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!

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

Nova Noir, live at The Gallery, le Poisson Rouge, Oct. 2

Kim Smith, Nova Album Cover 2013, Image by Mauricio A. Rodriguez, RAM IMAGERY

Kim Smith, Nova Album Cover, 2013
Image by Mauricio A. Rodriguez, RAM IMAGERY

Kim Smith: Nova Noir

October 2, The Gallery at Le Poisson Rouge, NYC — Doors open at 7, Programme at 7:30 — $10 advance tickets, $15 at the door

My own electropop originals (available here on iTunes) receive a decadent 1920’s treatment at the hands of accordionist/music director Benjamin Ickies and our rogue band of marauding musicians in NOVA NOIR an evening of dark, disfigured pop and peculiar period treasures.

Nova Noir re-imagines works by Weimar-era composers, and modern-day artists alike, including: Friedrich Hollaender, Cher, Kurt Weill, the Supremes, Kylie Minogue, Hanns Eisler, and myriad glittering others, and incorporates electropop gems from my debut album, “Nova.”

Copies of Nova and my cabaret EP, The Tease, will be available for purchase after the show. Nova is available on iTunes, Amazon and Spotify, worldwide.

Listen below to Edith Piaf’s classic, “Padam” as transformed by myself and Benjamin Ickies, in our ’90’s trip-hop studio recording:

 

“(Smith) embodies all that is unique about this art form — it would be a challenge to look away from him. There isn’t an extraneous gesture, expression, word or note. He has chiseled away everything that is unimportant to get down to a precise core. This is cabaret at its best and most interesting!”

Arthur Frank, Cabaret Scenes Magazine, New York City