The Team

Smashed Music is brought to you by the following passionate people:

Meriem Nacer – Editor /

With a love of music, and as a budding social networking geek, there was only one thing for Meriem to do and that’s to work with Smashed Music. Says Meriem: “Slowly but surely we will take over the music-reviewing world with our honest music views and our eye for all things exciting on the music scene!”

Ali Harris /

Ali is a fully-qualified senior journalist with almost a decade of experience writing reviews, interviews and features for a variety of newspapers, blogs and magazines. Ali has reviewed countless gigs and interviewed a huge range of musicians, from Slash to Sharleen Spiteri. He’s no stranger to the stage either: a keen guitarist and songwriter, Ali won the inaugural Rizla Unsigned Lyric Competition back in the mid-noughties.

Neil Paterson /

Neil is a seasoned gig-goer, music-lover and festival botherer. He is mad for anything with a guitar but has a (worryingly) encyclopaedic knowledge of pop music. He firmly believes that people who don’t love music aren’t real humans.

Glenn Tucker /

Born and raised in South Africa, Glenn has had the opportunity to experience a range of lifestyles and cultures. As a result his preference for music is not limited to a particular genre but varies from country to dub-step and metal.

Sam Thomas /

Sam says “From Pop to Rock, there is no music I won’t check out at least once. I am new to the review scene but looking forward to doing more… Roll on Festival season!”