Simon Edwards BassSimon Edwards originates from Bristol and is now one of London’s leading bass players. Early on in his career he developed a taste for Afro-Cuban, Latin American and North African music. His collection of bass instruments from all over the world is staggering.

A modest man by nature, Simon Edwards is actually one of Music For Sport‘s pop stars, having been a member of chart-topping band Fairground Attraction in the late 1980s.

Since then Simon Edwards has recorded and toured with numerous artists including Beth Gibbons, Afro Celts, Kirsty McColl, Talk Talk, Joseph Arthur, Billy Bragg, Julian Lennon, Brian Eno, Juliette Greco, Kathryn Williams, Raphael, Roy Orbison, Alain Bashung and Rumer.

Simon Edwards’ recording credits include the following:

2013 – Natural Order: 1982-1991 Talk Talk – Bass

2013 – The Calling – Maev – Bass

2013 – The Music of Joanna Jack Omer – Bass (Acoustic), Bass (Electric), Bass, Double Bass

2012 – The Pond – Producer, Engineer, Mixing, Group Member

2012 – The Complete Reprise Singles –  The Electric Prunes

2012 – The Whole Affair: The Very Best of Mary Coughlan – Bass, Marimbula, Sentir

2011 – Stand Beside Me in the Sun – Mark Nevin – Double Bass, Bass (Electric)

2010 – Playing Out: Songs for Children and Robots – The Crayonettes – Double Bass, Bass (Electric)

2010 – Synchronised Swimmers – Bass, Stylophone, Sentir, Bass Harmonica

2009 – A Mediterranean Odyssey – Loreena McKennitt – Bass

2009 – Tell No Lies – Justin Adams / Juldeh Camara – Bass Instrument, Guest Artist

2009 – The Quickening – Kathryn Williams – Guitarron, Marimbula, Double Bass, Bass (Electric), Vocals (Background), Sentir, Bass Harmonica, Composer

2008 – 90’s Singles – Soul Flower Union – Bass

2008 – A Midwinter Night’s Dream – Loreena McKennitt – Guitar (Acoustic), Marimbula, Bass (Acoustic), Bass (Electric), Sentir

2008 – Mr. Love & Justice – Billy Bragg – Engineer, Marimba, Double Bass, Bass (Electric)

2008 – The Rooms – Philip Clemo – Marimbula, Double Bass, Bass (Electric)

2006 – Casino Royale – Original Motion Picture Soundtrack- David Arnold – African Drums

2005 – Sahara – Original Motion Picture Score – Clint Mansell – African Percussion

2004 – Aimez-Vous les Uns les Autres ou Bien Disparaissez – Double Bass

2003 – Light of Day: A Tribute to Bruce Springsteen – Bass

2003 – Love and Pain –  Sarah Jane Morris – Double Bass, Bass, Sentir

2003 – Must I Paint You a Picture?: – The Essential Billy Bragg – Guest Artist, Group Member

2003 – Peace Not War – Producer

2002 – England, Half English – Billy Bragg / Billy Bragg & the Blokes – Guitarron, Fife, Bendir, Bass, Sintir, Ampeg Baby Bass

2002 – L’ Imprudence – Alain Bashung – Bendir, Contrabass, Bass, Sentir, Basse, Bruits de Bouche

2002 – Out of Season – Beth Gibbons / Rustin Man – Double Bass, Guitar (Bass)

2002 – Shining Bright: Songs of Mike & Lal Waterson – Guitar (Bass)

2002 – Takes on the Hits – Tracey Ullman – Musician

2001 – Daddy-O Daddy!: Rare Family Songs of Woody Guthrie – Bass, Sentir

2001 – Is That All? – Matt Backer – Bass

2001 – Missing Pieces – Talk Talk-  Bass (Acoustic)

2001 – Real Emotional Girl – Patricia O’Callaghan – Bass

2001 – Simple Soul – Eddi Reader – Guitarron

2001 – X-Posure – Grupo X – Bass, Group Member, Producer

2000 – Glittering Cities – Susan Raven – Bass

2000 – March of the Giants – TV Smith – Guitar, Fretless Bass, Bass

2000 – Naked Apes & Pond Life – Shriekback – Percussion, Bass, Sintir

2000 – Viva Cubop!, Vol. 2: Dance the Afro-Cuban Way – Bass

1999 – Ezzayakoum Salamat – Bass (Electric)

1999 – In T.R.O.U.B.L.E. Again – Vic Godard – Guitar (Bass)

1999 – White Ladder – David Gray – Bass

1998 – Fantaisie Militaire – Alain Bashung – Bass (Electric), Percussion, Clavecin, Sentir

1998 – Period Pieces: Women’s Songs for Men & Women – Peggy Seeger – Guitarron

1998 – Photograph Smile – Julian Lennon – Bass, Sentir

1998 – What Do Pretty Girls Do? – Kirsty MacColl – Guitar (Bass)

1997 – Big City Secrets – Joseph Arthur – Arranger, Guitar, Berimbau, Harmonica, Piano, Mellotron, Bass, Fretless Guitar, Guitars, Vocal Harmony

1996 – Right on Time – Roberto Pla – Bass

1996 – Talk Talk and More Talk – Roger Beaujolais Band – Producer, Engineer, Bass, Composer

1996 – Volume 1: Sound Magic – Afro Celt Sound System – Sintir

1995 – Momento: The Best of Maddy Prior – Maddy Prior – Guitar (Acoustic)

1994 – Flesh – David Gray – Bass (Acoustic), Bass

1994 – Out of Time – Charisma – Bass

1993 – Titanic Days – Kirsty MacColl – Guitar (Bass), Bass

1992 – Still Life with Guitar – Kevin Ayers – Guitarron, Bass

1991 – Busman’s Holiday – John Kilzer – Bass

1991 – Happy Families – Maddy Prior – Guitar, Guitarron, Bass Instrument, Bass

1991 – Laughing Stock – Talk Talk – Bass (Acoustic), Bass

1991 – One Big Joke – Pete Morton – Accordion, Piano, Vocals (Background), Button Accordion

1990 – A Fond Kiss – Fairground Attraction – Guitar

1990 – Hybrid and Lowdown – Roger Chapman – Accordion

1990 – Uncertain Pleasures – Mary Coughlan – Bass

1988 – Spirit of Eden – Talk Talk-  6-String Bass, Bass

1988 – The First of a Million Kisses – Fairground Attraction – Guitarron

1986 – The Circle & The Square – Red Box – Bass

1984 – Get Backer – Matt Backer – Bass

1984 – Poets And Lighthouses – Albert Kuvezin / Yat-Kha – Appalachian Dulcimer, Bass Harmonica, Bowed Bass, Double Bass, Guitar (Bass), Guitarron, Marimbula



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