SiFiDrummer
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Band to Join, Vocalist, Rhythm Guitar, Lead Guitar, Bass Guitar, Other Percussion, Keyboard, DJ.

ABOUT

Originally hailing from Sydney Australia and now living in New York, Simon has been playing the drums since he was 10 and professionally for over 20 years.

Having majored in music at high school and later graduating from the Sydney Conservatorium of Music, Simon's passion for a diverse array of musical styles soon made him an in demand drummer at a young age. He has worked with some of Sydney's top event bands including The Enormous Horns, Gotham City Horns and Hipnosis as well as playing and recording for major label artists such as Tania Bowra (ABC Records/Polygram), Roger Frampton (Tall Poppies Records/ABC Jazz), Anita Spring (Universal Music) and Ben Fields (Warner Bros. Records - USA).

Having moved to New York in early 2012 to further broaden his musical endeavors, it didn't taken long for this hard working, fun and “easy going” yet gritty drummer from “Down Under” to establish himself in the New York City live music scene.

Currently playing with:

- Soapbox Army (rock/experimental folk) s://./soapboxarmy
- Samia XI (electro/pop/rock) ./samialovesyourface
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The Performance Credits:

Billy Lewis Jr. [Glee & Spring Awakening] (rock) / Samia XI (electro pop) / Candy Samples (cabaret) / (Soapbox Army (alt. rock) / Ben Fields [Warner Music USA] (blues-roots) / Craig Calhoun [The Supremes] and the Brothers of Oz (funk-soul) / Richie Cannata [Billy Joel] (funk-R’n’B-soul) / Amy Cervini (jazz) / Andy Galore [Mike Stern] (rock-funk) / Neville L’Green [Gloria Gaynor] (funk-soul-R’n’B) / Forrest “Frosty” Lawson [Richie Cannata, Village People] (funk-soul-jazz) / Joel Young Band (pop-rock) / Urica Rose (rock-soul) / The Dry States Blues Band (blues-rockabilly-rock) / Paul Winn Band (rock-pop-blues) / Steve Clisby [Kool and the Gang, Sinatra, Chaka Chan] (soul-R‘n’B) / Victor Rounds [Marcia Hines, Renee Gayer] (funk-pop) / Anita Spring [Universal Music] (jazz-pop) / Roger Frampton [Australian Jazz Legend] (jazz) / Andy Firth [international Buffet Crampon Clarinet clinician] (swing-be-bop jazz) / Kathrine Taliana [Earth, Wind and Fire] (Soul-R’n’B) / Kevin Hunt [Don Barrows] (jazz) / Adrian Cunningham [Powderfinger, Wycliffe Gordon] (jazz-groove) / Sarah J Hyland (jazz-cabaret) / Rebecca Henry (folk-pop-rock) / Tokyo Subway (electronic-funk-soul) / Melinda ‘Mindy’ Jackson [Rogue Traders] (pop-dance) / Bill Risby [Dionne Warwick, James Morrison] (jazz) / Adam Armstrong (jazz) / Andrew Oh (jazz-funk) / Matt Baker (jazz) / Todd Hardy (jazz / Skii Harvey (soul-R’n’B) / Hipnosis Horns (pop-dance) / Wet Zelko (Rock) / Van the Man -Australian Van Morrison Tribute Band (pop-gospel-soul) / Sister Kate (funk-acid jazz) / Threedom (jazz) / Tania Bowra (pop-folk-singer/songwriter) / Brass Machine (big band jazz) / Soulsation (big band jazz) / The Moods (trad-jazz) / Gothom City Horns (rock-pop-dance) / The Enormous Horns (funk-soul- R’n’B) / Baseline (funk-hip hop-drum n bass) / Sydney Conservatorium of Music Advanced Jazz Ensemble (jazz) / Veda Meneghetti (folk-singer/songwriter) / Louise Perryman (folk-pop-singer/songwriter ) ...

Recording Credits:

Soapbox Army (USA) / Craig Calhoun and the Brothers of Oz (USA) / Ben fields (USA) / Urica Rose (USA) / Matt Cutillo (USA) / The Dry States Blues Band (USA) / Marc Sloan (USA) / Andy Firth (AUS) / Paul Winn Band (AUS) / Christine Jane (AUS) / Joanna Weinberg (AUS) / Tania Bowra (AUS) / Sister Kate (AUS) / Threedom (AUS) / Sydney Wind Orchestra (AUS) / Powerhouse Big Band (AUS) / Hipnosis Horns (AUS) / Baseline (AUS) / Lisa Morgan (AUS) / Spanner in the Works (AUS) / Atticus Jones (AUS) / Raff Nazario (USA) ...

Venues SiFi Has Played:

[Sydney Australia]: Round Midnight, The Harbourside Brasserie, Kinsellas, Star City Casino, The Sydney Opera House, Opera Bar, 505, Side On Cafe, The Annandale Hotel, Ivy, Coogee Bay Hotel, The Vanguard, Old Manly Boat Shed, The Marble Bar, Marlborough Hotel, Sydney Town Hall...

[New York City]: Rockwood Music Hall (Stage 2), Webster Hall, Shrine, The Bowery Electric, The Bitter End, The Village Underground, Arlene’s Grocery, Tammany Hall, Sullivan Hall, Trash Bar, The Tea Lounge, 55 Bar, New Hyde Park Inn, Wicked Willy’s, The Flat Iron Room...

Simon Has Recorded At:

[Sydney]: Studios 301, ABC Studios Ultimo, Linear Recording, First Cut Studios, The Grove Studios, BJB Studios, Big Music, Alberts Studio...

(New York City]: Mission Sound Studios (Brooklyn), VuDu Studios (Port Jefferson), ADM Studios (Queens), Danny Blume Studios (Woodstock), Man From Nowhere Productions (Long Island City)...

Screen name:
SiFiDrummer
Member since:
Jan 21 2016
Active within 1 month
Level of commitment:
Just for Fun
Years playing music:
30
Gigs played:
Over 100
Tend to practice:
More than 3 times per week
Available to gig:
6-7 nights a week

Influences

Gerald Heyward, Stewart Copland, Steve Gadd, Dennis Chambers, Carter Beauford, Buddy Rich, Vinnie Colaiuta, Art Blakey...

EQUIPMENT

Ludwig drums
Zildjian cymbals
Roland SPD-S sampling pad
Yamaha DTXtreme electronic kit
Vic Firth stick

MUSIC