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New Artists Showcase with Derek 6-7pm Tuesday 14th June 2022

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An entire hour dedicated to showcasing Music from  brand new and also  established independent artists and bands.

Original and covers from both in the UK and Internationally and linked to a variety of promoters & PR companies.

To feature on this or any other show on Smile Radio get in touch via:

derek@smileradio.online

or 

hello@smileradio.online

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Loz Rabone - 'In a Crowd'

I am a professional singer and guitarist based in Birmingham in the UK. Over the years I’ve performed and written with various artists including the renowned Indian musician and producer Surinder Sandhu, whose debut album featured luminaries from the rock and jazz world including Steve Vai and Andy Sheppard. In recent years I’ve written and produced 2 solo albums and am currently working on a third. I also released a 4 track EP at the beginning of the year called 2020 vision. They are available on all major digital platforms including Bandcamp – https://lozrabone.bandcamp.com In 2019 the Spanish Artist Fernando Viscasillas used songs from my first album as part of a montage for an Art exhibition in Paris. It can be seen here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DulpdgF8PWQ Song info Brownfield Road. The title refers to the road where I was born in Shard End, which is where I grew up. The song is an imaginary conversation with myself as a young boy. Although I like to think that I have acquired valuable world weary wisdom, the truth is that I think we could do with relearning things we knew intuitively as children, that we lose as we get older – the ability to savor the simplest things and live completely in the moment being key imho. Lazy. A reflection on the importance of taking the time to enjoy the time that we have and not feeling guilty about doing very little when we need to wind down Both of these songs are from my album entitled A Troubadour’s Lament released (March 2022) 

Piqued Jacks - 'Sunflower'

4-piece band – Piqued Jacks are pure energy. Alt/rock from Italy with an international appeal.

“It’s an upbeat song with a summertime feel. The vibe of Sunflower is a new addition to our repertoire and is pared down to the bare essentials in terms of the arrangement. The sunflower mirrors these aspects, and has become a symbol for us to keep our heads held high, to turn toward the sun, and to have the determination to be ourselves”. – Piqued Jacks

Released on June 8th.

June 15th – Monsummano Terme (Italy) – Ziggy Stardust: 50 Anni Dopo (Bowie tribute show)
July 6th – Arezzo (Italy) – Mengo Music Fest
July 9th – Milwaukee (USA) – Summerfest (opening for The Pretty Reckless)
July 29th – Buggiano (Italy) – PJs House Party
August 21st – Tuzla (Romania) – Living Rock (opening for Balthazar) 
 
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Sina Moonlake - 'Wonderland'

Taking her name from an experience that occurred when the moon reflected on a lake close to her home, Sina Moonlake has since been gaining plaudits in her home country and beyond.

Drawing comparisons to the likes of Lana Del Ray and Ellie Goulding, her music has already been included on a large number of playlists worldwide which is likely to increase further following the release of her new single Wonderland which was written at the legendary songwriter camp ‘We Love Melodies’ in Austria. 

Details on this along with further information on Sina Moonlake can be found on her social media

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Future Radio – ‘Give in to You’

Future Radio continue releasing singles from their second album with a rocking track titled, Give In To You. This catchy modern rock track is a firm crowd favourite at live shows and will certainly translate the same among their ever-expanding listener base. The song deals with the idea of uncontrollably falling in love.

Friday, 10 June 2022 (SOUTH AFRICA) 

HDFT – Bronx FM

Bronx FM

An energetic and dancing title for this beautiful summer of 2022 which promises to be magical.

The single Bronx FM is an electro house title where synths, rhythm, bass, … come to wake up, tickle, agitate your need to wiggle your hips.

To share with friends or to listen to during your sports sessions.

Let yourself be carried away and vibrate with this new single made by HFDT.

 

HFDT

HFDT or High Fidelity Dance Time is a Parisian electro music duo founded in 2017.

Since then, the duo has been exploring an electronic and vintage-inspired sound universe.

An electro pop sound that feeds on differences for the best of groove.

The Single Bronx FM will be available on all streaming and download platforms on July 1, 2022.

Andrew Thomas – ‘Until Tomorrow’

Taken from the album “Backs Against the Wall”, ‘Until Tomorrow’ is the upcoming new single from Hull based Andrew Thomas.

Speaking on the IO Music Group podcast over on Patreon, Andrew stated that “Until Tomorrow is a song written about my insecurities. It’s about your lover or partner leaving home and dealing with the worry that they may not return. In the song this is how it plays out, and writing it really helped me deal with some of my insecurities.”

‘Until Tomorrow’ see’s Andrew draw upon some of his American country/soul influences for the arrangement.

“For this song I wanted to capture some of the sounds that influenced me more recently. I’ve been listening to a lot of American music such as Simon & Garfunkel, Eagles, Jamestown Revival, CSNY, Don McLean, James Taylor, Glen Campbell. I wanted to embrace that style of music.”

For this track, Thomas again reached out to producer Mikey Scott in Canada. The pair worked remotely in their own studios bringing the song together from different continents.

‘Until Tomorrow’ is out on all streaming platforms from June 17th

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Eva Carboni - 'Building A Wall'

Smile Radio’s current ‘Song of the Week’

Back with her highly anticipated new album ‘Smoke and Mirrors’ featuring a spellbinding mix of blues, rock, roots music, and jazz. Songwriter, Andy Littlewood, once again carries out production duties, and guest musicians include Mick Simpson, Giovanni Bruno, Vincent Rossi, Dave Hunt, Andrius Linsdell, and Pete Nelson. BIOGRAPHY Born in Sassari on the island of Sardinia, Eva Carboni is a singer, musician, and songwriter. She studied at the prestigious Vocal Power Academy in Los Angeles, graduating in singing with the renowned vocal coach Elisabeth Howard, who has also coached the likes of Sting and Lionel Richie. Although blues music is Eva’s first passion, she is a versatile singer who has worked in a number of styles including Jazz, R&B, and rock. Over the past few years she has performed with musicians such as Buddy Guy, Mario Schillirò, Zucchero, Derek Wilson, Kevin Welch, Marco Mendoza, Sergio Caputo, Frank McComb, and Vic Martin (Gary Moore). In 2017 she was guest vocalist on the track ‘River Of Life’ by blues guitarist, Mick Simpson, and featured on his album ‘Black Rain’. Eva is the co-founder and artistic director of the popular Birdland Jazz Club in Sardinia, where she regularly hosts live shows and events. In 2019 she recorded and released her debut solo album titled ‘Italia Square’, which received rave reviews and worldwide radio airplay, with one of the more popular songs, ‘Love Me Tonight’, hitting a million views on YouTube. The gospel-tinged ballad, ‘New Day Calling’, was licensed for use in the soundtrack of the movie, ‘Distant Sun’

Nightblade – 'Tell Me How'

Tell Me How released on June 17th.  

Their 3rd album in 3 years – “Hope To Be There” follows on September 9th.

Nightblade have evolved in to a five-piece force of alternative rock creativity– and they are heading your way!

Unstoppable Brit rockers NIGHTBLADE are poised to reveal their third album in a remarkable three years. The prolific riff slingers deliver their explosive new album, Hope To Be There, on Friday 9th September. The record is preceded by a brand-new single and video, Tell Me How, which arrives on Friday 17th June. 
 
 Continuing to go from strength to strength, the unrelenting rock crew, Nightblade, will now complete an unprecedented trilogy of albums when they unveil their stunning new album, Hope to Be There. The first of their triple-pronged, relentless rock revelation came in 2020 with the release of Ignorance Is Bliss, and then in 2021 which brought us Unknown Territories. Even the recent global pandemic-enforced downtime could not stem the tide that is Nightblade’s creative flow. 
About the song

This Is about a once healthy relationship that has now taken a turn for the worse. He loses focus on life and everything seems to go wrong for him. Angry, frustrated, and somewhat confused, she can’t understand what’s happening to him. However, all may not be lost… –  Mark Crosby

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Dave Weston - 'Jump On A Train'

Blues & Soul Singer-Songwriter Dave Weston from London, England, with his new single Jump On A Train

Brought up listening to the likes of Cream and Aretha Franklin and falling in love with the big production of Motown, Dave Weston has since gone on to perform at a number of established venues across London.

Now releasing his new single  Jump On A Train (featuring Jo Brown on vocals) taken from his EP, Highlighter, you can find more information on this and Dave Weston by following him on social media.

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Bobby And The Crew – 'Robot M 2052'

Bobby And The Crew, is a group based on Bobby Benton song writing, Started in 2009 as a side project. In 2021 it become a full-time project.

Bobby is also the leader of the group. BATC music style is influenced

by many styles, Most of the BATC music belongs in Alt rock, but visit pop, blues and rock.

2022 we have 3 close members in the group and some session musicians.

The music is recorded and produced in Norway and Sweden.

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Grand Splendid – Heartstrings

Grand Splendid is an indie rock band from Montreal with upfront electric guitar sounds and soothing vocal melodies .

Their first Ep Numbers was very well received by indie music media. The buzz following its release ultimately landed them invitations to play at NXNE, Canadian Music Week and Indie Week festivals in Toronto. UK rockers The Joy Formidable also took notice, choosing Grand Splendid as the featured artist on one of their podcasts.

Over the years the band have performed in many venues across Quebec and Ontario, getting to share the stage with amazing artists like The Glorious Sons, We Are Monroe, The Happy FIts, James BlondePaupière, Les Louanges and many more.

Their debut album, mastered by Ryan Morey (Arcade Fire, Half Moon Run, Sam Roberts), is upcoming in 2022. Its first single “You Are The Universe” leads the charge ahead of the release. The song quickly garnered praise from Montreal radio station CHOM, which featured it as their Big Shiny New Song of the Week. Subsequently radios from around the globe have also added it to their rotations. The song eventually reached the number one position on the Canadian Online Radio Chart. They recently released “Magic”, the second single anticipating their new album, which also started getting attention from radios worldwide.

The band currently consists of Julian Buchbinder (lead vocals, guitar), Alex Pilla (bass, keyboards), Mathias Fugen (guitar,  vocal harmonies) and Renaud Viero (drums).

 

Sim Streeter – 'Bring It Home'

Sim Streeter began his music career in his middle school choir, often being told he had a unique talent and encouraged to sing solos. Having grown up listening to greats such as Marvin Gaye, Elvis Presley, Stevie Wonder and Luther Vandross; Streeter fused his love for classic powerhouse vocals with a new R&B / neo-soul groove.

Speaking of himself as an artist, Streeter says: “I’ve always loved to be an entertainer. Music is something I will do forever. Every time I hear the radio I hear myself. My music is special though, it’s informative and unique. If you listen to one of my songs you will know that I’m very different from other artists. But different in a good way.”

His debut single ‘Bring It Home’ is a melodic trip down memory lane, depicting the scene of missing the one you love and anticipating coming home to their waiting arms.

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Eva Carboni - 'Building A Wall' Eva Carboni is back with her highly anticipated new album ‘Smoke and Mirrors’ featuring a spellbinding mix of blues, rock, roots music, and jazz. Songwriter, Andy Littlewood, once again carries out production duties, and guest musicians include Mick Simpson, Giovanni Bruno, Vincent Rossi, Dave Hunt, Andrius Linsdell, and Pete Nelson. Born in Sassari on the island of Sardinia, Eva Carboni is a singer, musician, […]

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