Melbourne based The Smith Brothers Band are heading on home to Boort for the weekend of the Legends Game! Children of Ian and Betty Smith, these musos grew up on a 3000 acre farm in Catumnal are a great example of the talent that comes out of the Boort community.
“We had loads of opportunities in Boort and the surrounding districts to hone our musical craft when we were growing up,” says Ashley Smith (bass & vocals).
“As a result, the variety of styles we play ranges from suave jazz with a 17 piece band one night to rocking out tracks by The Stones, Daft Punk, Led Zeppelin, Rihanna and The Black Keys the next night”.
Ashley and Craig Smith (keys & vocals) have performed all around Australia with some of the country’s best musicians. To mention just a few, some of their time on stage has been shared with…
- Jersey Boys the Musical
- Menopause the Musical
- Bjorn Again
- Angus Birchell (Drummer for John Farnham)
- Grand Wazoo
- Bob Valentine
- Phil Ceberano
- Christine Anu
- Rhonda Burchmore
- Denise Drysdale
- Vika Bull
- Totti Goldsmith
- Lion King Cast
- Graham Morgan
- Tracey Bartram
- Wilbur Wilde
- Spandex Ballet (Melb Comedy Festival 2015)
For the Boort Legends Pre-Game Performance on Saturday May 2nd, The Smith Brothers will be joined by Mike Mills on guitar & vocals. Be sure to check out this guy’s YouTube channel, some serious singing talent here!
Toby Lang will be joining the band on drums for the evening. Lang’s experience on stage includes playing with ARIA award winning blues/roots band The Audreys and mega-voice Andrew Strong from The Commitments.
With three vocalists in the band, Toby says it’s often hard to get a word in edgeways!
“The other night we got a request for Cyndi Lauper, and Mike jumped straight into “Girls just wanna have fun” in the original key!”
This somewhat motley crew will be performing their high-energy mix for the local community, and have said they’re likely to throw in a few curve balls to keep us on our toes.
So come check out the local music scene and join us for the Legends Game pre-launch with The Smith Brothers & Co to support this great cause and fantastic community.
Boort Legends Game Presents: The Smith Brothers Band – Sat 2nd May 2015 – Boort Park ‘Function Room’ – 8pm till late.