BAND/ARTIST : The Zoots
KIT SPECIFICATION :
Series : Legacy Classic
Finish : Vintage Blue Oyster
Sizes : 22x14, 12x8, 14x14, 16x16 in
WEBSITE : www.simonsmalldrums.co.uk
BIOGRAPHY : Simon has been touring the UK and Europe as a freelance session drummer for the past ten years, performing with various artists at some of Europe’s most prestigious festivals and venues including Brixton Academy, The NIA Birmingham, Glastonbury Festival, Shepherds Bush Empire and The Paradiso, Amsterdam.
He has toured in support of internationally acclaimed bands and artists, Lynyrd Skynyrd, John Fogerty and Wishbone Ash as well as sharing festival bills with the likes of Feeder, BB King and Jimmy Vaughan.
In 2012 and 2013 he was nominated in the Drummer of the Year category at the British Blues Awards following work with Jon Amor Blues Group and Aynsley Lister.
His recording career has included sessions at Real World Studios and BBC’s Maida Vale, working with renowned producers such as Chris Hughes, Dom Monkes, Jesse Davey and Steve Evans. He performed on two albums by the multi award nominated Jon Amor Blues Group as well as the 2010 release ‘Tower Sessions’ by Aynsley Lister. He also appears alongside Robert Plant on Jon Amor’s 2007 album ‘Unknown Soldier’.
Whether playing at an international music festival or an intimate wedding reception, Simon’s drumming philosophy has always been to compliment the musicians around me, playing with feeling and dynamics. He strives to develop a drumming style that is musical and creative, incorporating different styles and influences. Comfortable playing in any genre Simon is also a keen percussionist and backing vocalist. With a passion for drums, music and performing Simon has always felt at home onstage and loves nothing more than entertaining audiences.