The Smiths Indeed were formed in Liverpool in 2005, after a deceptively placed advertisement [SINGER NEEDED TO FRONT SMITHS COVER BAND. MUST BE TALENTED. GIGS WAITING.] caught the eye of an ambitious aficionado. The band consists of Smiths devotees and outstanding musicians. Their trump card is a singer with uncannily similar vocal chords to Morrissey’s back by a group of musicians with a credible and extensive pedigree having played with a wide range of successful artists. In a relatively short space of time, The Smiths Indeed have emerged as a fantastic live act, aiming to capture the essence of a mid-1980s Smiths concert. And flailing.
They have toured extensively around the United Kingdom, the USA and Europe, playing to full capacity audiences of Smiths fans old and new in – among other places – Newcastle, Manchester, Cardiff, Liverpool, Brighton, Glasgow and Los Angeles. Their first gig in December 2005 was in a small basement bar in Glasgow; 2010 saw them triumphantly celebrating the 25th anniversary of Meat Is Murder at Manchester Apollo. “It goes on… goes on… goes on… goes on… goes on.”
The Smiths Indeed offer a fantastic night of nostalgia for those who remember those distant days in the mid-1980s when The Smiths lit up the world of popular music. For those who weren’t even born then or were otherwise engaged, they offer a great opportunity to witness what it might have been like to see The Smiths live. After all, a Smiths Indeed show is meant to be a celebration of The Smiths. Apportez vos fleurs.
“The Smiths Indeed are a brilliant tribute to The Smiths.” (i-D Magazine)
“An evening of pure nostalgia and skillful reminiscence.” (The Sprout)
“They’ve had rave reviews and come closest to recreating the band musically and vocally.” (LA Rock Music Examiner)
“It was an awesome experience. Had a great time dancing.” (Teresa Soroka, New York, March 2011)