Kim David Smith’s “Stargazing” at Joe’s Pub, October 8!

I’m very excited to announce my brand new electro-cabaret, “Stargazing,” a genre-mashing, electro-cabaret fantasia premiering at Joe’s Pub at the Public Theatre (425 Lafayette Street, New York City), October 8, 9:30 PM. 

I recently spoke with Next Magazine about Stargazing’s setlist — check out the link below for the inside scoop on songs, and artists referenced, and for some amazing photography by NYC’s Brian Jamie: STARGAZING in NEXT MAGAZINE.

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Kim David Smith’s “Stargazing.” Photography by RAM Imagery, edit by Zealot.

Directed by Michael Rader (Cirque du Soleil), with music direction by Benjamin Ickies, and costuming by Miodrag Guberini (Rebel Heart Tour, The Black Party), Stargazing is an intimately electronic reimagining of musical constellations formed from stars old and new, including Kurt Weill, Kylie Minogue, Friedrich Hollaender, Olivia Newton-John, Edith Piaf, Madonna, ME, and Marlene Dietrich.

“Completely stellar…slyly subversive.”

Will Friedwald, The Wall Street Journal, New York City

Along with repertoire spanning the 1920’s through to today, my own pop originals will be represented, with selections performed from my electropop albums “Nova” and “Supernova” (Ninthwave Records), and cabaret EP “The Tease.” 

$16 cover. Please call (212) 967.7555 or visit www.joespub.com for reservations.

Follow Kim on Instagram and Twitter: @kimdavidsmith

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Kim David Smith Nominated for 2015 Helpmann Award!

I’m extremely proud and humbled to be nominated for a 2015 Helpmann Award! Nominated alongside cabaret legends David Campbell and Camille O’Sullivan in the Best Cabaret Performer category, I’m excited to salute my dear friends Chris Durling, Trevor Ashley, and Jenny Rivera for their nominations (Supporting Role in a Musical/Performer in an Opera), and also my idol and Australian icon, Kylie Minogue!

The Helpmann Awards, named in honour of Sir Robert Helpmann and to commemorate his memory and achievements, were established in 2001 by Live Performance Australia (LPA) to recognise, celebrate and promote Australia’s live performance industry, similar to the Tony Awards on Broadway and the Olivier Awards in London.

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Kim David Smith in Out Magazine / “The Art of Looking”

I’m very excited to be featured in the Out Magazine arts section this month, along with a slideshow of works by amazing artists and photographers I’ve had the pleasure of working with over the past 12 months:

“The Many Mediums of Kim David Smith”
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Including works by Lucas Ferrier, John MacConnell, Jordan Mejias, Rick Day, and many others, Out makes mention of my recent portrait sitting with the inimitable art collector and sensualist Charles Leslie, for “The Art of Looking,” a fabulous retrospective coffee table book showcasing the incredible collection of gay art (and art by gay artists) housed and celebrated by Leslie.
Also mentioned is the “Jealous” music video from my 2013 album, Nova. Keep your eyes peeled for my upcoming summer release, Supernova — a fabulous remix edition of Nova, to be accompanied by a brand new music video by brothers Kyle and Brendan Ranson-Walsh!

Follow me on Instagram / Twitter: @kimdavidsmith, or on Tumblr!

Kim David Smith live at the Neue Galerie, May 14

Kim Smith, Nova Album Cover 2013

Kim David Smith by RAM Imagery

I’m extremely excited to return to Café Sabarsky at the Neue Galerie on Thursday, May 14th with an eclectic, Neo-Weimar program, featuring re-imagined works by Kurt Weill, Kylie Minogue, Friedrich Hollaender, Madonna, Hans Eisler, and Jem and the Holograms, among numerous, glittering others (with accompaniment by Benjamin Ickies on piano, accordion and synth).

Located at 1048 Fifth Avenue, and housed in a former Vanderbilt mansion, the Neue Galerie is home to Gustav Klimt’s “Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer I,” and serves as New York City’s premier venue for German and Austrian art.

Performance is at 9PM, preceded by a prix-fixe dinner at 7PM. Combined cost is $110 (dinner $65, performance $45; purchased together). Please call 212-628-6200 (ext. 485) for tickets, or visit neuegalerie.org/programs/cabaret.

“Completely stellar…slyly subversive”

The Wall Street Journal

Kim David Smith Photographed by Erik Carter for Homotography

I recently had the pleasure of working with the talented Erik Carter on a collection of images for his Nocturne series. Nocturne focusses on themes of late-night hunger and utilizes the lighting and backdrop of the subject’s own home — Erik and I had a great time shooting, and I’m really excited to share the results of en evening well-spent.

Homotography.com has exclusively debuted the full photo set — click through and check out Erik’s wonderful work, and follow Erik (@erik_carter) and the Nocturne series (@nocturne_series) on Instagram.

Kim David Smith by Erik Carter for Nocturne, 2015.

Kim David Smith by Erik Carter for Nocturne, 2015.

Kim David Smith Photographed for “Tub Time With Tate,” and Summer Diary Project

I’m delighted to be featured in Tate Tulliver’s latest photo set for his wonderfully intimate “Tub Time With Tate” art series, courtesy of Summer Diary Project!

Tub Time With Tate Tullier, courtesy of www.summerdiaryproject.com

Tub Time With Tate Tullier, courtesy of http://www.summerdiaryproject.com

Click through for more of Tate‘s incredible work, and peruse Summer Diary Project’s beautifully curated online magazine, here. And, don’t forget to follow on Instagram and Twitter: @tatephoto @summersiaryproject @summer_diary @kimdavidsmith

Tub Time With Tate Tullier, courtesy of www.summerdiaryproject.com

Tub Time With Tate Tullier, courtesy of http://www.summerdiaryproject.com

Modelling for John MacConnell & Menelik Puryear/Hard Cider NY

Kim recently had the pleasure of sitting for two amazing New York-based artists.

Kim Smith by John MacConnell, 2014. www.johnmacconnell.com

Kim Smith by John MacConnell, 2014. http://www.johnmacconnell.com

John MacConnell is an artist and graphic designer known for his beautiful studies of the male form, working primarily in watercolour and ball-point pen. Visit www.johnmacconnell.com to view his works, and to purchase pieces, including items Kim has modelled for. Follow John on Instagram for an up-to-the-minute account of his sexy catalogue: @johnmacconnell.

Kim Smith by Menelik Puryear for Hard Cider NY, 2014

Kim Smith by Menelik Puryear for Hard Cider NY, 2014

Kim was photographed in his home by the incredible Menelik Puryear for “Hard Cider NY.” Check out @hardciderny for more fantastic images in this series, and Menelik’s own Instagram account (@mr_puryear) for the rest of his stunning body of work. Email hardciderny@gmail.com for prints.