News release about Kim Smith, "the (young, gay, hot) singer who has made a name in supper clubs across the United Sates and his native Australia, has just released his debut electro-pop album Nova," according to New York publicist Dan Fortune:
Australian singer Kim Smith proudly introduces his debut electro-pop album, Nova. Featuring the singles “Jealous,” and “Never Ever,” Nova’s sound has been likened to the Pet Shop Boys, George Michael, Kylie Minogue and Robyn. The electronic band helmed by acclaimed music director David Aaron Berger.
Kim Smith’s album, Nova, was released under Ninthwave Records in May, 2013, 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.
The video for “Jealous” – directed by acclaimed photographer Mauricio A. Rodriguez, recently featured in The Advocate – is available on YouTube.
“A genuinely stunning debut single. Entirely enticing, utterly intoxicating and ferociously fabulous.” – Fizzy Pop
Kim Smith is an award-winning performer known for his Weimar-era inspired cabarets that juxtapose authentic musical material with stylistic takes on current popular tunes. His programmes, Misfit and Morphium have performed regularly in New York City at Café Sabarsky at the Neue Galerie, Joe’s Pub at the Public Theatre, Le Poisson Rouge, the Due Theatre at DMAC, and Bard Spiegeltent at Bard College, while also touring Australia, presented at the Adelaide Cabaret Festival (2010, 2012), The Festival of Voices, Slide Bar and Lounge, Chapel Off Chapel, the National Gallery of Victoria, and the Butterfly Club.
Past cabaret programmes include Johnny Come Lately (directed by Karen Kohler), Kim Smith’s Jungle Parade (directed by Martin Croft), Kim Smith is Madly Adored, and Quietly Kim Smith. 2009 saw Smith presented with the Back Stage Magazine Bistro Award for Special Achievement as an Outstanding Performer (honoured alongside Liza Minnelli and Charles Aznavour). He was also nominated for 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012 Manhattan Association of Cabaret (MAC) Awards in the Outstanding Male Vocalist category. Smith is a recipient of the American Australian Association’s Dame Joan Sutherland Award for aspiring artists (2008), and is a member of the Kabarett Kollektif, a troupe of New York-based artists dedicated to preserving the European cabaret tradition. Kim regularly appears in Earl Dax’s celebrated cabaret revues, Weimar New York, Off the Cuff, and Tingel Tangel Club. Mr. Smith studied music theatre at the Ballarat Arts Academy in Australia (BA, Music Theatre). www.KimDavidSmith.com