Emily Smart is an enchanting songwriter, composer, singer, actor and musician, based in Adelaide, SA. Undeniably compelling, Emily is no stranger to the stage. Having graduated with an honours degree in Drama at Flinders University in 2007 and toured extensively in Australia and overseas with bands and theatre companies over the past 8 years, Emily is a seasoned performer with a magical stage presence.
With an emotional inheritance in her vocals that is simultaneously a soft whisper and a raging soul, Emily is a sort after vocalist, who currently performs as an acoustic soloist, or in her bands Little Two Eyes and Southie.
Emily has performed in premier original music venues all over the country, including the Governor Hindmarsh, the Wheatsheaf, Jive, the Toff in Town, the Basement, the Republic Bar, the Troubadour and the Brisbane Powerhouse.
Emily is also available for composing for theatre and film, and for singing lessons.
2010 - Single: All The White Horses, Emily Smart & The Clever Girls - Independent
2010 - Debut EP: Nobody Out There, Southie - Independent / MGM distribution
2010 - 3 track Single: You & I, Emily Smart & the Clever Girls – Independent
2009 - Album: Into The Woods, Illicit Eve – Independent / MGM distribution
2007 - Debut EP: The Escape Plan, Emily Smart – Independent
2005 - Debut Album: Element 11, Illicit Eve – Independent / MGM distribution
2010 - The Brisbane Powerhouse: Sunday Sessions Feature Artist
2010 - Adelaide Fringe Festival: The Spiegeltent - Garden of Unearthly Delights
2009 - England/Wales Into The Woods Tour - Illicit Eve
2008 - Adelaide Fringe Festival: The Wheatsheaf - Emily Smart & The Clever Girls
2007 - Adelaide Festival Centre: Sunday Sessions Feature Artist - Emily Smart & The Clever Girls
2007 - Semaphore Music Festival - Emily Smart & The Clever Girls
2007 - Sea & Vines Festival: Supporting Lowrider - Emily Smart & The Clever Girls
2005 - Big Day Out - Illicit Eve
RADIO AIRPLAY & TELEVISION
- Triple J - Home and Hosed / Roots n All
- Nova 91.9
- Triple R
- 3D Radio
- ABC Classic FM
2007 - Top 5 Finalist in the Music Oz Awards Singer/Songwriter category for her song “Moments Like These”.
2004 - 2007 Flinders University Drama Centre, Bachelor of Creative Arts & Bachelor of Creative Arts (Hons)
FILM / TELEVISION
2010 - All The White Horses, Emily Smart & The Clever Girls Film Clip
2007 - They Don’t Make Boys Like They Used To, Illicit Eve Film Clip
2006 - The Music Room, ABC TV Pilot, Illicit Eve live band performance
2006 - Suit Up, MAPS, Short Film/Internet series, Role: Mel
2006 - Please Sneeze, Short Film (Tropfest Entry), Role: Girl In Gallery
“Emily Smart & The Clever Girls were terrific, dishing up a wealth of material, cleverly fusing both melody and ideas for a very appreciative audience. Smart’s voice is pure gold and her new single, ‘You And I’ is a brilliant piece, so easy to lose yourself within, making it impossible for many to leave without buying the CD! Final Word: Awesome.”
Rip It Up, 2010 - The Spiegeltent Show Review
“Like a conversation two people would have in the corner of a pub at 11 at night.”
Dom Alessio (triple j) on Southie