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The Havalinas are a gypsy-folk-rock band from U.S.A California, formed by and Tim Scott McConnell and Stephen Dennis Smith a.k.a. Smutty Smiff - former bandmates in Levi and the Rockats, a punk-styled rockabilly group - in 1989 in L.A. This year Smutty was coming back from Arizona, after 4 months of rehab, to find his soul brother - Tim - quitting the music business and working as a doorman at gay bars and cleaning people's homes.
At first, they were playing at Smiff´s home in the Fairfax district, then in a nearby Molly Malone's pub. They gained public attention for their unique sound, great lyrics and anti-establishment vibe. After recruiting Charlie Quintana into the project, the band started to gain major label attention. They signed into Elektra Records  and released self-titled album in 1990.
The biggest recognition the band has gotten in 2014, when Bruce Springsteen covered the song High Hopes (for the second time) on same titled album, which took nr 1 place in 15 countries. Springsteen said himself, that he's the biggest fan of Tim's talent.
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