Carly Thomas Smith is a dynamic and versatile singer/actor whose credits include starring on Broadway (RENT, Jersey Boys, We Will Rock You), television and film appearances (Friends, Two and a Half Men, Desperate Housewives), singing with superstars (Taylor Swift, Patti Austin), and fronting orchestras and bands around the world (Sydney Opera House, Columbus Jazz Orchestra).
In the Music Industry, Ms. Thomas Smith is one of the most in-demand female vocalists, with the ability to sing both lead and background vocals across many styles of music. Starting out in the jazz clubs of Minneapolis & New York City, Carly has fronted bands of all kinds, from small jazz ensembles, high-end Corporate Events Bands, to the all-female world music group Angaza. In concert, she performed at the Sydney Opera House in the spring of 2014 as a soloist with “The Music of Queen-A Rock and Symphonic Spectacular” and The Sydney Symphony Orchestra. She has also taken the stage with The Perth Symphony Orchestra and The Richmond Symphony Orchestra. Much to her delight, Carly recently got back to her jazz roots, singing with the Columbus Jazz Orchestra as a Guest Artist for their concert series “A Night at the Movies.”
Her voice can also been heard in many films, most notably the Kevin Hart film Ride Or Die with the song “In Time,” which she also co-wrote. As a background vocalist, she’s shared the stage with a wide range of recording artists, including Country/Pop Superstar Taylor Swift, R&B Legends Patti Austin and Ali Woodsen (The Temptations), Jazz Greats Lee Ritenour and Dave & Don Grusin, and Rock Royalty’s Joe Walsh & Don Felder of The Eagles. Working with some of the best in the business, her television appearances include The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Late Night with David Letterman, Ellen, Good Morning America, The Today Show, The View, Dancing With The Stars, The X-Factor UK & US, The Tony Awards, The VMA’s, The EMA’s, The Aria Awards, The American Music Awards, & Dick Clark’s Rockin’ New Years Eve.
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