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Weekly English South Africa Music Interviews
19 Episodes

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 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 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 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 7 min

Getting to know Namakau Star

Following a successful tour in Germany and connecting with international artists, Namakau Star is entering an exciting new phase of her career. She chats about her song "Boomerang", working with The Planetoids and her upcoming EP.
23 Sep 4 min

Getting to know Majozi

Majozi is a beloved South African artist who has a diverse fan base both locally and abroad. In this conversation, he shares inspiring insights on how he deals with imposter syndrome, the joy of making an album, what live performances mean to him, and his love for the Afrikaans music…
16 Apr 16 min

Lauren-Lee sings her story to inspire moms of preemie babies

Capetonian singer-songwriter Lauren-Lee had a challenging start to motherhood with her son born prematurely and her subsequent health risks. She channeled her feelings, her experience, and her wish to comfort other moms in the same situation into a song called "To Womb It May Concern". Hear Lauren-Lee's story and how…
16 Apr 11 min

Valerie Omari on "Closure" and using telecommunication to collaborate

Gorgeous and talented, Valeri Omari is a soulful Congolese-South African R&B singer who stirs emotions with her lyrics and smooth melodies. Her new EP "Closure" is an amazing feat because it was created with collaborators Valerie hasn't yet met in person - it's all social media connections that resulted in…
19 Mar 10 min

How did Nile Rodgers end up playing on Lola Audreys' single "Miami"?

Lola Audreys is a South African sensation and she's catching the attention of the biggest names in the international music industry. But, how did this bubbly and talented pop artist get the iconic Nile Rodgers to play on her song "Miami"? She shares the incredible story with Smile FM.
19 Mar 9 min

Beatenberg is back with a new EP!

SA music faves Beatenberg have released a new EP called "On the way to Beatenberg". We found out how the music was made and how the band feels about coming home to play exciting live shows over the summer.
13 Nov 2022 6 min

Indie pop artist Jess Meyer chats to Smile FM

South African-born artist and songwriter Jess Meyer is making a name for herself in Ireland and the UK with her amazing debut songs. She shares her songwriting process and how SA continues to inspire her creativity.
13 Nov 2022 4 min

Cape Town TikTok sensation Whitney April talks about her whirlwind success

25-year-old former teacher Whitney April has signed an international management deal after amassing hundreds of thousands of views on TikTok. She shares the surprise of her journey from singing for the kids in her class to releasing her debut single and recording new music in the USA.
10 Oct 2022 5 min

Nataniel praat oor Afrikaans in Styl

Suid-Afrikaanse sanger, liedjieskrywer, vermaaklikheidster en topverkoperskrywer, Nataniel praat met Ewan Strydom oor Afrikaans in Styl.
1 Sep 2022 8 min