Brett Smiley

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Brett Smiley is an American singer-songwriter who was active in the UK during the glam rock era of the early 1970s. Smiley released one single, "Va Va Va Voom," and made an appearance on the Russell Harty television show, where he performed the song "Space Ace".

Career[edit]

Smiley began his career as a child actor, playing Oliver on Broadway.

In 1974, Smiley—who, at the time, was managed and produced by Rolling Stones manager Andrew Loog Oldham—recorded an album, Breathlessly Brett. The album—which includes the songs "Va Va Va Voom" and "Space Ace"—remained unreleased until 2004, when RPM Records included it as part of its Lipsmackin' 70s collection.

Smiley also starred as the Prince, in the 1977 American erotic musical comedy Cinderella.

In 2004, rock biographer Nina Antonia published a book about Smiley, The Prettiest Star: Whatever Happened to Brett Smiley.

Smiley still performs occasionally in New York City, and is recording songs for a new CD.

Breathlessly Brett track listing[edit]

Breathlessly Brett
A photograph of a woman seated on a chair with the artist name and album title written next to her
Studio album by Brett Smiley
Released 2004 (2004)
Recorded 1974
Label RPM
  1. "Brett's Lullaby"
  2. "Highty Tighty"
  3. "Space Ace"
  4. "April in Paris"
  5. "Solitaire"
  6. "Va Va Va Voom"
  7. "Run for the Sun"
  8. "I Want to Hold Your Hand" (Lennon–McCartney)
  9. "Pre-Columbian Love"
  10. "Queen of Hearts"
  11. "I Can't Help Myself"/"Over the Rainbow"
  12. "Young at Heart"

Further reading[edit]

  • Nina Antonia (2005). The Prettiest Star: Whatever Happened to Brett Smiley. SAF Publishing Ltd. ISBN 0-946719-72-1. 

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