Simon Todd
Americana / Country / Folk Rock

The son of a pianist and arranger, Simon wrote and performed songs from an early age. Self-taught on guitar and piano, he has formed, lead and performed with, a number of bands in the North East region, including being a founder member of the once renowned outfit ‘Morgan Le Fay’.
Gifted with a powerful voice and a considerable range, Simon has, over the years, honed his songwriting into a craft, placing equal importance on lyrics, melody and chord structure.
In June 2008, Simon spent a week in Crete with Nashville recording artist and producer, Kevin Montgomery, at ‘Songs In The Sun’. Also in attendance were; ex Brooks and Dunn drummer Dale Dorman, and the legendary Tommy Allsup, one-time Buddy Holly guitarist, and the man who flipped the coin with Ritchie Valens for a seat on the plane that took Valens, Buddy and The Big Bopper from us on “the day the music died”.
The experience inspired Todd who returned home to attack his work with a renewed vigor, ultimately resulting in his debut solo CD release ‘Contracts For The Sale Of Land’ in 2009.
Along with continuing to write on his own, Simon has returned to Crete more than once since then, to continue to experience collaborative writing. He has also been involved with songwriting workshops organised by Squeeze’s Chris Difford, is a regular in the UK Myspace Top 10 ‘Americana’ charts, and has performed on both sides of the Atlantic as well as now being a regular at the annual “Heroes & Scarecrows”, Alan Hull (Lindisfarne) celebration night.
Whether it be a solo acoustic show, or with his band ‘Central Station’, Simon’s songs are guaranteed to get your foot tapping, your mind thinking, or your ears wondering why they haven’t heard him before and how soon they can do so again.


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