Hey, I’m Simon. I’ve been a sound engineer, a guitar tech, a tour manager, a driver and sometimes all of them put together.
Check out my Podcast Apologue Podcast. Its a weekly podcast devoted to music industry types, musicians and life changers.
I started touring in the early 90’s, getting paid no money and learnt as I worked.. I also have played in a few bands like Four Square, Red Fisher, Two Line Filler and Trigger happy to name a few. Being in Four Square allowed me to travel to Europe 6 times. We released four albums and one EP in Japan, Europe and Canada with five or six labels all over the world.
I’ve tour managed bands like Sum 41, Voivod and too many to mention. I’ve done live sound for bands like SNFU, The Descendents and the before mentioned bands. I’ve also recorded 100’s of bands all over Canada. In the early days, I used to load all of my gear into an old van and travel coast to coast recording punk bands in their basements.
These days, I’m the Technical Director at The Richmond hill Centre for the performing arts in Richmond Hill, Ontario. I still tour manage bands like Lowest of the Low and do sound for Platinum Blonde. I don’t tour as much anymore. My Family is the most important thing in my life, so I stay home and I love it!
Thanks for checking out the podcast!