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David Simon


Country of origin:

England

Type of music generally:

Alternative pop

Status:

Most recent release, Collision (2010)

See also:

David Simon's site

Comparisons:

Casey Stratton, Tori Amos, Sarah McLachlan

Covers/own material:

Own

General comments:

David Simon's high, androgynous vocals remind me of Casey Stratton and sometimes Sarah McLachlan. (stjarnell@yahoo.com)

Recommended first album:

Collision is the only one we've heard

Recordings:

  • The Midnight Demo Sessions (EP, 2007)
  • Fire to the Sky (EP, 2007)
  • Acoustic (EP, 2007)
  • 05.01.09 (EP, 2009)
  • Collision (2010)

Collision

Release info:

2010—self-released

Availability:

See David Simon's site

Ecto priority:

Recommended

Group members:

David Simon—vocals, backing vocals, piano, Rhodes, organ, guitars, electric guitars, acoustic guitars, E.P., vibes E.P., pad synth, brass arrangements, string arrangements

Guest artists:

Greg Kiss—guitars (1–4, 10, 11), acoustic guitar (5, 6, 8), electric guitar (7), rhythm guitar (9)
Oli Whitworth—guitars (1, 4, 11), string arrangements (4), electric guitar (5, 6), backing vocals (8, 9, 11)
Liam Ambrose—drums, percussion (all), backing vocals (8, 11)
Andrew Moore—bass (1–6, 8–12)
Alana McLoone—backing vocals (1, 4, 5)
Nick Durant—guitars (2, 4, 10), electric guitar (5, 7, 8), lead guitar (9)
Jano Sands—trumpets (3, 6), trombones (6), backing vocals (8, 11)
The Sixteen Wires String Quartet—strings (4, 10)
Dave Seck—string arrangements (7, 10), Spanish guitars (7), bass (7), backing vocals (8–11)
Rob Froment—bass (7)
leila Sattary—clarinet (10)

Produced by:

Oli Whitworth, Dave Seck and David Simon

Comments:

The music is nicely-orchestrated pop with some truly stunning songs. "The Urge" sees Simon tackle a tough melody with truly stellar harmonies and an underlying tension he handles well. "Fire to the Sky" is a ballad that Simon handles with his usual skill and finesse. "Twisted" achieves a kind of drama that the singer handles with gusto. It's a very accomplished and promising debut in all. (stjarnell@yahoo.com)


Thanks to stjarnell@yahoo.com for work on this entry.

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