The Smith Brothers are a group of four musicians who perform year round in Las Vegas.
In the Smith family, talent runs deep. Out of six brothers, three make up the musical act The Smith Brothers. The brothers began their musical careers in their home state of Ohio in the early 1970's. Soon, they were touring the country and were performing in the famous Playboy Clubs. In 1975, they hit Las Vegas and the famous Flamingo Hilton Hotel. "They liked us so much at the Flamingo," says the group's leader, Greg Smith, "they signed us to a two year contract." At that point, the brothers decided to make Las Vegas their home. They have worked continuously in Las Vegas lounge scene ever since that time.
Greg Smith is the lead guitarist and vocalist of the group; brother Shawn plays bass, and brother Rami plays drums. Both pitch in with backup and sometimes lead vocals as well. Rick Daugherty is the band's keyboardist.
Rick Daughtery the only non-Smith was born in Sacramento, California. Rick was an "army brat" who has lived in many places around the world, including Germany. He came to Las Vegas via Evergreen, Colorado. He is one of the very best keyboard players around, and has been a very important part of the Smith Brothers sound, since he joined the group in 1983.
One reason for their success is that they play a wide variety of music, including Top 40, 50's and 60's, and some country music as well. They also try to create a "party-like" atmosphere in the lounges, and audience participation is always encouraged.