Smokin' Js

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Smokin' Js

The Smokin' Js are the pub-rock and party band you need.
We play the hits, we take requests, we play the tunes other bands shy away from!
You get the four piece band: guitar, piano, bass and drums with James and Carla belting out the tunes and bringing the harmonies.
All performed live through the band's state of the art sound system.
Book the Smokin' Js today.

carla whiting

Carla J Whiting

With a background in classical voice and piano, CJ has found her rock roots with The Smokin J's. From the Concert Hall to the Front Bar, CJ's versatility is a trump card for the "J's". From Jazz classics, Latin swing, pop to Oz Rock, CJ loves to have the dance floor pumping and when she is not leading the show, her awesome harmonies make for aural heaven!

james whiting

James "Jimmy" Whiting

JW Is a multi-instrument master. He is the guitar-god and the piano-man of the J’s. Sharing vocal duties with Carla J, Jimmy knows how to work a crowd and get the good times rolling. Music teacher by day, rock-star by night.


James Douglas

Drummer and Rock Doctor, Jimmy has been laying down grooves since his earliest of days. He has kept dance floors full across this great continent, from the Pilbara to the Riverina, in pubs, clubs, and anywhere the people need to move their feet. Jimmy Doug is the beating heart of The Smokin’ J’s.
Need proof? Check this out!
Pounding and exciting. You may need to see a doctor.

tony edwards

Tony J Edwards

Locking down the low end since 1976, although due to his short stumpy fingers, you'd think he just picked it up yesterday. Famously turning down a supporting gig with INXS in 1983, he has ascended the heights of musical notoriety with stints in such bands as the Huge Combo, The Legless Pedestrians, the Trapps and the Blues Roosters. Each one a household name. Surely.

Contact Us

Phone Jimmy Whiting on 0404 751 808

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How do we sound?

A rhetorical question obviously, but we got together recently and smashed out a few tunes at Sun Street Studios. All songs were done in one take (hey, we were pressed for time) and with minimal treatment. Playing next to JD makes me nervous (he hits those skins so damned hard).

Songs included: Free Falling (Tom Petty et al), Under the Milky Way (The Church), Chain Gang (Pretenders), Treat her right

Cuba Libre! Arriba! or, whatever.

You know what they say, you don't have to be crazy to play in this band. But it helps.

Sing along at home if you know the words!

Smokin' Set List

Incomplete and in no particular order!
  • April Sun in Cuba
  • Big Jet Plane
  • Brown Eyed Girl
  • Don’t look back in anger
  • Dumb Things
  • Flame Trees
  • Great Balls of Fire
  • I'm a believer
  • Is she really going out with him
  • Nutbush
  • Piano man
  • Proud Mary
  • Spicks and Specks
  • Summer of 69
  • Sweet Caroline
  • What's My Scene
  • Born to Run
  • It's Only the Beginning
  • No Secrets
  • Bow River
  • BBC
  • Chain Gang
  • Fire Would
  • Oliver's Army
  • Feel It Still
  • Hungry Heart
  • Leaps and Bounds
  • Under the Milky Way
  • Root Beer Rag
  • Why Does Love Do This To Me?
  • What Do I Know?
  • Boots Were Made for Walking
  • Have You Ever Seen the Rain
  • Treat Her Right
  • I Wanna Hold Your Hand
  • Flame Trees
  • Suburban Boy
  • Mr Brightside
  • By The Way
  • I'll Make you Happy
  • Free Falling