Mornington Peninsula born acoustic guitarist/vocalist Simon Imrei has spent the last 15yrs working in the music industry in a number of different roles. As a songwriter and independent artist, Simon has recorded and released two acoustic EP's and one full length album of his own original material before touring with the likes of local live sensations The Basics (feat. Gotye), alt-country troubadours Lachlan Bryan & The Wildes and Americana sweethearts The Weeping Willows.
Working behind the scenes, Simon was the inaugural editor of the Bayside & Mornington Peninsula music streetpress PEARL Magazine (now 'MINT Magazine'), a grassroots publication focused on fostering the great local music and arts scene and supporting artists and venues alike to build an unparalleled live music culture south of the city. Further to this, Simon has continued to pursue his long-standing passion for supporting fresh and upcoming talent, organising regional showcase gigs, hosting community radio programs on 88.3 Southern FM and creating hugely successful Open Mic Nights at Jacks Bar (Canadian Bay Hotel, Mt Eliza) in the mid 2000's and Side Street Lounge (Mordialloc) over the last couple of years.
As he's followed these pursuits, Simon has kept a steady roster of gigs, performing around Victoria both solo acoustic and in a band format, bringing a mix of blues/soul and folk inspired cover versions to life onstage. With influences ranging from seminal blues/soul artists like Eric Clapton, Bill Withers, Marvin Gaye and Stevie Wonder to the timeless songwriting of Paul Simon, Fleetwood Mac, Cat Stevens and Neil Young, Simon's live performance blends looped beats & rhythmic guitar with layered riffs and soulful vocals. It's a combination that leads to unique interpretations and creativity, whilst having the experience and repertoire to cater for the upbeat late night crowd when required.
For bookings and/or any general enquiries, please contact Simon on 0407 759 608 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
LET Go (LIVE AT SIDE STREET)
Check out this live and acoustic video taken from a special intimate performance at Side Street Lounge in Mordialloc. This was one of five songs filmed to promote Simon's forthcoming sophomore album of original material, The Sum of Scenes.
LIVE & ACOUSTIC (MULTIPLE VENUES)
A selection of some live video captured at performances around Melbourne, including at Ontop Bar (Ormond) & Side Street Lounge (Mordialloc).