Name: Carly Thomas Smith
Position: The Backup Singers
Status: Pursuing other opportunities
Carly Thomas Smith began singing professionally as teenager in Minneapolis, Minnesota before moving to New York to attend Sarah Lawrence College on a music scholarship. She sang on a jazz quintet she started, but she was also singing with many bands in such prestigious venues as Birdland, The Bitter End, The Rainbow Room and The Plaza. She had a role in the Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award winning Broadway musical RENT and the short-lived Oliver Platt vehicle Deadline.
Relocating to Los Angeles to pursue a television acting career, she also kept herself in the music scene as a singer in L.A. She’s worked with Patti Austin, Phil Perry, The Temptation’s Ali “Ollie” Woodson, Lee Ritenour, Don & Dave Grusin, Queen’s Brian May, Don Felder of The Eagles, American Idol’s Tamyra Gray & Constantine Maroulis, Ellis Hall, and blues band JD and the Slingshot.
Carly is not currently touring with Taylor Swift.