Viv Smythe
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Mature vocalist currently singing mostly golden oldies in any genre that has great songs!

Started with classical/choral at school and folk/jazz standards at home. Also went to drama school and did some stand-up comedy & theatresports/improv - just love connecting with an audience. Slowed down while raising a family, then got back into performing over the last few years and wondered why I'd ever stopped.

Currently performing as part of of duo Macchiato, on hiatus with one band, keen member of small choir and enjoying jamming whenever I can. You can ping me on Twitter @vivsmythe or use the contact form at viv.id.au

Screen name:
Viv Smythe
Member since:
May 04 2015
Active over 1 month ago
Level of commitment:
Very Committed
Years playing music:
40
Gigs played:
50 to 100
Tend to practice:
More than 3 times per week
Available to gig:
4-5 nights a week

Influences

Odetta, Big Mama Thornton, Billie Holliday, Nina Simone, Aretha Franklin, Joan Baez, Judy Collins, Judith Durham, Joni Mitchell, Roger Daltrey, Linda Ronstadt, Robert Plant, Carole King, Stevie Wonder, Blondie, Stevie Nicks, Tina Turner, Stevie Winwood, Janis Ian, Heart, Pat Benatar, Freddie Mercury, Donna Summer, Gloria Gaynor, Supertramp, Kate Bush, Annie Lennox, Cyndi Lauper, Jimmy Barnes, Sade, Enya, Jon Bon Jovi, Tuck & Patti, Sam Brown, P!nk, Amy Winehouse, Beyonce, Adele, Kate Miller-Heidke, Sam Smith.

Basically, if I like the way they sing, I play with what I'm hearing and work on making some of it my own.

Instrument experience:

Vocalist:
Advanced
Vocalist - Soprano:
Advanced
Background Singer:
Advanced
Vocalist - Alto:
Advanced
Other Percussion:
Intermediate

EQUIPMENT

Mic Sennheiser and cable
Hand percussion - tambourine, maraccas (give me a cowbell, go on, I dare you)
Rode NT-1A mic available on request for recordings
Keys/bassist accompanist (husband) also available as required (but we're not joined at the hip)