WE WANTED TO PLAY THE MUSIC OF THE SMITHS AND RECREATE WHAT IS WAS TO SEE AND HEAR THE SMITHS LIVE – IT JUST HAPPENS THAT WHEN YOU DO THAT, THE WORLD CALLS YOU A TRIBUTE. FOR US THAT WAS A WORLD OF SILLY WIGS AND PROPS – EVERYTHING WE FELT A HOMAGE TO THE SMITHS SHOULDN’T BE. SO WE SPENT A YEAR REHEARSING EVERY WEEK TO MAKE SURE THAT WHEN WE LAUNCHED WE SOUNDED GENUINE – THE SMITHS AND THEIR FANS (LIKE US) DEMAND NOTHING LESS. WE FOCUSE

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