A BIT ABOUT SIMON
Perth born singer/songwriter Simon Paparo has been unleashing his beautiful music on the Australian music scene relentlessly. Since the age of 14 Simon has been carving his own songs and covering others with a fresh energy and raw passion that secures his audience their seats. With shades of such luminaries as Dustin Tebutt and Boy and Bear, Simon is emerging as the new Australian voice since his live Sydney debut.
Now residing in Melbourne, Australia, his musical journey continues with new tracks ready for his latest audience. Paparo’s passion for acoustic guitar is undeniable although his talents stretch to include guitar, harmonica, mandolin, bass, keys and drums. With a musical style that teeters between easy listening alt-folk/pop his influences include Lisa Mitchell, Vance Joy, Bon Iver and City and Colour. He is known to woo a crowd in moments and is a strong melodic performer with a captivating vocal delivery of intelligent lyrics about our time and place. Simon Paparo is an act to watch!
Simon finished 3rd in “Melbourne’s best busker” with an article in the Herald Sun and played live on 3AW Melbourne. He has also been interviewed/performed live on ABC Melbourne 774 and Triple R. He was in the Australian final of Emergenza band competition with his ex band The Drifting at The Metro, in Sydney and released an EP with the Drifting, which was played on Rage and Triple J.
Simon is also a producer and score composer. He works with Australian and international based artists to record their music at his studio, Four Doors Studios (www.fourdoorsstudios.com.au).