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‘Best Disaster’

Erin Smith to perform new album at Stella Blues Supper Club.

February 14, 2013
The Maui Weekly

Hot off the buzz from the upcoming release of "Best Disaster," her new solo album, Erin Smith is returning to the island for one night only as part of the Stella Blue's supper club on Friday, Feb 15.

Smith will preview material from her new album, which was produced in Montreal by the Grammy Award-winning team behind Arcade Fire's, "Funeral" (2011 Grammy winner for "Album of the Year"), as well as other new songs for her Maui fans.

Smith is no stranger to Maui as the singer-songwriter and front-woman for the energetic popsters, The Throwdowns. Born and raised in Canada, Smith spent seven years living on Maui, starting The Throwdowns with bandmates Ian Hollingsworth, Ola Shaw and Kimo Clark (recently Clark left the band and has been replaced by Kihei's Chad Kaya), and has watched her band continue to grow and thrive.

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Erin Smith is returning to Maui for one night only as part of the Stella Blue’s supper club on Friday, Feb 15, to debut her new solo album and other new tunes.
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With expanding opportunities, Smith found herself making the decision to move to Kailua. On O'ahu, Smith performs and writes a weekly column for Honolulu Entertainment's Website, Fruit Punch Hawai'i. Her column "Heels, Curls & Picks: Erin Smith's Guide to Your Best Disaster" is a tongue-in-cheek look at her world, and a backstage pass for the life of a musician. It also focuses on fashion and style tips, another passion of Smith.

Fans are familiar with Smith's songs, material and radio hits with The Throwdowns, a high-energy blend of pop, punk, rock and reggae. But as a solo artist and writer, Erin's material is darker, more subdued and has some indie-rock flare that has the press and critics calling her a mix of Lana del Rey, Adele, Florence plus the Machine and Feist.

Honolulu's Innov8 magazine recently said, "With a smoothness likened to Lana del Rey, the soulful quality of Adele and a unique sound all her own, Smith is bursting on to the solo scene with a new album and attitude."

Tickets are $30 for the show and $60 for four-course dinner plus show. Dinner seating is at 6 p.m. and the concert starts at 7:30 p.m.

Call Stella Blues at (808) 879-3779 to reserve tickets. For more information, contact Melissa Downey at melis.downey@gmail.com or (317) 590-1509. Or email Smith at skeesmith@gmail.com.

 
 
 

 

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