Friday 19 December 2014 - 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Music in the Podium

Music in the Podium - Friday 19 December 2014 6:00:00 pm

The Smarts

With a lengthy song list and a lifetime of experience, The Smarts can cut it in any situation. 

At heart, they’re a rock band. But they can get funky, soulful, bluesy and even country with the best of ‘em. Theyplay tunes from the dawn of rock to now their way – and always with passion.

band members;


Pete de Jong (vox/guit) and Jim Porteus (vox/bass) have played together for over 30 years.  

From the  heady days of national success and Countdown appearances with legendary Newie band HEROESto local nightclub, pub and club favourites including Django Wrango, The Cool Factor and The Heartfelt Rodneys, Jim and Pete have clocked up countless gigs together.


Chris ‘Lowie’ Lowe (vox/drums) has played with loads of local legends including the The Idols and Dave Carter and Friends. He’s been a Smart for over 10 years.