Artist info

Genre

Pop, Roots


Sounds like

Paul Simon, Jose Gonzalez, Neil Finn, Carlinhos Brown, G. Love & Special Sauce


band members

Simon Hudson - guitars, vocals, percussion; Andrew Arnold - keys, vocals; Geoff Worsnop - drums.


Influences

Carlinhos Brown, G. Love & Special Sauce, Ozomatli


Website

simonhudson.com.au

Bio

“Earthman is a wonderfully-made album, whose music is somewhere between relaxed soul, pop and world music. The quality of the music prevails.”
Polyprisma online magazine, Germany

“Exploring a blend of inter-cultural music influences with classic 70s troubadour sound he has a strong sense of melody, harmony and - significantly for his genre - groove”
Greg Arnold, Things of Stone and Wood, The Swamp Dandies

Simon Hudson is a singer-songwriter whose highly original music weaves a captivating blend of world, roots and folk, with influences including Carlinhos Brown, The Cat Empire, Jose Gonzalez, Neil Finn, and Paul Simon. Based in Melbourne, Australia, he’s toured throughout Europe, Latin America and Australia.

His new EP Islands is launched globally (Jun 2020) on label Songs and Whispers (Germany), distributed by Broken Silence (Germany) and published with Sentric Music (UK). The first single Travelling Salesman (Apr 2020) will be released alongside a film clip. It’s an ode to the life of the touring musician - when you visit so many places with guitar and suitcase in hand, the hardest place to find is home. The vibrant second single is a guaranteed dancefloor favourite, the Brazilian song Magalenha (May 2020) about a woman dancing the summer day away.

Simon’s newest clip Your Boat (Mar 2020), a catchy summer tune about
helping your friends when they’re in trouble, was originally taken from
Simon’s debut EP. His crowd-funded debut album Earthman was
launched globally (Aug 2016) on German label Songs and Whispers,
including three singles. Earthman was created during periods where
Simon was examining his place in the world. He sees the world as a
whole, with similarities between all people – because we are a global
species. Everyone can find something potent and true in these songs, dealing with love, friendship, hope, dedication and tenderness.

His debut EP Time And Space (2012) was a remarkable showcase of skilled songwriting, addictive roots rhythms and honest lyricism. His five international tours from 2014-2019 have included European summer festival appearances, German national radio, Cuban national TV, and pan- American radio.