Pop/Rock Party Band

Citizen Smith are a 5-piece covers band from the Yorkshire area. Our music combines an eclectic mix of today's modern day pop, with some classic rock, punk, indie and army banter thrown in as well!

We pay special "tongue in cheek" homage to our popular latter day warrior hero "Wolfie Smith"

We're the ideal party band with a REVOLUTIONARY set and just the right "good times" attitude to keep everyone moving.

We are completely self contained with high quality PA system and lighting and can include party music after the gig by arrangement.

We have two versions of the band:


Citizen Smith Band
The full, "no holds barred" rock band, for larger venues and parties.
The Acousmiths
An acoustic trio playing the same awesome set on acoustic instruments for smaller venues, venues with sound limiters and people on a tighter budget.
 


So, Contact Wolfie and get your party started!!

"Power To The People!"

"I was invited to a 40th wedding anniversary party of a couple of long standing friends of mine, a really lovely couple in my village. Free food of course, but also free booze in a fantastic marquee. Well, who could refuse an invitation like that? Thinking that the entertainment would be the usual Karaoke/Disco (no disrespect as I was once many years ago a DJ of local renown. Lol!). Upon entering the said Marquee I saw two posters for Citizen Smith on the stage! Hmm.. I thought, I've read many good reports about these guys, let's just see how good they are! From the very opening song I immediately knew that these guys were good! The very talented driving force of the band being the excellent work on the drums and the solid bass playing, coupled with fantastic tones and playing ability of the lead guitarist, who both provide great backing vocals to the 'front man' - talented, enthusiastic and knows exactly how to 'work' the audience! Apologies to the guys, did try to search for names, got the singers name from the Web and the drummers name from personally chatting, but I feel it would be unfair to name two only, hope they understand. As stated on their Facebook post, covers from many great songs, aimed at getting the audience off their 'butts', and boy, did it work! My absolute favourite? It had to be "She Sells Sanctuary" by The Cult! Vocals spot on, guitar absolutely freakin magic. If you closed your eyes it was The Cult.. But hey, just who the h... am I to tell all you supporters who have seen these guys numerous times just how good they are? Thanks Citizen Smith for a great night."

Ray Warren,
Facebook post from "Live Music Thirsk"

"Since playing their first gig for us in 2014, Citizen Smith have firmly established themselves as huge favourites both with customers and staff alike! The exciting, diverse set list gives the crowd plenty to get involved with and the band put on a great show. Their musical talent, mixed with their ability to listen to and deliver what’s required for the venue make them one of the easiest bands around to book.!"

Colin Speirs,
Montey's Rock Café, Harrogate.

"Fantastic band, always get the party started. Professional, talented musicians who are a pleasure to deal with - one of my favourite bands by far!"

Karen Metcalfe,
Yorkshire Heart Vineyard.

"At the Little 3 we try and get Citizen Smith to play as often as possible. The reason for this is that they have never failed to pack our venue out at any time of the year. They play a great mix of tunes and with Robin Ward's ability to get a crowd going the atmosphere is always top notch."

Sean Kirkley, Manager,
The Little 3 - Thirsk

"After months of trying to find the right band for our 'non weddingy wedding' I saw Citizen Smith performing in Harrogate and was so impressed I booked them on the spot.  On the lead up Laurie was fantastic - keeping in touch and giving great advice for what they required from our DIY outdoor venue, even coming through the day before the wedding to check out the stage we had built and run over final details.  On the night the atmosphere was absolutely electric, they kept everyone up dancing even through a shower of rain!  Robin is a born front man and the guys are extremely talented playing a variety of music. They are also genuinely nice people to deal with. Highly recommend for any kind of event. "

Lizzy Rose

 

"Citizen smith are by far one of the best bands we have had the pleasure to play for us. They have a real energy, people love coming to watch them play! They are friendly and play cracking music. Have already booked them again. Thoroughly recommend watching them jam!"

Sascha Cooper,
Horseshoe Inn, Easingwold.