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Simon Townshend

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A familiar name with an original sound, Simon Townshend is straight from the lineage of one of British music’s most famous families. The son of England’s top big-band reed man and baby brother of Who legend Pete Townshend, Simon has been recording and performing since the age of nine, when he was brought in to add vocals to The Who classic Tommy. He went on to successfully self-produce six well received solo CDs on the Stir Music label, releasing Among Us (1997), Animal Soup (1999), Bare Bodies Bare Assets (live acoustic)(2000), Ages (2000), simontownshendis (2002) and Something New! (EP)(2011). In 2002 Simon added to his musical arsenal by creating a stylistic alternative to his distinctive rock sound with an alter ego, .bom, for live performances in New York, Los Angeles and Boston. In 2005 Simon joined Bruce Foxton (The Jam/Stiff Little Fingers) and Mark Brzezicki (Big Country) in forming The Casbah Club, releasing Venustraphobia (2006). In 2012 Simon released “Looking Out Looking In” what may be his best and most impactful solo recording to date, and soon signed with Eagle Rock Entertainment, who released the CD in North America on Nov 6th 2012.

In addition to his own music, Simon has produced artists both in London and New York. He has performed with numerous established acts ranging from Jeff Beck to Pearl Jam, and including elder brother Pete Townshend, with notable song writing and vocal contributions to Iron Man and Psychoderelict.

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  • OwenToop

    bloody love this man!

    2 Apr 2012 Reply
  • dextrosien

    He truly is an amazing musician. I wish I could've seen him open for The Who in Fresno. keep the faith, dExtrosien

    4 Mar 2007 Reply
  • umtali

    Simon fits in well with The Who and hisown stuff is very cool

    24 Jun 2006 Reply

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