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

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

Kim David Smith // Stargazing. Photo by RAM Imagery, artwork by Zealot.

Kim David Smith // Stargazing. Photo by RAM Imagery, artwork by Zealot.

Directed by Michael Rader (Cirque du Soleil), Stargazing is an intimately electronic reimagining of musical constellations formed from stars old and new, including Kurt Weill, Kylie Minogue, Friedrich Hollaender, Sia, 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 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

 

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 Smith’s “Nova Noir” live at the Manderley Bar, Dec 10!

Kim Smith, Nova Album Cover 2013

Kim Smith, Nova Album Cover 2013

Kim Smith’s Nova Noir will take the stage at The Manderley Bar (at the McKittrick Hotel) on December 10, 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 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 November 5 & December 10, 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

 

 

Kim Smith’s “Nova Noir,” live at the Gallery at Le Poisson Rouge, April 2 — with special guest star, Karen Kohler!

Kim Smith, Photo by Larry Hamilton for Blue Photography

Kim Smith, Photo by Larry Hamilton for Blue Photography, 2014.

Kim Smith returns to The Gallery at Le Poisson Rouge, Wednesday, April 2nd with “Nova Noir.”

$10 advance online sale, or $15 at the door.
Doors open at 7pm, programme at 7:30.
Le Poisson Rouge — 158 Bleeker Street, NYC

Award-winning Australian cabaret performer, Kim Smith, charts a dark and whimsical path through a neo-Weimar pop-fantasia of genre-bending pop and peculiar period treasures with “Nova Noir.”  Mining his debut album, Nova, Smith gives his own electropop originals a decadent 1920′s treatment, while re-imagining works by Weimar-era composers, and modern-day artists alike, including: Friedrich Hollaender, Cher, Kurt Weill, the Supremes, Hanns Eisler, and myriad glittering others.

Karen Kohler

Master of the European Songbook, Karen Kohler.

Nova Noir comes to life at the hands of accordionist/music director Benjamin Ickies  (House of Yes, This Ambitious Orchestra), and his rogue band of marauding musicians, and features a special guest performance by cabaret legend, KAREN KOHLER!

 

Listen to our studio recording of “Padam” below, and click through to purchase $10 advance online sale tickets!

“Completely stellar…slyly subversive.”

Will Friedwald, The Wall Street Journal, New York City 

“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