Reviewed by Lorrie Holmes
We All Have Read Heartsby The Smile Band
Today we are very excited to introduce you to a very talented group of young ladies who make up an all-girls band that has gained a lot of momentum across Greater Vancouver for the past few years. At such a tender young age, they have already gained much attention performing at many schools and charity events across Greater Vancouver. They give new meaning to the term triple threat, each playing their own instrument at live events, sharing their beautiful voices, and now, even writing their own material with an album of 8 original songs soon to be released.
Band manager, Terry Tarmitage explains, “Our story starts at the end of a school year a few years back when, as a music teacher, I was working with my students on our year end recital. Like every other year, I was preparing my students for this event and Avery was a guitar student of mine at the time. She brought her sister along to perform in the recital. When I heard them sing together, I new they had something special. I have worked with young bands in the past and I thought it would be interesting to explore the avenue of an all-girls band. Avery ,Veronica and Nikita are very much in sync with each other. They are willing to work hard to obtain their goals as musicians and give greatly and freely back to the community.” Terry pauses then continues, “We are very proud of these young girls – for they might have their ‘Heads in the Stars‘ but they also have their feet firmly planted on the ground. We are sure that with their determination and desire, they are destined for great things.” Heads In The Stars is the name of their new 8 song original CD that will soon be released. When asked where we can find this album, Terry explains, “We have just finished recording and mixing all the songs so it hasn’t been released yet. It will be ready by spring break and made available on Spotify, iTunes, and many other digital platforms. We will also have CD’s available to be purchased at our shows, along with USB sticks. Fans will also be able to contact us through our website and on Facebook to download or order a copy of our album. To get the CD out there, we will only charge $5.00 plus shipping, so the price is good!”
OUR REViEW OF RED HEARTS
I was so thrilled to receive the invitation from Terry to review this song for Valentine’s Day. It’s the perfect message and therefore the only one I want to share today because it captures everything that I would love Valentine’s Day to be about – us all being the same inside and all having red hearts which represents our capacity to love: beautiful message and very powerful. The lyrics are heartfelt and poignant and insightful for their age. We do all have red hearts and we are all the same on the inside regardless of how different and diverse we might be on the outside. Well said girls. And well expressed with your recording and music video. The vocals, harmonies, and overall musicality is very thought and heart provoking and of course, catchy, like all your other songs! These girls are both musicians and performers and I am always impressed to see them play their instruments with such ease when I catch them perform live, and am in awe with how in sync they are with each other as such young performers. The video is a really nice way to reminisce about all the work they’ve done in the community and how many people they have touched. These girls are showing a lot of confidence to be leaders and I am excited to see how far they have come over the last two years and believe they have the chops to do some great things with their music. They have a voice as songwriters and performers. Great work Smile Band, and thank you for sharing your hearts with us today!
Now, let’s hear from the Smile Band and see what they have to say.
Thanks again Smile Band, for asking us to review this beautiful song and music video. It was a pleasure visiting your studio and we look forward to staying in touch to see what you get up to next. We will certainly let your followers know when your album is ready and review many of your songs! And don’t forget, this band is available for bookings. All you need to do is contact their manager, Terry, by visiting their website or other social media platforms – all contact links can be found at the end of this story.