Simone Star

Simone Star

 Satellite Beach, Florida, USA
BandPopSinger/Songwriter

Simone can wail like Janis or purr like Chrissie Hynde. She "has one of the most unique sounds in Florida" (Tampa Examiner) and she "has the look, has the voice, and has the songs." (Rebel Riffs)

Biography

A fun, edgy, personable band with a larger-than-life-attitude make Simone and The Supercats a versatile, but still amazingly unique, touring band. Dubbed 'The hardest working band in Central Florida', (Chris Long- theshowbizguru), this power-pop trio perform nightly, honing their skills in front of thousands of people each month.

Simone's strong passion for writing and producing original music has garnered numerous awards (Best Original Band, 2011 & 2012) but it's their alter-ego cover-band (The Supercats) which makes touring possible.

Having long-established themselves as a reputable, dependable cover band spanning nine decades of music in all genres, The Supercats utilize their network of venues to independently fund their original tours.

Known for her strong CD recycling mission, Simone tours with a green recycling bin and collects unwanted CDs at each venue. The band gained national interest from the New Hampshire-based CD Recycling Center of America and was added to their roster of affiliates. In fact, 'Simone' is the only known band who is actively reducing the amount of plastics incorrectly disposed of in the recording industry.

'Unique' and 'style' are two words used frequently to describe Detroit -native lead singer Simone Star (Jamie Grassian, Spacecoast Vibe). But the Florida influence of 'riffy guitar licks and melodic arrangements add the magic which makes each song memorable' (Eric Saginov, 321Buzz).

"[Simone's] got the look, got the voice, got the songs" (Steve Gilmore, Rebel Riffs) and her music has charted on GarageBand, StereoFame, OurStage, NoiseHead and Imeem to name a few.

'Temporary Heaven' was awarded the Excellence In Audio Recording award in 2009.
'Built To Last' sold nearly 5,000 copies while the band independently toured nearly 50,000 miles in 2010.
Voted 'Best Original Band' at the Brevard Live Music Awards, 2011 and 2012.
Nominated 'Entertainer Of The Year', 2012
'She's A Drag' from the EP 'Tabitha Rides The Shark' won Best In Punk for January 2012 on OurStage.com.
Voted 'Music Ambassadors' and 'Best Keyboard Player', 2012.

Partnering with Lower Six and signing endorsement deals with Dovetail Guitar Strings, InTune Guitar Picks, Spy Optics, Osiris Skate, Jet Pilot and Entropy Surfing Company are a few of the many accomplishments this band has achieved since December, 2010. Armed with the look, the songs, the brand, the fans and the plan, Simone is poised for a strong run of touring, writing, releasing and performing hit songs.

Up-to-date information is available on http://simonesongs.com/calendar.html

Discography

'Greatest Hits' 2012 *misnomer as no songs were previously recorded. (As Simone & The Supercats)
'Supercats Summer EP', 2012 (As Simone & The Supercats)
'Tabitha Rides The Shark' 2011 (As Tabby & The Tabtones)
'Acoustic LIVE' 2011 (As Simone)
'A Supercat Christmas' 2010 - holiday airplay WFIT
'Built To Last' 2009 (As Simone)
'Temporary Heaven' 2007 (As Simone)
'Talk To The Rose' 2005 - regular airplay WFIT (As Simone)
'On My Way' 2003 (As Simone)

Other Work:
'Universal Love' (Simone Star as Teknotika, 1998)
'Gigi Galaxy' (Simone Star as Teknotika, 1997)

Set List

3 Wishes
Aiming
All At Once
All I'm Saying
All My Mistakes
Beneath These Thoughts
Built To Last
Child Of Sun
Children Of The Sun
Cibola
Come Along With Me
First Kiss
Funky End Of Newbury Street
Hello From The Sky
I Promise
If Only I
In My Eyes
Leave It Behind
Let's Go With The Groove
Liar
Little Bit Crazy
Live In The Moment
Modern World
Never Give You Up
New Song
No Ordinary Mind
Penelope's Showing
Phobos And Daemos
Pick Me Up
Pieces Of Me
Push Comes To Shove
Serious As Saturn
She's Such A Drag
Silly Little Stranger
Story Of Love
Synthetic Sugar
Temporary Heaven
The Stranger
Times Keep Changing
Turning
Unification
What Is The Reason