Kim David Smith in “Piaf: a Centennial Celebration,” and “I Should Be So Lucky” auf Deutsch

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Kim David Smith by Brian Jamie (@brianjamienyc)

I’m very excited to join the stellar cast of “Piaf: a Centennial Celebration” at Town Hall in New York City, December 19th!

Produced by Daniel Nardicio and Andy Brattain, and featuring Meow Meow, Elaine Paige, and Christine Ebersole (among many glittering others), “Piaf” celebrates the work, life, and legacy of Edith Piaf, on her 100th birthday.

Click through for tickets, and more information!

Piaf: A Centennial Celebration

Saturday, December 19, 8PM.

Town Hall, 123 West 43rd St., NYC.

I’m also excited to share my German language rendition of Kylie Minogue’s “I Should Be So Lucky,” performed at Joe’s Pub as part of my new electro-cabaret programme, “Stargazing.” Featuring my wonderful band (Tracy Stark, Benjamin Ickies, Kevin Garcia, and Raymond Sicam), “Lucky” is joined  by the Marlene Dietrich classic, “Illusions.”

Check it out below!

Stone Creek City for Summer Diary Project, and This Show is So Gay!

KimDavidsSmith-3509-Edit-1I recently had the pleasure of lounging in mid-morning daylight for the incredibly talented “Stone Creek City.” Titled “Stranger in Midtown,” and photographed anonymously by Stone Creek City, this photo set plays with light and shadow over the naked form, and is published online by the exquisite curatorial eye of Summer Diary Project.

KimDavidsSmith-3598-Edit-2Please click through to view the entire set, and don’t forget to follow Stone Creek City (@stonecreekcity), Summer Diary Project (@summerdiaryproject), and myself (@kimdavidsmith) on Instagram.

I also had a fantastic chat over the airwaves with Ken Schneck for the wonderfully gay radio programme, “This Show Is So Gay.” Steam or download the full interview, and hear all about my perspectives on Kylie, Dannii Minogue, my pop-Weimar mashups, art modeling, and the importance of a good lower-body workout!

Kim David Smith’s “Shooting Star” Music Video!

Kim David Smith by Brian Jamie, NYC

Kim David Smith by Brian Jamie, NYC

I’m very excited to release my new music video for “Shooting Star!” Appearing on both my Nova and Supernova albums (available on iTunes), Shooting Star touches on the two-year, long-distance period at the beginning of my relationship with my husband.

Read more about Shooting Star here in Huffington Post Gay Voices!

Filmed and Recorded in NYC, Shooting Star is directed by Brooklyn-based brothers Kyle Ranson-Walsh and Brendan Ranson-Walsh, produced by Måns Ek, and written by Erik Lidbom, Johan Emmoth, and Charlie Mason, and is released via Ninthwave Records.

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 in Sparkle & Circulate and Out Magazine

I had the pleasure of sitting down with my intensely talented friend and orator, Justin Sayre, for his podcast “Sparkle & Circulate.” Serving as an online supplement to Justin’s wonderful work with “The Meeting” (a monthly meeting for the New York chapter of the  International Order of Sodomites), “Sparkle and Circulate” affords an intimate interview setting, in which I talk about my husband (and our ten wonderful years together), my music, posing naked for artists, and naturally, my religious affinity for Kylie Minogue.

Click through to listen and subscribe to “Sparkle & Circulate.”

Out Magazine recently published a preview of new works by my friend, designer John Brinegar, for his upcoming show “I Would Never Wear That.” I’ve included several amazing pieces by John in my Instagram feed, and the below image appeared in Out Magazine, in which I’m sporting one of John’s phenomenal cowls.

Kim David Smith in John Brinegar knitwear, for "I Would Never Wear That."

Kim David Smith in John Brinegar knitwear, for “I Would Never Wear That.”

Below is a video from 2014’s Julie Andrews-themed edition of The Meeting, in which I mash-up Mary Poppins’ “Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious” with Missy Elliott’s “Work It” (loosely titled Mary HipHoppins):

Follow John Brinegar on Instagram: @knitboy1

Follow Justin Sayre on Twitter: justinsayreCHM

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 live at the Manderley Bar, NYC, Feb. 3

Kim David Smith by Rick Day

Kim David Smith by Rick Day

Kim David Smith’s “Nova Noir” will take the stage at The Manderley Bar, NYC (February 3 at 10:30PM), conjuring the glitter and doom of Weimar-era Germany, and the electronic heartbeat of modern pop in a Frankenstein’s monster of genre-mashing and music making.

Fronting his electro-cabaret band led by the inimitable Benjamin Ickies, Smith performs his own electropop originals alongside peculiar period treasures (in German, Japanese, French and English), incorporating works by Friedrich Hollaender, Kylie Minogue, Kurt Weill, Madonna, The Supremes, Mischa Spoliansky, and myriad others.

Kim David Smith/Nova Noir February 3, 10:30PM at The Manderley Bar/The McKittrick Hotel (530 West 27th Street, NYC). FREE!

Follow Kim on Instagram and Twitter: @kimdavidsmith

 

“Completely stellar…slyly subversive.”

Will Friedwald, The Wall Street Journal, NYC

“He happily considers himself as a misfit, and goes about proving his point in several languages. There’s no one else around these days offering the kind of cabaret that he does so compellingly. Well, maybe Ute Lemper, but that’s it. Smith needs to be seen, and now.”

David Finkle, The Village Voice, New York City