Curt Smith is a musician, singer and songwriter, whose soaring voice is instantly recognizable to the millions of worldwide fans of Tears for Fears, the British group he co-founded in 1981. Still an active, acclaimed musician more than two decades later, Smith released his second solo album "halfway, pleased" via his own KOOK Media imprint in May 2008.
In addition to his solo career, the prolific Smith has also written music for television and is collaborating on a theatrical musical. His next creative goal is to compose for film. "The idea of adding a visual component to the lyrical and musical composition," he says, "appeals to me."
Smith, now a naturalized U.S. citizen, originally hails from Bath, England, where he and Roland Orzabal met when both were teenagers. They first formed a band at school, for which Smith taught himself to play bass guitar – "we needed a bass player!" – and later formed the band Graduate, which achieved fame in Europe, and released its only album in 1980.
After disbanding Graduate, Smith and Orzabal founded Tears for Fears. TFF’s debut album, 1982’s landmark "The Hurting," went on to produce three international bestselling singles – "Change," "Mad...