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Dwayne “Smitty” Smith is a multi-talented bassist, writer and producer. Affectionately known as “Smitty”, he is
one of the most sought after and respected musicians of our day. In addition to being one of the top session and
touring bass players in the country, he has two solo projects to his credit: “This is Me” his debut CD, which was top
10 on Tower Records “New Artist List” and received rave reviews; and “Stories”, his sophomore project, was released in the summer of 2013 to rave reviews.
Smitty has performed with the likes of George Howard, Gerald Albright, Jeff Lorber, Anita Baker, Teena Marie, Natalie Cole, Kirk Whalum, Rachelle Ferrell, Jeff Lorber, Oli Silk, Tom Braxton, Tom Jones and 7 years with the legendary Isley Brothers.
He went on to play on countless recordings with such artist as Will Downing, Ledisi, Gail Jhonson, U-Nam, Paul Taylor, Maysa, Lalah Hathaway, Najee, Laura Izibor, the Frankie Beverly “Tribute”, Chante Moore and many others. As a writer, he earned his first gold record for co-writing Boney James’ “Without A Doubt” on Boney’s Seduction album.
Smitty’s career expanded and he began to play and collaborate on music for many sitcoms such as Sister Sister,
South Central, Thea and Matt Waters, just to name a few. His movie credits include “Ali” starring Will Smith. His most recent soundtrack work was with Stanley Clark on the Best Man Holiday movie soundtrack in 2013.