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 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!

Night of a Thousand Judys, the Neue Galerie, and Shanghai Mermaid!

I’m very excited to announce the following performance dates:

On Saturday, May 30th I’ll be performing my neo-Weimar, Marlene-Minogue mashups for Shanghai Mermaid, a divinely decadent soirée and salon held at the Downtown Association (60 Pine Street, NYC) from 10PM ’till late.  Click through for tickets and more information.

10985862_10152824605022116_574342741983739163_nMonday, June 1st sees my return to The International Order of Sodomites’ annual fundraising/pride gala for the Ali Forney Centre: “Night of a Thousand Judys!”

I’ll join a glittering cavalcade of downtown stars and music-makers in celebrating the life and music of Judy Garland, while raising funds for homeless LGBT youth —  the evening is very nearly sold out, so hurry on over to the Kaufmann Centre Website for tickets, and more information!  I’ve prepared an especially original arrangement of one of my most beloved Judy songs, and cannot wait to share it with all assembled!  Night of a Thousand Judys: Merkin Concert Hall at the Kaufman Center (129 West 67th St.), 6:30 PM Pre-VIP Cocktail Reception. Showtime at 8 PM.

Kim Smith, Nova Album Cover 2013

Kim David Smith by RAM Imagery

Lastly, on June 9th I’ll be representing my cabaret home-away-from-home, New York’s Neue Galerie, for the 2015 Museum Mile Festival with a free outdoor concert on the Galerie steps! Join me and my cabaret band as we explore my catalogue of genre-mashing originals and glittering Weimar-era fare, featuring re-imagined works by Friedrich Hollaender, Kylie Minogue, Kurt Weill, Madonna, Edith Piaf, Hans Eisler and myriad unexpected others. The Neue Galerie is located at 1048 Fifth Avenue (at 86th Street and 5th), and the programme commences at 6PM. See you there!

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 by Rick Day (DNA Magazine)

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I recently had the pleasure of working with legendary NYC-based fashion photographer, Rick Day. Known for his celebration of the male form, Rick has worked for Elle, Italian Vogue, DNA Magazine, and GQ (among many others), and has several brilliant books published.

Check out the full set of images featured in DNA Magazine, and Homotography.com!

Kim David Smith by Rick Day.

Kim David Smith by Rick Day.

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