THE SMYTHS are back at The Sugarmill on Friday 15th July, celebrating the 30th anniversary of ‘The Queen Is Dead’.
The band formed in 2003 because of a passion for The Smiths. They didn’t just want to be a tribute band for the sake of being one- they wanted to play the music of The Smiths and recreate what is was to see and hear The Smiths live.
They spent a year rehearsing every week to make sure that when they launched it sounded genuine – The Smiths and their fans (like they) demand nothing less. They focussed on the sound and spirit of The Smiths live. Fast forward 11 years and some 500 shows later and they are now spoken of in the top tier of tributes globally.
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.
Tickets on-sale now via The Sugarmill or Music Mania.