Simon Edwards MFSSimon 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