J O Simon
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play hi-fi  Get Off The Bus
play hi-fi  Cold Wind Blowin'
play hi-fi  Frankie's Napkins
play hi-fi  Once In A Lonely Road
play hi-fi  Laugh In My Face
play hi-fi  Dance Your Life Away
play hi-fi  Nameless Heartbreak
play hi-fi  Study 3
play hi-fi  Dumb Little Girl
play hi-fi  Too Slow
Vocalist, guitarist, bassist, keyboarder, programmer for J.O. Simon Band and Blue-na


- Little Lies For Everyone (1996)
- Sometimes... (1998)
- Quill-Feather (1999)
- In The Gutter (2000)
- Studies I (2000)
- Like A Muppet In Your Hand (2002)
- The Adventures Of Ciko (2003)
- Studies II (2004)
- Listen To My Alibis (2005)
- Studies III (2006)
- Studies IV (2006)
- Studies V (2007)
- Join Me (2007)
- No Message (2008)
- Studies VI (2009)
- A Ripple In My Ink (2010)
- Up & Down (2011)
- Blues (2012)
- Snowman (2012)
- Bobby's Dream (2012)
- Jazz (2012)
- Studies VII (2012)
- Male Chicks (2012)
- I'm Younger Than You'll Ever Be (2013)

Why this name?
It sounds good, doesn't it?
Do you play live?
Yes, with Blue-na in Frankfurt, Germany, Rhein-Main region
How, do you think, does the internet (or mp3) change the music industry?
I don't like the music industry - and it obviously doesn't like me.
Would you sign a record contract with a major label?
Why not?
Your influences?
Beatles, Status Quo, Lovin' Spoonful, Beach Boys, Bee Gees, Donovan, Bob Dylan, Kinks, Rolling Stones, Pretty Things, Pink Floyd, Jimi Hendrix, Petards, Jethro Tull, Rory Gallagher, The Who, King Crimson, Ten Years After, Led Zeppelin, Jefferson Airplane, Chicago, Blood Sweat & Tears, Can, Yes, Gentle Giant, Genesis, J.S. Bach, Frank Zappa, Edgard Varese, Prince, Mike Kenneally, Igor Stravinsky, Conlan Nancarrow, John Hollenbeck, Kaspar Ewald

Favorite spot?
Off the job...
Equipment used:
Western Guitar, Godin Nylon Guitar (with Synth Access), Gibson Les Paul, Fender Stratocaster and Ibanez RG1520 (both with Synth Access), VG-99, Epiphone Viola Bass, Yamaha Fretless Bass, Stagg Upright E-Bass, Roland E-Drums, Korg, Roland and Yamaha Synthesizers, Yamaha Sampler, Percussion Instruments, Recorder, Yamaha Wind Synth (WX5), Computers, Cubase, VST-Plugins, iPad Air
Anything else...?
For further information see http://www.usimon.com and www.blue-na.de
Male Chicks
J.O. Simon - Up & Down
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