The Alan Smithie Story:
As a young orphan boy in the rough city streets of a backwards bayou Alan began to collect broken instruments he found behind abandoned department stores. He cherished every newly found piece more and more and over time began to repair them, which was most impressive as he had no musical knowledge of his own. With every repair he would teach himself to play one note at a time by banging on strings, keys and coffee cans till he began to enjoy the sound. In the year of the fire, Alan began secretly recording these sounds in an electrical shed hidden away on the tallest building he could find. Like a magnet his music attracted other lost souls and so Alan began to form a revolving door group so varied, so unwanted and so misled that he could think of no better name to give them than The Alan Smithie Project.