It was through The Sydney Conservatorium that the lads met, where many of Australia’s finest musicians have come through (The Presets/Iva Davies). Out of a love for records and playing the blues, the idea for the band was birthed as the lads played years of gigs in warehouse parties, underground bars and clubs around Sydney.
The name Smile Don’t Smile plays with the paradox of true thoughts and feelings; it’s an awareness of what’s inside, when faced with social pressures on the outside. Or conversely, expressing yourself on the outside, though feeling the exact opposite within.
|November 8, 2018 10:45 pm||Brass Monkey|