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MID-SUMMER CATCHUP

I seem to be in Scandinavia more than ever! . . . . Of course a big Smokie territory.
Last week in Norway I noticed some photographers taking photos of the marvelous fjords and it reminded me just how I…

THE LEGENDS - UK TOUR

Smokie joined "The Legends Live" Tour half way through due to prior commitments.

I arrived early for our first show at the Metro Arena in Newcastle and straight away I realized just how big the production was on…

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SWEDEN TOUR ALMOST OVER

I wake this morning to another sunny day here in Sweden, In Falkoping to be exact.
Quite a small gig last night but sold out nethertheless.

We've been flying in and out of Sweden for the last 5 weeks…

FRIENDSHIP SEARCHING

I've been a quite busy the last few weeks! . . . . . The last three weekends in Sweden has had it's fair share of travel. Of course Sweden is pretty big!
Some great shows though and very enjoyable…

RUSTY FINGERS . . . . . NOT A CHANCE!

As most of you know, Smokie take off the month of January, to recharge the batteries and take a well earned holiday.
 

So . . . . . I went skiing in France as I always do, but as…

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2018 A YEAR IN REVIEW

Gig-wise, 2018 started off with the usual Smokie charity dinner in Bradford, before heading to Ireland to play what were three cracking gigs, the highlight being the Dublin gig, a place and venue I particularly enjoy! 

However; prior to…

WHERE'S MI' WILLY WARMER?

Yes! . . . . . . . It's cold now in Eastern Europe, and to be exact ,in Brno-Czech Republic where I find myself strolling a Christmas market on my day off.

I've just started a Symphony Tour…

LETTER FROM THE ROAD

Hi Everyone

I'm currently writing this from my bedroom balcony in Taormina, Sicily . . . . . It's cloudy but fairly warm.
I have many fond memories of Sicily, I know it well, and surprisingly enough, my Italian…

R.I.P. BLUE MILLER

Last weekend whilst in Norway, I saw a post on Facebook that shocked the ground beneath me. I had to look twice but then the reality hit.
My Producer, songwriting partner, mentor and most of all one of my best…

SUMMER CATCHUP

Hi everyone

I hope you are enjoying your summer wherever you are!

IT'S HOT!
It's been 40+ degrees down here in Spain . . . . . I was getting ready to throw ice cubes in the pool…

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22 YEARS

Well first of all, I have to share the news of the neck break on my trusty "Gold Top" . . . . . Yes on opening the guitar case in Norway to find a broken Les Paul was not…

LEAVE TO TO MAN CALLED SMITH

"Leave it to a man called Smith"

Many many years ago I owned a Gordon Smith guitar, A GS1 to be exact. After a pub conversation about guitars that I had enjoyed the most and then regretted selling, the…