A classically-trained pianist, Simon writes pop songs, piano and instrumental cues and short pieces.

He is signed to an indie label distributed by Universal Music for whom he writes piano and instrumental music for licensing in TV, film and adverts. 

Pop music-wise, Simon has worked with Grammy-winning producer Philip Larsen (who has produced Katy Perry, Britney Spears, Kylie Minogue) and Richard Niles (who has worked with Paul McCartney, Tina Turner & Mariah Carey)

He's also worked with UK band Atomic Kitten singer Liz McClarnon, and producers in Mark Goodier's Wisebuddah Music. 

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At the beginning of 2020, Simon got signed to a production library which is distributed through Universal Music and is writing piano & instrumental music for them with a Mediterranean / Middle Eastern flavour, specifically for licensing opportunities.


Simon is a classically trained pianist who loved composition while studying music at university – this led on naturally to him also writing pop songs.

At present, he is focussing his attention on writing music for licensing in adverts, TV & film as well as writing pop songs for artists.

He has enjoyed working with Grammy winning producer Philip Larsen, Richard Niles, as well as for projects with the UK band Atomic Kitten singer Liz McClarnon and with prominent UK music industry figure Mark Goodier. 

More recently, he has been developing new artistic talent here in the UK as well as obtaining more global pitches with major labels. 

Outside music, Simon has varied interests - aside from being a big Agatha Christie fan, he enjoys living in the beautiful Yorkshire dales in England, and loves both interior and exterior architecture, travel, history, local history and natural history; he also enjoys the more spiritual side of things including yoga. 

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