simon Fagan

simon Fagan

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Simon Fagan's music is a melodic masterpiece of joyously haunted lyrics and eclectic soul. A mix of rock, folk and funk Simon's energy and passion delivers performances with feverish intensity leaving a crowd wide eyed with wonder.

Biography

Simon was awarded a 5 yr scholarship to St. Finian's in Mullingar at the age of 13yrs old and it was clear that young Simon was destined for a career in the music industry. At St. Finian's he studied trumpet, coral, theorectical and general classical studies. He then attended the Royal Irish Academy of Music for two years where he studied music to Diploma level. From here Simon furthered his studies in the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama for a further two years.

Upon his return to Ireland, Simon focused on his song writing, drawing on his travels and life experience to create new material and take him on a new direction in his music career. This started him on the road to what would develop into his debut album 'Fake Smiles'.


In September 2006, Simon worked with Brian Byrne, music composer from Navan now based in LA writing music for film , on Swinging with the Beatles in the National Concert Hall. This relationship saw Simon and Bryne work togehter again on the album, which was recorded in The Cauldron Studios in Dublin and A&M Studios in LA earlier this year.

Upon his return to Ireland Simon was the only supporting act for Lionel Richie's sell out tour dates in The Point, on May 24th and 25th 2007. More recently, Simon supported Smokey Robinson at Vicar Street (July 2nd 2007).
Influences such as Jim Morrison, early Van Morrison and Lenard Cohen can be heard within the music.

Discography

Having recently been interviewed on Phantom fm and The Ryan Tubridy radio show many of my songs were spun. Th emost frequently spun was a track called 'Memphis'.

Set List

I only play originals in my set:
length of sets have varied from 15mins to 1hr 45mins. This would include: Memphis,Fake Smiles, Love don't work, Campfire, only a man, how God made you, Oceans, Silent friend called Tom, Absolute child, great beliefs, do nothing,after dark, haze drifter, mammas tears, Bring the dance.