Carmelo Smith has played guitar for 25 years and taught for 10. His roots are in Gospel and R&B but has studied and performed Jazz, Rock and Top 40 styles as well.
Carmelo is self-taught, developing his skills in eastern North Carolina until relocating to Charlotte in 1999. Since then he has performed with some of today’s best artists, including Anthony Hamilton, KC and JoJo, Erykah Badu, and Fantasia Barrino.
Carmelo is currently playing for Charlotte area churches, local musicals, and teaching professionally around the North Carolina/South Carolina border. He is currently the music director and lead guitarist for a well known Top 40 band.