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Returning to Germany

After a two month break the band returned to Germany for our second appearance this year. While our nation mourned the loss of our queen...

Out of the ordinary in Sweden

These last three gigs had something in common, namely that they were all unusual in their own way. First there was the wooden...

Rocking in Schwaz

There was more than a little nervousness about the ability of airlines to get eight people from different destinations to the Tyrolean...

A decade has passed since the last time

I know it’s not just me because a popular discussion topic is how fast time seems to be going. Would anyone have guessed that our last...

Outdoors is where’s it’s at

It’s just been pointed out to me that the last time Smokie played outdoors was on 10th November 2019 at the Airlee Beach Festival in...

Derry and Monaghan

It makes a change to be playing here in Ireland during the summer, a period that has been traditionally reserved for festivals in...

Germany part 2

Picking up where we left off last week, the band could expect some surprises in terms of the size of the venues that we were due to play...

A huge welcome in Germany

I have to admit to being a little anxious about how well Smokie would be accepted in Germany following Terry’s death. This was a huge...

Svolvaer and Bodo

Once again I find myself at sixty eight degrees north, hoping for the clear sky that will allow a view of the Aurora. But wait, I have a...

More from Denmark

The last two weeks have seen the new Smokie develop, improve and thrill audiences in six of the best Danish venues. When your promoter...

The Danish Tour begins

The tour began with a show at Portalen in Greve where one question waited to be answered - how would the Danish people react to Smokie’s...

Back in Harstad

Just before the pandemic hit Smokie performed just eight shows and Kulturhus at Clarion Hotel Arcticus was one of those, on 15th February...

Norway welcomes us back

It was literally a breath of fresh air to be back in Norway after too long a gap created by the pandemic. With two fresh faces in the...

Dublin’s fair city

Think Dublin and you think party, and there is no greater party venue than Vicar Street. It’s three years since we were here yet it seems...

Back on track

Thank you for all your messages of concern about my one day isolation at Inverness Airport while my colleagues kept the show going in...

Some changes to the tour schedule

To announce changes is surely a good thing because at least there is a tour schedule to start with, unlike during the worst of the...

Dates for 2022 now in

OK, let’s assume that the pandemic subsides and bands are allowed to travel and work again. Based on this optimistic outlook I have...

Ending the year in Sweden

For us it has been a very short working year with only eight shows, all of them in the last two months. Terry’s sad news meant we had to...

Orebro

“The show must go on”, that’s the saying in the entertainment business and it was never more poignant than last night at Orebro’s...

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