The Great Affairs | The 2019 Sessions, Vol. 1

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The 2019 Sessions, Vol. 1

by The Great Affairs

While they may have cut their teeth on KISS and The Black Crowes, or Queen and Humble Pie, The Great Affairs simultaneously draw from the Pop well of such ‘80s icons as Rick Springfield and Bon Jovi, juxtaposing these elements with the sound of more contemporary acts like The Gaslight Anthem, Butch Walker, and The Stereophonics, to offer up the kind of sweaty, gimmick-free, big guitar anthems that'll rattle your brain, just as easily as they might slip into lonesome troubadour mode and soothe your soul.
Genre: Rock: Americana
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Album Notes
THE GREAT AFFAIRS are:
Denny Smith: vocals, rhythm & lead guitars, harmonica, piano
Patrick Miller: lead & rhythm guitar, vocals
Matt Andersen: bass, vocals
Kenny Wright: vocals, drums, percussion

Additional musicians:
Michael Saint-Leon: slide & baritone guitar on "In The Wreckage"

Produced by Denny Smith & Kenny Wright, with Michael Saint-Leon
Recorded, Mixed & Mastered by Michael Saint-Leon at The Switchyard
Additional recording at Pastry Park Audio Confectionery



"...the instant hooks and melodies of Cheap Trick, with the Americana of
Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers..."
-Screamer Magazine

While they may have cut their teeth on KISS and The Black Crowes, or Queen and Humble Pie, The Great Affairs simultaneously draw from the Pop well of such ‘80s icons as Rick Springfield and Bon Jovi, juxtaposing these elements with the sound of more contemporary acts like The Gaslight Anthem, Butch Walker, and The Stereophonics, to offer up the kind of sweaty, gimmick-free, big guitar anthems that'll rattle your brain, just as easily as they might slip into lonesome troubadour mode and soothe your soul.

The Great Affairs recently signed to NY-based Kivel Records for the release of their new LP ‘Ten & 2’, due in June 2018. Once again recorded with Grammy-nominated mixer and engineer Michael Saint-Leon(Buddy Guy, James Cotton), this record finds the band pursuing a more muscular, guitar-heavy sound, owing as much to their Classic Rock forebears as formative efforts had to the Singer/Songwriter model. Inspired perhaps by the 2017 covers collection ‘Six Pack’, where the band mined and re-imagined gems from ‘70s FM stalwarts like Thin Lizzy, Fleetwood Mac, and Cheap Trick, the forthcoming collection openly embraces their various influences to create a sound that is both comfortably familiar and refreshingly its own.


"..a surefire cure for your ailing rock n' roll heart"
-Eric Allen, Modern Songwriter

"The Great Affairs-Ten & 2. Denny Smith returns again with The Great Affairs and their latest is a harder-rocking, crunchier-sounding affair that reminds me more of Smith's former band, fORMER. No longer content to play in the Gin Blossoms' sandbox, Ten & 2 owes more to Cheap Trick, KISS and maybe even Bon Jovi. This is vintage 80s/90s AOR with the standouts being "What You Get is Gone", "Unfound" and "Back to Boston", which could become a Fenway Park anthem in the near future. Rock on!"
-Absolute PowerPop


"The Great Affairs is a rock ‘n’ roll band.

And they made a rock ‘n’ roll record.

You get it all: classic rock, power pop, roots rock, Southern Rock…

When you think you are hearing Cheap Trick, The J. Geils Band, The Bottle Rockets and Bad Company at the same time, you are probably a good listener.

More important, if you are looking for a Saturday-Night-Record, I have found you one." -Patrick Donders/Sweet Sweet Music Blog

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