Smokin' Sounds

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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.

Andrew Lowden

Andrew Lowden

Andrew Lowden

Introducing Andrew Lowden!

http://www.myspace.com/ajlowden

Hailing from Byron Bay, on the East Coast of Australia, Andrew grew up in the cathartic/bohemian lifestyle of the region. It’s growing up in this earthy atmosphere that he developed his love for music and connecting with people through song. From an early age he picked up as many instruments as he could, and is constantly developing them, the most notable of these being the piano, tin whistle and his 5 octave vocal range. Having travelled the world at the age of 22 in search of new styles of music to fuse with his own, Andrew’s music is a poignant blend of musical expression, conveying immediately recognisable emotions through an array of musical genres as wide as his vocal range. His lyrical rawness and melodic currents reflect a musical, emotional and cultural understanding beyond his years. Pushing boundaries and testing new waters are trademarks of his that are often comforting, intriguing and confronting. This combined with his quirky sense of humour, is what makes his music a rhapsodic journey of sentiment and catharses. ‘A vibrant life that breathes fresh air and colour into the music industry!’

Andrew Lowden

Andrew Lowden

Andrew Lowden

Andrew Lowden

Carla Bellifemini

Carla Bellifemini

Carla Bellifemini

Carla Bellifemini

http://www.myspace.com/carlabellifemini

Carla wowed the Smokin Sounds attendees last year with her dulcit tones and profound lyrics.

Everyone’s returning to hear her this year so you’ll be happy to hear that…she’s confirmed her spot!

ABOUT CARLA IN HER WORDS

I live in Brisbane, im 25, I like all sorts of sweet tunes, have just started getting into playing more and recording a little bit and its been a pretty interesting ride.

I feel so blessed to have talented people around helping me and awsome friends supporting me too. So I just wanna thank everyone who has encouraged me to play and sing and all that… its really lovely slash, jesus you are the bomb.