d.smith outside of Post One Audio in Hilton Head, SC
|Birth name||Daniel Shafer|
|Also known as||Daniel Smith, D.smith, d.smith|
|Born||April 19, 1969|
Pequannock, New Jersey, United States
|Genres||power pop, alternative, indie rock, punk|
|Labels||Bar/None, New Red Archives, Coolidge, Triple X, Pyrrhic Victory, Dromedary|
|Associated acts||Jeff Buckley, Keith Morris, Shirk Circus, Inger Lorre, The 65's, d.smith|
d.smith is an American singer, songwriter, guitarist, bassist, audio engineer and record producer, best known for his work with Shirk Circus and Inger Lorre.
d.smith joined the seminal New Jersey-based power pop band Shirk Circus in 1992. After signing to Bar/None Records, he spent the better part of the 1990s recording and touring as the band's bassist.
After the demise of Shirk Circus, d.smith did a brief stint as bassist for Inger Lorre (formerly of The Nymphs) where he, along with Jeff Buckley, played on the sessions that would eventually become the 1999 release, Transcendental Medication. During this period, he also played with Keith Morris after being introduced through Lorre.
After agreeing to produce local indie outfit The 65's, d.smith subsequently became the band's guitarist/singer until eventually deciding to leave and release an EP (The End of Everything) followed by the oddly-sequenced Groping for Luna trilogy (Volumes 2, 1 and 3, respectively).
Needing a break from touring and live performance, d.smith founded Brownout Studios in Wyckoff, New Jersey. Eventually, Brownout was relocated to Hawthorne, New Jersey, where it was redesigned and renamed Redrum Sound.
Armed with a newly designed studio, d.smith went on to produce numerous local bands, including Dromedary/Pyhrric Victory recording artists The 65's. Additionally, he spent time working on the soundtrack to the movie Rock Story (starring Eric Roberts, Dominique Swain, and Gilbert Gottfried, among others) with Lou Gonzalez at Quad Studios. Eventually, the project was moved to Redrum with d.smith engineering, producing and contributing original music. It was later mastered at Homebrew Studios in Sparta, New Jersey.
d.smith currently works at Post One Audio in Hilton Head, South Carolina
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