David Joad (Big Dave)

It’s with deep sadness that we have to tell you that Big Dave, Dick Smith Band Spiritual Guidance, Roadie, friend passed away on Saturday the 15th of August 2021. Big Dave was the most generous, big hearted person you could have known. If you knew him you were a lucky person, everybody loved him. We would like to send our sincere condolences to his family and loved ones at this very sad time. Here is a track Big Dave would have liked.

Listen here

Shine

Raw Power

Steve Barrett Bass Guitar

It is with the greatest sadness that we have to tell you that Steve Barrett, Dick Smith Band Bass Guitarist and best friend passed away on Thursday the 8th of October 2020. He died from Covid-19, complicated by other health issues. Personally I shared many of the best moments of my life with this man, he was funny, charming and a brilliant Bass player. Two favourites of mine are Motorway Madness by Dick Smith and Free Them by The Other Side. We would like to send our sincere condolences to his family and loved ones at this very difficult time.

Listen to the two tracks here

Motorway Madnes – Live

Raw Power

Free Them – The Other Side

Beautiful Bass Intro

the day

The day live at the Heathery Bar Wishaw Scotland Dec 12th 1981 , recorded on a cassette by some fans it has great energy play loud …

One day soon by Dick Smith