About Franky 

FRANKY SMART (aka Claire Walters) is a multi-faceted entertainer, having performed locally, nationally and internationally, in musical and cabaret productions, lavish corporate events, festivals, local pubs and clubs and loves a good wedding. She has worked alongside some of Australia's finest talent including Bert and Patti Newton, Nikki Webster, Doug Parkinson and most recently, Rhonda Burchmore and Robert Mills.

 

Claire is a graduate of the QLD Conservatorium of Music with a Bachelor of Music majoring in Jazz and was a Finalist in the James Morrison Vocal Scholarship. She studied all forms of dance from toddler to adulthood and it was her love of music and dance that led her to add vocals to her repertoire. She hasn’t looked back and loves every moment of interacting with her audience. Much to the light-hearted chagrin of her beloved and long-standing band members, Franky will often ‘have a crack’ at most songs requested of her, on the night.

 

At the 2018 Brisbane Festival she was honoured to be able to showcase her talent alongside entertainment legends, Rhonda Burchmore and Robert Mills in the original cabaret production of ‘Bang Bang’ thanks to Troy Armstrong Entertainment and in 2019, had an absolute blast every evening, entertaining and mingling with Divine Bar Patrons. She is back for another year (2020) with her Oscar Production Company revellers (details to be confirmed).

Claire is currently in the studio with her band “Franky Smart” recording their first EP with Joel Myles of Head Atlas Song Engineers.

 

Here's a taste of what she's been up to ...

 

TOYOTA DEALERSHIP AWARDS - 2020 - BCEC

ISAGENIX GALA DINNER - 2019 / 2020 Brisbane Convention Centre

BRONCOS SEASON LAUNCH - 2020 - Fortitude Music Hall

NEW FARM DELI - Long Italian Lunch - 2015 / 2016 / 2017 / 2018 / 2019

NEW FARM DELI - Charity Lunch - 2019

XEROCON 2018 / 2019 - Brisbane Convention Centre

BRISBANE FESTIVAL - 2019 - Divine Bar

BRISBANE FESTIVAL 2018 - COURIER MAIL SPIEGELTENT - Rhonda Burchmore "Bang Bang" featuring Rob Mills

· Faces of Brisbane Review

· Hush Hush Biz Review

· The Creative Issue Review

 

RECEIPT BANK FUNCTION - 2019 - Sydney Opera House

LIFT BRANDS AUSTRALIA GALA DINNER - 2019 - Novotel Twin Waters

BACKYARD BONANZA - 2019 - Bracken Ridge

MAYORS CHARITY BALL - 2019 - Kingaroy

AUSTRALIAN ARCHITECTS QLD STATE AWARDS - 2019 - Howard Smith Wharves

LORD MAYORS BUSINESS AWARDS - 2019 - Brisbane City Hall

BROOKWATER "DRESS CIRCLE" OFFICIAL OPENING - 2019 - Brookwater

BIRDLAND - New York City

THE GREEN MILL - Chicago

BRISBANE ENTERTAINMENT CENTRE - Pre-Show VIP for Michael Bublé and Naturally 7

BRISBANE POWERHOUSE - Boy and Girl (Oscar Theatre Company)

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

MANIFEST FESTIVAL - Franky Smart Band 2016

REGIONAL FLAVOURS - Franky Smart - Southbank, QLD 2016

MND & ME GALA BALL - Franky Smart 7 Piece - RNA Convention Centre 2016

GRIFFITH UNIVERSITY ALUMNI AWARDS NIGHT - Franky Smart 2016/2017/2018

BACKYARD BONANZA FESTIVAL - Bracken Ridge 2019 / 2017

BRISBANE JAZZ CLUB - Franky Smart 2017

BRISBANE CABARET FESTIVAL - Brisbane Powerhouse - "Seven on Sinatra" 2017

HOTEL GRAND CHANCELLOR - AMHOIC 2017

THE TIVOLI - "Boy and Girl Ball" - Oscar Theatre Company - 2017

OLD MUSEUM BUILDING - CGEN State School On Stage Finals - Master of Ceremonies 2018

BRISBANE POWERHOUSE - #LIKEMARIAH - Melt Festival with Josh Daveta 2018

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