Anne Castellano and the Smoke was formed in December 2011. The band made its live debut in the spring of 2012, and they played their first full live set at the Daffodil Festival in Meriden shortly thereafter. They had a lineup change in July 2013, with Bruce Brown replacing Dorian James on bass. The band has recorded its first full-length CD, "Electric", which will have an official release on November 8, 2013. Anne has also released a self-produced solo album called "What's Been Going On" as well as several singles on the Cosmodemonic Telegraph label. She also appears on an EP by "SheSaidHeSaid" called "In the Dark", which was written and recorded with Hugh Birdsall.