Carlton J. Smith

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Genre: Soul/R&B, Blues, Funk

Official Site: http://www.myspace.com/trubeatproductions

Band Bio: Singer, songwriter, producer, actor, Carlton J. Smith is often referred to as “Soul Brother Number New” for his hard-charging R&B act. His widely acclaimed R&B/Soul Revue shows are true crowd-pleasers. Carlton is a very dynamic and exciting performer with a live show that exhibits both his stage presence and high energy from start to finish. A true showman, he performed at some of the world’s top venues (B.B. King Blues Club & Grill NYC, The Blue Note NYC, in Las Vegas, Café Wha, Joe’s Pub, The Knitting Factory). Also, performing internationally at the House of Blues & Jazz in Shanghai, China (as well as JBs Jazz Café, Shanghai, China). Delivering soul & blues straight from his heart - show after show, night after night. He also performed his brand of real school Funk & Soul to Zurich, Switzerland; London, England). His talent is so widely acclaimed that he was chosen from a casting call of 500 to portray the “Godfather of Soul” James Brown on the silver screen in Barry Levinson’s film “Liberty Heights.” Carlton co-starred opposite Joe Mantegna, Bebe Neuwirth and Adrian Brody. Carlton expanded his horizons into theatre, playing a lead role in an upcoming Broadway musical entitled “Largo” written by the award winning David Henry Hwang (“M. Butterfly” and “Aida”). He plays opposite Cyndi Lauper, Fisher Stephens and Garth Hudson (The Band). Carlton also appears on the TV Soap Opera “As The World Turns.” Carlton has a few CDs: “Carlton J. Smith Live at B. B. Kings”, “Waiting”, “Diagram Of A Relationship” and his brand new CD “The SkinnyBone Tree”.


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