Produced in the planting season of 1980 by Costs Zorn (b. 18 Might 1948, Bridgeport, Connecticut, USA; banjo/vocals), Phil Beverage (b. 12 Might 1953, Exminster, Devon, Britain; electric guitar, mandolin, fiddle, vocals), Paul Downes (b. 2 August 1953, Exeter, Devon, Britain; electric guitar, mando-cello, vocals) and John Vickers, though Vickers still left by the finish of the entire year. The group added Pete Zorn (b. 29 Might 1950, Somerset, Pa, USA; saxophone, flute, electric guitar, bass, vocals, percussion) and Steve Knightley (b. 30 Apr 1954, Southampton, Britain; electric guitar/vocals) in his place. Since then your same five music artists have been associated with the group. Costs Zorn acquired previously been a US tv chat show web host, an associate of the brand new Christy Minstrels and area of the re-formed Kingston Trio. Along with his sibling Pete he previously also had an individual, ‘Car 67’, reach # 7 7 in the united kingdom graphs in 1978. In 1982 Steve Cricket (drums) was put into the Az line-up, but still has when needed. Their recordings add a visitor list that reads just like a folk music who’s who, with titles including Richard Thompson and Dave Mattacks. All of the members are participating with other organizations and projects, and therefore the Arizonas can’t ever be seen as a really permanent set-up. Aswell as the Az Smoke cigarettes Revue, Downes acquired earlier caused Beverage as Downes and Beverage. Phil Beverage himself has documented with artists like the Rolling Rocks, Mike Oldfield and Johnny Coppin. Costs Zorn in addition has proved helpful, since 1985, with Jon Benns (b. Cornwall, Britain) as the humor duo Costs And Benns. Benns acquired previously toured with Camel and Barclay Adam Harvest. Pete Zorn provides recorded and caused brands such as for example Barbara Dickson, Elaine Paige and Gerry Rafferty, amongst others. Latterly, Knightley produced Present Of Hands with Beverage, aswell as composing music for the theater. Despite these disparate tasks, the central Az Smoke Revue device remain respectable in the circuit, their combination of folk, bluegrass and rock and roll proving perennially well-known, plus they still take on extensive tours. Due to the restrictions of some locations, however, they possess made an appearance as anything from a three, four or five-piece group.