The Irishman they are calling the rightful heir to Rory Gallagher and Gary Moore is set to make waves across Europe.
After a European tour with Ian Gillan Sings Deep Purple and major credits as guitarist and co-writer on Don Airey’s latest album Simon recently signed to Europe’s leading rock label, Ear Music, home of Alice Cooper, Al Di Meola, Deep Purple, Foreigner, Marillion, Reef, Thunder, and a host of other leading names.
With his band of fellow Irishmen Marty McCloskey (drums) and Dave Marks (bass) Simon delivers his own distinctive songs (“Hugely accomplished” MOJO) along with crowd-pleasers from the likes of Hendrix and Free.
His guitar skills (“Among the best blues-rock players anywhere in the world” GUITARIST) have made him a go-to guitarist on the British Blues-rock scene, admired among professionals, followed by enthusiasts, and endorsed by some of the biggest brands on the guitar scene. He is a long time endorsee of PRS Guitars and personal pick of Paul Reed Smith.
His debut album on Ear Music is set to release in 2019.
“The Holy Trinity of Belfast rock ‘n roll – Van Morrison, Rory Gallagher & Gary Moore – might just be on the verge of becoming a four-leaf clover.” PERFORMER MAGAZINE USA
Simon has a signature pedal with Flattley Guitar Pedals called “The Generator” which is a mix of octaves and fuzz. This pedal sounds absolutely filthy when its in full flow and is an awesome sound. Further details can be found on the “The Generator“ product page.