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Big Simon
CONTACT

SEEKING

Accordion, Background Singer, Bagpipes, Banjo, Cello, Clarinet, DJ, Dobro, Drums, Electronic Music, Fiddle, Flute, Harmonica, Harp, Keyboard, Mandolin, Other, Other Percussion, Piano, Rhythm Guitar, Saxophone, Steel guitar, Trombone, Trumpet, Ukulele, Upright bass, Violin, Vocalist, Vocalist - Alto, Vocalist - Baritone, Vocalist - Soprano, Vocalist - Tenor.

ABOUT

My first paid gig was in the 60s as lead guitarist with The Strangers.
Since then I have played both bass and guitar in blues bands, guitar in a "django" band, guitar and banjo in trad jazz bands, drums, guitar, mandolin and bass in ceilidh bands, and a huge amount of acoustic guitar as part of a folk duo. I currently work with a pan-European band and in the backing band for a song writer. My guitar and bass vocals have features on several chart successes.

Screen name:
Big Simon
Member since:
Jul 13 2016
Active within 1 week
Level of commitment:
Very Committed
Years playing music:
45
Tend to practice:
More than 3 times per week
Available to gig:
4-5 nights a week
Most available:
Nights

Influences

David Gilmour, Albert King, Django Reinhardt, Clapton, Hank Marvin, Martin Simpson, Simon Nicol
Jaco, Norman Watt Roy, Johnny Gayden, Stanley Clarke

Instrument experience:

Rhythm Guitar:
Expert
Acoustic Guitar:
Expert
Bass Guitar:
Expert
Background Singer:
Expert
Other:
Expert
Mandolin:
Expert
Vocalist - Bass:
Advanced
Lead Guitar:
Advanced
Drums:
Moderate

EQUIPMENT

Avalon, Ayres, Ford, Cole handmade acoustic guitars. Gibson and Fender electric guitars, Fender bass guitars, Gibson Mandolin, Bruce Wei handmade mandola, Ford handmade octave mandola, Weber mandocello, Fylde bouzouki, Premier drums.
Fender guitar amps, Ampeg bass amps, SRTechnologies PA, SRTechnologies acoustic instrument amps.