Friday 02th February 2024
Location: The Set Theatre, John St.
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 2024 20:00
All shows are over 18’s unless specified
(once purchased, tickets cannot be refunded, unless the event is cancelled)
The Spirit of Smokie appears live at Set Theatre on Friday 2 February bringing the hits of the 70’s and 80’s along with new material to an audience young and old
Originating from Bradford, England the first line up was formed by school friends Chris Norman, and Alan Silson. In July 1975, after several name changes and recording contracts Smokie had a top-five UK hit with ‘If you think you know how to love me’. Further success followed with a total of 15 top 20 hits including ‘Living Next door to Alice’ which was No. 1 in Germany for nine weeks other hits including “Don’t Play Your Rock ‘n’ Roll to Me,” “Lay Back in the Arms of Someone”, “Oh Carol”, “Mexican Girl”, “Needles And Pins”, sold in excess of 40 million records worldwide.
Disaster struck the band on 19th March 1995. Travelling home from a concert in terrible weather conditions, the bus carrying the band crashed. Alan Barton, the band’s lead singer and guitarist was taken to hospital in Cologne (Koln) where his injuries proved to be fatal. He lost his battle to stay alive on the 23rd March 1995 aged 42, Alan Barton’s son Dean now takes the lead vocal role in the Spirit of Smokie. For a night of pure nostalgia get along to Kilkenny’s Set Theatre.
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