All of the members of the band met in high school and were really good friends. It was not until sophomore year that we realized we all were good at playing an instrument so we decided to meet after school to jam together, but not really as an official band. Towards the end of sophomore year we started writing our own songs and playing shows at friend's houses and thats when Smokey and the Jokers were formed. Since then we've played at open mics, battle of the bands, friend's houses, and small venues. We are also Northside's Battle of the Band winners back to back for two years in a row.