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by Tina Walsh (subscribe)
A thirty-something music appreciator with a passion for blues, funk, reggae, jazz and soul. I love uncovering new acts and CDs to buy at live gigs. Follow me on twitter @tinajwalsh
Published December 22nd 2012
Enjoy their long progressive rock jamming tunes
Smoke are a local band that call themselves "a hard rock band with influences of jazz, prog / psych-rock".

Smoke perform at Blues Rock Riot 2

I caught them performing as part of the second Blues, Rock, Riot line-up at X & Y Bar and truly enjoyed the experience. Playing as a four piece on the night, two guitarists who also perform vocals, a five-string bass guitarist and drums, their tunes reminded me of one of my favourite bands, The Jimmy Swift Band, who've moved onto other projects, from when I lived in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. Technically called prog-rock, I really enjoyed the aural experience of different jams within their songs, with a heavy yet floaty feeling, which seemed to take the listener on a journey, resolving back to the early riffs before ending. Most of their tracks were about seven minutes long, but unlike that song that never ends, it was genuinely an aural pleasure.

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