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Elisa O'Keefe-Smith

Elisa O'Keefe-Smith ***** Melbadelphia

Aussie Singer/Songwriter, Internet Radio Show Host (The Melbadelphia Show / WDKK Radio), MBA, Doctoral Candidate, Corporate America Girl, Loves Being a Mum!!!!

Elisa is Australian ex-pat transplanted to the US (Phila, PA), married to Herb Smith (well-known Philadelphia based R&B guitarist/songwriter) and mother to the gorgeous teenager, Bryanna Yvonne! After having worked in corporate America the past decade, Elisa has returned to the world of music and entertainment with renewed vigor and passion, along with an MBA in hand. First 4 singles "Room for Love", "Never Let You Go (RIP Mum)", "Angel At My Table", and then an acoustic version of "Angel At My Table" are now released.

Elisa's music pulls from several music genre's including Pop, Rock, Soul, Acoustic, and even a little Funk. Since living in Philadelphia area, Elisa has performed at casinos in Atlantic City including Caesar's, Harrah's, and The Hilton. In addition, she has performed in Philly at The Fire, World Cafe Live, The Mushulu, Warm Daddy's, and Taylor's, and even in New York at The City Winery

Recently, Elisa organized a show at 'Elena's Soul' in Philly (December 2012), the week before it burned down :-(. The show was a forum for indie artists who have supported the 'Melbadelphia' radio show to celebrate the holidays and get up and perform. Elisa performed along with many of the artists she has interviewed and played on The Melbadelphia Show. Elisa is looking to make these events happen every quarter or so. Next one coming up later this month (May/June 2013).

In addition to being a singer/songwriter, is a doctoral candidate, currently pursuing a Doctor of Business Administration (DBA), aiming to graduate by end of 2013. Can you say Dr.E? She completed her Master's Degree in Business Administration (MBA) at Eastern University in 2007, and her Bachelor's Degree in Business at Immaculata University in 2005.

A singer/scholar herself, she is a huge advocate for musicians backing up their careers with formal education, especially since the ability to attend online classes now comes into play! Elisa believes that one should not just approach one's career with a focus only a single path, but rather, be multi-faceted and be a double, triple, or even quadruple-threat.


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* Main Artist Photo by Laura Aquino (, Hair & Make-up by Cuz'n Company Salon & Spa