The Unforgettable Nat 'King' Cole

The Unforgettable Nat ‘King’ Cole

My Crooner Chronicles journey recently took me into Nat ‘King’ Cole territory (courtesy of a request from a friend). It was a real pleasure to…

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Crooner Chronicles up to #10

Crooner Chronicles up to #10

I’ve just added my 10th video post to the growing Crooner Chronicles saga. You can find the videos in a Youtube playlist here. The series…

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March music podcast

March music podcast

I’ve just finished putting together the March music podcast for Surrey and South London Rhythm and Blues Club. No news yet on when the club…

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The Crooner Chronicles

The Crooner Chronicles

I’ve long been a fan of the classic swing, jazz and ballad vocalists of the past. It’s a style of singing I’ve ventured into at…

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Happy Valentine's Day

Happy Valentine’s Day

During the latest lockdown I’ve been recording myself singing some classic ballads, swing, musical numbers etc. – trying to dust the cobwebs off that part…

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Corazon - a fond tribute to Santana

Corazon – a fond tribute to Santana

Another post to help bring the news on this blog post up-to-date. I’ve always been a huge fan of Carlos Santana. Those latin beats and…

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Martin Smith Band

Martin Smith Band

Last time I posted about The Martin Smith Band it was just starting out as a project. Ironically, as I post now, there’s a bit…

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How time flies ... much to share... sorry blog for neglecting you!

How time flies … much to share… sorry blog for neglecting you!

Hello! Having been busy in many ways, I have let updates to this news feed slide. Sorry for that! I will aim to rectify that…

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A new live music club in Surrey

A new live music club in Surrey

I’m involved in launching a new live music club in my local area.  It’s a not-for-profit venture aimed at hosting live “rhythm and blues” music…

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Martin Smith Band website

Martin Smith Band website

There is a new website for the Martin Smith Band – www.martinsmithband.com Previously that domain name pointed to the band’s Facebook page. Please do visit…

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