Simon is one of the UK’s leading mix engineers. Over a career spanning 25 years he’s worked with several of the world’s top selling recording artists. In 2006, he was awarded a Grammy for his work on the U2 album “How To Dismantle An Atomic Bomb”.
Simon started out as a singer/guitarist with several London bands and playing keyboards on tour with electropop band Dead Or Alive. On the recommendation of an engineer friend, he landed a job at Mayfair Studios where he trained under John Hudson. During four years there he engineered hundreds of sessions and progressed to mixing the hits “Altogether Now” by The Farm and “Missing You” by Soul II Soul. Simon went freelance in 1992 and worked with Stephen Hague recording the New Order album “Republic” at Real World and RAK. This led to him touring with the band in 1993 as programmer. In the mid 90s his work continued with Stephen and other producers including Sly & Robbie (Maxi Priest, Suggs) and Boilerhouse (Texas, Stereophonics). He also worked on a large number of hip-hop remixes (Missy Elliot, Busta Rhymes, Lil’Kim, Rakim & Mase included) with producer Syze-Up under the name Desert Eagle Discs.
At the end of the 90s Simon teamed up with Nellee Hooper in order to mix projects for Nellee’s label Meanwhile. This led to him becoming Nellee’s mix engineer of choice. Their on-going relationship has included work with No Doubt & Gwen Stefani, U2, Massive Attack and Paloma Faith. Through the 2000s Simon also mixed projects with producers Rick Smith (Underworld, Manic Street Preachers), Steve Lironi (Luan Parle), Rick Nowels (Yusuf) and Ewan Pearson (Tracey Thorn) along with production/additional production work for a variety of artists including King Creosote, Little Boots, Mumiy Troll, Operator Please and Boxes.
In 2007 Simon opened his own SSL equipped production and mix studio, Hub II. Recent projects include the Olympic Games opening ceremony and Danny Boyle’s “Trance” with Underworld and Paloma Faith’s “Fall To Grace”.