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.

Porchlight Smoker 

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


Guest Musicians

Tim Cotterell – Fiddle                        

Theseus Gerrard – Percussion

Brian Powell – Guitar

Clare Nicolas – Accordion