Clive A. H. Smith (born, London, England) is a singer/songwriter (ASCAP writer and publisher member), composer/performer, arranger/producer, synthesist/programmer, multi-instrumentalist and sound designer. He received his M.A. in composition from New York University.
His currently available solo albums are Clever Animals, Clive Smith Non-Songs, The Great Swamp: An Ambient Musical Meditation, Part 1, The Great Swamp: An Ambient Musical Meditation, Part 2, and Legato.
As one half of the musical duos, In Real Time (with Bob Kaus), and Visceral (with Bill Weisbach), Clive has also released The Gallery Soundscapes, Vol. 1 & Vol. 2, and Portraits of Inertia, and as one quarter of the quartet e’fessioux he has released Jangala.
As a studio musician he has worked with a variety of people including Herbie Hancock, Yoko Ono, Sly Stone, George Clinton, Bootsy Collins, Ryuichi Sakamoto, Malcolm McLaren, Hall and Oates (receiving a platinum album for his work on their Big Bam Boom record), and Freddie Jackson (receiving a platinum album for Just Like The First Time).
At present he continues to write instrumental background and theme music for TV and film for his publisher, DSM Producers who has, to date, released more than a dozen CDs containing some of Clive's music
Use of his music for U.S. television includes: ABC (All My Children, One Life to Live, Prime Time Live, and 20/20), NBC (Another World, Conan O'Brien, Dateline NBC, Days of Our Lives, A Different World, ER, Frasier,The Fresh Prince, Friends, Homicide, Law & Order, NBC Nightly News, NFL Football, Saturday Night Live, Seinfeld, The Today Show, The Tonight Show, The West Wing, and Will And Grace), CBS (As the World Turns, The Bold and the Beautiful, CSI, CSI Miami, CSI NY, The Good Wife, The Late Show, The Late Late Show, The Mentalist, NCIS, NCIS Los Angeles, and The Young and the Restless), FOX (America's Most Wanted, King Of The Hill, The Simpsons, andThat 70s Show), HBO (Inside the NFL, Sex And The City), PBS and more (Apollo Comedy Hour, Comedy Central, Inside Edition, NFL Playoffs, Nickelodeon, Ricki Lake, etc.) His music has also been used for television in Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Holland, Hong Kong, Hungary, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Latvia, Lithuania, Malaysia, Mexico, Netherlands, Norway, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Singapore, Slovakia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, United Kingdom, and Viet Nam.