Patrick Bailey - Guitar, Jared Marcell - Drums, Justin Vicknair - Guitar, Mike Volpi - Bass
Guitarist Patrick Bailey and bassist Michael Volpi formed Smiley with a Knife in the summer of 2005 with childhood friend and guitarist Justin Vicknair. A rotating cast of temporary drummers filtered through the band until Jared Marcell joined their ranks in September 2007, when the band forged ahead with a distinctive high energy and a dynamic live experience. Since then, SWAK has worked tirelessly to unite the varied instrumental indie rock groups of south Louisiana into a regional movement, and in doing so has gained a solid reputation as a leader among their peers. Smiley with a Knife released their full-length debut "How a Reign Comes to and End" in November 2008 and are currently working on a follow up.