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Past Shows

Thu. October 6th 2016
Northern Quarter (All Ages)
Sat. September 3rd 2016
Northern Quarter (All Ages)
Son of Dave, David P. Smith & The Ape Shit Army
Fri. February 26th 2016
The Solstice Cafe (All Ages)
David P. Smith & The Ape Shit Army, Hank Pine
Fri. February 19th 2016
The Vault Coffee Shop Nanaimo BC (All Ages)
David P. Smith & The Ape Shit Army, Dwayne Strohm
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David P. Smith
Confirmed: Feb. 24, 2016 (Awaiting Update)
other sites: myspace

Label: Northern Electric
from Victoria BC
Instruments: Accordion, Piano/Keyboards, Vocals, Composition/Songwriting, things details

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David P. Smith has been writing songs, performing and recording for 20+ years with various configurations of musicians you can explore on his Live Victoria profile. He has established himself as one of Victoria’s most captivating and original songwriters. Sad, savage, slapstick, surreal songs, vivid spaces where humour and despair battle on a desolate plain, as confounding as they are beautiful. At the core, Smith is essentially a storyteller,his narratives visceral and often hilarious, peering into darkness, stumbling into surrealism, before lurching back to universal everyday-isms.

He improvises free noise pieces and film soundtracks under the name Grampa Big Balls. Sometimes he collaborates with noise artist CSTL under the name Malibu Kens.

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Current Projects

Grampa Big BallsBalls
David P. Smith & The Ape Shit ArmyAccordion, vocals, pessimism, bananas
David P. Smith & Dad's JuiceAccordion,piano, vocals, delusions of grandeur
David P. Smith & MansmellAccordion, vocals, nervous energy, delusions of grandeur
Malibu Kensnoisy noisemaking

Past Projects

The EuphoriansVocals, accordion, piano, heart murmers
Dogbreath BrothersAccordion, vocals, research, songwriting, silent but deadly, moderate to heavy boozing
Available for paid gigs


Listing last updated/confirmed Feb. 24, 2016

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