Simone's genre-defying vocals have been compared to Erykah Badu, Bob Dylan and Stacey Kent, and yet she remains fiercely original. Her varied career has taken her across her native Australia, Asia, America and Europe for the last twenty years. Simone was based out of London for most of those years, where she worked as a Singer, Songwriter, Actress, Voice Artist and Tutor. 

 

Simone performs at the capital's best regarded venues, including Ronnie Scotts, Houses of Parliament, Cadogan Hall, Australia House, Pizza Express Live, and Live At Zedel. She has presence and charisma born of a dual career on the West End stage. With lead roles in Dirty Dancing, Annie, Jesus Christ Superstar and Hello Dolly under her belt, it is no wonder she has "rapt, captivated faces, hanging on her every note", (London Jazz News). She is also the voice of several award winning cartoons airing on BBC in the UK, Telegael in Ireland, ABC, 7, 9 and 10 in Australia and Netflix globally.

Simone's style and repertoire emerge from an eclectic musical upbringing in jazz, blues, country, brass and big bands, with a sprinkling of pop, rock and theatre. Whilst her passion for music was originally fired by the classics, she continues to be inspired by contemporary artists and her original compositions are an exciting fusion of these vintage roots and her own, ever progressive sound.

In 2018 Simone released her first swinging single, It's No Big Deal, which she recorded in London with her quartet and American horn section, The Grooveline Horns, (Maynard Ferguson, Jason Mraz, Kelly Clarkson), "which impressed and held it's own amongst some famous standards" Kind of Jazz. Hot on it's heels came When I Get Home It's Christmas, which harks back to the country roots of her childhood...and perhaps to the home-sickness which brought her home to Perth, WA in 2019.

Exciting new projects and collaborations are underway in this beautiful place she calls home and she looks forward to sharing their yield with her other home, her beloved London, in the near future. Follow Simone on Instagram and Facebook for her latest announcements!

 

 

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