It all started with a collection of “non-holiday-holiday songs,” a DIY Christmas gift for family and friends in 2010.
That was the first time now-married singer/guitarist Ryan Devlin and singer/keyboardist Kim West sang together, planting the seed for what would become Smokey Brights.
Eight years later, the retro-rock band – Devlin, guitarist/vocalist Michael Kalnoky, drummer Nicholas Krivchenia, bassists/vocalists Luke Logan and James Weston Vermillion, and West – has moved onto original tunes, releasing its latest EP, “Come to Terms,” in January.
Seattle’s Smokey Brights has toured pretty consistently in support of the four-song EP since then, including stops at SXSW, Treefort Music Fest and Bothell Block Party and Brew Fest.
“Come to Terms” brings the group to the Bartlett on Friday.
In April, the band wrote on Facebook that they had received mixes on new music, so don’t be surprised to hear a new tune or two.
“For us, it’s not about setting a trend in music,” Devlin told music blog Fuzzy Logic last month. “It’s about making music that transcends those latest trends. It’s about writing songs that people connect with - songs that people need.”
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