SMILEfest panel: Davyd Winter-Bates (Bury Tomorrow) and Will Gould (Creeper)

post on: May 7, 2016

David and Will from Bury Tomorrow and Creeper talk about early days, college, first bands and how they’ve got to where they are now. Solent Music presents SMILEfest, an annual music festival run by Southampton Solent University’s music students and course leaders. The festival runs throughout March and features events and a music industry conference.

Davyd Winter-Bates (Bury Tomorrow)

post on: April 25, 2016

Davyd Winter-Bates is the bassist of metalcore band Bury Tomorrow from Southampton. The band have supported Asking Alexandria, Of Mice and Men, Sleeping With Sirens, and Pierce the Veil. They were nominated for the ‘Best British Newcomer’ award at the 2014 Kerrang! Awards.

Nick Soulsby (author, Nirvana)

post on: April 25, 2016

Nick Soulsby is the author of four books, three of his books are focused on Nirvana and the fourth is on musician Thurston Moore.

Angie Somerside (Marketing Director, Epic Records)

post on: April 25, 2016

Angie Somerside is the Marketing Director of Epic Records that has released music from ABBA, Michael Jackson and works with Izzy Bizu, Example and many others. Annie has previously worked at Sony Music and Red Bull.

Pennie Smith (photographer, The Clash, Led Zeppelin)

post on: April 25, 2016

Pennie Smith is a legendary photographer with credits including Led Zeppelin, The Rolling Stones, The Who, Iggy Pop, and The Clash’ ‘London Calling’ cover to name a few.

Pennie took the legendary The Clash’ London Calling cover photo.

Neil Simpson (ATC Management)

post on: April 25, 2016

Neil Simpson is an experienced artist manager, event producer, promoter and A&R man. He has managed Catfish and the Bottlemen and is a partner at ATC Management (Faithless, PJ Harvey, Nick Cave).

Sarah Robertson (Head of Marketing at Colston Hall)

post on: April 25, 2016

Sarah Robertson is the Head of Marketing and Communications and Special Projects director at Bristol’s venue Colston Hall. Sarah has also worked as Marketing Manager at Bath Festivals.

Anthony Reynolds (author and musician)

post on: April 25, 2016

Anthony Reynolds is a Welsh artist and biographer. He was signed to Warner/Chappell Music and recorded with Cocteau Twins’ Simon Raymonde. Anthony’s written books about Jeff Buckley, Leonard Cohen, Japan and others.

Glen Matlock (Sex Pistols bassist)

post on: April 21, 2016

Glen Matlock is the original bassist of Sex Pistols and has later played with Sid Vicious and Iggy Pop among others.

Neil Kulkarni (author of The Periodic Table of Hip Hop)

post on: April 21, 2016

Neil Kulkarni started writing professionally in 1993 after writing a letter to Melody Maker telling them they were crap and detailing the reasons why. Neil has been writing about music, film and politics ever since.