Formed in 1983, The Smiths frontmen Morrissey and Johnny Marr were part of the Second British Invasion penning jangling songs full of wistful longing. Formed in 2011, The Smites comprise long-time musicians who wistfully long to deliver that same musical aesthetic. The line-up features C3P day-timers, Peter Manning (lead vox & gtr) and Max Trone (bass/vox), Orlando Rios (promoter of the local Revival Festival) on guitar, Tom Johnson (acoustic gtr) and stalwart Austin drummer and creative Director, David Mider.
Their goal is to recreate as closely as possible the musical heights songs like “Nowhere Fast,” How Soon Is Now”, “I Want The One I Can’t Have” and “What Difference Does It Make?” reached. It’s not about emulating The Smiths but delivering their music live, as powerfully as possible.
Look for The Smites at the Revival Festival this Memorial Day Wknd in Austin, TX this summer as they seek to win fans of The Smiths….one lonely heart at a time.