Quirky, alternative, unique, pop-structured songs with haunting melodies and thoughtful lyrics.
Smudgie is a singer-songwriter from Toronto, Canada who decided to turn to music after getting a Ph.D. in economics.
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 shes 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 shes started writing and have been placed in an LA-based web drama series. Theyve 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 UKs 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.
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")
We can do any number of sets for as long as needed. We would be very flexible about our set times.