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Introduction from NS

Updated: Feb 26, 2020

Hi. Thanks for visiting our website and blog, we appreciate your support!


Many of you reading this will already know us but for those who don't we're NewtonSmith, a folk rock band from the rainy Lake District in the North West of England. We started off as an acoustic duo all the way back in 2012 with Alec Smith on Guitar & Vocals and Lewis Newton on Vocals too. Since late 2019, we've been proud to share the stage with Alec's younger sister Heather Smith who takes on Vocals and Piano when and where she can, bringing a new and exciting depth to our sound.


We've been a cover band for many years taking on acoustic versions of a range of songs but we're proud to finally be releasing our own music in 2020. Our sound is inspired by the likes of The Lumineers, Mumford & Sons and Of Monsters of Men, taking on a modern approach to folk rock scene. All of our music is inspired by and aims to tell stories close to our hearts from people we’ve met, places we’ve been and tales we’ve heard along the way. Our live sets are lively and energetic, involving the whole crowd as much as we can to truly share our music with our fans. We've played across the UK from our home town of Egremont up to Edinburgh in Scotland, across to Newcastle and down to London. 2019 saw our first venture across the pond playing two intimate gigs in New York City in July. It's an experience that spurred us on to create more of our own material and inspired our song "Liberty".


We're aiming for big things in 2020 with the release of our debut EP in Summer followed by a return to the US to promote our music to our growing fanbase over there. To keep everyone up to date we've finally launched our website and will be creating content regularly on our YouTube channel going forward. Keep an eye on our site for updates across our social media, news from NS HQ, upcoming gigs, interviews with the band and more.


Thank you again for your continued support.


NS x


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