Simon Parker


From the age of 11 music has been Simon’s abiding passion. He joined his first band in 1982 (although they didn’t have any instruments!) and still writes and plays in two bands Villareal and Lightning Dept.

His career has been all about the music. There’s been over 20 years of gigging, around 10 years promoting bands, a record label, a radio show, occasional teaching stints at the Brighton Institute of Modern Music (BIMM), contribution to a Talk Talk biography, a ream of (low selling!) albums and his own story told in print.

Favourite Bands: The Cure, Talk Talk, Trashcan Sinatras, The Clientele

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