Steve ‘Smiley’ Barnard, based in Hampshire in the UK, is an English musician, songwriter, and music producer at his own studio, Sunshine Corner Studios.
He’s best known for being a drummer, having toured and played livefor ROBBIE WILLIAMS, JOE STRUMMER & THE MESCALEROS, GLENN GREGORY with TONY VISCONTI (HOLY HOLY), THE ALARM, GENE LOVES JEZEBEL, ARCHIVE, and many more.
In the studio, he’s played drums for, among others, the following artists; THE MOCK TURTLES, HARD-FI, NEWTON FAULKNER, LILY ALLEN, THE CHARLATANS, BILLY BRAGG, REPUBLICA, and TERRY HALL.
In his own studio, he’s produced a raft of artists, and has also released eight albums of his own songs, playing most of the instruments himself, but including contributions from many guest musicians such as BRUCE FOXTON (The Jam), STEVE NORMAN (Spandau Ballet), RICHARD ARCHER (Hard-Fi), IAN McNABB (The Icicle Works), MATTHEW ROUND (James Morrison), PAUL CUDDEFORD (The Boomtown Rats), and JAMES STEVENSON (The Alarm), to name but a few!
Smiley has also helped to raise money for the LOVE HOPE STRENGTH FOUNDATION, a charity run by MIKE PETERS and his wife JULES from The Alarm. In October 2018, whilst on an American tour with The Alarm, the band and guests trekked through the Grand Canyon to raise funds; and in November 2022 did the same across a section of the Sahara Desert!
More info on the foundation can be found at https://lovehopestrength.co.uk/ or, for the USA at https://lovehopestrength.org/
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