Simon Lees - Biography

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By: Simon Lees - Expert Guitar Tuition and Recording Studio  24/04/2008
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Simon Lees: Simon's gigging career spans 24 years and he has performed and recorded with many bands. Since 1995 Simon has performed his One Man Rock Show across the UK and is also a highly respected guitar teacher. Most notable of Simon's recordings are his two solo albums "My World" and "Freethinka" although he has also performed on two albums by Al Atkins (former vocalist and founder). These are "Heavy Thoughts" and the current Al Atkins album "Demon Deceiver" for which Simon wrote the title track. Between 2003 and 2007 Simon was the lead guitarist with legendary ‘70’s rock band Budgie. With Budgie Simon toured the UK four times and also toured in the USA, Sweden, Poland, Holland and Belgium. Simon also co-wrote and performed on Budgie's latest studio album "You're All Living in Cuckooland" - their first new release for over two decades. This album was awarded 8/10 by Classic Rock magazine and got to No. 24 in the Sweden music charts in late 2006 (just ahead of Robbie Williams!). Simon currently plays in a female fronted alternative metal band - Anubis. In 2009 he produced their 2nd studio album entitled "Waking the Dead". Other notable bands Simon has played with include top Ozzy Osbourne tribute band Ozzmosis, Shropshire based hard rock outfit Tantrum, The Red House Snakes (fronted by ELO’s Kelly Grocutt’s nephew Gary Grocutt), and unashamed “Hair Metal” band Plain Jain. In 2007 Simon made his acting debut at the Grand Theatre in Wolverhampton where he played the principle character "Pop" in the Queen musical "We Will Rock You". The show was produced by Shout Productions and this was the first time the famous West End musical had been performed outside London. On Easter weekend three sell-out shows were performed and each received a standing ovation. To say that Simon is an award winning guitarist is no exaggeration. In 1998 Simon won the prestigious Guitarist of the Year title having been a finalist in 1993, '94 and '95.As a guitar teacher, Simon has released a tutorial DVD called "Signpost to the Fretboard" which explains how Simon finds his way so effortlessly around the guitar's fretboard. This, along with Simon's two solo albums can be purchased by logging onto and clicking on "Downloads".Simon is also a fine singer and in 2000 he was able to demonstrate this to 5.5 million people by impersonating Aerosmith's Steve Tyler on UK prime time TV's Stars in Their Eyes. Simon's biggest live audience was at Wolverhampton's Molineux Stadium where he performed Status Quo's "Rockin' All Over the World" to 22,500 before the Wolves v's Birmingham City match in April 2007.In 2010 Simon made his first appearance as a radio DJ on EKR - European Klassik Rock. His show "The Pharaoh Rock Show" can be downloaded free at:;;

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