Smith & Co warming up for Solstice gig

Story by Jimmy Geoghegan

Thursday, 18th April, 2019 3:17pm

Smith & Co warming up for Solstice gig

Paddy Smith

Navan blues singer, songwriter and harmonia player Paddy Smith is gearing up for another night of blues at the Solstice Arts Centre on Friday 10th May. 

Smith needs no introdution to those who enjoy the blues in the north east and beyond as through his recordings and live shows he has forged a reputation as genuine and highly talented bluesman.  

From Silverlawns, Navan Smith has produced a number of studio albums in recent years including his debut 'Let Those Blues In'. He also released a fine live album: 'The Paddy Smith Band Live in New York' with top-ranking musicians such as Chris Carter, Lincoln Schleifer and Anthony Lewis. 

Most recently he released another studio album 'Tribute to the Blues Greats' with tracks from that work played by Pat James on Radio Nova. James was one of the first DJs back in the day who recognised U2's qualities playing their demo recording. 

Towards the end of last year Smith achieved a personal ambition when he played a gig at the Solstice and now he is returning to the venue once more on the 10th May with his band wich also includes seasoned musicians such as Mike Brookfield, Kasper Kucharski, Tony Smyth and Stephen Casey. The support will be provided by seven-piece Navan band iF.