Claire Walters / Franky Smart
Claire Walters (aka Franky Smart) has been singing professionally since the age of 16, making her debut in Musical Theatre alongside some of Australia's finest talent including Bert Newton, Patti Newton, Nikki Webster and Doug Parkinson.
As a graduate of the QLD Conservatorium of Music, Claire holds a bachelor of Music majoring in Jazz Vocals and performs with numerous covers / corporate bands both nationally and overseas. She was a finalist in the Generations In Jazz, James Morrison Vocal Scholarship held in Mt Gambier. She has sung in clubs all over the world including:
BIRDLAND - New York City
THE GREEN MILL - Chicago
BRISBANE ENTERTAINMENT CENTRE - Pre Show VIP for Michael Buble and Naturally 7
BRISBANE POWERHOUSE - Boy and Girl (Oscar Theatre Company & Short and Sweet Cabaret Festival
HONG KONG UDDERBELLY - With Tom Thum and Jamie MacDowell
TARANAKI ARTS FESTIVAL - With Tom Thum and Jamie MacDowell
ADELAIDE FRINGE FEST - With Tom Thum and Jamie MacDowell
She has commenced writing originals for her very own project, 'FRANKY SMART BAND" and will soon release their first EP, "Franky, my dear..." Their first single, "Underwater" is just a taste of what is to come.
Claire is available for bookings throughout Australia and Overseas for corporate and private functions, weddings and festivals. With an ability to sing an array of musical genres Claire will surely deliver quality entertainment to suit any special occasion.