The first single from a local band is set to smoke out the stage.
The Smokin' Elmores consists of the two Crawford brothers, Jamie on drums and Danny on guitar, with lead singer Tammie McCullagh and bassist Bronwyn Burles joining them.
The band has independently released 2 Hearts - one of five songs the group recently co-wrote with music icon Allan Caswell.
The Smokin' Elmores has spent the last 20 years working in the covers scene, but have taken the leap to start writing and performing their own music.
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"Allan came and hung out with us for the night and 2 Hearts came out first, and we kept rehearsing every night for five nights and we came up with a new song every night," Jamie said.
"The energy and the ideas flowed out."
The band are currently working to an album of 12 tracks, most of which will slowly be released over the year. A few will be saved for the final album release, scheduled for the end of the year.
Jamie said after the band had finished most of the songs on the album, he went home and nearly passed out from exhaustion.
"It was so exciting to do, but when it all stopped it was just like 'I'm so drained'," he said.
The single 2 Hearts has a country edge and is essentially a love song of sorts.
"Some people say it's a love song but it's not. It's like an every day love song, an ordinary love song," Burles said.
Jamie said it was a song that would resonate with every person in some way.
Burles said band's original music fit in with the style of what they typically covered with their rock and blues genre, but with nods to other genres.
"The style is The Smokin Elmores," Jamie said.
Danny said each member sounded different, as did each song, but it was like all the parts of a jigsaw puzzle fitted together.
"If you take someone out of it, it wouldn't be the same," he said.
"We don't have a formula. Our formula is we all get into a room together and play," Jamie agreed.
The band work by sitting together in a room and feeding off each other's ideas. Jamie said often there would be a part of the song everyone would get excited about, and each member would talk over the other trying to share their ideas.
"Some songs take ages and then the latest song we have written, we presented on one rehearsal and finished on the next rehearsal," Jamie said.
The Smokin' Elmores will play a full set of their original content at The Royal Oak on August 13.
"For the Oak show we will play an hour ... of just originals. That's when we pretty much really hang ourselves out there," Jamie said.
For those wanting to listen to the band's first single, it is available on all normal streaming sites.