THE SOUND of the Smiths is recreated by a tribute band playing the Exchange Arts Centre in Keighley.

The Smiths Utd aim to take fans back to the 1980s on April 30 with the most authentic experience possible.

The Smiths Utd began in 2013 when two Smiths fans decided it was about time to challenge themselves musically.

Both had been playing in bands for many years around Lincolnshire, and they set out on finding a convincing Moz, completing the line-up in early 2014.

A spokesman said: “The emphasis was on reproducing the live sound of The Smiths, so the correct equipment to produce those sounds was painstakingly sourced.

“The band got out on the road early in 2015. The first tester gig was in a Lincolnshire village pub and the next was Lincoln Engine Shed.

“More well received gigs followed and the band joined forces with 8Ball Booking towards the end of 2015 to really get things moving.”

The Exchange, in Russell Street, will host War Ensemble, the UK Slayer tribute band, on Friday, April 22 with support from Gods Of Hellfire and Pulverise.

War Ensemble set out to capture the energy and aggression of the Californian metal juggernauts.

False Advertising, who rebooted grunge for the 21st-century through accomplished songwriting and spiky, invigorating energy, headline on Friday, April 29, with support from Loomer and The Crispy Others.

The second heat of the Emerging Talent competition, on May 3, will see six more bands battle for a place on the Bingley Music Live pic stages. The next heats will be on May 11 and May 17, with a final on May 27.

Marco Mendoza, legendary rock bassist with the Dead Daisies, Thin Lizzy and Whitesnake, will headline on May 5, with support from Beth Blade and The Beautiful Disasters.

Popular Keighley bands Jake And The Jelly Fish and Foxes Faux will provide punk, folk and reggae party times on May 6.

Korn Again, the leading UK tribute to heavy band Korn, will be supported by Keighley band Kill To Gain on May 7.

Dioofest II will come to the Exchange on May 14 with a very loud line-up including Motorhead tribute Stone Deaf Forever, Dio Apostles, Valafar, Dethonator, Godzilla, Hollow Earth and Wolf 359.

Visit or call 01535 661591 to book tickets.