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Damon Smith: singer, composer and lyricist. Chord-driven with precise melodic interplays, Smith's style is honest; a precise meeting of the subtle and the exact. As a vocalist, Smith invites you to pull up a seat next to him at the bar. The latest record 'I Thought I'd Be Someone By Now' (Smith's second LP in 10 months) delivers a sense of intimacy, a hint of sass, and more than a hint of the real man behind the songs.
Music lovers will be mesmerized from the rambling title track to the exceedingly stirring 'Oh God' which delivers gorgeously astute lyricism pertaining to the views of believers and non-believers alike. The record reeks of wry wit and honesty and suggests that Smith is a hopeless romantic at heart. As the text-only album cover suggests, this record asks questions yet provides sufficient answers.
It dances provocatively with subjectivity then punches it square in the face. It reveals the writer's ability to evoke emotion in the listener while the music itself unravels, layer after layer, melody after melody. Melbourne's Inpress magazine said (about Smith's last release in Dec 2010): "Truly a stunning achievement. Smith's perspective as a songwriter hints at the arrival of a truly conspicuous talent that, given the chance, will enthrall music fans for decades to come".
Damon Smith and The Quality Lightweights have been sharing stories with audiences across Melbourne for the last 3 years, clocking up over 120 shows. The band employs four-part harmonies, radiant musicianship and a dynamic stage presence. Between them the Lightweights have some impressive live gigging history with supports that include The Foo Fighters, Jeff Martin, Marc Seymour, Linda Ronstadt, Diesel, Eskimo Joe, Angie Hart. Dan Mangan, Dr John and more.
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