Forget about your six-date tour. Songman Steve Smyth recently kicked off a massive tour which will rack up over 40 dates and keep him busy until the beginning of December. What would possess a man to do such a thing? His debut album Exits, for starters. The album was recorded in Echo Park in the shadows of Hollywood Hills with a helping hand from Joey Waronker and Gus Seyffert. You may have already heard singles ‘Shake It’ and ‘Written or Spoken’. Both have received a fair share of airplay. The Vine, Bendigo – October 3; Beav’s Bar, Geelong – October 9; Major Tom’s, Kyneton – October 10; The Loft, Warrnambool – October 16; and The Eastern, Ballarat – October 17.