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.