Kim David Smith is an award winning cabaret singer because he knows how to captivate, engulf, and entertain with his amazingly beautiful vocals as well as his quick wit and humor! Tonight I was fortunate enough attend Kim David Smith's cabaret show "Misfit" at The Laurie Beechman Theatre in NYC. Kim David Smith's cabaret shows are inspired by the Weimar-era that brings together authentic musical material with stylistic takes on current popular tunes. From the moment Kim David Smith walked towards the stage, I felt as though I was transported back in time to what it must have been like to be in a real cabaret in 1920's Berlin. Aside from the songs, Kim David Smith's stage persona, presence, and style help create that feeling.
It's inspiring and amazing that someone so young is out there performing this style of cabaret. When Kim David Smith sang his first note, I knew I was in for a delightful evening. When Kim David Smith spoke his first line of patter, I knew that delightful evening was turning into a hilarious evening. When he combined the two, I didn't want the night to end!
Singing the array of songs, my personal favorites were "Guru" (by Chester Biscardi/Allen Ginsberg), "Bang Bang" (by Sonny Bono, mostly known for being sung by Cher), "Dixie" (By Peter Allen), "Strange Fruit" (by Lewis Allen), "Physical" (by Stephen Kipner/Terry Shaddick, mostly known for being sung by Olivia Newton-John), "Munchhausen" (by Friedrich Hollaender), and "You Keep Me Hangin' On" (by Holland/Dozier/Holland, mostly known for being sung by Kim Wilde). The highlight of the evening came when during his patter, Kim David Smith mentioned how he was inspired by "Jem and The Holograms," which happens to be one of favorite cartoons of the 80s! One thing is for sure, Kim David Smith certainly knows the meaning of "It's Showtime Synergy."
Wednesday, March 16 at 7pm is your last chance to catch this fantastic show.
Be sure to head down to the Laurie Beechman Theatre in NYC (407 West 42nd Street, between 9th & 10th Ave, in the basement of The West Bank Cafe) on Wednesday, March 16 at 7pm for an evening of song, laughter, and most of all delight with Kim David Smith performing "Misfit!" Click here for tickets!