A cultural icon for the ages, this poetic punk musician - popularly referred to as the 'Godmother' of the genre - first
rose to prominence in the 1970s with debut album Horses, now recognised as an all-time classic. Marrying diverse artistic
influences, this rock laureate was the female Bob Dylan of her day, forging her way in the industry with burning ambition
and a spirit of countercultural insurgency.
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This artist's first exposure to music came in the form of records that her parents gifted her, including Another Side
of Bob Dylan - albums which whet her taste for emotive, socially-conscious song writing. In 1969 Smith moved to Paris
with her sister, immersing herself in a bohemian existence via busking and dabbling in performance art - and cultivating her
taste for live performance along the way.
Five years later, the Renaissance woman had fully come into her own, practicing with various bands before performing her
own rock compositions. Her first single, 'Hey Joe', was released in 1974 followed by debut album Horses one year later.
Combining spoken word poetry with punk rock riffs and a headstrong air of rebellion, the album, whilst not so well received
at the time, produced now-timeless classics that are still popular set list requests. Today, the LP is considered one of the
most enterprising, cornerstone records to emerge from the '70s punk rock scene.
Having dabbled in visual art, activism and aligned herself with radical creatives such as Robert Mapplethorpe, this gender-bending
heroine has amassed a touching back catalogue that leaves fans nothing less than mesmerised when performed live. Having paved
the way for women in rock, the artist leaves convention at door as she aggressively takes to stage with a 'devil-may-care'
attitude and passion for her music.
An icon for legions of female musicians emerging in her wake, Smith's gigs are an absolute must for any dedicated showgoer.
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