Simon plays a variety of hand-percussion, specialising in frame drums and darabuka. He also plays keyboard, guitar, oud (fretless Arabic lute) and pipes and whistles from various traditions. He currently gigs with Eastpole Orchestra (Balkan Fusion), Souk-Bab-el-Louk (Middle-Eastern music) and Mr Dowland’s Midnight (duo playing melodies ancient to contemporary on guitar and oud).
Simon works as a music therapist for MusicSpace, Bristol based music therapy charity. He is especially interested in the ways we can connect, communicate and express ourselves through collective improvisation in music and other mediums.