Dawson Smith

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Based in Leicester, UK for over twenty years, Dawson Smith is originally from South Wales and has a well earned reputation for fronting great bands and rockin' venues all over the UK and beyond. Dawson first made his name as the frontman / songwriter of blues rockers The Healers during the 90's.

Following The Healers split, Dawson recorded two successful solo albums, Valley Boy (2002) and The River Road (2005). Plenty of gigging followed, playing with a flexible band line up. In 2005 Dawson put together THE DISSENTERS with the intention of forming his dream 'road band' able to deliver the type of drivin' swamp blues, roots and Americana bar room rock & roll that has always been the backdrop to Dawson's distinctive songs. Now there is a new album on the way: 'Took The Night' is a collection of 11 brand new Dawson songs, recorded with The Dissenters and a host of guest musicians, and tonight celebrates its launch. Special guests making an appearance and featuring on the album include Sally Barker, Mick Ridgway, Lee Spreadbury, Caroline O'Donnell, Talulah Blue, Gaz Birtles and the Mexicali Brass.

Dawson Smith & The Dissenters have built an enviable reputation as a smokin' live band and always provide a great night out. Expect hard-rocking bar room blues and some classic rock 'n' roll, courtesy of his band the Dissenters, featuring the red hot Howard Smith on lead and slide guitar, Steve Cooke on bass and Graham Summers on drums.

Dawson Smith

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