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About Franky 

FRANKY SMART (aka Claire Walters) has been singing professionally since the age of 13, 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 events all over the world including:

 

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

NEW FARM DELI - Charity Lunch - 2019 

XEROCON 2018 - Brisbane Convention Centre 

XEROCON - 2019 - Brisbane Convention Centre 

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

BRISBANE FESTIVAL - 2019 

RECEIPT BANK FUNCTION - 2019 - Sydney Opera House 

ISAGENIX GALA DINNER - 2019 - Brisbane Convention Centre 

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 Buble 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 2017

BACKYARD BONANZA FESTIVAL - Bracken Ridge - 2019 

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​

 

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.

Claire is also available for special workshops at schools around QLD and has had the recent opportunity to workshop with the amazing students at Sheldon College, QLD in preparation for their performance exams.