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Moods: Featuring Guitar Pop: Pop/Rock Rock: Americana Rock: Rock & Roll Rock: 70's Rock

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The Great Affairs

Our story begins in California's first "earthquake-proof" hospital.....

Salinas, CA, May 20th, nineteen hundred and something or other, Denny Smith, the man who would become the voice and visionary of this thing now known as The Great Affairs was born, the son of a U.S. military policeman and grocery store clerk. Once out of the service, Denny's father relocated the family to Central Illinois, where a steady diet of FM radio and records pilfered from his uncle's closely guarded collection of classics, coupled with the requisite indiscretions of youth, would provide a wellspring of inspiration for the burgeoning songwriter in later years. The gift of an electric guitar at 15 sealed the deal, and his fate.

Landing in Nashville, after a fairly successful stint in Los Angeles left him somewhat disillusioned with the music industry, Denny spent a few years regrouping, playing regionally with a few acts, and making a name for himself, all the while searching for the elusive "sound" and the players he would need to make it.

Patrick Miller, a longtime friend and musical collaborator, brings to the table a style rooted in his love of the blues and decades of British pop, favoring a slide and his trusty Les Paul. While his ultimate quest will find him succeeding Daniel Craig as the next James Bond, for now he is content to be the soul of The Great Affairs.

Matt Andersen, who only needs four strings and his Black Crowes bootlegs to survive, will regale you with his commentary on obscure jazz records and his latest B-movie discoveries, but is perhaps most valuable as the band's audio/video documentarian and resident "beer snob".

Finally, Tim Good, the band's academic, with a degree in Folklore/Ethnomusicology(that he applies almost daily), is especially vital to the band at the composition level, bringing a unique perspective to the "feel" of each tune, often turning a standard progression completely on it's ear simply by shifting gears unpredictably. Keeper of the "stache", and an all-around nice guy, Tim is a mystery that continues to unfold.

But that's the LONG story.......

The short story, and all you really need to know, is that the The Great Affairs is a rock n' roll band in love with pop songs. With nods to everyone from Tom Petty & Butch Walker, to U2 and Kings Of Leon, their affection for great songwriting goes hand in hand with their desire to capture your heart with just a single line, only to never let go, the way that one great lyric you just can't shake gets you every time.

Ladies and gentlemen, The Great Affairs.