Simon James Betts
Genre:Acoustic, Folk, Pop/rock
Simon's songs have been compared to a long list of artists including Brian Adams, David Gray, The Eagles and more, and is said to also have individuality and catchiness that leaves you wanting more - of course you be the judge.
With 2 CDs under his belt, 2003 saw Simon’s long awaited return to the studio and 2004 will see the release of the exciting new project that he is undertaking.
Simon’s songs have also been included on compilation CDs the most resent in late 2003, “Music for Life” a compilation of South Australian Artists with proceeds going to The Cancer Council. The other artists include Fruit, Etypejazz and Tea Rose Duo.
Simon is no stranger to big gigs, the 2002 Irish “Car and Guitars” tour included playing in front of 10,000 people at the Dunbrody Festival, and being invited to play with such diverse and legendary acts as Mary Black, The Wolftones, Aslan, The Revs, Jade and Six (The Irish Popstars), emphasising his widespread appeal. Simon has also had the opportunity to perform along side Chris Baron (Spin Doctors), Jeff Cohen, The Waifs, Abbie Cardwell and others.
This musical performers has been embraced by Australian audiences and now the music loving public of Ireland. DJ's on radio around Australia and Ireland have strongly supported Simon’s first 2 CDs, which has lead to a string of interviews. One interview kicked off with the line "We are looking at the future tonight and the future is Simon James Betts! Another Irish DJ had just 2 words to describe a Simon James Betts performance "F**kin' Class" (I think that was off air).
Some people say one thing and do another, for Simon James Betts they are one in the same. WATCH THIS SPACE.