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Sunday, January 13, 2013

Livin' in Sin - Larry Smith and the Unfinished Business

If you don't know the Blues, there's no point in even picking up a guitar. And guitarist Larry Smith comes with a warning: Watch out!!! He plays Blues/Rock that bites back! .. Raw Power Blues!! The crowd was blown away!! – Bardies Blues Festival (Larry Smith) The Maestro of the Blues – Agusti Mas (renouned blues guitarist), Barcelona Larry's playing is like a force of nature!! Truly music that bites back. – Radio Macedonia If you miss Larry Smith, you will miss one of the great blues players. – Hi Voltage Magazine, France.. Half British and half American, Larry came of age in the 60's, when Rock propelled music and popular culture into a consciousness that continues to be a major influence two generations later. Chuck Berry famously said, "It used to be called Boogie-Woogie, it used to be called Blues, used to be called Rhythm and Blues…It's called Rock now." Living in London in 1967, he heard Jimmy Hendrix on pirate radio and was inspired to learn guitar. This opened the door to the influences of The Yardbirds, John Mayall, Alexis Korner, The Rolling Stones, Cream, Love, Spirit, Frank Zappa, Captain Beefheart, Robert Johnson, Lightnin' Hopkins, Bo Diddley and many others... Larry is an impressive and authentic stage personality. In a career that spans both sides of the Atlantic and over 3,500 gigs, Larry has proven he understands how to make great music on stage. His shows are riveting because he knows exactly how to unharness a performance in the moment. He effortlessly blends powerful guitar playing with an expressive vocal style to shape his signature sound...a mix of Rory Gallagher, Jimi Hendrix and Stevie Ray with a dash of Richie Blackmore. He's firmly rooted in a classic era, but consistently brings a new edge to performances and balances his playing with a technical excellence that comes only from a lifetime devoted to music and entertainment... Larry Smith has toured with More, MSG, Eddie and the Hotrods, Wishbone Ash, Wham, The Three Degrees, Culture Club and The Drifters USA (Bass), Chelsea (Bass) and The Stray Cats (Engineer). He has worked with members of AC/DC, Manfred Mann, Deep Purple, Dio, Rainbow, The Blues Band, Thin Lizzy, Home, Trapeze, Wings, The Stranglers, The Who, Marcus Malone, Cozy Powell, and also many sessions... He has been a major part of the following bands: Berlin, Darkstar, City Heat, Larry Smith and The Blues Exchange, The Heat, Nurse The Screens! and Unfinished Business. After years on the road, Larry finally took a break from music and the music business and moved to Spain. You can take the man out of music, but you can't take music out of the man. It wasn't long before Larry started performing again in and around Barcelona and began making his mark on the local scene with his fantastic guitar playing. He is currently writing and recording new music with a newly formed classic blues/rock trio, Larry Smith and Unfinished Business, in addition to collaborating with many talented and well known local musicians... A diverse and accomplished musician who also plays bass and trumpet, Larry is also a composer/writer, programmer, live and studio engineer, actor and electronic designer. He was the head engineer for The Marquee Club in London for 4 years and The Roadhouse (Covent Garden) for 6 years, and has also engineered various music festivals If you support live Blues acts, up and coming Blues talents and want to learn more about Blues news and Fathers of the Blues, ”LIKE” ---Bman’s Blues Report--- Facebook Page! I’m looking for great talent and trying to grow the audience for your favorite band!

2 comments:

  1. I absolutely love this guys! I love their music, there's like an urban authenticity to their vibe as well. I can't wait to hear you guys again.

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    1. Thanks Mel more stuff on its way, check us out here and "Like" for updates https://www.facebook.com/larrysmithes

      Cheers

      Larry

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