Colin Smith

Colin Smith

BandPopSinger/Songwriter

Colin Smith is a rawkus piano playin' wild songwriting fool. He really likes Ben Folds and Randy Newman, he likes banging on a piano and singing his heart out even more, and most of all he likes to make YOU laugh (or cry, or think.)

Biography

Colin has been ‘tickling the ivories’ since his single digit years. He was classically trained in the Suzuki method and played his first recital at age 7 in his hometown of Ithaca, NY. He took a break from music to study Biology at Binghamton University in an attempt to become a “regular guy.” After school he moved to LA, and got hired with the job title “Homer Simpson” at a radioactive laboratory. One morning, while cramming radioactive waste into a barrel in a lead-lined, windowless room he realized that he was missing his true calling as a songwriter, producer and performer.
In the last few years Colin has written over 100 songs and composed a musical theatre piece titled "The Butlers Day Off." He moved to Brooklyn in December 2005, and now he’s setting out to bring the piano back into style. His undeniable melodies support his clever lyrics and hilarious themes. “SMOOTHER MAGAZINE” says:

Piano pop wordsmith Colin Smith likes to weave spunky lyrics with Elton John worthy pop chords. His songs are fun and certainly catchy, almost what you’d expect out of a musician playing semi-serious tunes at the local comedy den. His voice is good and he never attempts to pull a coup on his own talents by stretching it beyond his natural range.

Colin’s live show is as fun as his songs. An energetic performer and warm presence on the stage, Colin takes his audience through a journey of duality and inspiration, while keeping it almost always upbeat and funny. His piano playing is impressive and his voice can be smooth, comical, or erupt into a Joe Cocker-ish scream as he belts “all of my friends, are beautiful on the inside…”
Dont forget to throw in the huge colorful puppet costume, made by artist Jane Dennis, which he wears before and sometimes during his shows. If youre lucky, you might see him playing the Ukelele in "Biggie C."
Colin has performed in the nations leading venues including The Los Angeles House of Blues and The Bowery Ballroom, as a keyboard player, and performs his solo show regularly at NYC’s Caffe Vivaldi.
Colin, also known as Smitty, honed his skills in the studio producing pop and hip hop compilations. Most notably, Smitty’s Biggie and Frank Sinatra mash-up, “Blue Eyes Meets Bed-Stuy” co-produced with partner DJ Cappel, was featured in Rolling Stone, XXL, Vibe and many more of the nations top media and urban radio stations. It has been deemed a classic - one of 2005’s best underground releases.
Colin is currently playing his solo show around the Northeast. Keep an eye out for "Biggie C" on the street, or on major television shows...

Lyrics

ALL OF MY FRIENDS

Written By: COLIN SMITH

ALL OF MY FRIENDS

SITTING ALONE IN YOUR ROOM HANDS BEHIND YOU YOUR BACK TO THE WALL
WHISPERING WONDER WHETHER YOUR WONDERING MATTERS AT ALL
JUST THEN YOUR PHONE RINGS YOUR FRIEND HAD TO CALL
TO TELL YOU THAT TELLING YOU ANYTHING TELLS YOU THAT YOU SHOULD STAND TALL

CHORUS
ALL OF MY FRIENDS ARE BEAUTIFUL ON THE INSIDE
ALL OF MY FRIENDS ARE SO BEAUTIFUL

SURROUNDED BY STRANGER SO LONELY BUT SO FAR FROM BEING ALONE
STRUGGLING OVER ANOTHER DISCOVERY THAT THIS ISNT HOME
THEN YOU SEE SOMEONE WHO YOU’VE ALWAYS KNOWN
AND WITH A WARM SMILE AND A PAT ON THE BACK ALL YOUR TROUBLES ARE GONE

CHORUS

FARTHER FROM HOME THAN YOU’VE EVER FELT FEARLESS TO VENTURE BEFORE
OUT ON YOUR OWN NO RETURNING NO MATTER HOW FRIGHTENED YOU ARE
AND THEN YOU REMEMBER WHAT BROUGHT YOU THIS FAR
THAT SOMEBODY SOMEWHERE IS WHISPERING WISHES FOR YOU ON A STAR

CHORUS

ALL RIGHTS RESERVED 2005

THE PUPPY SONG

Written By: COLIN SMITH

LIKE A SLAVE

IVE GOT A PUPPY, SHE LOVES ME SO
SHE WAGS HER TAIL AND LICKS MY FACE WHEN I COME HOME
SHES VERY CUTE, AND SMART TO BOOT
BUT I THOUGHT ID SEEN EVERY TRICK THAT SHE COULD DO
SO PICTURE MY SURPRISE WHEN I FOUND SHE COULD SPEAK
SHE LOOKED INTO MY EYES AND SAID LISTEN TO ME
MY CHIN FELL ON THE FLOOR I WONDERED WHAT ID HEAR
GO AHEAD I SAID IM ALL EARS (AND SHE LOOKED AT ME AND SAID)

WHY DO YOU KEEP ME HERE LAYING ROUND ALL DAY
I EAT WHEN YOU SAY EAT WHEN YOU SAY PLAY I PLAY
YOU TAKE GOOD CARE OF ME AND THAT I APPRECIATE
BUT I STILL FEEL LIKE A SLAVE

I GOT A PUPPY, SHE WEARS A MUZZLE
SHE LIKES TO KISS AND LOVE AND SQUEEZE AND RUB AND NUZZLE
WE GO FOR WALKS, ROLL ON THE FLOOR
SHE DOESN’T TALK CAUSE I DONT LET HER ANYMORE
THEN I HAD A PARTY, ALL MY FRIENDS WANTED TO SEE
THIS TALKING DOG WHICH THEY HAD HEARD ABOUT FROM ME
THEY SAID COME ON SMITTY, LET THE PUPPY SPEAK
AND I WAS DRUNK SO I AGREED (AND SHE LOOKED AROUND AND SAID)

WHY DO YOU STARE AT ME LIKE SOME CIRCUS FREAK
I COULD BE OUT HUNTING IF YOUD JUST LET ME BE
DON’T YOU PEOPLE HAVE SOMETHING BETTER TO DO
YOU STUPID HAIRLESS TWO LEGGED FOOLS

ALL RIGHT RESERVED 2005

PERFECT DAWN

Written By: COLIN SMITH

PERFECT DAWN

MAYBE YOU WILL LOVE ME
MAYBE YOU WILL CARE
MAYBE YOULL TOUCH ME
MY FINGERS MAY RUN THROUGH YOUR HAIR
MAYBE YOU WILL FEEL IT
MAYBE I CAN GIVE YOU ALL YOUR DREAMS
MAYBE LOVE IS FEARLESS
MAYBE I MAY BE YOUR EVERYTHING

CHORUS
AND MAYBE IM PRAYING THAT THESE MAYBES COULD BE TRUE
AND MAYBE YOU WERE MADE FOR ME LIKE I WAS MADE FOR YOU
AND MAYBE WHEN THE SUN COMES UP YOULL BE HERE IN MY ARMS
MAYBE YOU WILL BE MY PERFECT DAWN

MAYBE WE ARE PERFECT
MAYBE WE WILL LAST
MAYBE WE DESERVE IT
OUR HEARTACHE MAY BE IN THE PAST
MAYBE YOU WILL HOLD ME
MAYBE I WILL NEVER LET YOU GO
MAYBE YOU CAN SHOW ME
WHAT MAKES THIS WORLD SO WONDERFUL

CHORUS

BRIDGE
AND MAYBE WHEN THE SUN KISSES YOU HAIR YOULL FIND ME SMILING
AND WITH A SIGH YOULL TURN MY WAY AND I WILL PULL YOU CLOSE TO ME
YOUR SOFT LIPS BRUSHING ON MINE WHISPERING ME THE SWEETEST SONG
YOU MAY BE MY PERFECT DAWN

CHORUS

ALL RIGHT RESERVED 2005

Discography

"The God Song" from "Pop Poetry" 2004 - Mollie Angelheart feat. Jesse Powell (C.Smith - Producer)
"Brain Rap" 2005 - The Kentucky Prophet (C.Smith - Executive Producer)
"The Hip Hop Blues" 2005 - Rising Sun (C.Smith - Executive Producer)
"Blue Eyes Meets Bed-Stuy" 2005 - DJ Cappel & Smitty (released for promotional use only)
"Colin Smith" March 2006 - Colin Smith
"Mad Packers Do" May 2006 - Theme song for Mad Packers company by Colin Smith

Set List

My show is inspiring and thought provoking, at times rowdy and loud then soft, sensitive and self reflective then hilarious and silly.
I will belt "You can do anything if you give yourself a little try..." then ease into a ballad about letting go of yourself in a relationship, then segway into "Zombies on Segway" a soon to be halloween-zombie classic.
I engage and interact with the audience, moving easily from improv comedy to the songs I have played to perfection.
I will play covers and accept requests at times, but count on some great originals being played.
Give me a piano, a mic and a room full of people and I will give you a lot of laughter, some tears and memories you will treasure.