Her friends describe her as ‘porcelain’ and it has been her trademark image ever since. Singer/Songwriter Jacqueline Smith is part of a hardworking immigrant family from Scotland, who came to Canada via South Africa. Born is Lindsay Ontario, Jacqueline began her music career at the age of ten studying piano and speech level singing. At twelve she was featured as a soloist on a compilation album through PolyGram Records. At sixteen, she was recording dance music for Attic Records in Japan. She then had the pleasure of working with Anne Murray’s musical director Brian Gateau and touring band. As a teenager she worked as a busker, a lead singer at Paramount Parks and Stage Kids, where she often missed class to perform four shows daily to various schools in the Toronto area.
As a self-proclaimed ‘gypsy’, Jacqueline has traveled the world in pursuit of her dream and aspires to be an international artist. She has already had the pleasure of writing and recording in England. It was there that her songs were on high rotation throughout the clubs and on Radio One.
In 2007/2008 she ventured off to Nashville and fatefully met up with producer/arranger Eddie Gore. The two have recorded four new tracks that are best described as ‘Hot AC’. Thrilled about her collaboration with Eddie Gore, Jacqueline continues to write original tunes that talk about life, love, and learning the hard way. Her track ‘Long Way There’ best illustrates her determination and drive, as she has come a long way from Lindsay Ontario and continues to go the distance.