After breaking his back out in the French Alps during avalanche training, Harry Lloyd aka Waiting For Smith spent a year in bed recovering. Surrounded with interesting books, positive films and great music, he learnt to play guitar. What could have been a disaster gave him the opportunity and time to realise that song writing was his passion and what he really wanted to do. He wrote hundreds of songs during the period, one of them being Long Life. It was an attempt to stay optimistic through such a long period of self-reflection, and has since become his philosophy for living.

“Long Life became my upbeat theme tune for dealing with disaster”. Waiting For Smith

In 2019, WFS released nine singles, which have had 237,000 streams on Spotify and been played on over 170 radio stations around the world, including by Huw Stephens on Radio 1, Dermot O’Leary and Jo Whiley on Radio 2, Tom Robinson on 6 Music and Maz Tappuni on Radio X. Harry’s music has also received some 500 syncs internationally, from the Japanese Grand Prix, Panorama and the biggest TV commercial in Spain in 2019, the Christmas ad for El Corte Ingles. Recently featured in British GQ and Holland’s JFK Magazine, Waiting For Smith’s mission is to engulf the world with unforgettable melodies, spreading a positive message – not to take things to seriously.

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