Dreaded Sunny Day

Dreaded Sunny Day


Dreaded Sunny Day is a Washington, DC-based band playing the music of The Smiths, one of the most influential indie acts of the 1980s. The band's upbeat and witty shows feature well-known songs, fan favorites, and obscurities in an electric or acoustic format.


The eclectic group that makes up Dreaded Sunny Day is comprised of seasoned musicians who have performed in various original bands throughout the east coast and found a shared passion for the music of The Smiths, a band that has long inspired each of them. By day each has a professional calling ranging from bike racing and 3D animation to Arabic translation and sound engineering, but in their off-hours this foursome makes up one of the definitive tributes to the premiere British indie band of the 1980s.


Set List

Dreaded Sunny Day's repertoire is comprised of a rotating selection of 30-40 songs originally recorded by The Smiths.

A typical set list runs 45-60 minutes, and includes but is not limited to the following songs:

1. Hand in Glove
2. Girl Afraid
3. This Charming Man
4. Shoplifters of the World Unite
5. There is a Light and it Never Goes Out
6. Bigmouth Strikes Again
7. Is it Really So Strange?
8. Sweet and Tender Hooligans
9. London
10. Panic
11. William, It was Really Nothing
12. Heaven Knows I'm Miserable Now
13. Ask
14. These Things Take Time
15. Rubber Ring
16. Please Please Please Let Me Get What I Want
17. Still Ill
18. What Difference Does it Make?
19. Handsome Devil
20. Headmaster Ritual
21. I Want the One I Can't Have
22. Nowhere Fast
23. Well I Wonder
24. Barbarism Begins at Home
25. Frankly Mr. Shankly
26. Cemetary Gates
27. The Boy with the Thorn in His Side
28. Some Girls are Bigger than Others
29. Girlfriend in a Coma