A Grammy Award nominated record producer, musician, DJ and founder of the group Afro Celt Sound System.
His cv is extensive and includes -
Conceiving the Award Winning Imagined Village project.
Produced Baaba Maal's 'Lam Toro' and the Grammy-nominated 'Firin' In Fouta' albums.
His work for adverts includes a Golden Pencil Award for 'Just Juice' along with campaigns for the Evening Standard, Kahlua, Tchibo Coffee, Kangaroo Shoes and Gossard Bras.
He was a member of the band Scritti Politti.
He then formed the band Weekend and followed this with Working Week (these copyrights are controlled by Real World Publishing)
Produced the widely lauded 'Polysonic' for acid jazz Godfather Manu Dibango.
Simon then put together the wildly ambitious Afro Celt Sound System.
Produced the Raw Stylus remix of Peter Gabriel's 'Digging In the Dirt'.
Worked with Peter Gabriel on the 'OVO' project (music for the Millennium Dome show).
His film work includes the Discovery ATLAS Series: Brazil Uncovered and a South African Breweries infomercial (10 minute film score).
In early 2009 Simon was asked to produce the bulk of the latest Spiro album 'Lightbox' which has been received with much critical acclaim. "Sophisticated and adventurous" **** Guardian. "Refreshingly unnerving" **** Mojo.
Simon continues to work on his own project Imagined Village, with their second album entitled 'Empire and Love' which was Released on the 11th January 2010.
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- Listening Wind and I Don't Remember
- Listen to 'Scratch My Back' in full
- Peter Gabriel introduces Real World Records for Winter 2009/10
- Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan
- Peadar O Riada
- Ireland (Irish Republic)
- Afro Celt Sound System
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