David Andrew Smith
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David Andrew Smith

Highland, Maryland, United States | Established. Jan 01, 1994

Highland, Maryland, United States
Established on Jan, 1994
Solo Pop Rock

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""Powerful Pop Vocalist...""

"Powerful pop vocalist with lots of potential! [Four stars.]" - Indie-Music.com


""...A very unique...original sound""

“Man, that’s good stuff--all the way around... A very unique... original sound.” - Skip Dixxon, WOCM 98.1FM


""One Fantastic Performer.""

"One Fantastic Performer." - Melissa Goode, 'b' Magazine


""...Some pretty damned good tunes.""

"So here’s what I got on Smith, according to his tunes: He likes being in love, even if love doesn’t like him back. That’s not to say his joints are sappy tear jerkers. In fact, Smith manages to mash mellow, country acoustic with driving rock beats, then layers that sound with lyrics and vocals a la Matthew Sweet and Nick Lowe. That equals some pretty damned good tunes." - Jennifer Deseo, The Silver Spring Penguin


""Smith sings from a soulful yet knowing perspective...which leaves, in turn, an indelible impression.""

"Smith may be the most common name in America, but there's nothing common about the ironically titled 'Sweet, Sweet Nothing.' Yes, it's sweet, but also really something. Smith sings from a soulful yet knowing perspective, imbuing each song with an immediate attraction, which leaves, in turn, an indelible impression." - Performing Songwriter, December 2008


""...[David has] peers in artists such as Jason Mraz, John Mayer and Gavin Degraw.""

"...This track is well crafted and delivered...It stands up well against the current tracks that fall into the Rock/Pop/Singer-songwriter scope. [David has] peers in artists such as Jason Mraz, John Mayer and Gavin Degraw." - Taxi. Review of "Talk to Me"


""'Sweet, Sweet Nothing' is bound to grab industry ears...""

"If there's a waiting line to be the next VH-1 Heartthrob, David Andrew Smith should be allowed to cut. And that's no knock. Like Gavin Degraw and Jason Mraz and whoever the new one is, with the beard scruff and melancholy tunes, Smith makes emotive Pop Rock begging for hearts to embrace it. And it has personality. Smith's 'Sweet, Sweet Nothing' is bound to grab industry ears and soundtrack many a late-night bubblebath." - CityBeat Magazine


Discography

"Sweet, Sweet Nothing," 2008.

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Bio

After studying music composition and performance at Salisbury University, Smith migrated from the small-town atmosphere of his youth on the eastern shore of Maryland to the city of Baltimore, where he has since been playing music for a living. He now performs regularly along the mid-Atlantic region of the US, occasionally touring in other parts of the country as well. In the process, he has developed a strong fan base and attracted attention from many professionals in the music industry and beyond, from Performing Songwriter magazine to Dean Dinning of Toad the Wet Sprocket to Ben Stein.

With his addictive melodies, a soulful vocal style and an off-the-beaten-path kind of pop-sensibility, Smith is steadily gaining formidable momentum towards becoming a major national act. He has shared the stage with/opened for an eclectic mix of acts both solo and with his full band, including Journey, Maroon 5, Toby Keith, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Night Ranger, Owl City, My Chemical Romance, The Used, Thrice, Story of the Year, The Bouncing Souls, Eric Hutchinson, Graham Colton and Virginia Coalition, to name a few. Having previously been the front man for the Maryland-based bands Plan B, Truesetto and The Making, he made his solo debut in April of 2008 with the release of his EP, Sweet, Sweet Nothing, mixed by Drew Mazurek (Linkin Park, HIM).

Selected Performances, Awards, Music Conferences and Festivals:

2012 Washington Nationals Park, Washington, DC
2010-2012 FedEx Field (Home of the Redskins), Landover, MD
2011-2013 Legg Mason/Citi Open Tennis Classic, Washington, DC
2012 Washington Kastles Stadium, Washington, DC
2010 NACA Northern Plains Showcase, St. Paul, MN
2009 SAW (Songwriters' Association of Washington) Awards Finalist
2009 Baltimore Book Festival, Baltimore, MD
2009 Artscape, Baltimore, MD
2008 M.E.A.N.Y. Fest, New York, NY
2008 Midpoint Music Festival, Cincinnati, OH
2008 Baltimore Music Conference, Baltimore, MD
2007 NACA Mid-Atlantic Festival Showcase, East Stroudsburg, PA

Selected Venues:

Nissan Pavilion/Jiffy Lube Live, Bristow, VA
Washington Nationals Park, Washington, DC
FedEx Field, Landover, MD
William H.G. Fitzgerald Tennis Center, Washington, DC
Washington Kastles Stadium, Washington, DC
9:30 Club, Washington, DC
Hard Rock Cafe, Washington, DC
Rams Head Live!, Baltimore, MD
Rams Head Center Stage, Hanover, MD
8x10, Baltimore, MD
Recher Theatre, Towson, MD
IOTA, Arlington, VA
Jammin Java, Vienna, VA
World Cafe Live, Philadelphia, PA
Arlene's Grocery, New York, NY
Bitter End, New York, NY
Dinosaur BBQ, Syracuse, NY

Selected Colleges:

George Mason University
James Madison University
Plymouth State University
Salisbury University
Shippensburg University
University of Maryland
Villa Julie College

You can find more information about David Andrew Smith at http://www.davidandrewsmith.com.

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