Smokey Brights create ecstatic experiences. Whether you’re catching the band in a club or listening to their newest EP, Different Windows, Smokey Brights will have you dancing, singing, and falling in love by the second chorus.
Husband and wife front people Ryan Devlin (guitar, vocals) and Kim West (keys, vocals) lead by example. The pair embody their music, singing their hearts out and dancing so hard they leave their sweat on the stage at every show, all in the name of obvious and unabashed love. With drummer Nick Krivchenia and bassist/vocalist Luke Logan, Smokey Bright’s razor sharp disco grooves and three part vocal harmonies are lush and infectious. It was one of the band’s ecstatic shows in their hometown of Seattle that lead iconic grunge era radio station 107.7 The End to declare “Smokey Brights are the best band in Seattle right now.”
Smokey Brights caught the attention of indie powerhouse Freakout Records in 2016 and joined the Freakout family to release their sophomore LP, Hot Candy. They’ve recently followed this critically-acclaimed release with two EP’s, Come to Terms and Different Windows. Produced by British producer Sam Bell (REM, Weezer, Minus the Bear) the EPs have earned the love of college radio across the US, particularly Seattle’s own KEXP. (Check out their most recent in-studio performance with KEXP’s John Richards to see the band in action.)
Recently, Smokey Brights have brought their perfect blend of stoney NW rock and funky disco grooves throughout the US and abroad, headlining a European tour fall of 2019, a UK tour in the fall of 2018, performing at SXSW official in 2018 and 2019, and gaining a rabid fan base across time zones. In 2020 the band will release their much anticipated third full length record.