Simon Fox
Gig Seeker Pro

Simon Fox

Band Folk Celtic


This band has not uploaded any videos
This band has not uploaded any videos



"Night Fishing CD Review"

Night Fishing by Simon Fox is a must have. Not only is he one of the best steel string players in the world, he is also a fine composer. Simon's music flows as natural as water. He is making great contributions to our world of fingerstyle guitar. His playing is highly skilled with a solid foundation of musicianship. Simon produces a beautiful tone while maintaining a variety of dynamics and color.

- Fingerstyle Guitar Magazine- USA

"Fairbridge Festival Review"

"...Simon performing a solo gig in the chapel was stunning, a technically brilliant performance with musical mastery at an international level..."

- Trad & Now Magazine, Australia

"Night Fishing CD Review"

"... Fox displays a gentle touch on the guitar that can't help but make you listen and smile." - Monday Magazine, Victoria, Canada

"Duncan Garage Performance Review"

"... Fox is noted for his seemingly effortless finger work, mild manner and gentle humor."

- Cowichan Newsleader 2004



A Winter's Tale - 2006
Night Fishing - 2003
In the Duck Shed - 2000



" of the best steel string players in the world"
Fingerstyle Guitar Magazine - USA

Simon Fox is a unique voice in the acoustic guitar world. With a fluid and dynamic style, Simon brings elements of Celtic and Bluegrass music to his own melodic approach to the steel-string guitar.

Australian born, Simon is currently based in Vancouver Canada. In 2006, 2008 and 2009 Simon toured with the Guitar Heaven Quartet, holding down the fingerstyle corner in front of theatre audiences across Australia. A regular performer at folk festivals in Australia and recently in Canada, Simon's performance is a rare blend of uplifting melodies, dark aires and a tinge of blues delivered always with a wry sense of humour.

In 2008, Simon's tune Night Fishing featured alongside guitar greats Tommy Emannuel, Pierre Bensusan and Martin Taylor to name a few, in the South Korean "My Love My Guitar - The Best of Acoustic Guitar" compilation. The Night Fishing album received acclaim among the guitar community, notably in review by Fingerstyle Guitar Magazine USA. The album's stand-out track, "The Fisherman" featured in the Mel Bay Publications "Master Anthology of Fingerstyle Guitar Solos - Volume 3".

Simon's accessible guitar technique has drawn great interest from the instructional guitar sector. In 2004 Simon recorded a DVD with Canada's Cox-Windswept Productions, and has compiled one of the most extensive fingerstyle guitar resources on the internet. At festivals, Simon's workshops are sought after for their focus and attention to detail on fingerstyle techniques.

In 2009, Simon teamed up with New Zealand's premiere luthier Laurie Williams. The beautiful tone of Laurie's guitar will feature on Simon's 4th album for early 2010. The new album pieces and his live set captures the broadening of Simon's musicianship, with a stunning Estonian choir tune, some smoky jazz, driving Celtic pieces, bluegrass and candle burner melodic pieces.

Performance Highlights:

- Guitar Heaven Australian Tours 2006, 2008, 2009
- Australian National Folk Festival Canberra 2007
- Vancouver Island MusicFest and Islands Folk Festival 2004
- Headline at Victoria Folk Society and Calgary Rocky Mountain Folk
- Yukon Territory Alsek Festival