Australian Kim Smith is an emerging electro-pop singer, and award winning cabaret performer, known for his Weimar-era inspired works that juxtapose authentic musical material with stylistic takes on current popular tunes.
His debut EP, “Jealous,” is described as “high-energy, sexy, and entertaining,” and “a genuinely stunning debut single, visually creative, aurally engaging and lyrically lascivious,” and follow-up single “Never Ever” has drawn comparisons to The Pet Shop Boys, Kylie Minogue and Robyn:
“Kim brings the song to life with his beguiling vocals, injecting the lyrics with a studied heart and passion that is hard to resist. He effortlessly recreates the sounds of classic 80s synth bands yet manages to remain distinct with his own tonal qualities. He is the anchor of the song, holding together all the elements and steering them to an exhilarating conclusion.” – myfizzypop.com
His cabaret programmes, Misfit and Morphium have performed regularly in New York City at Café Sabarsky at the Neue Galerie, Joe’s Pub at the Public Theatre, the Laurie Beechman Theatre, the Due Theatre at DMAC, and Bard Spiegeltent at Bard College, while also touring Australia — presented at the Adelaide Cabaret Festival (2010, 2012), The Festival of Voices, Slide Bar and Lounge, Chapel Off Chapel, the National Gallery of Victoria, and Smith’s cabaret birthplace, the Butterfly Club.
Past cabaret programmes include Johnny Come Lately (directed by Karen Kohler), Kim Smith’s Jungle Parade (directed by Martin Croft), Kim Smith is Madly Adored, and Quietly Kim Smith. 2009 saw Smith presented with the Back Stage Magazine Bistro Award for Special Achievement as an Outstanding Performer (honoured alongside Liza Minnelli and Charles Aznavour). He was also nominated for 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012 Manhattan Association of Cabaret (MAC) Awards in the Outstanding Male Vocalist category. Smith is a recipient of the American Australian Association’s Dame Joan Sutherland Award for aspiring artists (2008), and is a member of the Kabarett Kollektif, a troupe of New York-based artists dedicated to preserving the European cabaret tradition. Kim regularly appears in Earl Dax’s celebrated cabaret revues, Weimar New York, Off the Cuff, and Tingel Tangel Club. Mr. Smith studied music theatre at the Ballarat Arts Academy in Australia (BA, Music Theatre). www.KimDavidSmith.com