Steve Smith & The Nakeds

Steve Smith & The Nakeds

BandR&BAdult Contemporary

Steve Smith and the Nakeds have a thirty year history, performing in concerts, clubs, and special events all over the United States and Canada, including occasional dates with E Street Band alumni Clarence Clemons and Nils Lofgren.

Biography

Band Bio

Steve Smith and the Nakeds have a thirty-three year history, performing
in concerts, clubs, and special events all over the United States and Canada, including occasional dates with E Street Band alumni Clarence Clemons
and Nils Lofgren. In 1994, they performed with Clarence Clemons for President Bill Clinton at his Health Care Rally in Washington, D.C.

The ten-man unit consists of a four-piece rhythm section, a five-piece brass section, and a lead vocalist. The members are Steve Smith, lead vocals; Ed Vallee, guitar/vocals; Frank Shanley, bass guitar; Joe Groves, drums & percussion; Frank Rapone, piano/Hammond B3 /vocals; Chris Schwartz, trombone; Steven DeCurtis, trumpet/flugelhorn; Jaime Rodrigues, alto sax; Dave Bolender, tenor sax; and Thomas “T.J.” Schwartz, baritone sax.

Steve Smith and the Nakeds released their compact disc entitled “Never Say Never” in the year 2000. Steve Smith, lead vocalist for the band, spearheaded the year-long recording project as the executive producer, along with co-producer and recording engineer, Phil Greene.

Clarence Clemons’ unmistakably evocative tenor sax is featured on several tracks including “Don’t Walk Away”, his original contribution to this collection. Other featured selections include three new original songs written exclusively for the Nakeds by E Street Band guitarist Nils Lofgren.

Twelve more superbly written and performed original compositions are included on this disc, the majority of them written by various members of the Nakeds band, along with two songs previously recorded by other notable performing artists. The styles of music represented on this recording range from R&B to Rock-and-Roll, and soulful R&B ballads.

All correspondence:
Bonehead Productions.
P O Box 17324
Smithfield, RI 02917
Tel: (401) 232-1031
Fax: (401) 233-2543
Email: thenakeds@thenakeds.com

Discography

Steve Smith and The Nakeds
"Coming To A Theatre Near You"
2002 Bonehead Music, Inc. (independent)

Steve Smith and The Nakeds
CD Single - "America, The Proud, The Free"
2002 Still Huge Publishing SHP 21402 (independent)

Steve Smith and The Nakeds
"Never Say Never"
2000 Still Huge Publishing SHP 42900 (independent)

All tracks are downloadable MP3 format, available on www.thenakeds.com and most other major points of purchase on the global internet.

Set List

Typical set is 75 minutes in length and consists of a mixture of covers and originals, depending upon the venue. Our extensive repertoire of covers permits us provide a great degree of variety. Please visit the Nakeds website for a list of some of the cover material and for audio samples of our originals. Our covers are subject to change, as we are continually adding new songs to the list.