The Smokin' Joes
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The Smokin' Joes

Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada | Established. Jan 01, 2017

Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Established on Jan, 2017
Band Rock Blues Rock


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The Smokin' Joes @ Silver Heights Restaurant

Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada


The best kept secret in music


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Released: Darkness

Upcoming releases: Monkeys On My Back; My Charleswood Home; Wrongful Ways; Bear The Seed; Drinkin At The River; Driving Up Through The Skies



THE SMOKIN' JOES are a Canadian rock/blues band formed in 2017 in Winnipeg, Manitoba. The members are Mike McNeil (vocals/guitar), Lyle Brown (drums/percussion) and Robyn Wilton (bass).

Lyle Brown started playing drums when he was 8 years old. He‘s Certified in Industrial Electronics and is a veteran audio engineer working as soundguy with 100‘s of bands and touring with bands like T.C. Smasher, Laker Band, The Guess Who and Blackie and The Rodeo Kings. Lyle is well respected in the music industry and has his own recording studio Dark Ness Studio in Winnipeg. Lyle played drums with multiple bands and musicians over the past few decades before forming the NORTHFIELD band and THE SMOKIN' JOES.

Mike played guitar for 17 years in IDLE KING and PETTY AND THE CORPORATE before joining Lyle in NORTHFIELD and then later in THE SMOKIN' JOES. Lyle and Mike enjoy a collaborative writing relationship with Lyle saying "we‘re on the same page".

Robyn plays bass in THE SMOKIN' JOES. He‘s played bass for 14 years and is also a drummer. Robyn played with the bands SLO-MOJO, BROTHERS OF STONE, PORNOCRACY and RECOVERED before joining THE SMOKIN' JOES.

The three sealed their blood brotherhood by cutting their middle fingers with a string said to come from the guitar of Elmore James :)

The group is influenced by various kinds of music including early rock and roll, southern rock, metal, blues, folk, jazz and indigenous. Some inspiration has come from Rory Gallagher, Deep Purple, Gary Moore, Greg Allman, David Gilmour, Led Zepplin and Lenard Skynard.

THE SMOKIN' JOES have become well known for their classic blues musician style of dress and strong musicianship. They have an image that works well at blues festivals or themed events. You see them enter the stage and think you know what you‘ll get, but THE SMOKIN' JOES have their own unique sound and play original music. They are not a cover band.

Currently, THE SMOKIN' JOES have 7 original songs they are performing. They are touring their original work and honing their sound while working in Dark Ness Studio on a 12 song album. Recently they released "Darkness". You can find Darkness on CD Baby and also watch the video on Facebook and Youtube. Each song will be released for purchase online as they are recorded.



Upcoming releases:

Monkeys On My Back

My Charleswood Home

Wrongful Ways

Bear The Seed

Drinkin At The River

Driving Up Through The Skies

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