The Smart Casuals International are a 5 piece covers band that play top quality live music, covering all eras of popular music from the 50’s to the present. They have played to thousands of people at countless different events, all over the U.K and in the Middle East. More than anything, The Smart Casuals love what they do, and this comes across in their flawless stage show which is always delivered with a great sense of humour, and is guaranteed to get any crowd jumping! They also offer the BANDAOKE option! This is where THEY play the music, YOU sing the song with them on stage! Choose a song from the huge repertoire in folders provided and put your name down.
Rachelle - Lead Female Vocals From: Yorkshire (UK) Rachelle is an experienced and accomplished singer and has performed all over the UK and the Middle East in top standard productions; including lead roles in several musical theatre shows. She has a background in Musical Theatre and performance and also works as a session singer in the areas of Contemporary, Pop, Country, Soul, Funk etc. She has a National Diploma in performance and has achieved a high standard of results in several music examinations.
Dale - Bassist/Lead Male Vocals From: Manchester (UK) Dale Ellis is a multi-instrumentalist and studied music at Salford University, UK. He began playing Drums at the age of 11 and since then began to learn other instruments including Guitar and Bass. He has performed in over 15 bands in the last 10 years around the UK and Middle East and has developed skills in many different genres such as Rock, Jazz, Funk, Soul and Indie. He also is a regular attendant of open mic nights around UK and has managed his own open mic night at a busy venue in the city centre of Manchester.
Shaun – Lead Guitarist From: Manchester (UK) Shaun has played guitar in bands for 10 years and has performed in the UK and Majorca in original and cover bands. He achieved a First Class Honours Degree in Popular Music and Recording at Salford University. He has an extensive repertoire, and plays styles such as soul, rock, pop, 80’s rock and alternative rock.
Steve – Drummer From: Yorkshire (UK) Steve has performed in many countries and has worked on Cruises travelling around Australia and New Zealand. He is experienced in working with bands and has also worked in several productions including Motown, Rat Pack and Swing. He achieved a distinction in my BTEC national diploma in popular music, with a distinction in performance and practical.
Andy – Keyboardist From: Manchester (UK) Andy is a top class Keyboardist with years of experience and a Degree in Music obtained at Salford University England. He has performed in numerous countries including U.K, Australia, Kuwait and South Korea with numerous bands at a wide range of events including corporate, weddings and musicals, including supporting The Stereophonics at the Manchester United Christmas party. Genres covered are Classical, Pop, Blues, Jazz, R&B, Funk, Motown, Rock, Latin .