Active years: 2009 – 2014
Once in a blue moon arises a band destined to take the world by storm and The Smart have ensured the spot is theirs for the taking. The three year old Brisbane based quartet has been making quite a stir with their notably esteemed profile so far with their continuously growing list of enviable achievements. The boys’ debut single ‘City Lights’ has been consistently spun over 20 times a week on many of the country’s most popular urban and regional commercial radio stations including Nova and Triple M. It peaked at #31 in the Australian Music Report Weekly Hot 100 and #34 on the Kyle & Jackie 0 TAKE 40 Countdown. The song’s popularity with audiences has been proven by a continuous top 20 place on the Australian Rock iTunes chart. They boast an extremely impressive performance history that includes rocking stadiums with Bon Jovi in front of 30000+ people and sharing the stage with the likes of MXPX, Switchfoot, Amy Meredith, The Potbelleez and Stan Walker. Audiences are never left anything short of elated and addicted.
The Electro-Rock collection of individually perfected musicians is a legend in the making. With influences ranging from Muse to The Killers to Queen, The Smart is a daring symphony of captivating keys and complex rhythms all conducted by inimitable vocal melodies. Their sound is an accolade to and a reinvention of a prototypical eighties resonance that renders the boys’ sound fit to translate over time and to the international masses. Hand-picked by some of the key figures in the Australian radio industry, they are the proud winners of the prestigious New Artists to Radio competition. Their yet to be released debut album titled ‘Take Control’ has already demanded ample amounts of excitement. From unforgettable stadium performances to high-rotation on the country’s largest commercial radio networks, these unsigned boys are proving themselves an unstoppable force in the record industry
“Big, 80s-tinged stadium anthems. Massive singalongs. Huge hooks. The Smart have all the ingredients that should make them a serious player in the music industry…” Johnno Keetels, Announcer / Assistant Music Director, Triple M Brisbane