Tim Akers & The Smoking Section

The Smoking Section will blow you away…


Tim Akers & The Smoking Section are the result of Nashville’s A-List session players coming together to play the music they love to create the one-of-a-kind sound they call “615 Funk” – a combination of 70’s & 80’s funk, soul, and R&B. They are a 17-piece, high-energy horn band that performs the timeless music of Earth, Wind, & Fire, Rufus & Chaka Khan, Tower of Power, Michael Jackson, Stevie Wonder and more! The level of precision this all-star band offers is one that you won’t hear anywhere else. With a collective resume of (literally) THOUSANDS of major recording artists, The Smoking Section will blow you away!

Tim Akers has been working in the Nashville music scene for over 30 years. Formerly the music director for TNN’s flagship talk show, Primetime Country starring Gary Chapman, Tim’s experience and reputation as a studio musician, arranger/orchestrator, conductor, and bandleader has since put him on projects with Michael McDonald, Faith Hill, Kenny Loggins, Keith Urban, Kid Rock, Martina McBride, Christopher Cross, John Legend, LeAnn Rimes, Rascal Flatts, Patti LaBelle, Elton John, Jewel, Gino Vanelli, Donna Summer, Olivia Newton-John, Al Green, Ray Charles, CeCe Winans, BeBe Winans, Marvin Winans, Tommy Sims, Megadeth, Quiet Riot, Earth, Wind, & Fire, Stevie Wonder, Bruce Hornsby, Brian Wilson, Take 6, James Ingram, Patti Austin, Allan Parsons, Michael Bolton, Trace Adkins, and, really, too many more than can be listed here!