Dakota Smile [Pop / Rock / Acoustic, 4 piece]
Having heard about this band for a while now, I actually got to see and hear them at my daughter's 18th birthday party. They were superb. They had myself and my youngest busting moves and singing along. They really 'rocked' and the songs were chosen well. Til we meet again, thank you Dakota Smile.Tuesday 10 January 2017
Many thanks Suzie, That was a great party and we are so pleased you all enjoyed it. Hope to see you again soon xx
I had the pleasure of watching this band and then sitting in with them at The Glenn Club. Professional, entertaining, with a rocking repertoire, this band is well worth getting along to see when they're playing near you.
Jez Arden-WhiteWednesday 8 April 2015
Just a quick message to say how much your band has come on since the first time I saw? Good songs,well played and sung together with great audience participation. Good stuff!!
Terry ChapmanSaturday 7 March 2015
Thanks so much Terry :-) that's high praise indeed :-))
Having seen this band a couple of times in 'practise sessions', I was very impressed by their 3-set gig extravaganza at their 'home' pub (unfortunately only being able to see the first 2 sets). Since that very first time (with a line-up change), they have improved in leaps and bounds driven by their enthusiasm to provide a superb night's entertainment with self-critical professionalism.
Their repertoire spans 5 decades with a variety of styles from original 60's Rock/Roll: "Honky Tonk Women" - The Rolling Stones & "Bad Moon Rising" - Creedence Clearwater Revival, through to 70's "All Right Now" - Free, 80's Classic Rock: Queen's - "Crazy Little Thing Called Love" & "I Want To Break Free", 90's Pop/Rock Oasis - "She's Electric" & 00's Bluesy Alternative Rock - "Chasing Cars" by Snow Patrol.
Being a Queen Fan, this was 'music to my ears' and had me 'seat-bopping' along for most of the night. I also very much enjoyed "All Over Now" by 'The Stones', though the speciality for me was "Black Velvet" by Alannah Myles - a very difficult track (nigh on perfectly sung) in that Southern Blues/Rock meld style.
Although, having had to leave early, I am unable to comment on any of the band's 3rd set songs, my overall view was that the set-list got progressively 'rockier' with the occasional 'oddball' thrown in to keep everyone guessing, so my expectation would have been for this trend to continue. What I can say, however, is that I feel vaguely cheated at having missed out on the enjoyment of hearing one of my personal favourites in the band's final, also signature, song "Dakota" by the Stereophonics.
The venue, though lacking a little in attendance, is still a very decent pub, serving a reasonable ale, and there was plenty of dancing and merriment from the locals, so I am greatly looking forward to Dakota Smile's next gig and expect them to be warmly received.
Rock on guys & gals!
Cliff H.Wednesday 18 February 2015
Wow! Thanks a million Cliff. We are so glad you enjoyed the gig and blown away by this awesome review. We will look forward to seeing you again soon :-)
We heard about your band and decided to make a point of calling in to see you. The place was packed and you had everybody dancing and singing along. We thought it was brilliant. well done guys.
Mick and ChrisMonday 25 August 2014
Thanks Mick and Chris! A loved playing for you :-) x