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tour

Duran Duran

Tix & Info Date Country City Venue
Buy Tickets 07/18/24 GR Kallithea Release Athens
Time: 5:30pm.
Buy Tickets 07/20/24 CH Montreux Montreux Jazz Festival
Time: 8:00pm.
Buy Tickets 07/21/24 IT Lucca Piazza Napoleone
Time: 9:30pm.
Buy Tickets 07/23/24 IT Lucca Piazza Napoleone
Time: 9:30pm.
Buy Tickets 07/25/24 MC Monte Carlo Monte Carlo Summer Festival
Time: 8:00pm.
Buy Tickets 07/28/24 UK Suffolk Latitude Festival
Time: 8:00pm.
Buy Tickets 07/30/24 HR Pula Pula Arena
Time: 8:00pm.

simon now provides online sessions

Just email him your music and he can add a professional quality saxophone track. It can then be sent back to you either as a finished product, or as a plain AIFF/WAV file so that you can mix or use your own effects as you wish.

Simon records using a Mac with Logic 9 software, a Focusrite Saffire Pro 14 audio interface/pre-amp and an sE R1 ribbon microphone.

Please send an email to simon@simonwillescroft.com to get started.

biography

PERFORMED LIVE/RECORDED WITH: DURAN DURAN • KATIE MELUA • MICHAEL BUBLE • PALOMA FAITH • JOSS STONE • CHAKA KHAN • INCOGNITO • SEAL • LEVEL 42 • TONY HADLEY • BEVERLEY CRAVEN • GARY BARLOW • ROBBIE WILLIAMS • BARRY MANILOW • JOOLS HOLLAND • MUSE • HEATHER SMALL • JOHN NEWMAN • JAMES MORRISON • DUFFY • LEMAR • MARK RONSON • ALESHA DIXON • RUMER • THE NOISETTES • OMAR • THE BRAND NEW HEAVIES • JOHN PARR • ROLAND GIFT • ALEXANDRA BURKE • DIONNE BROMFIELD • RICK ASTLEY • MICA PARIS • ABC • MARIO BIONDI • THE ROYAL PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA • LUCIE SILVAS • JACK SAVORETTI • THE FEELING • JAMES INGRAM • THE CHRISTIANS • PEABO BRYSON • LULU • THE MACCABEES • CLARE MAGUIRE • JOY DIVISION • BEVERLEY KNIGHT • SANDY SHAW • ANASTACIA • DONNY & MARIE OSMOND • HARD-FI • GO WEST • THE GUILLEMOTS • THE JAMES TAYLOR QUARTET • ZERO 7 • JAMIE CULLUM • BONNIE TYLER • CANDI STATON • TONY CHRISTIE • ROSE ROYCE • JIMMY SOMERVILLE • JOEY NEGRO & THE SUNBURST BAND • NIK KERSHAW • CAROL DECKER • HAIRCUT 100 • KID CREOLE • HAMISH STEWART • KYLE EASTWOOD • JANE McDONALD • SINITTA • PERCY SLEDGE • JIMMY RUFFIN • BILLY PAUL • MARTHA REEVES • DENIECE WILLIAMS • THE TEMPTATIONS • THE STYLISTICS • JULIAN PERRETTA

TV PERFORMANCES WITH: DURAN DURAN • MARK RONSON • MICHAEL BUBLE • PAUL ANKA • KATHERINE JENKINS • CARO EMERALD • CRAIG DAVID • GARETH GATES • HARD-FI • VITTORIO GRIGOLO • NIKKI YANOFSKY • KATIE MELUA • SEAL • DUFFY • DONNY & MARIE OSMOND • THE GUILLEMOTS

TV & RADIO (UK): X FACTOR (ITV) • PARKINSON (BBC) • THE ROYAL VARIETY PERFORMANCE (BBC) • LATER WITH JOOLS HOLLAND (BBC) • DAYBREAK (ITV) • THIS MORNING (ITV) • LOOSE WOMEN (ITV) • FRIDAY NIGHT WITH JONATHAN ROSS (BBC) • DES AND MEL (ITV) • THE GRAHAM NORTON SHOW (BBC) • THE ALAN TITCHMARSH SHOW (ITV) • STRICTLY COME DANCING (BBC) • CHILDREN IN NEED (BBC) • LIVE FROM ABBEY ROAD (CHANNEL 4) • LIVE EARTH (BBC) • DURAN DURAN – FOR ONE NIGHT ONLY (ITV) • THE MERCURY MUSIC PRIZE (BBC) • SONGBOOK (SKY ARTS) • GUILTY PLEASURES (ITV) • AN AUDIENCE WITH DONNY & MARIE (ITV) • DURAN DURAN LIVE! (VH1) • REWIND FESTIVAL 2010 (SKY ARTS) • WAKE UP WITH WOGAN (BBC RADIO 2) • KEN BRUCE SHOW (BBC RADIO 2) • RADIO 1 BIG WEEKEND (BBC RADIO 1) • RADIO 2 IN CONCERT – DURAN DURAN (BBC RADIO 2)

TV & RADIO (AMERICA): THE TONIGHT SHOW WITH JIMMY FALLON (NBC) • THE TODAY SHOW (NBC) • THE ELLEN DEGENERES SHOW (NBC) • LATE NIGHT WITH JIMMY FALLON (NBC) • JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE! (ABC) • GOOD MORNING AMERICA (ABC) • AMERCIAN MUSIC AWARDS (ABC) • PRIVATE SESSIONS (A&E) • HOWARD STERN SHOW (SIRIUS XM RADIO)

discography

JOHN NEWMAN – “LOVE ME AGAIN” (ISLAND 2013) LUMINITES – “DO SOMETHING” (SONY/SYCO 2013) JACK SAVORETTI – “LIFETIME” (FULLFILL 2013) DURAN DURAN – “A DIAMOND IN THE MIND” (EAGLE RECORDS 2012) KHARI CABRAL – “CLEMENTINE SUN” (2011) DIONNE BROMFIELD – “GOOD FOR THE SOUL“ (ISLAND 2011) DUFFY – “ENDLESSLY” (A&M 2010) INCOGNITO – “TRANSATLANTIC RPM” (DOME 2010) JULIAN PERRETTA – “STITCH ME UP” (POLYDOR 2010) FLORENCE RAWLINGS – “A FOOL IN LOVE” (DRAMATICO 2010) MOVIE SOUNDTRACK – “NINE” (GEFFEN 2009) ALEXANDRA BURKE – “OVERCOME” (SYCO 2009) ALESHA DIXON – “THE ALESHA SHOW: ENCORE” (ASYLUM 2009) CHRIS MOYLES – “THE PARODY ALBUM” (SONY 2009) THE ROYAL PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA – “I HEAR A SYMPHONY” (SILVA SCREEN 2009) JANE McDONALD – “JANE” (ABSOLUTE 2008) JOEY NEGRO – “MOVING WITH THE SHAKERS” (Z RECORDS 2008) ABC – “TRAFFIC” (2008) DANIEL TSE – “INNER SENSE” (HI-LI SONGS/MCS 2008) DURAN DURAN – “RED CARPET MASSACRE” (EPIC 2007) KATIE MELUA – “PICTURES” (DRAMATICO 2007) PETER COX – “MOTOR CITY MUSIC” (CURB 2007) SAX ASSAULT – “SAX OF GOLD” (ANDY SCOTT 2007) ELLIOTT HENSHAW BAND – “IS THAT NOT WHAT YOU WANTED?”(2007) ZERO 7 – “THE GARDEN” (ATLANTIC 2006) JOEY NEGRO – “THE MANY FACES OF JOEY NEGRO”(Z RECORDS 2006) VARIOUS ARTISTS – “FOR THE LOVE OF HOUSE Vol.3” (ITH 2006) THE SUNBURST BAND – “UNTIL THE END OF TIME” (Z RECORDS 2006) JANE McDONALD – “YOU BELONG TO ME” (DEMON 2005) MARTIN SOLVEIG – “ROCKING MUSIC” (DEFECTED 2004) COPYRIGHT – “RELEASE YOURSELF” (COPYRIGHT RECORDINGS 2004) 3D – “SOULRIDE” (215 RECORDS 2004) NYJO – “JASMINE” (STANZA 2003) METTLE MUSIC – MOODSWINGS (BAR DE LUNE 2003) DAEWON OH – “CONTROL & BEYOND” (SONY 2002)

DVD: DURAN DURAN – “A DIAMOND IN THE MIND” (EAGLE ROCK 2012) BEVERLEY CRAVEN – “LIVE IN CONCERT” (CRC RECORDS 2010) CLASSIC ALBUMS – “DURAN DURAN: RIO” (EAGLE VISION 2008) “CONCERT FOR DIANA” – DURAN DURAN (UNIVERSAL 2007) TONY HADLEY Vs MARTIN FRY & ABC (BLUEPRINT 2005)

contact

Please send an email to simon@simonwillescroft.com to get in touch

gear

CANNONBALL GA5-B

MOUTHPIECE:

LAKEY EBONITE

CANNONBALL GT5-B

MOUTHPIECE:

GUARDALA STUDIO

YANAGISAWA SC-991 CURVED

MOUTHPIECE:

YANAGISAWA EBONITE

D’ADDARIO JAZZ SELECT REEDS – 2 HARD, FILED

REED GEEK

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