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.

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.

Make music? Get it heard at the SMILEfest 2016 Demo Surgery

post on: January 26, 2016

If you make great music and are a current student at Southampton Solent University, we’d love to hear from you! Solent Music manages the annual SMILEfest Demo Surgery which sees music industry professionals giving live feedback on original music made by you. Send your original tracks (no cover versions or samples) in WAV format with a […]

SMILEfest 2015: Interview with John Robb from Louder Than War

post on: March 31, 2015

Sofia Gerganova from the BA (Hons) Popular Music Journalism course at Southampton Solent University interviewed Louder Than War boss John Robb after his panel with Viv Albertine at the SMILEfest Music Industries Conference (click here to watch full video).   Zombiecat Reviews: How did you get involved with music journalism in the first place? John […]

SMILEfest 2015: Interview with Viv Albertine from The Slits

post on: March 30, 2015

Popular Music Journalism student Sofia Gerganova interviewed Viv Albertine after her panel with Louder Than War boss John Robb.

SMILEfest 2015 Music Industries Conference In Review

post on: March 13, 2015

Wednesday 11th March saw the annual Music Industries Conference once again grace the Studio Solent stage with a fantastic array of guests amongst a variety of panels.

SMILEfest 2015 guests – who are they? *Part 5*

post on: March 10, 2015

Each year, we are incredibly lucky to have a variety of guests from across different aspects of the industry and this year is the same. The guests have been announced but who are they and what do they do? Here’s a little insight to each guest panel by panel before the conference takes place on […]

REVIEW: SMILEfest Presents…King Charles, Pella, Cavaliers, + Brother Goose @ Mo’Club // 21st March

post on: March 17, 2014

One of the final shows of this year’s SMILEfest (and the biggest) happened on Friday, and there was a lot of excitement surrounding headliner, King Charles.