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May 1, 2019

Client Advisor May 2019


Smith Dickson would like to congratulate and thank all the great moms around California — and beyond — on Mother's Day! There should be more than one day each year to thank moms for all that they do! May your day be filled with happiness, beauty and love.

Twenty One Pilots and Smith Dickson?

Our founder, Debbie Dickson, is a proud mom of six great children. Did you know she is a "rocker mom" when not working?

Some of our clients may know that one of Debbie's daughters, Brooke Dickson, works at Smith Dickson when she is not on tour. What you may not know is that Brooke is a member of LA-based punk rock band The Regrettes. The Regrettes recently joined the band Twenty One Pilots, one of the hottest bands in the world, for their "Bandito" UK and European tour.

Twenty One Pilots received a Grammy Award for Best Pop Duo/Group Performance at the 59th Annual Grammy Awards.The Regrettes played with Twenty One Pilots from February 2nd to March 17th, joining the tour in Finland, then proceeded with stops in Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Germany, Poland, Czech Republic, Austria, Italy, Switzerland, England, Ireland, Northern Ireland, Scotland, France, Netherlands, Belgium, Spain and Portugal. Whew, what a whirlwind experience!

Debbie was able to join Brooke for one of the concerts at London's famous Wembley Arena. Said Debbie as she left, "I'm just about ready to board a plane to London to go see Brooke perform three nights to sold out audiences at Wembley. Can't wait to see Brooke, I'm so happy for her!"

Brooke later posted on Instagram with a special note to her mom on "International Women's Day" (see above).

Another interesting aspect of Brooke's musical side of life is her love of classical music. Brooke attended opera school in Rome and was further trained at the Opera Conservatory at Chapman University. Brooke and Debbie recently performed at a special donors-only concert at Segerstrom Concert Hall. Watch a video of their previous performance at Segerstrom in 2017.

Tiger Rider

Debbie has another rocker daughter, Heather Dickson, who will graduate soon from business school at the University of Washington. Her band, Tiger Rider, plays extensively at clubs and festivals in the Pacific Northwest. Heather also earns side-money with a casino band playing "cover songs" on weekends, earning money for college — dressing in sparkly clothes and playing the part of a '70s rocker.

Congratulations, Brooke and Heather! All of us at the Smith Dickson family are very proud of you! Maybe you can play a set for us at the office at lunch sometime?

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