Often described as the 'real deal' (whatever that means), every Porchlight Smoker show is different and no song is ever performed quite the same way twice. They play a varied and at times virtuoso repertoire that mixes self-penned works with covers made very much their own. A range of instruments, including banjo, guitar, lapsteel, stand-up bass and mandolin, even clarinet, accompany the band's trademark four-part vocal harmonies.
Porchlight Smoker's live gigs show off the band’s multi-national songwriting talents, with Scott Smith, from Wichita, Kansas, bringing his extensive knowledge of the American folk tradition, Scotsman Steve Bell’s Celtic folk influence, and London born Fred Gregory’s well, very English identity all combining to form the band’s unique and exciting sound.
Scott Smith – Guitar, lapsteel, banjo, harmonica, mandolin, clarinet and vocal
Steve Bell – Banjo, guitar, harmonica, mandolin and vocal
Fred Gregory – Guitar, mandolin and vocal
Scott Warman – Stand-up bass, glockenspiel and vocal
Tim Cotterell – Fiddle
Theseus Gerrard – Percussion
Brian Powell – Guitar
Clare Nicolas – Accordion