Simon began his musical endeavours on the trusty harmonica, which his Grandfather used to play extremely well by ear. After a few sketchy lessons on the piano (failing to learn where middle C was on the keyboard), Simon started learning the clarinet.
It was at around the age of 10 that Simon fell in love with the drums. "In the school concert band, there was this dude that played the drums, who just oozed coolness... I wanted to be just like him! He became my first drum teacher."
On his 11th birthday (after much nagging), Simon got his 1st set of drums and by the time he was 13, he was playing in the local garage band, The Amoebas and was playing clarinet and drums in The City of Sydney Bicentennial Concert Band that would over the next decade, take him to Europe, America, Canada and Asia.
After high school, with his focus firmly on a career in music, Simon started teaching drums privately and playing in the orchestra pit of the Willoughby Musical Society
Between 1994 and 1995, Simon studied jazz at The Sydney Conservatorium of Music which lead him to play with notable Australian jazz figures that included Andrew 'Andy' Firth, James Morrison, Roger Frampton and Bill Risby.
Simon's rock and funk endeavours have seen him play and record with original artists such as Tania Bowra and Sarah McGregor and perform in cover bands such as The Enormous Horns and Hipnosis to name just a few.
His knack of being able to pick up any instrument and get a sound out of it, including guitar, bass, piano, clarinet and percussion instruments, as well as singing, bring a performance and songwriting richness and diversity to the bands new album, Nothing's New. His songwriting credits include 'Nothing's New', 'Then You Came', 'Those Days' and 'Take It Back', with co-writing credits on 'Expiry Date', 'Trouble Is' and 'Long Way Home'.
Simon prefers to play Sleishman drums, Zildjian cymbals and Vic Firth sticks.