Dunphy Smith Music is exactly what you would
want us to be and so much more.
Are you looking for a quiet duo to play
background music while your guests dine?
We can do that.
Want to engage your clients with a
themed event from another era and you
need that perfect musical touch?
You want to walk down the aisle to your favourite Metallica song, but done in a classical style. We can make it happen.
Whether your dream band involves a 7 piece jazz ensemble complete with horns and keys or if you would prefer a violin and guitar duo for your cocktail reception, we can build a band to suit, complete with musical selections that will move the hearts (and the toes!) of your guests.
We also specialize in Seniors Entertainment, with a program that includes all classics and singalongs. Our repertoire is filled with long forgotten favourites that will lift the spirits of everyone, both the young and the young at heart, stirring up old memories and engaging everyone in attendance.
We pride ourselves in our ability to reach our audience through music, regardless of their age or physical ability. From seniors residences to long term care facilities to hospitals, we are happy and at ease bringing entertainment to those who need it and we can tailor our set to the needs and demographic of the audience.
With over 45 years of experience playing corporate and private events, concerts and weddings, we have an extensive repertoire that covers every genre and the musical expertise to provide top quality entertainment for your function. Please visit our repertoire page for a selection from our vast song list and find your favourites!
Born and raised in Toronto, Ontario, Larry Smith has over 45 years experience as a professional musician. From his early years in the Toronto Roots scene, Larry knew that his life would always head in a musical direction and eventually that road led him to London, Ontario.
Many years were spent touring North America as a sideman, performing alongside and sharing the bill with such names as The Smothers Brothers, Waylon Jennings and Eric Nagler. After many years on the road with children's performer Glenn Bennett, Larry chose to start his own group and formed the acclaimed Canadian swing supergroup, The Jitterbugs. Larry has cemented his role as one of Southwestern Ontario's most sought after bandleaders and guitarists while also serving as a composer and arranger for Symphony Orchestras including Orchestra London, the Thunder Bay Symphony and the Mississauga Symphony Orchestra. In addition to performing, Larry also teaches guitar, bass and computer based recording. For more information on teaching, please click HERE.
Tara Dunphy is an award winning singer, songwriter and multi instrumentalist from London, Ontario, Canada.
For over 20 years Tara has been a professional musician, touring and performing across Canada and the United States.
Tara is a 6 time recipient of the Forest City London Music Award, she is also a 3 time Ameripolitan Award nominee, 2 time Academy of Western Artist Award nominee and winner of multiple national championships for traditional Irish music. Most recently, Tara won the grand prize at the Aeolian Hall Songwriting competition in 2022.
Since founding in 2003 the acclaimed classic country band The Rizdales with her husband, Tom, Tara has gone on to release 7 albums with the group while continuing to be a sought after session musician. She has proudly performed alongside many artists, most notably Wanda Jackson, Dale Watson, Johnny Bush, Sylvia Tyson and Luther Wright and the Wrongs. She is currently working on her first solo album as well as the debut album from her celtic roots band, "Maggie's Wake".