Annie Nightingale is best known as Britain’s first female DJ on Radio 1 and is now the station’s longest serving broadcaster.
Recap of SMILEfest 2017 second panel Getting in and getting on: Building a sustainable music career with Jen Long (Dice, NME, Radio 1), Jon Davies (Shazam), Flora Ward (Youth Music) and Lucy Wood (Latitude Festival).
Speech Debelle is a rapper from South London whose debut album “Speech Therapy” (2009) won her the Mercury Music Prize beating albums by artists like Kasabian, Florence and the Machine, Bat for Lashes and The Horrors.
Solent Music’s Demo Surgery 2017 highlighted the best music from the University featuring an A&R panel with Rob da Bank (Bestival), Alan Pell (A&R EMI, consultant), Olivier Behzadi (A&R at Columbia/Sony, Sassy Films), Amanda Maxwell (Boiler Room).
Simon Raymonde is a former ’twin’ of Cocteau Twins and the head honcho of independent label Bella Union. The label’s roster includes Father John Misty, Ezra Furman, The Flaming Lips, and Emmy the Great. Simon came to SMILEfest 2017 to talk about his days in the legendary band and about starting a label after the […]
Annie is best known as Britain’s first female DJ on Radio 1 and is now the station’s longest serving broadcaster. She remains the only female DJ in the world to have been honoured with an MBE by The Queen. Her career has been a fantastical musical journey beginning with hanging out with The Beatles, The […]
Legendary DJ, promoter and Solent University teaching fellow Rob da Bank was born in in Portsmouth and grew up in Warsash. He is now an Internationally respected music festival owner, radio DJ and music industries innovator. He has been a music journalist, record label owner, radio and club DJ and co-founder of music festivals Bestival […]