More Than a Tribute!
The Smyths
with Billy Blagg
Sat 1st Jul 2023 Doors: 7:30 pm / Show: 8:00pm (Showtimes Approx)
£16 Adv / £19 Door
Playing the music of The Smiths and recreating what is was to see and hear The Smiths live - sharing their sound and spirit!
"The Smyths have grown over the last 20 years doing The Smiths songs to perfection" - Jeremy Vine
The Smyths

We formed the band back in 2003 because of our passion for The Smiths. We didn't just want to be a tribute band - we wanted to play the music of The Smiths and recreate what is was to see and hear The Smiths live - it just happens that when you do that, the world calls you a tribute. For us that was a world of silly wigs and props - everything we felt a homage to The Smiths shouldn't be. So we spent a year rehearsing every week to make sure that when we launched we sounded genuine - The Smiths and their fans (like us) demand nothing less. We focussed on the sound and spirit of The Smiths live. Fast forward 20+ years and over 900 shows later and we see and hear ourselves now spoken of as being in the top tier of tributes globally. The years in between have seen us play throughout the UK, overseas and at major festivals such as Glastonbury. We've appeared on numerous TV and radio shows and many a newspaper column written. The word tribute has also developed and grown in respect in that time, coming to represent something that is not silly or trite but the best way to see and experience the music of bands no longer with us played by artists who are as passionate and dedicated to their shows as actors and actresses.

It's a pleasure and privilege to be seen as the foremost tribute to THE SMITHS.

Billy Blagg
Saluting Britain's finest political troubadour, Billy Blagg performs an authentic solo set of the sociopolitical anthems and searing ballads that have made Billy Bragg an unsung national treasure. Interspersed with stories behind the songs, expect a career-spanning set with a focus on the early solo guitar classics.