MY "DOWN UNDER BLOG"

Great to have a run of shows like we have just had . . . . I love to get my teeth into a bit of hard touring!
Gigs in Ireland were especially good and i think recent TV appearances certainly help the profile of Smokie increase. I would also add, sold out shows in Dublin, Cork, Galway and Cookstown were welcomed and efforts of those TV shows felt worthwhile.

Anyone who got to any shows in Ireland would have noticed my use of my Dad's black Les Paul. I only use it when I feel I can keep it safe . . . It always goes back home with me, a very special instrument that means a lot to me.

At this moment in time, I'm packing for our tour of Australia. I'm looking forward to this trip as I always do. OZ, is without doubt, a special country and I love the diversity of the place. It's going to be a tough old travel with lots of flights, but that's part of the course and we just get on with it! Perth has become my favourite city . . . .  I look forward to many walks at the side of the Swan River!

Whilst on tour I shall have my "Down Under" Blog going on when I get the chance to write something so keep tuned and join me on a trip Down Under!

 

11 comments

  • Michelle Berkin

    Michelle Berkin Nairne, Sth Australia

    First concert in 1986...seeing them in 3 weeks, can't wait

    First concert in 1986...seeing them in 3 weeks, can't wait

  • Linda Thompson

    Linda Thompson Toowoomba ,Qld

    Can not believe I am going to see your concert. It's my. First concert and at the age over 50 I'm just so pleased I am able to have the opportunity to see the show in Toowoomba My contact details. Are peterk_thompson@bigpond.com Have a fantastic week.

    Can not believe I am going to see your concert. It's my. First concert and at the age over 50 I'm just so pleased I am able to have the opportunity to see the show in Toowoomba
    My contact details. Are peterk_thompson@bigpond.com

    Have a fantastic week.

  • Do gray

    Do gray Kukerin

    Seeing you in Albany and Bunbury would do Perthas well only its my grandsons birthday then so not this time absolutely in awe of your amazing guitars and you are one of the best guitarists ever, I would put you up their with Mark Knoffler from Dire straits. I love lead guitar, the way it talks to you in song. I so hope you bring your Hugh's and letter Grandmeister 36, I saw you guys in Sri Lankee, I am a sports physician and go there annually to work on the cricket side. I couldn't believe my luck when two of the cricketers and there wives were going to your gig and had spare ticket and asked me. Was awesome. I can't wait to be sitting in the audience in Albany listening to you all again, only wish your schedule would allow a sto in at my farm between Albany and Bunbury but understand how busy you all are. Thankyou for the healing music.

    Seeing you in Albany and Bunbury would do Perthas well only its my grandsons birthday then so not this time absolutely in awe of your amazing guitars and you are one of the best guitarists ever, I would put you up their with Mark Knoffler from Dire straits. I love lead guitar, the way it talks to you in song. I so hope you bring your Hugh's and letter Grandmeister 36, I saw you guys in Sri Lankee, I am a sports physician and go there annually to work on the cricket side. I couldn't believe my luck when two of the cricketers and there wives were going to your gig and had spare ticket and asked me. Was awesome. I can't wait to be sitting in the audience in Albany listening to you all again, only wish your schedule would allow a sto in at my farm between Albany and Bunbury but understand how busy you all are. Thankyou for the healing music.

  • Julz Marshall

    Julz Marshall Gladstone QLD Aus.

    Excited to see you all again in Rockhampton. Will be the second time.

    Excited to see you all again in Rockhampton. Will be the second time.

  • Sandra

    Sandra Bradford

    Have a fabulous time,I look forward to reading your blog & keeping us up to date with your concerts & travels.I look forward even more to seeing Smokie in Halifax on 17/2/17.(front row) Safe travels

    Have a fabulous time,I look forward to reading your blog & keeping us up to date with your concerts & travels.I look forward even more to seeing Smokie in Halifax on 17/2/17.(front row)
    Safe travels

  • Teresa

    Teresa Brisbane Australia

    Can't wait to see you in concert. .my first time in seeing you live. .love your music since I was a teenager x

    Can't wait to see you in concert. .my first time in seeing you live. .love your music since I was a teenager x

  • Jeremy

    Jeremy Darwin

    Would you be able to give my mum a happy 60th birthday wish on the night you guys play in Darwin (9th November) Would make her day

    Would you be able to give my mum a happy 60th birthday wish on the night you guys play in Darwin (9th November)
    Would make her day

  • Debbie Kerr

    Debbie Kerr Moranbah Qld

    My god I have been following Smokie for years. Can't wait to see you live in Mackay. A dream come true

    My god I have been following Smokie for years. Can't wait to see you live in Mackay. A dream come true

  • Marita

    Marita Sweden

    It will be exciting to follow your and Smokie's trip in Australia.Wish to be there but to far away.Have a wonderful trip together with your fans over there .

    It will be exciting to follow your and Smokie's trip in Australia.Wish to be there but to far away.Have a wonderful trip together with your fans over there .

  • Anne

    Anne Sweden

    Hope you and the band will have a great time in Australia! Must be wonderful for your Aussie fans! Have been to lots of gigs with you and also some in Ireland. All were fantastic! Met you all in Februari when playing with Sweet and Slade. Thank you for a nice chat! Have a safe journey!

    Hope you and the band will have a great time in Australia! Must be wonderful for your Aussie fans! Have been to lots of gigs with you and also some in Ireland. All were fantastic! Met you all in Februari when playing with Sweet and Slade. Thank you for a nice chat!
    Have a safe journey!

  • Pat

    Pat Rockhampton Qld

    What an excellent entertaining Band would recommend that if you missed this show that you don't the next one

    What an excellent entertaining Band would recommend that if you missed this show that you don't the next one

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