Simone Craddock is one of Perth’s best-loved Jazz & Blues Vocalists. Crowned “Princess of Jazz” by the Perth press, Simone was based in London for many years, performing in the capitol’s most prestigious venues, including Ronnie Scotts and Houses of Parliament. She has a presence born of leading roles on the West End stage & International tours of Annie, Jesus Christ Superstar, Dirty Dancing, and Hello Dolly!
On returning home to Western Australia, Simone won the 2020 Fringe World Music & Musicals Award for Nina, Love Simone. Every year since, she has gone on to sweep the Music & Musicals awards for her sold-out seasons of Ella & Louis, Birth of the Blues, Candlelit Valentine's Concert and Simone Swings Kylie!
Further festival appearances include Edinburgh Fringe, York Jazz Festival, Blues at Bridgetown, Jazz by the Beach, Lyric Lane Jazz Festival and Perth International Jazz Festival. Career highlights include fronting various Jazz ensembles and big bands across America and Europe for Royal Caribbean Cruises and P&O Cruises, and at the exclusive Yacht Club De Monaco in Monte Carlo.
Simone has performed at The State Theatre Centre of WA, Government House Ballroom and as guest soloist with The Perth Symphony Orchestra. She starred in Cabaret De Paris at His Majesty's Theatre, created the character, 'Miss Simone’, of Chicago pre-show notoriety and sang Australia's National Anthem for The Honourable Kim Beazley AC, Governor of Western Australia. Simone went on to produce and star in the Government House Christmas Concert for His Excellency, the Honourable Governor Chris Dawson AC APM.