Kai Smith

Session Musician

After graduating from BIMM Institute Brighton in 2010 with a BA (Hons) in Professional Musicianship, Kai has forged a career as a prolific multi-instrumentalist and session musician, performing with the likes of Dua Lipa, Zara Larson, MØ, Charlie XCX, Example, Slaves and P Money.

When he’s not touring, Kai keeps himself busy with a mixture of studio session work playing the guitar, keys, piano, bass, and even vocals, as well as writing and production work with the likes of JME, Wretch 32, Avelino, Olivia O’Brien, StarRo, Marteen, Donae’o, The Heavytrackerz, Ditryphonics, The Flexican, Jewelz & Sparks, Fred V & Grafix.

As if that wasn’t enough, Kai also produced music for contracted Youtube videos, including work with session drummer Matt McGuire, who secured a gig as live touring drummer for The Chainsmokers off the back of his drum cover of their hit single ‘Closer’.  

He spends most of his time at the moment either touring or in the studio with Dua Lipa.

Kai has also contributed to Masterclasses at BIMM, demonstrating that he still remembers where he came from despite all his success.

We wish him continued success with his session career and look forward to hearing who he performs alongside next.

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