Dawson Smith

Chapter & Verse

Best Of Compilation Vol 1

The Fifteenth of December 2022 is Dawson Smith’s

sixtieth birthday. To mark this milestone Dawson will be releasing a fifteen track, Best Of Compilation (Vol 1) called Chapter & Verse which is an album of songs drawn from Dawson’s five studio albums. Dawson’s birthday and the release of Chapter & Verse will be celebrated in traditional rock and roll style with launch show and party at

The Musician Venue in Leicester

on Friday 16th December.


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2. Just One MoreDawson Smith & The Dissenters
00:00 / 05:44

Live Shows

Dawson Smith & The Dissenters are a great live band! Stalwarts of the UK venue scene,

this band are at home on any stage. Dawson has all the banter and knows how to work an audience. Live shows are always full of energy and great playing and the set is always adapted to the venue and the show.

Expect some well chosen classic covers along with the class originals as these guys know their stuff and can draw on a deep well of songs from classic bands and artists.

Well versed in Blues Rock and Americana (and much more) with a genuine understanding of the roots and history of the music they know and love.

"Dawson Smith And The Dissenters played a blinder! 

A rocking blues and Americana masterclass.

Well chosen covers and great original songs.

Ones to watch! " - POWER PLAY


"The Dissenters had constant forward momentum

throughout with solid riffs and classic songs

made for an excellent set.

Dawson had some awesome banter with the crowd and seemed 

genuinely humbled by the adoration of the fans”


Sheffield 02 Academy


            Read Full Biog HERE


1. Never WillDawson Smith & The Dissenters
00:00 / 04:34