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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...

Cork Opera House

In a way my journey with Smokie all started here because it was a video made at this venue that became my raw material for learning...

TF Royal Theatre, Castlebar

My association with this venue goes back over 33 years when it was known just as The Travellers’ Friend. It always attracted large crowds...

INEC, Killarney

On arriving in Killarney there were noticeable changes to the facilities and the way things are done now we are living with the pandemic,...

Up and running in Ireland

Just one week ago we still didn’t know if the Irish tour was definitely on because audience capacities were still restricted. Once this...

Icelandic dream

Being onstage again brought a flood of emotions. Firstly there was the absolute relief at being able to perform again and then there was...

Sweden open for business

From September 29th the limit on gatherings will be lifted and this means that Smokie will be able to tour in November. For the dates...

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