We are giving away a pair of tickets to see Left Hand Smoke @ Highway 99 Blues Club on Friday April 26, 2013. To win, comment on this post why you would like to attend. Winner will be drawn and emailed on Friday, April 26th.
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Highway99 Blues Club
1414 Alaskan Way, Seattle, WA
(206) 382-2171, More info: highway99blues.com
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Their song “Shine On Everything” was just featured on the t.v. show Grey’s Anatomy.
Fronted by brothers Ben Mish, a piano phenom with a soulful voice and a raucous performance approach, and Will Mish, a guitar wizard who has earned critical nods for his unfathomable talent and innate sense of melody and blues, and flanked by Irish-born multi-talented rhythm guitarist Ronan O’Mahony, a childhood friend and co-songwriter, and the inimitable stick-man Andrew Cloutier on drums, Left Hand Smoke brews up a blend of neo-soul and rock that is steeped in tradition, yet entirely original and fresh.
Their self-titled debut took the West Coast by surprise, earning rave reviews in publications like LA’s Radio & Record, and newspapers around the coast. Immediately, things began to happen for the band. Within months of the album’s release, four songs off the record were licensed for network television, including “Blues Eyes Shining” which wound up on the hit show ER. The song “Step Outside” (featuring Death Cab for Cutie’s Jason McGerr) garnered major airplay from Seattle’s AAA format KMTT 103.7 FM The Mountain, vaulting the band from club act to headliner in major performance venues. The album went on to receive many gold stars: album of the year in West Coast Performer Magazine, Top 10 in the Amazon.com rock charts, and the single “Step Outside” was a top 10 request for 103.7 FM (a live version of the song was featured on the stations popular On the Mountain 6 compilation alongside Tom Waits, Counting Crows, David Gray, and others). Capitalizing on this momentum, the band hit the road, building a loyal following with its now-renowned live show.
They’ve headlined the Backyard Stage at Seattle’s famous Bumbershoot Festival; opened for Maroon 5 in arenas during their Northwest leg of the national John Mayer/Maroon 5 tour; opened for Eddie Vedder, Mike McCready & Stone Gossard of Pearl Jam at Benaroya Hall; on a repeat bill the following year, Pearl Jam guitarist Mike McCready joined LHS on stage for a cover of the Stones’ “Sympathy for the Devil. Their song “Down the Road” was licensed by Pangolin Pictures for use on the Discovery Channel; and the band was voted Seattle’s Best Pop/Rock Band by readers of the Seattle Weekly.
Left Hand Smoke’s music combines the catchy hooks and soulful melodies with the straight-head r&b rock & roll for which the band has become known.