Singer, songwriter, producer, actor, Carlton J. Smith is often referred to as “Soul Brother Number New” for his hard-charging R&B act. His widely acclaimed R&B/Soul Revue shows are real crowd-pleasers.
Carlton is a very dynamic and engaging performer with a live show that exhibits both his stage presence and high energy from start to finish. He has been producing, hosting and performing in a series of R&B/Soul Revues since 2002 at the world renowned B.B. King Blues Club & Grill in New York City. Initially conceived as a one-show deal, his sold out performance inspired B.B. Kings Club to book him monthly for a series of tributes to the music of Al Green, James Brown, Curtis Mayfield, Sly & The Family Stone, The Temptations, Marvin Gaye and a host of other superstars. He took the same show to The Blue Note in Las Vegas for a four-week run and then performed on the Groove Series shows at The Blue Note in New York City.
In the beginning of 2005, Carlton completed a three-month stint at the House of Blues & Jazz in Shanghai, China. Delivering soul & blues straight from his heart, show after show, night after night. After receiving rave reviews in Shanghai, in 2006, Carlton J. Smith was asked to bring his brand of Real School Funk & Soul to Zurich, Switzerland; London, England; and returned to The House of Blues & Jazz in Shanghai. He was invited to perform at the movie premiere of “The Golden Compass” in Hong Kong in December of 2007…the performance was only for 15 minutes…however, he made it a show! Since June 2008 - the Grand Opening of the new House of Blues & Jazz, he performed at the club’s new location on The Bund in Shanghai China (June throughout September 2008). From November 1, 2008 through April 30, 2009, he performed nightly at a venue located in The Shanghai Marriott Hotel Hongqiao. During the upcoming months, Carlton will be performing at various venues (JZ Jazz Club; The Melting Pot; House of Blues & Jazz; etc.) throughout Shanghai and Hong Kong. Carlton J. Smith is fast becoming known as the “International Soul Brother # New”. Click HERE to read more