On Friday the 21st January, Smokie and its entire community worldwide said our final goodbye to Terry.
Steve, Martin and Mick now feel it’s the right time to make a statement…………
The passing of a band member gives us a great deal to think about.
It is with immeasurable grief we acknowledge that Terry is no longer with us.
Considering the feelings of Terry’s family, we also take into account the feelings of our fans worldwide and take onboard some of their wishes.
At this moment in time, and with the blessing of Lisa and Holly, Terry’s daughters,
we feel that the right thing to do Is to be honourable in our business dealings (something we are well known for in the music business) with promoters, theatres and various venues that have supported us in the past. It is important that we protect our integrity by honouring contracts and commitments until the end of this year 2022.
During the year, we shall have plenty of opportunities to talk to fans and get their feelings on what they would like to see happen with Smokie. It’s also extremely important to the remaining band members to uphold the memory of our brother and best friend Terry.
So, along with our new singer Pete Lincoln and Luke Bullard on bass duties, we remain grateful and optimistic.
We shall make a promise to promoters, fans, and all concert goers who currently hold tickets for postponed concerts, that “We shall bring you a Smokie concert that you will not only enjoy, but certainly remember”
We will also work hard to make sure that we perform in a manner that Terry would be proud.
Sadly, we continue to live and work in strange times, with uncertainty still present.
However, we shall keep you informed when we can, regarding all upcoming shows.
Lots of love to you all
Steve, Martin and Mick