Award-winning pianist, singer/songwriter Tate Sheridan returns to Smiths Saturday Feb 24! As part of the Australian music scene for many years Tate was awarded the 2014 ACT Critics Circle Artist of the year for his dedication to jazz and pop music. In 2015, Tate became one of the youngest ever musicians to be nominated for the prestigious Freedman Jazz Fellowship, and has already been awarded the Friends of the ANU School of Music’s Bernhard Neumann Memorial Prize, the Winifred Burston Memorial Prize, and the Peter and Lena Karmel Anniversary Prize for his dedication to Australian music.
Tate's original compositions have gained the attention of legendary Australian artists such as Thirsty Merc's Rai Thistlethwayte and INXS' principle songwriter Andrew Farriss. Tate performed a sold out show with Andrew late last year. With the release of his debut EP 'Life was Lonely', Tate was personally asked by Sir Elton John to be his opening act on a stadium tour of Australia/NZ. Tate played to thousands of people and is the only support act in history to play Elton John's piano in the 50 years of him touring. Elton has expressed a keen interest in the young artist and has been promoting Tate's EP overseas - even playing a track on his Apple Music Beats 1 Radio Show to an audience of millions. This very special show will see Tate perform music from his brand new EP 'Angel Man' which is an exciting blend of jazz and pop, fused together by a rare and vintage approach to story-telling. Tate Sheridan has always been a name to watch and is playing with a maturity well beyond his years. This will be a truly memorable night spent with one of Australia's rising stars!