Sarah Howells (Byrde, Paper Aeroplanes)

post on: April 21, 2016

Sarah Howells is a Welsh singer-songwriter. She is one half of the folk/indie band Paper Aeroplanes and in 2015 began a solo project called Bryde.

Matt Harvey (Paperhouse Music & Entertainment Management)

post on: April 20, 2016

Matt Harvey is one of the founders of artist and producer management company Paperhouse Music that represents Smoke Fairies, Broken Hands, Tom Dalgety (producer/mixer), Kristofer Harris (producer/mixer).

Sophie Harris (Time Out NY)

post on: April 20, 2016

Sophie Harris is senior associate digital content editor and contributing music editor at Time Out New York.

Will Gould (Creeper)

post on: April 20, 2016

Will Gould is the lead singer of the Southampton band Creeper. Read about Creeper’s guest talk at Solent here.  

Dannii Evans (promoter and manager for Jamie Woon, Eska)

post on: April 20, 2016

Dannii Evans is a promoter, producer and artist manager, working with Jamie Woon and Eska among others.

Richard Barbieri (Japan, Rain Tree Crow, Porcupine Tree)

post on: April 19, 2016

Richard Barbieri is a composer, musician and sound designer most known as Japan and Porcupine Tree keyboardist

Rachel Aggs (singer, guitarist with Shopping)

post on: April 19, 2016

Rachel Aggs is a London-based musician. Primarily known for her distinctive guitar work with the band Shopping.

Video SMILEfest panel: Beyond EDM

post on: April 7, 2016

Beyond EDM: panel at Southampton Solent University’s annual music industry conference SMILEfest. With Danny Howard (Radio1), Fabio (D&B legend), Mark Lawrence (CEO of The Association for Electronic Music), Ricky Simmonds (Love & Other), Ben Murphy (Editor DJ Magazine), Hosted by Carl Loben (SSU).

Great feedback from the SMILEfest 2016 Demo Surgery

post on: March 25, 2016

Solent Music’s Demo Surgery at SMILEfest 2016 showed that the students on Southampton Solent University’s music courses continue to produce some great quality music.

SMILEfest 2016 Conference – Preview

post on: March 15, 2016

Here’s a preview of SMILEfest 2016 guests including Glen Matlock, Richard Barbieri, Bury Tomorrow, Creeper.