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Gareth Smit – Aleppo

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Gareth Smit, 23, sings and switches between playing acoustic piano, guitar and electric guitar. His songs straddle a variety of musical genres with a strong contemporary folk-pop feel. Gareth hails from Cape Town, South Africa. His lyrics touch on contemporary issues drawing on his studies in History and Philosophy and works as a photojournalist and documentary filmmaker.

Produced by Jonny Blundell and recorded by David Langemann, Aleppo is Gareth Smit’s debut EP. He has collaborated with respected Cape Town musicians Roger Bashew (bass), James van Minnen (drums/percussion), Gabrielle Demblon (backing vocals), and Jonny Blundell (additional guitars).


released 01 March 2014ALEPPO
written by GARETH SMIT ©2013
produced by JONNY BLUNDELL
recorded by JAMIE FAULL at The Rooftop Studios, St. James, Aug 2013
mixing and additional recording by DAVID LANGEMANN
at Creative Native Productions, Cape Town, from Aug 2013-Feb 2014
acoustic piano recorded on location, instrument provided by GRAHAM MUIR
mastered by ROGAN KELSEY at Kelsey Mastering, Feb 2014
cover pencil drawing “Quantify” by JONO DRY ©2014 www.jonodryart.com
design and layout by GARETH SMITperformed by
GARETH SMIT vocals, piano
GABRIELLE DEMBLON backing vocals and whistling
JONNY BLUNDELL electric, acoustic and slide guitars
JAMES VAN MINNEN drums and percussion
ROGER BASHEW electric and acoustic fretless bass
MIKE BROOMBERG congas and additional percussion