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(pronounced Makeknee) is a composer, arranger and musician who is based in London, UK. His new album From My Head To My Feet will be available in February 2016 and will be Simon's third progressive rock release following Newton's Alchemy (2014) and Clocks and Dark Clouds (2013). His 2011 release London Reborn is a collection of interpretations of beautiful old London folk songs.

Simon has written for BBC television, classical ensembles Golden Section and The Society Of Strange And Ancient Instruments, and written arrangements for Roberto Pla's Latin Jazz Orchestra. He was the founder, leader and composer of the music for the jazz fusion group Azul. Azul's 2004 tour with a contemporary dancer was a Jazz pick of the week in British national newspaper The Guardian. Their music was regularly heard on BBC Radio3. He also played guitar with Portuguese fado singer Nuno Silva and wrote a musical with author Gary Waterman that is based on the life of the 18th century Sephardi boxer Daniel Mendoza.

New album 'From My Head To My Feet' out February 29th

'An outstanding achievment in progressive rock' - Exposé on 'Newton's Alchemy

'An outstanding record from which we could single out, within a very homogeneously high level, the beautiful suite "Animated Mercury", almost ten minutes in length, or the brilliant closing of the record "Turning of the Wheel" - El Retorno del Gigante on 'Newton's Alchemy'

‘The album is an excellent progressive rock album that any fans of Yes or Rush will enjoy' - on 'Clocks and Dark Clouds'

'Rarely does an artist appear in the progressive world so suddenly out of nowhere and create such a stir with his latest album' - Just in Case Prog Radio on 'Clocks and Dark Clouds'

‘This album is great, you just have to really listen' - on 'Clocks and Dark Clouds'

‘The story-songs have freshnes and humour about them which is very London' - The Telegraph on 'London Reborn'

‘Its span and dimension holds you entranced. It has sweeping vistas and changing paces. It is street theatre. It is folk art for your ears. It is London.’ -
FolkWords on 'London Reborn'