David Kenneth Barret .. Lead vocalist and front man .. Dick Smith Band .. Where do we start with this manĀ  .. I first saw Dave as a front man in a band in New Brighton before DSB started.. the band was crap but he looked the part totally… later when I got together with […]

Steve Barrett ..Bass player …Dick Smith Band I don’t think anyone knew how good he was at the time..he certainly didn’t …but his bass playing style ..analysed by a few and copied by many remains the cornerstone and heartbeat of DSB…live he was ferocious and volatile but you knew what you would get with Steve […]

Paul ” Dilly ” Downes …Dick Smith Band …..Lead and rhythm guitars PD as we called him …lived round the corner from me and was regarded as one of the hippest dudes around …he’d lived in a temple in Switzerland someone had said ….I’d seen him around and thought he was too groovy to talk […]

Paul ” Francis ” Madden .Dick Smith Band ….Lead …slide and rhythm guitars Paul or ” Frank ” as he was known ….was the driving force behind DSB and to some extent sacrificed some of his own glory for the sake of the band …on the records he was sensational …but live he took it […]

Steve Swift ….Dick Smith Band ….Drummer Swifty as we use to call him arrived just in time for DSB ……we were taking our music pretty seriously and needed someone who could take us to the next level…we had a succession of would be DSB drummers round to 198 Seaview rd, to audition ..one promising candidate […]