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Simon Smith has been the drummer with several British Indie rock bands, most notably The Wedding Present from Leeds. A drummer is a musician who plays the drums, particularly the drum kit, marching percussion, or hand drums. ... Indie rock is a subgenre of rock music often used to refer to bands that are on small independent record labels or that arent on labels at all. ... The Wedding Present is a rock group from Leeds, the United Kingdom, that was formed in 1984 from the ashes of the Lost Pandas. ... Leeds is a city in the metropolitan borough of the City of Leeds in West Yorkshire in the north of England. ...

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Career

Simon Smith started out briefly as a member of The Chorus with Peter Solowka, who also became a member of The Wedding Present. The Chorus released tracks on the AAZ record label from 1983 to 1985 including the 7" double A side single "These Stones" / "Diamond Mine". Movie poster for Les Choristes Les Choristes (Chorists) also called as The Chorus in English, is a 2004 musical film directed by Christophe Barratier. ... 1983 (MCMLXXXIII) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the year. ... In music, a single is a short (usually ten minutes or less*) record, usually featuring one or two tracks as A-side, often accompanied by several B-sides, usually remixes or other songs. ...


Smith left The Chorus to join stable mates The Sinister Cleaners in 1985, replacing the drum machine that had featured on their earlier releases. Smith released 3 12" EPs with The Sinister Cleaners and toured the UK and Europe with them from 1985 to 1987. Smith left The Sinister Cleaners to join The Wedding Present as drummer, working briefly with Sinister Cleaner Len Liggins and Pete Solowka in The Wedding Present offshoot band The Ukrainians. This article is about the year. ... A Boss DR-202 Drum Machine A drum machine is an electronic musical instrument designed to imitate the sound of drums and/or other percussion instruments. ... The 12-inch [30 cm] single gramophone record gained popularity with the advent of disco music in the 1970s. ... World map showing Europe Europe is conventionally considered one of the seven continents which, in this case, is more a cultural and political distinction than a physiogeographic one. ... This article is about the year. ... 1987 (MCMLXXXVII) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


The Wedding Present went on standby in 1997 and its members drifted apart. Band leader David Gedge tried a number of times to get the band back together in this line-up, but Smith and bassist Jayne Lockey expressed little interest. Gedge has since restarted the band with a different rhythm section. 1997 (MCMXCVII in Roman) is a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... David Gedge is the driving force behind bands The Wedding Present and Cinerama. ... A bassist is a musician who plays a double bass or electric bass (also referred to as bass guitar). ... Rhythm section refers to the musicians whose primary jobs in a jazz or popular music band or ensemble is to establish the rhythm of a song or musical piece, often via repeated riffs or ostinati. ...


Smith was also a member of Cha Cha Cohen, who got together in 1994 and have featured members from the UK, Australia and the USA. Cha Cha Cohen released records on the Chemikal Underground Records label. Cha Cha Cohen is a band formed in 1994 by 3 members of The Wedding Present — Keith Gregory, Paul Dorrington and Simon Smith. ... 1994 (MCMXCIV in Roman) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International year of the Family. ... Chemikal Underground is an independent record label set up in 1994 by Glasgow rock band The Delgados. ...


Discography

With The Wedding Present

UK singles

  1. Why Are You Being So Reasonable Now? (Reception 1988)
  2. Давні Часи/Davni Chasy (promo, Reception 1988/RCA 1989)
  3. Kennedy (RCA 1989)
  4. Brassneck (RCA 1990)
  5. 3 Songs EP (RCA 1990)
  6. Dalliance (RCA 1991)
  7. Lovenest (RCA 1991)
  8. Blue Eyes (RCA 1992)
  9. Go-Go Dancer (RCA 1992)
  10. Three (RCA 1992)
  11. Silver Shorts (RCA 1992)
  12. Come Play with Me (RCA 1992)
  13. California (RCA 1992)
  14. Flying Saucer (RCA 1992)
  15. Boing! (RCA 1992)
  16. Loveslave (RCA 1992)
  17. Sticky (RCA 1992)
  18. The Queen of Outer Space (RCA 1992)
  19. No Christmas (RCA 1992)
  20. Yeah Yeah Yeah Yeah Yeah (Island 1994)
  21. It's a Gas (Island 1994)
  22. Sucker (no label 1995)
  23. 2, 3, Go (Cooking Vinyl 1996)
  24. Montreal (Cooking Vinyl 1997)

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Albums

  1. Українські Виступи в Івана Піла (compilation album, RCA 1989)
  2. Bizarro (RCA 1989)
  3. Seamonsters (RCA 1991)
  4. Hit Parade 1 (compilation, RCA 1992)
  5. Hit Parade 2 (compilation, RCA 1992)
  6. Peel Sessions 1987-1990 (compilation, Strange Fruit 1993)
  7. Watusi (Island 1994)
  8. Mini (Cooking Vinyl 1995)
  9. Saturnalia (Cooking Vinyl 1996)
  10. Evening Sessions 1986-1994 (compilation, Strange Fruit 1997)
  11. John Peel Sessions 1992-1995 (compilation, Cooking Vinyl 1998)
  12. Singles 1995-1997 (compilation, Cooking Vinyl 1999)
  13. Singles 1989-1991 (compilation, Manifesto 1999)
  14. The Hit Parade (2CD compilation, Camden Deluxe 2003)

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