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Smile Interviews

Interviews as they happen with artists, newsmakers, celebrities and experts.
Weekly English South Africa Music Interviews
34 Episodes
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Bronwyn Holmes, Eduvos SA

Holmes discusses the award-winning private higher education and how Eduvos is leading the way in esports education.
26 Apr 3 min

Nic Billington chats about his new album Dark Horse

Nic Billington is a super creative South African artist who pushes his boundaries in his music. His new album Dark Horse is a fantastic representation of his growth and evolution and he shared some of the process behind creating this body of work.
14 Feb 7 min

Lisa Goldin on love and "HeartBeat"

Dubai-based South African artist Lisa Goldin is riding a wave of success with her third album. The seventh single "HeartBeat" is inspired by love and she shares why she loves love songs and why it finds its way into her music.
14 Feb 6 min

Who is Yorxe?

Capetonian artist and performer Yorxe has an incredible story of how she got signed to a Los Angeles label while working on an international cruise liner. She shares her unusual career progression and how one of her songs ended up on a big international TV show.
9 Feb 7 min

Catching up with exciting young artist Aidan Fraser

It's a time of big moves forward for local artist Aidan Fraser and the biggest move of all was his relocation from Johannesburg to Cape Town at the start of 2024. With his self-titled debut album garnering praise from fans and music industry tastemakers, he shared some of his writing…
9 Feb 5 min

How Liam Burger created a song with artists he met on Instagram

South African artists are making connections around the world thanks to social media. Liam Burger is based in Cape Town but collaborated with Bayshore Court and IACO who are based in New York after exchanging DMs and text messages. He shares this remarkable story of creativity across two continents and…
9 Feb 8 min

Richarcd Stirton is capturing our hearts again

After winning Season 1 of The Voice South Africa as well as The Voice Global in 2016, Richard Stirton took some time to find himself as an artist. Now living in the UK, he ended 2023 with industry acclaim for his new music as he builds momentum for his 2024…
9 Feb 5 min

Introducing Jason Orpheus

While you may recognise the magnificent voice of Jason Orpheus, this is your chance to get to know the artist. He shares why he rebranded from his previous musical identity and the deeply personal inspiration for his single "Ghost".
9 Feb 11 min

From SA to Vietnam, how SHAZ finds his joy in music

Shaz is a South African artist now residing and teaching in Vietnam. He continues to record and release music, defying the physical distance challenge with a little help from technology and an amazing producer. He chats about his music and shares what he's listening to while he runs a 10K.
9 Feb 8 min

Emerging artist Erin Elliot taking music scene by storm

Already on her third single in just eight months, Erin Elliot is not holding back on sharing her music. The creative business owner from Cape Town is embracing the freedom of her new career and shares some of her creative process, inspiration, and exciting experiences as an artist on the…
9 Feb 6 min

Dante gets vulnerable with "flower boy"

Durban-born, Cape Town-raised Dante now finds himself living in the UK but he's got us in his feels with his song "flower boy". He shares this poignant pop ballad with pure honesty to explore a very relatable emotion: self-doubt.
9 Feb 7 min

Nadine Blom gesels oor "Nuwe Liefde"

Rooikop-sangeres Nadine Blom vier 20 jaar in die musiekbedryf met haar nuutse enkelsnit "Nuwe Liefde". Die liedjie is saam met Janie Bay en Hunter Kennedy geskryf and Nadine verduidelik hoe dit hoop bring en 'n nuwe enegie met 'n genre wat sy sparkle pop noem.
9 Feb 9 min

Vitality Travel Summer Poolside Pop-up campaign

This past summer a global trend emerged that redefined poolside luxury, with high-end fashion brands like DIOR and Dolce & Gabbana taking over hotel pools around the world. Amid these iconic takeovers, Vitality Travel has emerged with a uniquely South African flair, setting a new benchmark in the art of…
20 Dec 2023 6 min

Will Linley chats about new EP "Magic", his fans and family

Will Linley is arguably SA's fastest rising pop star of the last two years. With a string of hit singles, along with sold-out shows in the UK and the US, his latest EP "Magic" shows off the evolution of his sound and songwriting growth. He sat down at Smile FM…
19 Nov 2023 18 min

Berry Trytsman is a rock star on stage and at home

Idols winner Berry Trytsman released a brand new song called "Never Say Die" showcasing her amazing vocal talent. In her chat with Smile FM, she shared how the song came to be, how she's coping with a busy home life and plans for the future.
23 Sep 2023 11 min

New artist Brogan Ritchie making his mark

Making his debut on the local music scene, the incredibly talented Brogan Ritchie is on a remarkable journey to share his unique musical perspective. Before he jetted off to study in the UK, Brogan visited Smile FM to chat about his debut EP and shared why he thinks cows like…
23 Sep 2023 4 min

Why Liam Burger is a star to watch

Liam Burger is quickly building a massive fan following thanks to his hit songs, hilarious social media content, and amazing friendships within the local music scene. He visited Smile FM, drank some chocolate milk, and chatted about his song "It's You".
23 Sep 2023 7 min
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