Chas Smash
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1959-01-14
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Chas Smash

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Cathal Joseph Patrick Smyth (born 14 January 1959), also known as Chas Smash, is an English musician, best known as the backing singer, trumpet player, harmonica player and dancer in the ska/pop band Madness. In addition to trumpet, Smyth plays the ...

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Cathal Joseph Patrick Smyth (born 14 January 1959), also known as Chas Smash, is an English musician, best known as the backing singer, trumpet player, harmonica player and dancer in the ska/pop band Madness.

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Are The Children Happy (Live In Session)
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Chas Smash Biography

Cathal Joseph Patrick Smyth (born 14 January 1959), also known as Chas Smash, is an English musician, best known as the backing singer, trumpet player, harmonica player and dancer in the ska/pop band Madness.

In addition to trumpet, Smyth plays the bass guitar (having initially joined Madness as a bassist), acoustic guitar and other various percussion instruments. He occasionally performs the lead vocals, such as on the songs "Michael Caine", "Wings of a Dove", "One Step Beyond" and "Madness (Is All in the Mind)". He was initially an occasional songwriter, but became a more regular contributor over the course of Madness's career and was credited as co-writer on the group's major international hit, "Our House".

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