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Smokie arrives for a charity show in Mizoram

Written by: Staff

Aizawl, Nov 23 (UNI) The much awaited 'Smokie', a british music band, arrived here today to perform a charity show for the spastic children in Mizoram.

The band was accompanied with 'Aizawl Thunder club', a bullet rider group, who combines adventure with philanthropy.

Chief Minister Zoramthanga and Governor M M Lakhera's arrival, who were on the same aircraft, was overshadowed by the arrival of Smokie, a 1975 west Yorkshire rock band, which would be performing live here today to raise funds for the state's spastic society.

The band had signed a contract with the Greyhound finance to perform here giving a miss to Mumbai, Banglore and Shillong.

The programme would be a charity show for the spastics society, which runs several institutions across the state.

Concert's coordinator Joe R K thanga said '' the band will be meeting and interacting with the spastic children studying at cilead school in Chhinga veng here.'' Smokie, the british rock band famous for its number, 'Living next door to Alice', have the strongest team so far with Mike Craft (lead vocal, guitar), Terry Uttley (supporting vocal bass), Mic Mcconnell (supporting vocal, lead guitar), Martin Bullar (keyboard) and Steve Pinnel (drums and percussion), the organisers claimed.

The band had sold over 30 million cds, records and albums with about 13 top-20 hits during the 1970s.

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