When lead singer Jaymes Welsh and guitarist Al Domingo agreed to play a last-minute show at a friend's birthday party, the duo enlisted drummer Chris Bonacorsa and bassist Mike Bayer and put together a five-song set almost overnight. A smash hit at that birthday party, guests asked for the band's CDs and mailing list. But they didn't even have a name yet. The four musical friends immediately realized they had something special. Combining pop, rock and soul with an indie twist, Smile Pretty Misery has something almost everyone can relate to. For the 2007-2008 season, 'Live in the Lobby' shows begin with a 30-minute "Songwriter Spotlight" featuring acoustic performances by two or three local songwriters, followed by the featured performers playing until about 10 PM. Mike Jason is a Long Island-based singer-songwriter.
Added by Upcoming Robot on January 21, 2008