Simon was born on the Island, and still lives here. Best known as a musician, in the last few years he has also moved into bookings and promotion.
Among other things, Simon talks about working for the Russian Mafia and the Olympics (not at the same time!), the charity single he produced following the loss of both his Dad and Stepdad, and the impact TV shows like ‘The X Factor’ have had on the music industry.
7:57 Playing the piano
10:10 Memorable gigs … for the Russian Mafia
15:02 Do you get nervous?
20:54 Losing both his Dad and Stepdad
25:40 On staying busy
27:05 Booking entertainment for Cowes Week and other events
29:24 Organising entertainment for the Olympic Sailing events, and legacy of the London Games
London Olympics closing montage
32:40 Talent level on the IOW
37:26 What do you do to relax?
39:05 Goals for the future?
Ibiza Classics live from the O2
42:25 Current problems within the music industry
50:25 The importance of supporting local events