New Artist Showcase

New Artist Showcase with Derek 9-10 pm Tuesday 8th November 2022

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An entire hour dedicated to showcasing Music from  brand new and established independent artists and bands. Original and covers from both in the UK and Internationally.

An opportunity for one of your tracks to be  Smile Radio’s ‘Track of the Week’ with your track played across multiple shows for an entire week!

To feature on this or any other show on Smile Radio, simply get in touch via the emails below:

Jordan Red

As featured on Kerrang! Radio, Loudwire, Planet Rock, The Noise & RAMzine, Jordan Red fuse the melodic elements of 21st-century rock and alternative metal with the aggressive high energy pulse of modern punk.
Formed by frontman Dan Leigh and guitarist Dan Baker, Jordan Red set up base in London, UK and developed a powerful, anthemic sound with an emphasis on big riffs and even bigger choruses.??

Jordan Red entered Long Wave Studios in Cardiff with producer Romesh Dodangoda (Bring Me The Horizon/Bullet For My Valentine/Don Broco) to record their debut album ‘Hands That Built The World,’ joined by bassist Conor O’Keefe and drummer Dave Fee of As Lions (Eleven Seven Music).

The high energy debut ‘Beautiful Monsters’ launched Jordan Red with an explosive video produced by Sitcom Soldiers (All Time Low/Sleeping With Sirens/Of Mice And Men). Their fourth single, ‘Way Down’ premiered on Kerrang! Radio and was added to Amazon Music UK’s “Best New Bands” list in 2020.

With the release of ‘Hands That Built The World’ due 11 November 2022, prepare to hear Jordan Red raise their voice where others fall silent. 

 Jordan Red is:
 Daniel Leigh – Vocals – London
 Dan Baker – Guitar – Glastonbury
 Studio/Live Musicians:
 Conor O’Keefe – Bass – London
 Dave Fee – Drums – London

All songs, music and lyrics written and arranged by Dan Baker and Daniel Leigh. 

Garrington T Jones

Garrington T Jones is a performer and recording artist who gives the art of lyrical storytelling a modern day edge.

Garrington has released three studio albums; “Abyssinia” (Oct 2017), “Dead Roses” (Sept 2019) and “The Odd Box” (Nov 2021). His songs are played on radio stations across Europe and Australia and on streaming services around the world. Garrington has collaborated with a number of musicians, most notably rapper Norbs Blade and fellow songwriter, Emily Ewing and he also fronts a Midlands based blues band called Stripped Down Blues.

Garrington recently embarked on a venture to save the lost tracks of “The Aviators”, a New Wave band that he was a member of back in the late 1970’s. The old recordings by The Aviators were found in a cellar on several reel tapes, have now been carefully re-recorded with producer Dave Draper and released on an EP called “The Danceable Solution”, that is available on all major streaming services. Garrington currently resides in the market town of Ledbury in the County of Herefordshire with his two fur boy chums, Ned & Robbie.

Sean Jeffery

Sean Jeffery is a singer, songwriter and musician based in Worcester. He has been compared to The Flaming Lips, The Dandy Warhols, Mercury Rev, Elbow, and Beck, and his songs have been featured on BBC radio.

After releasing two EP’s since 2020, he is now working on his debut album. You can sign up for two exclusive songs by signing up to his web site, links below.

New EP – Break The Surface is out now on CD and available from the links below.


Kent’s Indya was first established in January 2015. Indya is the stage name of rock artist and songwriter “Laudez Rose”. Laudez trained in music at the Brit School for performing arts in Selhurst Croydon. She then went on to further her music training at Colins Performing Arts College in Romford, Essex where she studied for a professional diploma in Musical Theatre. 


Indya’s first ever live performance was playing for Noel Gallagher’s after show party for his High Flying Birds tour. She hired session musicians to play her set & it was here that she wowed the crowd with her unique sound. 


She has gone on to perform over the years for major artists such as Space, EMP, Republica, Toploader, UB40, Dub Pistols, Gun, Soap Girls, Shvpes, Sonic Boom Six, Nik Kershaw and tonnes more.


Indya has played for big festivals such as Camden Rocks/ Weyfest/ Standon Calling/ Wildfire/ Hook & Gun Fest/ Harley Davidson Bike Festival/ Rah Fest/ Musicians Against Homelessness/ Local & Live Tunbridge Wells/ Girls That Rock Fest/ Hellfest –  to name just a few. 


She has toured the UK 3 times & was due to be touring Las Vegas before the first lockdown. Covid hit & the tour got cancelled. But, she is re-planning the Vegas tour as well as Amsterdam for 2023.


Indya was featured on the Prog Rock compilation CD sold in WH Smith and Tesco with 3 of her tracks from her first album Rebel Music. 


Indya has also featured on the “Midnight Memories” music video for One Direction, and also featured in the Busted “That’s What I Go to School For” music video.


Indya was lucky enough to attend the Prog Rock Awards in 2021 sharing a table with Nick Mason (Pink Floyd) and Dream Theatre. 


Since then Prog have written about Indya in various magazine articles, and online at Louder. Quoting Indya: “The new rock sensation” and “…has vibes like Def Leppard” 


Indya has picked up some great radio play from the likes of Johnny Doom at Kerrang! Radio, BBC Radio Kent, Total Rock & Vegas Rocks Radio. 


Indya has been working hard with her producer Richard Burton on her new album “Leather n Lace” which will be available for release December 2022. Indya is set to make a comeback to the rock scene for 2023 with festival appearances, live gigs and tours. 


Toronto’s Industrial Rock band 22HERTZ was created by Ralf Muller out of the ashes of his former heavy metal band ‘Point Blank’. Ralf handles vocals, song writing, and production duties, he’s also a multi-instrumentalist. Their live line up is rounded of by some of Toronto’s best session players.

 When Point Blank disbanded, Ralf went on to a lucrative and successful career in online marketing. It was after attending his first NIN show in 2009 that Ralf’s musical passion was once again awakened and the desire to create music that captured the intensity of NIN’s live performances overwhelmed him. Ralf taught himself how to record, produce and built his home studio. He decided to begin work on what will become the 10 tracks off 22HERTZ’s first full length album, recording and producing all the tracks. Following his first album release (Detonate), Ralf delves into a more approachable, radio friendly sound with his latest single “Get The Hell Out”.

 Even though, the sound of the project may not be painted in the typical soundpalette, 22HERTZ incorporates pop elements and hooks into their music; this produces an accessible original aesthetic that blends an abrasive underground sound that appeals to a wide mainstream audience. Ralf put his marketing expertise to work by actively developing his online presence. Judging by their growing fan base online, it seems that this DIY project is hitting a nerve with music lovers. They are influenced by bands such as Led Zeppelin, Metallica, Steve Vai and Nine Inch Nails.


Lynx Dean

Lynx Dean based in Toronto, Canada.

Previously spearheading his band Random Order, Lynx Dean now steps out into the solo world with his new single After Kill.

Released to coincide with Halloween, one of Lynx’s favourite celebrations of the year, the single sees him team up with Sony signed, platinum producer Giampaolo Pasquile.

Described as being dark, sultry and sexy with vocals to keep you transfixed, you can find more information on the single and Lynx Dean by visiting their social media sites.

Louis McTeggart

Louis is a singer/songwriter based in Derry, Northern Ireland who has been working in the music industry for over 20 years. As a musician and covers artist he has travelled the world performing on cruise ships and ferries and as a songwriter he has had his music featured on TV, film and radio and played in some fantastic venues throughout Britain and Ireland.


Louis’ last single, “I Used to Dance” brought him some amazing success as the song was played on mainstream and community radio throughout Ireland and on independent stations around the globe. He also appeared on several stations to promote it and was featured in several newspapers including The Belfast Telegraph and the Derry Journal.


Beat of the Drum is the second single to be released from Louis’s upcoming album.


Louis originally came up for the idea for his new single over 10 years ago after having a

dream about a beautiful girl singing a song with beat of the drum in the title. Louis first

performed the song with his uni band, Grace and Mercy and it was at one of their shows

where producer Peter Doherty (Karma 45) heard it and immediately wanted to record

Due to different circumstances Peter and Louis didn’t get round to doing so it till years later but the wait was worth it!

Peter took influence from Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds, 90’s dance and even

spaghetti westerns to create a head bopping ear-worm. Lyrically the song deals with

issues everyone can relate to such as loneliness and isolation. Beat of the Drum will be

released on the 30th of September and will be available on all major platforms.

Gav Kelly from Strabane has produced an amazing music video which will go live on the 5th of October.

Gone Tomorrow

A young and exciting band from Teesside in Northeast England, Gone Tomorrow composed of college students and mutual friends came together just before the pandemic struck.


The bands style has been described as a unique blend of raw garage rock inspired Indie with added atmospheric synth elements. Passionate vocals and a thunderous rhythm section make the band a real force to be reckoned with in the live music environment. The band has a unique energy and sound and inspiration from many bands including The Arctic Monkeys, Kasabian, The 1975 and Catfish and The Bottlemen can be heard across the bands growing portfolio of sounds.


The bands early success was picked up by BBC TV who ran a feature on the band on the 17th June 2022, edition of BBC Look North following radio play in the US, Spain and Brazil.


Barcelona is the first completed release from the bands forthcoming album to be released next year. Barcelona was released on the 7th October, and captures the band at its snarling and passionate best, with ominous picked guitar opening the song before the muscle of the drums and bass kick in. This is a full and powerful sounding track which builds throughout to a memorable explosion of sound. Lyrically Barcelona is used as a metaphor to describe a feeling of optimism and hope. The track was reviewed by Narc magazine in October 2022 ..”The incendiary chorus explodes, firing off with a wonderfully repugnant vocal fry and a solo flying into the heavens” Barcelona has also been accepted onto BBC Introducing in Newcastle and Tees and played on BBC radio covering the whole region.

Nat Schedler

Born in Switzerland and now plying his musical trade in Germany, Nat Schedler has been creating huge inroads on the music scene since his debut EP How Should This End was released in 2016 followed by New York Tokyo in 2018.

Now releasing his new single Mile To Go which has been described as being a catchy acoustic pop song that stands out from the crowd, you can find more information on this and Nat Schedler by visiting his website. 

Attic Theory

Attic Theory release new single ‘Narrow Lines’ in aid of charity CALM.
The award-winning alternative groove rockers release their moving new single ‘Narrow Lines’; the second single from their highly anticipated forthcoming debut album ‘What We Fear The Most’. Attic Theory will donate 100% of the proceeds received from downloads of ‘Narrow Lines’ on Attic Theory’s webpage to the Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM), charity number 1110621. CALM is a charity uniting the UK against suicide, the leading cause of death among men under the age of 45 in the UK.
Frontman Lewis Wright said: “Our aim with the ‘Narrow Lines’ song and video is to raise more awareness for all those going through difficult times in their lives. The lyrics talk about how you can feel like you’re trapped in a never-ending loop when going through troubling issues and hopefully the song will encourage the listener to reach out to CALM, who offer help, support and information to anyone who is struggling or in crisis.” Lewis adds “We are asking people to download the single from our webpage and unite against suicide. We know that the donations will not only help to change lives, it will also help save lives.”
The 6 piece alt groove rockers have performed high profile direct support slots for Terrorvision, Tony Wright, the Soapgirls, Kris Barras, Florence Black, Saving Abel, Psycho Village, Tragedy, Seattle legends Candlebox, Scarlet Rebels, toured with Elvana (Elvis fronted Nirvana) and hit the road with American Rockers Tantric across the UK and Europe. 

The band have also performed at a variety of festivals including Planet Rockstock, Wildfire Festival, SavFest, Firestorm MCR and were shortlisted to open Stonedead Festival 2022.

They were crowned “Best New Band” at Planet Rock’s The Rocks 2020.
Their critically acclaimed EP ‘The Sign of an Active Mind’ was released in 2020:
“Well written, well played, and expertly produced, it is indeed something special.” – Devils Gate Music.
‘Narrow Lines’ will be available on all major streaming and digital download services on 28/10/2022, released via the bands own label ‘ThunderGun Records’ and distributed by Nova Music Distribution UK.
The band’s launch night is on Friday 28th October 2022 – Jimmy’s Liverpool
To get support or access CALM’s helpline, open 5pm – midnight 365 days a year, head to 
Attic Theory are:

Lewis Wright – Vocals.
Peter Donnelly – Guitar.
Tim Cunningham – Guitar and backing vocals.
Matt Lawler – Guitar.
Kenny McArthur – Bass. 
Norm Walker – Drums.

Dunia & Aram

Dunia Best and Aram Sinnreich (Dunia & Aram) have been writing and playing music together for over two decades, and have been married for almost as long. They have performed around the world as a duo and with their bands Dubistry and Brave New Girl. Their songwriting ranges through a wide swath of styles, from punk to reggae to soul to folk to jazz. “One of These Days”, written with keyboardist Todd Nocera, was selected as a finalist in the John Lennon Songwriting Competition. Their work with guitarist Matt Urbania blossomed into critically acclaimed compositions like the acoustic ska classic “Roll Away.”

Dunia & Aram have collaborated with a wide range of artists around the world. Together, they have contributed songs and/or performances to groups including traditional folk band Low Lily, disco producer Hans Nieswandt, post-punk legends Vivien Goldman and Ari-Up, reggae powerhouse King Django, multi-instrumentalist Ahmondylla Best, Malian griot Cheick Hamala Diabate, world music collective Tributary Project, and post-ska supergroup The Specialized Project. Individually, their collaborators have included ska band Heavensbee, post-bop group The Rooftoppers, and all-women ska ensemble Rude Girl Revue, among others. Their music has taken them from the Atlantic to the Pacific, with performances around the world at venues in Japan, Germany, the UK, at numerous festivals, and on live television and radio appearances.

Dunia Best has been performing on multiple instruments since childhood. She studied vocal technique with Yolande Bavan and percussion with Ahmondylla Best. As a teenager, she performed as a singer, flutist and percussionist off-Broadway in the production Channel to Channel and created an a capella group who performed for members of the Broadway show Sarafina. After a stint with ska band, the Slackers, Dunia created the band Agent 99 (Moon Records, Shanachie Records) with Jay Nugent, Alec Baillie and Ara Babajian. After Alec’s departure in 1995, Dunia hired Aram Sinnreich to play bass.

Aram Sinnreich has been playing music professionally since he started busking on the streets and subways of NYC as a teenager in the late 1980s. After studying jazz performance and theory with Anthony Braxton and Jay Hoggard at Wesleyan University, as well as classical composition at the Mannes School of Music, he began playing bass in the Lower East Side music scene, performing at venues ranging from The Knitting Factory to Continental to Wetlands.

Dunia & Aram formed Brave New Girl in 1995 with keyboardist Todd Nocera (formerly of Thumper and Groove This), combining their multi-genre songwriting talents to develop a new style of music that fused reggae, jazz, and R&B, on the cusp of the neo-soul revolution. In 2002, Dunia and Aram relocated to Los Angeles and teamed up with guitarist Matt Urbania (of the Easy Star All-Stars and No-Shadow Kick) and drummer Ahmed Best (of Jazzhole, Stomp, and the Star Wars film franchise) to form Dubistry, a new band that infused break-beat logic into their reggae, ska, and soul roots. Dunia, Aram, and Matt all returned to NYC in 2007, where they rejoined forces with Nocera and recorded several albums as Dubistry and Brave New Girl while playing extensively with both bands. 

Since relocating to the Washington, DC area in 2015, Dunia & Aram have focused more extensively on their work as a duo, inaugurating their latest new project with a series of “Quarantunes” live-streamed from their home studio during the COVID-19 pandemic lockdown. They began collaborating with Hans Nieswandt in 2016 when they recorded the single #LetUsLive at the Folkwang Universität der Künste in Bochum, where Aram was giving a lecture on hip-hop and copyright. Hans immediately became their new partner in musical crime, frequently using both Dunia & Aram for his disco productions (such as Foot Job and Hippie Disco) and producing new singles they wrote and recorded from the USA.

Dunia & Aram recorded their first album as a duo, Bedfellows (GMO the Label, 2022), from their Silver Spring, MD home studio, collaborating with producer Hans Nieswandt in Seoul and mastering engineer Numinos in Cologne.


Marshall Potts

Marshall Potts is a singer-songwriter from Kamloops, British Columbia, Canada.  

He’s been making music since his childhood sweetheart broke his heart when he was 12.

He lives on 160 acres near what many, including the Dalai Lama, call the centre of the universe. His crossover writing style has found acceptance in the Americana, Country Rock and Rock formats. Marshall not only writes inspiring music and lyrics, he mixes in ringing, interwoven guitar lines and buoyant arena-rock beats. 

Combine Potts’ powerful, yet tender insistent vocals that share the experience of saving himself deliver a universal message of positivity and optimism. His music is about moving beyond your past, taking back your power, embracing the moment and living in the here and now. 

He has 2 movie soundtrack credits, 3 CD releases, international and Canadian radio play to his name, and is also an international touring artist.


The Fall follows the previous singles Heaven or Home, The Rope, Free and Easy and The Storm. All featured on the album The Storm.

Written by: Derek

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