While Simon had been involved in dancing and acting, a musical career was also beckoning. Simon began practicing music at aged eight when he started not only key board lessons but the piano also. At aged twelve, Simon’s influences included Jason Mraz and Billy Gilman. After years of watching his Dad sing and play guitar, Simon thought it was about time he also taught himself how to play. At age fifteen, Simon got the musical Christmas present of a Ukulele. Like the other instruments he had learned to play, he also learned to play his Ukulele by ear.
In 2010, Simon entered a competition called ‘Coca Cola School Stars’. Simon thought he had nothing to lose by entering the competition but little did he know that this very competition would be the beginning of his musical career. Simon went through a series of auditions and stages in the competition and eventually made it to the grand finale. Here, he performed an original song called ‘Cupid’ which was also the first Ukulele song composed by Simon.
As a result of taking part in this competition, Simon has gone on to support such acts as ‘The High Kings’ ‘Daithi Dronal’ and Ryan Sheridan. Simon has also performed his song ‘Cupid’ live on LMFM and Bandwagon TV. Performed at the foroige festival in bellewstown. Simon’s Own all ages show in the spirit store Dundalk. Played in the Ratoath Venue ‘exam celebration gig’. Performed at the Prodigy 2 show in the town hall dundalk for breast cancer. Played at the duleek village festival. Performed at the Iona Summer family festival in dublin-Charity Gig in the GHQ in aid of the day centre for homeless persons. Simon performed in the day centre for the homeless in Church Street on the 26th of October when the Dublin Team brought the Sam Maguire Cup down with them to view. Simon Performed as a guest on the Quarter, semi and finals of both the Secondary and Primary school Coca Cola School Stars throughout the month of October and November which Louis Walsh featured as a guest judge on the final. Simon has been invited to perform lunch time gigs in such schools as St. Vincents secondary school Dundalk, St Louis and the De La Salle. Simon was asked to be a guest judge at the hugely successful Bush Factor in Dundalk and also performed as the interval act. Simon was also selected to judge as a guest judge at St Vincents secondary school for the annual Fashionably Talented school’s show. Simon was chosen to sing on the upcoming dance track by the Doe Ray Mees which he recorded in blackrock Dundalk.
Mas fiu é a dheanamh, is fiu é a dheanamh i gceart!
If it’s worth doing, its worth doing well!