Eric Smidi Smith, born January 27 1960 in Covington, Kentucky. Smidi is a self taught musician. His interest in music started in 1968. His primary instruments are the Bass and Lead guitars. The name SMIDI derives from MIDI (musical, instrument, digital, interface) Smidi joined the US Air Force 1981and he retired as an E6 in 2001. During his military career Smidi auditioned and was selected to tour as the lead guitarist with the Air Force - Tops-N-Blue Entertainment Showcase Group. In 1990 Smidi was assigned to Nellis AFB, Nevada where he was introduced to MIDI instruments and equipment. He quickly learned that he could sequence all of the musical instruments from a common computer source. Since discovering the use of MIDI equipment in 1992 Smidi has sequenced music tracks for well known artist i.e. Leon Haywood, Charles McCormick (Bloodstone) Spice 1, New Birth, Bobby Jones and Clay Hammond. Smidi produced the music for "Imitation Tears" featured in the movie "Love Beat The Hell Outta Me" featuring Terrence Howard from the popular TV show Empire. He produced a track for "Gang Tapes" 2003 and HEROS 2008. Smidi music is used on several Youtube videos to promote the video game Grand Theft Auto.
Smidi has over 2200 registered song titles with ASCAP. His goal is to achieve recognition as a well rounded successful musician in multiple genres.
Smidi Beats - Background music placements just to name a few:
1) E Entertainment - The Girls Next Door
2) History Channel - Modern Marvels
3) WGN America - Funniest Pets & People
4) A&E Network - Manhunters Fugitive Task Force
5) We - Kendra On Top
6) Bravo - The Millionaire Matchmaker
7) Animal Planet - Pit Bulls & Parolees and Pit Boss
8) FLN - Three Sheets
9) Travel Channel - Vegas Revolution Extravagance
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