Sharp act due to play Belper

Howard Smith and the Razors
Howard Smith and the Razors

HOWARD Smith and the Razors are a Midlands-based band which has been playing a broad range of blues based material – much traditional and much self penned - over the last 15 years.

There have been several different Razors line ups, but the band has always been fronted by the mighty Howard Smith who is a really ace guitarist with some very interesting facial contortions! He is currently backed by a new but extremely solid rhythm section in Bugsy on bass and Cozy on drums. Add to the mix Howard’s plaintive but authentic bluesy voice and you have a blues band par excellence.

They have been described as “tight as hell and loose as the proverbial goose and always an exciting proposition live” and going on past performances in The Top Bar we would wholeheartedly agree with that statement.

Happily they are returning to Belper after a lengthy absence so expect another absolutely brilliant night of music when BelperMusicAndArts brings the band to The Top Bar @ The Queens Head, Chesterfield Road, Belper on Saturday, December 3.

Doors open at 8.15pm for a 9pm start and it’s £6 admission on the door for a night of blistering blues.