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Catherine Smibert


Catherine Smibert

Catherine Smibert

Catherine Smibert

What some people are not aware of is Cath’s artistic flair – whether on stage singing or speaking, she’s at home.  She loves to paint and create beauty for people to be inspired as well.

Catherine Smibert

Catherine Smibert

Cath is known, where she has played, for her versatility and dynamic performance style which has taken her around the world.

Based in Europe for 6.5 years she fronted various Jazz, blues and Funk bands, held leading roles in a variety of touring musicals as well as co-ordinating opera and gospel music at the Vatican and key European Cathedral events.

Though having studied singing under a variety of European Gurus as well as training classically at Sydney’s Conservatorium of music, her natural ability for music was first fostered by her family and began creating a traditional soul, jazz and lyrical repertoire from the age of 5!

Originally trained as a pianist & violinist by Suzuki method, Catherine’s primary love is singing – and she does so with an ecclectic 5-octave range.

Cath also loves to pass on her secrets…

She was awarded Young Citizen of the Year on Australia Day 1998 after launching an initiative to train and motivate talented, yet underprivileged youth. The Parramatta Performing Arts Troupe successfully raised funds for other such youth and themselves as they showcased.

Cath has also trained people going into mission lands with basic vocal skills to enhance their appeal to underdeveloped communities.

Her volunteer work includes coordinating youth performing arts troupes for local government, UN youth leadership lecturing, crisis pregnancy counselling and fundraising events management for research into human trafficking.

Catherine’s passionate about many things and protecting our planet is one of them. That’s why she’s a member of Super Green Me. She also does this as the director of Catalyst Commedia which works on customised PR/ Marketing projects for non profit orgs.

She attended MacDonald Performing Arts College as a Dancer and Musician and has Degree in Media and Communications from Macquarie University (2001.) Her influences are varied but she has a special love of Eva Cassidy.

The GyJazz

The GyJazz

The GyJazz

The GyJazz

Latin / Acoustic

www.myspace.com/thegyjazz

Brisbane acoustic duo The Gyjazz thrilled the Smokin Sounds audience last year with an awesome set of fast and furious Latin jazz and flamenco guitar.

We will welcome them back with open arms!

Dheeraj Shrestha

Dheeraj Shrestha

Dheeraj Shrestha

Dheeraj Shrestha

http://www.myspace.com/dheerajshrestha. Dheeraj Shrestha is recognized as the foremost classical tabla player in Australia and is now based in Brisbane. As a performer he has established himself, worldwide, as one of the finest exponents of tabla.

Technically Dheeraj Shrestha is unsurpassed as a stylist and his easy flowing style of playing sets him apart from other players of international renown. He is an accomplished soloist and a versatile (contemporary and traditional) accompanist. An irrepressible creativity, tremendous clarity and exciting rhythmic improvisation spontaneity are his stylistic hallmarks.

Dheeraj Shrestha tours the world and Australia each year. Already in 2006 he has performed with Jeff Lang at WOMAD and at the Melbourne Commonwealth. Highlights of his 2005 world tour include performances at the Royal Albert Hall,

Dheeraj Shrestha

Dheeraj Shrestha

London in the presence of Prince Charles and at the renowned Smithsonian Institute in Washington DC. Dheeraj is conversant with various forms of music besides Indian/ Nepalese classical and folk, for example jazz, blues, flamenco.

He is renowned for introducing the shades of variation that the tabla creates and breaks down some of the complex rhythms in his tabla workshops and private lessons. His current projects include Rhythm Sutra, a collaboration with Afro Dizzi Act drummer Mark Henmann where two virtuoso rewrite the rhythmic doctrine, as East meets West and in a seamless exploration of synchronization and syncopation, Flamenco-Indo-Jazz and the establishment of a music academy, Rhythms of the World. Dheeraj Shrestha is a core member of award-winning Dya Singh World Music Group.

Dheeraj Shrestha is renowned for his innovative teaching methods. He has presented beginner workshops to festivalgoers as well as advanced lecture demonstrations to music students at the Queensland Conservatorium of Music.

He received his training in classical and contemporary music, graduating from the Prayaag Sangeet Samiti Allahbad, India. He has worked as a professional musician for almost 20 years and taught at the Fine Art College, Tribhuvan University, Kathmandu and Adelaide TAFE College.

Dheeraj Shrestha

Dheeraj Shrestha

Steve Williamson

Steve Williamson

http://www.myspace.com/stevetwilliamson

Steve Williamson is a Brisbane based musician who has just released his EP “San Antiphony.” Having studied Jazz guitar for the past four years at the Queensland Conservatorium, Steve has now turned his hands to song writing and has written/arranged/produced his latest EP. Featured tracks “New Enemy,” “Tommy Gun,” and title track “San Antiphony,” demonstrate a musical diversity, from folk/pop and country. “San Antiphony,” will be available in May from listed stores… stay tuned for more info.

Steve Williamson

Steve Williamson

Steve Williamson

Steve Williamson