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Gene Smith has been writing songs for forty years; real songs about real life, some serious, some more whimsical. He has performed many of them with groups as varied as Boris Garcia, Psych-A-Billy, Sunhill Down, The Turnips, and Buddha’s Kitchen. All of these unique bands imparted their own flavor to the performances.

In 2013, Gene approached bassist Chris Henderson and asked if he would be interested in joining him on a project that would reimagine and come up with new arrangements of this vast catalog, performing them the way he envisioned the songs in his head when he wrote them.

Thus the journey that is “The Gene Smith Band” began. With contributions from a rotating cast of some of the Philadelphia Area’s best instrumentalists who join them for shows, The Gene Smith Band is realizing Gene’s vision of presenting these songs as they were originally conceived.


Gene Smith: Vocals, Guitar, Recorder, Songwriter
Chris Henderson: Fretless Electric Bass
Trevor  Buglio: Drums

Timothy Lee-Chuvala: Electric Guitar, 

Dexter Myers: Vocals, Keys, Guitar, Percussion

Many Guest Instrumentalists

June 21, 2017

"The songs are 100% original, the instrumentation is superlative, and this band delivers a gem of a performance. It is unfortunate that in this era, the most talented and cerebral bands are not always found in the arenas. Indeed, the music we heard last night - in this most intimate of venues - deserves the widest audience possible."


John Clark,

City Island Music

Aug 24, 2017

Commenting on our upcoming show at "The Local" in Point Pleasant, PA

Northern Bucks-Montgomery Live Music Scene

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