Hugh Lynches Bar, Spirit of Smokie

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Date(s) - 26/10/2019 - 27/10/2019
9:00 pm - 1:00 am

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Lynches

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The Spirit of Smokie appears live at Hugh Lynch’s Tullamore on Sat October 26th 2019

bringing their hits of the 70’s and 80’s along with new

material to an audience young and old

Originating from Bradford, England the first line up was formed

by school friends Chris Norman, Ron Kelly and Alan Silson. In

July 1975, after several name changes and recording contracts

Smokie had a top-five UK hit with ‘If you think you know how to

love me’. Further success followed with a total of 15 top 20 hits

including ‘Living Next door to Alice’ which was No. 1 in Germany

for nine weeks other hits including “Don’t Play Your Rock ‘n’ Roll

to Me,” “Lay Back in the Arms of Someone”, “Oh Carol”, “Mexican Girl”, “Needles

And Pins”, sold in excess of 40 million records worldwide.

Disaster struck the band on 19th March 1995. Travelling home

from a concert in terrible weather conditions, the bus carrying

the band crashed. Alan Barton, the band’s lead singer and

guitarist was taken to hospital in Cologne (Koln) where his

injuries proved to be fatal. He lost his battle to stay alive on

the 23rd March 1995 aged 42, Alan Barton’s son Dean now takes the

lead vocal role in the spirit of Smokie. For a night of pure nostalgia get along to

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