What Simon Plays

 

Songwriting

Guitar and vocals. Click here to listen to his songs and releases.

Styles: pop, acoustic rock, funk with world music influences and flavors.

Western drum kit

Styles: funk, rock, pop, country, blues, blues rock, hip hop and jazz.

“World music” drum kit

Styles:  Middle Eastern and North African music, samba, bossa nova, cumbia, , salsa, makossa…..

Fusion kits: combinations of percussion and drums

Bespoke combinations of drum kit and percussion according to the style and needs of the music. Ideal for acoustic rock, pop and country styles. These kits combine the power and drive of the drum kit with the colours and swing of percussion all at an acoustic sound level.

Styles: acoustic rock, pop, country and funk, jazz and latin jazz, world music fusion.

 

 

North African music

Instruments:
Darbouka, req, bendir, karkabous, t’bel, tabella, frame drums and drum kit.

Styles:
Classical, Gnaoua, Aissawa, all chaabi ( popular) styles, Rai and fusion.

Middle Eastern music

Instruments:
Darbouka, req, daff and other frame drums and drum kit.

Styles:
Classical and contemporary styles.

Brazilian music

Instruments:
Surdo, tambourim, caixa (snare drum), timba, atabaques/congas, berimbau, small percussion ( agogo bells, shakers/ganzas… ) and drum kit

Styles:
Samba, Maracatu and other North Eastern styles, fusion.

Afro Cuban/Caribbean music

Instruments:
Congas, bongos, timbales and all small percussion (cowbell, maracas, guiro…), drum kit.

Styles:
Traditional (rumba and related styles), “Salsa” and Zouk.

West African music

Instruments:
Djembe, dun-duns, and drum kit.

Styles:
Traditional (Mandingue, Malinke…), electric (Electric dance band and fusion).

Central African music

Instruments:
Drum kit, congas and other hand drums.

Styles:
Soukous, Makossa, Kwassa kwassa and Afro Beat.

Miscellaneous

Instruments:
Spoons and body percussion.

Styles:
Spoons, Human Beatbox (vocal percussion with hip hop and adaptations of World beats), hand claps (North African/Middle Eastern style) as well as body percussion.

To see Simon playing drums and percussion please visit his Youtube channel.