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Smiley Blind is a 3 piece band that can cover any Blues/Rock event you may have. They have been performing in the Nashville, Tennessee and surrounding areas since March 2001. They recently (Aug 24, 2012) opened up the "Hot August Blues Festival" in Aurora, KY, Kenlake State Park. This is the longest running blues festival in the state of Kentucky hosting almost 10,000 people. UPDATE: Smiley Blind has been asked back to the "Hot August Blues Festival" again this year, (Aug 24, 2013.)
The band, locally dubbed, "The Biggest Little Band In Tennessee" mainly because of their sound and songlist. Although, there are only three members, they sound as big as any 4-5 piece band. You won't believe your ears! Smiley Blind features members; Russ Harkins, Lead Guitar/Synthesizer/Vocals; Jamie Pruner, 4-5 string Bass Guitar/Stand Up Bass Guitar/Vocals; and Nick Distefano, Drums/Vocals. They cover about 200 songs ranging from 60s-70s-80s Clasic/Southern Rock to Classic Mowtown Soul/Memphis, Chicago New Orleans Blues and deliver all styles mentioned with precision.
In this cynical world we live in today, it seems statistics is all that matters.... Not so, what really matters is... Will my friends and I enjoy the music and sound I'm gonna get from the band I've chosen for my event? Do the band members really care about the music they're playing for me, and are they committed to being sincere, professional and attentive to my needs at the time? All in all, there's only one right answer... Yes! Smiley Blind gives their promise, no, their solemn vow that you will be entertained and you will enjoy what you hear and see when you contract this band.
They are the real deal! Complete with pro sound and lights to accomodate up to a 1500 people event.
They have performed in clubs, bars, bike rallies, blues festivals, concerts, opening acts, wedding receptions, private parties and are currently under contract for the third year in a row with World Champion Productions, two very prestigious Ballroom Dance Clubs in the Nashville area.
Whatever your event, "Smiley Blind" should be a strong consideration. Their goal, "Let us make your event our event!"
Russ Harkins, Mgr
Smiley Blind Band