Diversity On Show

Last weekend Smokie enjoyed a wonderful sold out show in the Swiss city of Lucerne. The gig had a great vibe and we were asked if we could do a Q&A session after the gig, little did we know what would take place.
In a Letterman type setting, we were interviewed about our roles in Smokie and a slideshow added to information about our private lives, with photos of Smokie members as babies.
Interviews with Smokie always talk about Alice and the 70's, so how refreshing it was to discuss the successes of this Smokie line up, A band that has stood together in studio and on stage for near on twenty years. I think that the research gave the audience a real insight into a band that have achieved so much more than perhaps given credit for.

The interviewer who is a music producer, musician and TV celebrity, had obviously done his homework, he spoke about Terry's new book and introduced the audience to our facebook page and went on to talk about the music that Martin had written and released, he also played a small soundbite from Martin's latest album.
To my surprise he had a lot of information on my solo project and with the help of a slideshow he introduced my solo album "My Kinda Heaven"
I have to say; It was quite a nice feeling, we spoke about my collaboration with John Parr. All in all, it made me quite proud. It also made me realize that Smokie are not just a band, but a bunch of guys who have other talents outside of our regulars day job.

2 comments

  • alicia

    alicia manchester

    wonderful as usual. x

    wonderful as usual. x

  • Bev

    Bev Mandurah West Aust

    Great to see a interviewer who through some homework was genuinely interested in what you and Smokie have done outside the band. Sounded like great PR for you all.

    Great to see a interviewer who through some homework was genuinely interested in what you and Smokie have done outside the band. Sounded like great PR for you all.

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