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Smokie therapy

Last weekend I saw old friends from all parts of Europe and Scandinavia, all of whom descended on Hamburg to hear Smokie perform. They...

Legacy in the UK

As is the case in all industries, the music business is still dealing with the aftermath of effects of the 2020 pandemic. Had it not...

Happy to be back

It’s always good to take a break to refresh yourself and return with new energy. However, our last break was a little on the long side...

The finale of Legacy 2023

It seems early for an end of year break but that’s what we now have, giving us plenty of time for other ventures before resuming in...

Allow Smokie to be your escapism

After a whirlwind tour of Germany there can be little doubt in the minds of those who attended regarding who is the real Smokie. Both...

Ireland from the beginning

Throughout the whole of my thirty five years in Smokie there has been one country where we could always tour and that is Ireland. We saw...

Reaping the rewards

In 1989, after reaching the top of the charts in Norway, Smokie began touring Germany with the Oldies Shows. We were new boys on the...

Here, there and almost anywhere

It’s been a long time since we did a multi country trip but this is how we are ending our summer tour in 2023. Gone are the days when we...

Sun, sea and boats at 61 degrees north

Daylight, sunlight, eager crowds - what else can you possibly need to make concerts enjoyable? At this time of year I prefer to stay well...

Out in the open air

It’s festival season and we have the best weather as an accompaniment. Just being back in Norway is enough to put a smile on your face...

The pleasure of being in Ireland

Nowhere in Smokie’s history has been more important to us than Ireland. The disco trend of the late eighties led to a change in the way...

In the land of fire and ice

The success of Smokie’s albums in the late 1980’s in Norway laid the groundwork for other associated territories, Iceland being one of...

High pressure, no pressure

We have come to the end of a very intense working period that has seen us doing twenty percent of our year’s work in a single month,...

Farewell to Denmark for now

Success in Norway in the late 1980’s led to its Scandinavian neighbours taking notice of Smokie with our first stable line up since...

More from Sweden

Back in 1998 Smokie played so many shows in Sweden that it looked like we were in danger of over playing a market that meant so much to...

Spring in the step in Denmark

It’s always good to get your feet under the table and that was the case as I checked in at the Scandic Falkoner in Frederiksberg, an...

Shall we Dansk?

Denmark has a special place in the hearts of Smokie. We have made four albums here at PUK Studio near Randers and played countless...

Feeling Scandic

When Smokie re-formed in the 1980’s there was the question of where to start to rebuild popularity in the post punk and new wave era. One...

The frozen north

There’s nothing like a dose of cold air to make you feel alive. Not everyone gets to walk on a frozen lake but, for myself, I had that...

Warming up in Sweden

The air may well have been chilly in Sweden but inside the venues there was plenty of warmth in the reception the band received from the...

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