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

Kim David Smith sings Eartha Kitt, January 11, (le) Poisson Rouge!

Why Is Eartha Kitt Trying To Kill Me?I am very busily and excitedly putting together a sexy little show inspired by “the most exciting woman in the world,” as a collaboration with  American Lyric Theater in support of their new chamber opera “Why Is Eartha Kitt Trying To Kill Me?”

Acting as entrée to American Lyric Theater’s exciting presentation, my Eartha-inspired cabaret features new arrangements of classics from the Kitt catalogue, helmed and performed my myself, and the talented Mr. Benjamin Ickies (piano, accordion, synth).

$15, (le) Poisson Rouge, NYC, at 6PM, January 11 — Click through for tickets HERE!

“Why Is Eartha Kitt Trying To Kill Me?” is a new one-act opera by composer Jeffrey Dennis Smith and librettist David Johnston, based on Johnston’s one-act comic monodrama about a mysterious – and unlikely – murder suspect. A tour de force love story and mad scene all in one, join us as we dive into the heart and mind of a man with a singular showbiz obsession as he shares his bizarre confession concerning the fate of a hot young art world star.

Kim Smith live at Duane Park, NYC, October 14!

Kim Smith, Nova Album Cover 2013

Kim Smith, Nova Noir

Kim Smith’s Nova Noir will take the stage at Duane Park NYC on October 14, at 7:00PM, 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.

Call 212-732-5555, or click here to make reservations!

Fronting a too-talented band led by the inimitable Benjamin Ickies, Kim Smith performs his own electropop originals alongside peculiar period treasures, incorporating works by Friedrich Hollaender, Kylie Minogue, Kurt Weill, Madonna, The Supremes, Mischa Spoliansky, and myriad others.

Kim Smith/Nova Noir October 14, 7:00PM at Duane Park NYC (308 Bowery — between Bleecker and Houston). Three course dinner and show, $45.

“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

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

 

Kim Smith performs “Nova: An Electropop Fantasia,” at Joe’s Pub, May 28!

Kim Smith live at Joe's Pub NYC, May 28, 9:30PM

Kim Smith live at Joe’s Pub NYC, May 28, 9:30PM

Kim Smith will perform all eleven tracks from his upcoming debut pop album, Nova, at Joe’s Pub at the Public Theater, on Tuesday, May 28th, 9:30PM.  Featuring the singles “Jealous” and “Never Ever,” Nova’s sound has been likened to the Pet Shop Boys, George Michael and Robyn, and features an all-electronic band helmed by music director David Berger (with Stephanie Brown, Steve Dawson and Silya!).

$15 cover. Call (212) 967.7555 or visit www.joespub.com for reservations.

“Smith needs to be seen, and now” – The Village Voice

Nova will be released under Ninthwave Records, and features eleven pop originals, including the singles “Jealous,” and “Never Ever.”  Nova is produced by Måns Ek, and written by a galaxy of talent, including: Charlie Mason, Måns Ek, Dirty Dasmo, Crush Boys (Daniel Volpe and Thomas Lipp), Erik Gold, Dirk Homuth, Johan Emmoth, Erik Lidbom, Richard Hymas, John Matthews, Anders Lystell, Linda Stenmark, Florian Buba, and Neele Ternes.

“a genuinely stunning debut single. Entirely enticing, utterly intoxicating and ferociously fabulous.” -Fizzy Pop

“high-energy, sexy, and entertaining” -Taking Over The Universe

“Never Ever” is available now on iTunes!

“Jealous” is available now on iTunes. Watch the official Jealous music video (by the incredible RAM Imagery) below: