About

Simon on Fender guitar

Simon is an experienced professional guitar and bass teacher who has taught in the Ross-on-Wye area for the past 24 years...

COMPLETE BEGINNERS to aspiring pros WELCOME !

Call 07875 255 817

A guitarist, singer and songwriter since 1966, Simon first tasted success in the music industry in 1984, working as a producer and songwriter for WEA International. Based in Bangkok, Thailand, he produced three critically aclaimed albums with top Thai artists.

Leaving Thailand he was signed to Swiss-based Euro label Top in 1989 releasing a CD in Europe, the original version of 'Broken Heart & Shattered Dreams'.

He was signed to US indie label Apeiron Records in 1991, releasing a remixed US version of 'Broken Heart & Shattered Dreams' in late 1993. In 1994 Simon returned to the UK, writing and producing corporate soundtracks for Sony, Mercury Communications and Dixons.

Simon has played close to 1,000 live dates during his long career, including gigs in Europe, Asia and the USA. He has appeared on radio and television. He was the resident guitarist and bass player for 5 years during the pantomime season at The Hereford Courtyard, performing there on over 350 live theatre shows.

Simon currently sings and plays guitar with blues rock band the Psychedelic Hearts Club. The band features Beatles' songs from the Sergent Pepper's Heart's Club era (the inspiration for the band's name), psychedelic rock and electric blues. The band have performed in UK, France & Spain and in September 2018 released their debut EP 'Is Love Really Possible ?'.

For more information : www.psychedelicheartsclub.com

Simon teaches guitar and bass professionally and works as a producer to develop and mentor the careers of young artists at his recording studio, Planet Zog.

Simon is a founding member of the Philadelphia Chapter of the National Accademy of Recording Arts & Sciences.

Simon welcomes tuition enquiries from guitar and bass students of all levels, from COMPLETE BEGINNERS to aspiring professionals...

If you feel Simon could help you PLEASE Call on 07875 255 817

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Former students include :

  • Internationally recognised NuJazz guitarist LEE JONES (‘...an excellent composer and heck of a guitarist...’ Larry Coryell)
  • International award-winning singer songwriter JACK HARRIS (Lyall Lovett is a fan, as am I !)
  • Blues vocalist/guitarist phenom TOM IVEY who is fast becoming a fixture on the Oxford live circuit
  • Emerging WHEN WE WERE WOLVES metal guitarist STEVE FRENCH
  • Teenaged bassist extraordinaire OSCAR FEATHERSTONE