Simon is the guitarist for Ian Gillan from Deep Purple and guitarist / co-writer on Don Airey’s albums. Simon recently signed to Europe’s leading rock label, Ear Music, home of Alice Cooper, Al Di Meola, Deep Purple and a host of other leading names. His guitar skills (“Among the best blues-rock players anywhere in the world” GUITARIST) made him a go-to guitarist on the blues rock scene, admired among professionals and endorsed by some of the biggest brands like PRS Guitars. Former Young Guitarist of The Year and now fully-fledged blues-rock virtuoso, He has toured with Joe Satriani, jeff Beck, Joe Bonamassa and and Grammy nominee Derek Trucks. Simon was recruited by the Belfast-based pioneering metal band Sweet Savage, who reformed in 1994 without their founding guitarist, Vivian Campbell (Dio, Def Leppard), who Simon replaced. Simon toured and recorded two albums with them. He toured for 6 years with Andrew Strong, who made his name in the 1991 cult film The Commitments, His debut album on Ear Music is set to release in January 2021
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