Watt White is a multi-talented Composer, Singer, Songwriter, Performer and Producer based in New York City. As leader of NYC Punk-Metal band The SmashUp, he toured the US, Canada and UK with Megadeth, Deftones, and the full Vans Warped Tour, logging 30,000 road miles and earning fans nationwide as well as video play for his self-directed video “No Name” on MTV and FUSE.
While on the road Watt recorded a comedy EP featuring the internet hit “Take Off Your T-Shirt If You Can’t Name A Song By The Band That’s On It”, which has earned a combined 200,000 plays on YouTube and FunnyOrDie–and counting.
Watt’s acclaimed solo rock EP “Dare Anything” won him the 2008 Songwriters Hall Of Fame Abe Olman Scholarship Award for “Impossible”, and tracks “Bullet”, “Beat You” and “Times That Try” have appeared on ESPN, NBC’s The Biggest Loser, MTV’s Road Rules/Real World/Keeping Up With The Kardashians, dozens of national TV commercials and many more.
Watt’s 2009 composition “Down and Derby” was named “Official Party Anthem” of the Kentucky Derby on the Banshee Music release “Party Up At The Downs”. Watt’s “Never Gonna Kill Us” (with The SmashUp) appears in the feature film “Feast”, and his cover of Misfits “Die, Die My Darling” appears in the film “Peace Of Mind”. He most recently scored the short films THE ROBBER BARONS OF WALL STREET and KIDWALKER, and the comedy series MANFEAR. He co-wrote and produced several songs on the 2010 EP “Branches” by Danish Indie singer/songwriter Amalie Bruun.
“…he has to sing in at least four or five different characters when he sings…hella kewl!!!” - Dave Mustaine (MEGADETH)
“a magnificent throat-shredding performance from frontman Watt White…” – Kerrang! Magazine UK