Tag Archives: Smokie

Terry Uttley: 1951 – 2021

December 18, 2021

I’m totally devastated by the untimely passing of my dear friend, , at the age of 70. To millions listeners, he was the bass-wielding soul of ; for me, he was an English lad whom I’ve known for nigh on … Continue reading

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MICK McCONNELL – Under My Skin

February 14, 2017

Stuff Music 2017 Solid sophomore serving from SMOKIE’s six-string shooter – sharp, stinging and… sentimental. It took this guitarist a long time to embark on a solo path, yet while his 2014 debut  felt like a tentative outline of Mick … Continue reading

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October 18, 2015

Angel Air 2015 Surface-scraping survey of Brighton hit-maker’s first five decades in the business of melody. Stellar cameos abound. David Courtney’s songs have long become part of British pop-rock DNA, although there’s more to him than just the hits that … Continue reading

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MICK McCONNELL – My Kinda Heaven

June 25, 2014

Mick McConnell 2011 SMOKIE axeman searches for the higher ground – in good spirits and in a good company. It rarely shows in the pop-rock context he’s been in since 1996, but ‘s six-string foil has an adventurous streak, and … Continue reading

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No SMOKIE without fire: Terry Uttley bio’s out

October 10, 2013

As anyone lucky enough to spend some considerable time in the company of , a bass player – and for many years now, a leader – of British pop rockers SMOKIE, will tell you, this little man with a big heart … Continue reading

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