Smudgie is a singer-songwriter from Toronto, Canada who decided to turn to music after getting a Ph.D. in economics with her music now being played across the US in arenas.
After listening to just one song, ("Lost My Destination"), Jim Vallance, one of the top songwriters of our time, (Bryan Adams, Alice Cooper, Aerosmith and Ozzy Osbourne), told Smudgie she’s got the makings of a hit songwriter.
Smudgie is the winner of several songwriting awards including Best Alternative Song at the Exposure Music Awards in the UK, and Best Song (“Walk Away”) on the indie music website mp3unsigned.com. She was also voted Best Band on mp3unsigned.com out of thousands of entries from all over the world.
Her songs have also been on regular Internet radio rotation since she’s started writing and have been placed in an LA-based web drama series. They’ve been played in coffee houses across the U.S. and her “Feel Like This” video landed her a nomination for Best International Video at the UK’s Exposure Music Awards.
Even though she's only been writing for a short time, Smudgie already has a U.S. placement deal under her belt for all the songs on her first album entitled "Smudgie". She continues to work on her second studio album with Attitude Productions.
Pete Swann (guitar player, keyboard player, arranger, composer, producer). Pete has won numerous guitar playing contests and song writing contests.
Mike Thorne (drums). Mike also has won many contests including the modern drummer magazine contest.
Smudge (vocals, guitar). Smudge is Pete's sister, the lead singer, lyricist, composer, who plays guitar.
November, 2007: Ontario Independent Music Awards 2007 - The White Disk Compilation CD ("Unintentionally")
2008: Toronto Independent Music Awards Compilation CD ("Meant To Be")
2008: Chaos & Glory (www.RavenBlackMusic.com - Exposure Music Awards Compilation CD) ("Lost My Destination")
2008: First album played live on air during live performance and interview with Smudgie on Thatradio "Liquid Lunch" interview
2009: Smudgie "Smudgie" (http://cdbaby.com/cd/smudgie - Attitude Recordz - Physical 10 Song CD including all lyrics, colour photos, and liner notes - Digital versions of all 10 songs to be available on iTunes and other retailers by summer 2009)
2011: Smudgie's new single and music video for "Half of Me" is released on YouTube
2011: First song "Please" off second album "Getting Mad at Colours" released
2009-2011: Lost My Destination, Feel Like This streaming on Internet radio
2012: Smudgie approached by The Mod Club to play live
2012: Toronto Independent Music Awards Compilation CD ("And Then Came You")
Are you not signed yet?
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Comment by Gavin Valentine on 09 February 2008 "Hi! I always look forward to a new release from ...Comment by Gavin Valentine on 09 February 2008
"Hi! I always look forward to a new release from you and this is sounding fantastic. Got that trademark voice flowing over some great production. Really nice changes and it has got my head going, nice solo here! Are you lot not signed yet?? :D If not you must be close, keep it up!! g :)"
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This is a quote from Peter Quinn of Dark Dreams, the mp3unsigned.com Artist of the Week (August 16, ...This is a quote from Peter Quinn of Dark Dreams, the mp3unsigned.com Artist of the Week (August 16, 2007):
"I'd like to take this opportunity to showcase Smudgie, an Indie outfit from Canada. The music features the sweet sound of female vocalist...Smudge...This combined with powerfully bleak melodies and deep, meaninful lyrics tend to leave a lasting impression on the listener.
My personal favourite tracks are Something About You and Walk Away. Other great tunes include Unintentionally and Ghosts in Chains, plus a brand new track called You Me. Any lover of great music would be crazy to ignore this band, intentionally or otherwise!"
Smudgie: Bloody Superb
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Dave Rave, Summer Contest Winner of 2005 on mp3unsigned.com, commented on Smudgie (June 4 2006): ...Dave Rave, Summer Contest Winner of 2005 on mp3unsigned.com, commented on Smudgie (June 4 2006):
Two of my favuorite words: Bloody superb. What a fantastic and distinctive voice you have Smudgie!! A great band all-round. A worthy chart nomination from me.
We can do any number of sets for as long as needed. We would be very flexible about our set times.
There are no upcoming dates at this time.