Ben Sholte is not just the man behind Sonic Smile, he literally is Sonic Smile. The only member of the project, the only man you’ll hear on the recording.
Having been in and out of bands for over ten years, he decided to just get on with what he loves and play.
The man plays a modern rock guitar which is fierce in places and comfortably restrained in others. Its not shred, his guitar just likes to sing. Influences include everything I have ever listened to, stuff you might not expect.
Its gone into my ears at some point and it seems to subconsciously comes out through my fingers with my own thing thrown in there too. Steve Vai is the obvious one.
At the beginning of 2012 Ben set out to write and record his own solo instrumental album. Drawing influences from the guitarists in the blues, rock and metal genre he sat down in front of his home studio and “Supersonic” was born.