Train, Thirsty Merc, Powder Finger
Simon Shapiro-Vocals\guitar\piano, Lindsay Rimes-bass, Mike Avenaim-drums, Dave Anthony-guitar\piano
Cat Stevens, The Police, Crowded House
Simon Shapiro Sydney based Independent and unsigned singer\songwriter\producer. 2007 has been a productive and successful year for Simon Shapiro. On August 30 this year, ‘Anything to Anyone’, won best Rock\Indie song at the 2007 ASA (Australian songwriters association) awards, and Simon was named ‘songwriter of the year’. Simon’s debut solo album, ‘Between the Noise’ has been the labour of love for Simon and Co-producer Lindsay Rimes for the past year, and will be released independently soon. ‘City Talks’, from Simon’s upcoming album is to feature in Helicon Arts production ‘YESTERDAY WAS A LIE’, a full-feature noir film from award winning American writer\director James Kerwin. This ground breaking classic detective mystery meets new age sci-fi is due for release in the U.S in January 2008. On the live scene, Simon played seven shows to thousands of people at this years Royal Easter show and was support act for ‘The Spencer Davis Group’ on their Australian tour, as well as numerous guest performances warming up for Australian legends Richard Clapton and Max Merritt. For much of 2006, Simon was in L.A recording tracks with his band, Jeapster, with Rudy Haussermann (Engineer for Match Box Twenty, Fiona Apple), and acclaimed producer Adam Kviman (Eagle Eye Cheery, Jewel, Maria Carey). Other achievements to date include four songs short listed at 2007 ASA awards, chosen as one of the top ten pop artist in 2006 ‘MUSICOZ’ awards. Represented Australia in the international children’s festival held in Shang Hai, 1993 Performed as half-time entertainment for 40,000 fans at last years NRL semi-finals. As a musician and singer, Simon has performed and toured with some of Australia’s’ finest artists including Tommy Emmanuel, Glenn Shorrick, Richard Clapton, Jenny Morris, Sophie and Kia(The Saddle Club)and more. Simon is finally breaking out on his own with a debut solo album full of songs that tell the stories of his own experience of the world.