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The Smiths United

Saint Clair Shores, Michigan, United States | SELF

Saint Clair Shores, Michigan, United States | SELF
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"Christopher George of the Smiths United"

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"The Smiths United"

Wishing you could see the legendary band The Smiths and lead singer Morrissey live just one more time? Ore perhaps, you would just like to hear their music live for the first time? Thought the opportunity to see The Smiths and Morrissey live has passed, Michigan offers its very own Smiths and Morrissey tribute band. The Smiths United are the only band in Michigan dedicated to playing music from the Smiths and their legendary front man, Morrissey. The Smiths United is a collective of five loyal Smiths fans that are devoted to reproducing the sound of the trailblazing band. The band has made a name for themselves, finding a unique niche to fit into. - Real Detroit Weekly

"Panic On The Streets Of Ferndale!"

Panic on the Streets of Ferndale! The Smiths United with special guest FUR, Telecollision, and DJ’s Mikey and Zumby from Strangeways Radio all in one place at The Magic Bag in Ferndale, MI.

Another great show from The Smiths United as I do photography for them the shows keep growing. Chris the lead singer of The Smiths United mentioned that it has been one year for the group and they made it to The Magic Bag in Ferndale, MI as a headliner. Now they are setting the bar higher and stronger for there second year and from the showing of the crowd they are on their way.

Strangeways Radio has been teaming up with The Smiths United for most shows. Take the time to take a look at there Facebook page don’t forget to jump over to the site as well for much more .

The opening bands also added to the great night starting off with Telecollision as they played the crowd began to grow as FUR went on The Magic Bag was filling up as more people make there way to the front. Then The Smiths United took to the stage which brought everyone to the front of the stage.

Well here are some photos from the night more to come later. I hope they inspire you to go take a look at the site of The Smiths United, FUR, Telecollision, And Strangeways Radio. Go find a date for a show all three bands are worth cheeking out. I know I will be seeing more of all three bands see you there. - Kenneth Pasternak

"Concert Review: The Smiths United"

I've been anticipating a lot of shows this summer, but this show was one that I had at the top of my list. It's not everyday you get the chance to hear the Smiths United at a bigger setting with a huge crowd of Smiths fans loving and dancing to every minute of it. So, when the show actually happened Friday night, I'm happy to report that in addition to a tremendous set by The Smiths United there were a few other surprises in store for me.

Unfortunately, I arrived at the show a bit late because Telecollision were already close to wrapping up what must have been an incredible set. The lead singer, Nicole, with impressive vocals was backed by a blaze of shoegaze rock that I kicked myself more than once over not having left my house sooner. The good news is they have an ep out, "Bubbles" that is going to get lots of play on my iPod. I was also able to get this video of the last track that shows their amazing musicianship, but lacks Nicole's wonderful singing.
Fur was next and is a band I've been meaning to go out and see for sometime now. They have a dark retro post punk sound that adds their own modern touch to it that may put them in a similar set of bands like White Lies, Editors and others but Fur manage to have their own identity being backed by a strong lead and songs that are a bit edgier and darker than any dance song has a right to. I'll definitely be checking out more of their upcoming shows. Here's a video of them I took that came from in the middle of their set.
ome might call me a Smiths United groupie because I've been to been to most their shows and up front dancing ecstatically while they play. But, give me some leeway, because the Smiths were my favorite band since I was a teen and I never got the chance to see them live so seeing the Smiths United is the closest I'll get. However, the real deal is, the Smiths United are probably better to see live than any Smiths gig because they play some tracks the Smiths wouldn't touch live like "Reel Around the Fountain" and they throw in all the best Morrissey solo tracks.
This was a special night for the band as this was their largest show yet and they played it with a certain ferocity and polish that comes from their devotion to getting the Smiths sound with their own added touch just right. They played around 20 songs, including an encore of "Barbarism Begins At Home" with an extended ending of each of them leaving the stage individually and the crowd with sore feet from dancing the last hour and a half. Here's a video from the night of the Smiths United performing "This Charming Man." I have 4 other tunes from the night you can watch on my YouTube channel. - Motor City Blog

"URGH! A Detroit Music War!"

As many of you know we had plans to show the original Urgh! film Thursday, May 12th at the now infamous Burton Theatre. In a quick turn of events Burton was forced to close last week (but have no fear, you know our favorite independent movie house will be back in some capacity.)

But we refuse to be defeated! So, pull on your face, pull on your feet, pull on your pout...URGH! A Music War is playing Thursday May 19th @ The Park Bar in Detroit and is being sponsored by Burton Theatre! Immediately following the film will be a live set by THE SMITHS UNITED - a tribute band formed of 5 loyal Smiths/Morrissey fans. Dedicated musicians that do their best to re-produce the early alternative sound of Manchester's finest, The Smiths and Morrissey.

See the facebook page for all the details:

Let the sultry crooning and jingle jangle wash over you and tell me Morrissey isn't doing a double take right now! - Kickstarter!





The Smiths United is a tribute band formed of 5 loyal Smiths/Morrissey fans. They are dedicated musicians that do their best to re-produce the early alternative sound of Manchester's finest, The Smiths and Morrissey.

The Smiths United has been playing regional live shows for since 2010.