The band originally performed around Yorkshire as "The Moonshots", changing their name to "The Shots" when they moved to London. There were two bands playing R & B and other cover versions, one was called Tony Adams and the Viceroys, who included John 'Zeke' Lund on bass; Mal Luker on guitar and Geoff gill on drums. The other band was The Moonshots, who included Mick Rowley on lead vocals and Phil Peacock on guitar. The band then came together as The Shots and made a single for Columbia - 'Keep A Hold Of What You've Got' which flopped. At some point Peacock left the band, who then changed their name to The Smoke.
Everyman Brad Walker (Matt Di Angelo) is having a bad day. His girlfriend Sasha (Anna Passey) has broken up with him to begin a relationship with his friend and he's lost his job as a Lawyer. While drowning his sorrows with his best friend, Brad overhears a conversation between two drug dealers. In a moment of madness Brad decides to steal thousands of pounds from their boss Jack (Alan Ford), an intimidating gangster who will stop at nothing to get revenge and his money back.