September 14 | 6:00pm | Opening Gala - Halifax Central Library
Reeny Smith is a talented, 25 year-old R&B/Pop artist from North Preston, Nova Scotia who has been singing and playing the piano since the age of five. She credits her inspiration for music from time spent with family and friends at her local church, Saint Thomas Baptist, where she plays piano and is a member and director of three choirs.
Recently, Reeny has been performing on some pretty big stages opening for Juno Award winner Deadmau5 for the Canada 150 Canada Concert on the Halifax Commons where she wowed the crowd. On July 15th, she opened for Grammy nominated artist Anderson Paak to a sold out crowd of 5000 at the TD Halifax Jazzfest. Again Reeny did not disappoint as she and her band got the audience charged up and ready for the headliner!
On March 7th Reeny won Artist of the Year at the 2015 ANSMA Awards and followed that up by being selected to attend a songwriters camp put on by Grammy Award winner Gordie Sampson where her single “Last Call” was created. She then went on to win the 2015 Casino Nova Scotia Artist in Residence competition and followed that up with the Music Nova Scotia 2015 African Nova Scotian Artist of The Year.
In November 2015 Reeny was chosen to perform a tribute to both Portia White and Rita MacNeil for their induction into the Nova Scotia Music Hall of Fame where she once again blew the audience away and received three standing ovations!
Reeny’s big powerful voice and contemporary R&B/Pop leave audiences wanting more after they experience seeing and hearing her. In the fall of 2017 she will be releasing a new single to radio followed by the release of her second EP.