An evening with the SmithSonics. Featuring Andrea Smith (vocals,guitar) Marisha Devoin (vocals, bass) Al Medcalf (guitars) The SmithSonics will be Playing classics rock , blues, soul and pop along with Andrea's originals -southern fried blues, jazz and roots
Andrea Smith- Andrea has wonderful instincts for crafting a great song – and the voice and the authentic spirit to deliver it in a way that is utterly captivating and delightful. I loved her.” Shari Ulrich
“Andrea Smith has a voice that goes down like freshly pulled honey from the hive. Just enough sweetness mixed with a little sting. Her songs provide a great vehicle for her voice and this ride will take you from where you’ve been , to where you wish you could be. Four bees out of five.” Mae Moore
“Vancouver Island’s Smith has a fine expressive voice, can write solid, accessible material and has surrounded herself with great players from Miles Black and Phil Dwyer to producer/guitarist Pat Coleman. Radio will go nuts trying to categorize her but this is good stuff. B” John P. McLaughlin – The Province, Feb 6th, 2007
Marisha Devoin- Marisha has toured the world in cruise ship orchestras and lounge bands, worked steadily as a studio recording session musician including tracks on David Gogo and Sara-Jeanne Hosie albums. Marisha has performed in numerous musical theatre productions with notable companies such as Arts Club Theatre, Chemainus Theatre
Al Medcalf- A professional musician for his entire life, Alan has performed on stage, TV, radio and recordings. During the last 15 years he has also focused on teaching privately and for seminars and classrooms. Styles taught by Alan include classic rock, jazz, roots, country and classical, plus music history and advanced theory for all genres. Al has sat on many music industry boards & committees and has an extensive background as a production manager, adjudicator, audio engineer and artist manager.
Performance credits include country artists Patricia Conroy & Carolyn Dawn Johnson, Canadian folk icon Valdy and drummer John Densmore (Doors). Al has also recently played for several productions of the stage show "A Closer Walk with Patsy Cline". He has also been the production manager for various concerts featuring Steve Miller, Bad Company, Chilliwack, The Odds & Doucette. Al has also been touring with the Johnny Cash tribute “Big River” for some time.
"My Daughter and I attended last night's Ukulele Intro Night and had such a great time and met a wonderful group of talented ukulele artists.Such an amazing and wonderful musical group collaboration; we had a blast last night. Excellent ukulele music, great crowd, fresh coffee and biscotti. Thank you to the two gentlemen and the lady that hosted the venue and all your hard work, to make this night a memorable one; your amazing! We will be back!"