The core of their music is about relevant South African issues using the Blues as the vehicle to transport their music to the public. The music is cathartic and visceral and will take you on a ride you will never forget.
This five piece Blues band made up of Nico SMOKE Lawrence, lead guitarist, singer/ songwriter, Kerry Blewett on Bass, Vaden Papas on keys, Ken Kearns on harmonica, sax and Hammond mouth organ and Rob Domijan on drums. They are a popular Blues and play mostly in the greater Johannesburg area although their popularity is on the increase and sees them being invited to share the stage with different artists and in different areas.
Smoke has played with US Charlie Love, and the Smoke Train band has shared the stage with Mara Louw, Fiona Boyes, Bheki Khoza, played for Jonas Gwangwa and many more.
Smoke will be touring Argentina backed by the Yamil Jacobo Trio Band and they will join the Smoke Train Band for a mini tour in Gauteng where both the Smoke Train Band and The Yamil Jacobo Trio perform at the 15th Durban International Blues Festival which is a two day festival on 20th and 21st September this year.
Come and see things go up in Smoke for yourselves!