Spire is a musically diverse talent with a Midas touch for great hooks…the album’s sincerity connects. -M2 Magazine.
Spire has what it takes to be a star. -The Daily News (McKeesport, PA).
He calls himself a New Yorklander. Originally from New Zealand, Simon Spire’s musical journey drew him to New York where he recorded his second album, Four-Letter Words. Spire’s lyrically-driven songs come to life amid buoyant and varied textures, investigating both individual and collective transformation and exploring the boundaries of identity and human potential.
A two-time award-winner and four-time-finalist in the USA Songwriting Competition, and one of U.S. TV network Channel One’s Top 20 Artists of 2009, Spire has featured in the Top 20 and Top 40 airplay charts in New Zealand. Four-Letter Words has already drawn comparisons to Sufjan Stevens, Owl City, John Mayer, and Ryan Adams (muzic.net.nz and Rip It Up) and has been described as music that “radiates a feelgood catchiness” with “indelible hooks” and “personal and confessional” lyrics (The New Zealand Herald).
Spire has the ability to engage in blatant self exposure, whilst at the same time he refrains from alienating his audience, translating his experiences to a wide spectrum of people. NZ Musician.