Simon Ledger

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.

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SHOW NOTES

0:00 Intro

1:25 Growing up on the IOW
The Halland Hotel
Barnado’s

3:38 Early music influences
D Train
Prince

7:57 Playing the piano
Keytar

10:10 Memorable gigs … for the Russian Mafia

15:02 Do you get nervous?

16:10 Charity single with Mountbatten Hospice
Isle of Wight Unite
Making of Isle of Wight Unite
Support the single
The making of the original song
Skinny Mammoth Media
Maurice Gilliam Videography

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

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