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Dec 2010

Band Of The Week: Steve Smith & The Nakeds

Steve Smith & The Nakeds – Now celebrating thirty-five esteemed years touring throughout the USA and Canada, the rhythm & blues powerhouse has taken their distinct infectious blend of rhythm, brass, and fun to the touring stage with Bruce Springsteen’s saxophonist, Clarence Clemons for a series of critically acclaimed performances.  They have been featured on television, appearing on MTV’s video countdown program “The Basement Tapes”, and more recently, on the Fox TV show Family Guy’s Volume 6 DVD box set.
The ten-man unit consists of a four-piece rhythm section, a five-piece brass section, and a lead vocalist. Don’t miss them live at our 120th Anniversary party tonight at The Met in Pawtucket. Click here for tickets and info.
Band Members:

Joe Groves, drums & percussion
Dave Bolender, tenor sax
Chris Schwartz, trombone
Thomas “T.J.” Schwartz, baritone sax
Frank Rapone, piano/Hammond B3/vocals
Steve Smith, lead vocals
Ed Vallee, guitar/vocals
Steven DeCurtis, trumpet
Mike Marra, bass guitar/vocals
Robert DeCurtis, alto & soprano sax

August 10, 2010 – New CD release
I’m Huge (and the babes go wild)
Steve Smith and The Nakeds
2010 Bonehead Music, Inc, Hit Brothers Records and RED Music, a Sony Music Entertainment Company

The title track for the new CD, I’m Huge, gained notoriety by being included on the Fox TV show Family Guy’s Volume 6 DVD box set.  The song is the driving force behind the animated music video featuring the band and the Family Guy characters.  The Family Guy music video has caused quite a buzz on www.youtube.com with over 175,000 views.  Steve Smith and The Nakeds will kick off their I’m Huge tour in New York City at the BB King Blues Club, accompanied by their long time friend, The Big Man, Clarence Clemons of Bruce Springsteen’s E Street Band.  Clarence will join The Nakeds onstage for their tour during the first several impact weeks, as radio stations around the globe are playing “I’m Huge” ! ! !