Simon Townshend

Whether playing solo acoustic or with his band, Simon Townshend forges an instant connection with his audience.

Simon’s enthusiasm and passion for performing and sharing his music is undeniable.

“There’s a certain nakedness. When you’re just standing on a stage with a guitar, it comes down to the bare bones. If the songs are strong, people really like it. It’s something that I love doing”

 A prolific artist and performer, Simon Townshend continues to write, create and perform his unique and charismatic work as well as provide support to some of rock music’s ultimate legends.

Simon is straight from the lineage of one of British music’s most famous families, a familiar name but with an original sound. The son of England’s top big‐band reed man and younger brother of Who legend Pete Townshend, Simon has been recording and performing since the age of nine, when he was recruited to add vocals to The Who classic Tommy.

The Who's Secret Weapon

In addition to his own music, Simon has been guitarist and vocalist in The Who since 1996, playing sold out tours around the world, including monumental performances at the 2010 Super Bowl and the closing ceremonies of the 2012 London Olympics. He was referred to by one U.S. newspaper as The Who’s “secret weapon.”

He was an integral part of the 2012/2013 Who’s Quadrophenia and More Tour, playing guitar, supplying backing vocals and taking the lead on “Dirty Jobs” every night. In 2004 Simon served as producer for The Who’s first new, original studio recordings in more than 20 years and contributed his talents to their 2006 album Endless Wire.

Simon has also performed with numerous other established acts ranging from Jeff Beck to Pearl Jam, Dave Grohl, and including elder brother Pete, with notable song writing and vocal contributions to Iron Man and Psychoderelict. Since 2009, Simon has accompanied Roger Daltrey on tours of the United Kingdom and North America, including stints with Eric Clapton and numerous Teenage Cancer Trust fundraisers.

More info on Simon

Interview - Penny Black Music

Official Website

www.Simontownshend.com

Social Media Links

Facebook (Official Page) : SimonTownshendOfficial ( www.facebook.com/SimonTownshendOfficial )

Twitter (personal profile) : @simont40000 ( twitter.com/simont40000 )

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