Soloman Smith writes and performs songs about the ‘human condition’, songs that are memorable and provoke thought. His lyrics are laced with a wry intelligence and a sense of humour and his subject matter is as broad as his musical influences. So he isn’t that easy to pigeonhole.
Musically his songs are flavoured with folk roots, jazz, swing, blues, funk, soul and more and underpinned with a ‘coolness and groove’ that almost definitely stems from his love of all things jazz and swing (a love passed down from father to son).
He has released two solo albums and his music is available on all major platforms. His current album ‘Birdland Reappraised’ “creates a melting pot of folk, soul, blues, jazz, funk and country anchored by some solid song-craft” (Louder Than war).
Solo or in combination with others (on guitar and Mandocello) he has over the course of his life played folk roots shows across the UK and has appeared on national and local radio/media. As he says himself he’s had the pleasure of being on the bill with some amazing musicians and he’s known for liking a ‘gas’ with and involving his audience. He is based in Cambridgeshire UK.
“Soloman has a soulful voice and heart of conscience that are easy on the ear, his songs relate to the moment yet there is an essence of romance and a ‘dunk’ of jazz”.
Sue Marchant BBC East Regional Radio