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Simon McBride

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As both a virtuoso guitarist and an Irishman (Hailing from near Belfast, Northern Ireland) comparisons are often made with Rory Gallagher and Gary Moore, though Simon sounds like neither in particular.

Simon first started playing at age 10 and (self taught) entered and won Guitarist Magazine’s Young Guitarist of the Year competition when he was 15.

He was immediately recruited by Sweet Savage (Vivian Campbell/Def Leppard) with whom he recorded two albums and regularly played major festivals. That was 13 years ago, since when he has toured the world as guitarist for diverse acts including Grammy nominated soulman Andrew Strong. Along the way he has played with artists like TM Stevens, Charlie Morgan, Zorro, Hugh Burns, Slash and Steve Lukather.

He has demonstrated for Marshall amplifiers and Paul Reed Smith Guitars (PRS) and is endorsed by PRS and Hughes and Kettner amplifiers.

Writing, recording and releasing his own album of mostly original songs opens a new chapter. As the time-honoured phrase goes – watch this space!

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  • Crabbass

    Amazing musician! The new joe bonamassa! Hope this dude gets the same success!

    23 Apr 2013 Reply
  • Mii85

    Just found out about him. Very lovely stuff.

    6 May 2011 Reply
  • screamitsabear

    Same man, Saw Satch at the Apoll london. Was sick first time i had heard him, sound with a bit out but he rocked it. Wanted to see more, bought the cd. Great night!

    15 Apr 2011 Reply
  • DVDSmith

    Saw him supporting Joe Satriani, and was so impressed I immediately bought his CD. Fantastic guitarist.

    25 Oct 2010 Reply