Simon is a Graduate
of the Guildhall School of Music who went on to play with the London Philharmonic
Orchestra for 10 years at the same time as being a member of the 80's
band "Gentle Touch" (Chart success with "Dream of You").
He left both in 1989 to pursue a career as a Composer and freelance Double
Bass player performing both live and in the studio with artists ranging
from Luciano Pavarotti and Barbra Streisand to Eric Clapton and Paul McCartney.
As a composer, as well as innumerable commissions for TV, Radio, Film and Commercials, he has written over 400 Library compositions, his work being used in countless productions all over the world.Shortly after leaving the LPO, he was asked to co-write the signature tune, jingles and stings for BBC Radio 2's coverage of 'Italia '90. This led to BBC Radio 5 Live commissions for: 'Champion Sport, 'Rugby World Cup, 'Barcelona Olympics' -(Gold medal - Sony Radio Awards), 'Trevor Brooking's '5 Football Night, 'Mid-week Football Plus, 'Racing on 5", 'Sportsbeat, 'USA World Cup and 'Commonwealth Games.
This sport work in turn led on to commissions in that genre for TV programmes such as: 'Euro-League Basketball - Eurosport.
'Live & Dangerous - Channel 5.
'Pitch Hit & Run, 'NHL, 'In the Net - Channel 5.
'Gillette World Sport - ITV and Sky Sport (170 countries).
Non- Sport TV Work includes:
'House To House - Channel 4.
'Dust Off (6-Part Series) - HTV.
'Vets in the Wild (3-Part Series) - Channel 4.
'George III - Mad or Maligned?, 'King Arthur - His Life and Legends, 'Elizabeth I and 'Henry VIII A&E Network.
'Crime Report -Channel 5.
TV Commercials include:
'Gossard - Yasmine ,Gossard - Ultrabra, 'Sensodyne mouth rinse, 'Fire Safety Government TV Campaign, 'Deep Relief - Lazy Dog, 'Airbus.