MUSICIENS SANS FRONTIÉRES

MUSICIENS SANS FRONTIÉRES

 New York City, New York, USA
BandAlternativeRock

MUSICIENS SANS FRONTIÉRES play alternative rock world pop; male & female vocals trade off, edgy rock is fused with world beats, and frontiers are torn down...

Biography

Jillie and Thomas Simon are currently in pre-production with MSF's new 5 song EP, due to be released in the spring of 2011.
Their next music video, "Legalize" is slated for release in February 2011 as well as the single.

One of the highlights of 2010 for MSF was to opened the show for Polish Rock Legends 'Czerwone Gitary' , Friday, March 12th at one of Brooklyn's premiere venues WARSAW, playing to a capacity crowd (1100).

Thomas Simon's solo experimental atmospheric album "Monção" is available on CD Baby & I-Tunes (March 2010):
http://www.cdbaby.com/thomassimon7
The album also features Alex Alexander (also drummer in MSF) on electric djembe and Universal Recording Artist Dave Eggar on cello.
Monção was voted one of the best albums of 2010 by Lucid Culture.

more news:
MSF's music video 'Smells Like Teen Spirit' (from the 2009 album 'Picture This') is making the global film festival rounds:

-Awards:
*Winner of the Aloha Accolade Award for Excellence in Filmmaking, Honolulu International Film Festival 2010, Hawaii, USA;
*Award of Excellence in Filmmaking, Canada International Film Festival 2010, Vancouver, Canada;
*Best Music Video, Los Angeles Global Film Festival 2010

-Official Selection:
*Queens International Film Festival 2009, New York, USA;
*ION International Film Festival 2009; Port Harcourt, Nigeria;
*Garden State Film Festival 2010, Asbury Park, New Jersey, USA;
*Delray Beach Film Festival 2010, Florida, USA;
*Sunscreen Film Festival 2010, St. Petersburg, Florida, USA;
*On Location: MEMPHIS International Film & Music Festival 2010, Tennessee, USA;
*Cannes Independent Film Festival 2010, Cannes, France;
*Toronto Independent Film Festival 2010, Ontario, Canada
*Victoria Independent Film Festival 2010, Australia;

more:
Thomas Simon performed solo, as part of the CMJ '10 Music Marathon at The Delancey, NYC.

MUSICIENS SANS FRONTIÉRES last album "Picture This" was released April 09, and has already received commercial radio airplay in Europe and college radio and community radio airplay in the U.S., as well as internet radio-play in the U.S. and Australia.
"Ex-Insane" is the first music video (release date: 5/22/09) of the disc.

MSF was created in 2005 by NYC - based musician-composer-filmmaker Thomas Simon, who, as Ischler Woche (Austria) says "has reached a lot of acclaim with his experimental progressive fusing of Goth and Grunge." MSF is co-fronted by singer-songwriter-actress Jillie Simon who "has been garnering rave reviews and probably more than her share of stalkers..." said CMJ New Music Report.

Thomas has been reaching out worldwide (Thomas Simon Walkabout), recording with local musicians in Indonesia, Brazil, India, Middle East, etc., and weaving those tracks through the live set of alternative rock to create the blend of MUSICIENS SANS FRONTIÉRES Alternative::Rock::World::Pop::
The powerful rhythm section of Alex Alexander (who's performed and recorded with artists such as Dido, Sophie B. Hawkins and Youssou N'Dour) on drums and Keith Golden on bass (who's recorded and performed with Dido, Enrique Iglesias, Jeru tha Damaja, among others) completes the sound w/ infectiously danceable grooves.

The National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences Committee placed Thomas Simon Musiciens Sans Frontieres on the Official Ballot for the 2008 Grammy Awards in the following categories:

Category 1 - Record of the Year
Thomas Simon Musiciens Sans Frontieres - Affection

Category 7 - Best Pop Performance By A Duo or Group with Vocal
Thomas Simon Musiciens Sans Frontieres - Affection

MUSICIENS SANS FRONTIÉRES are working on shedding geographical and musical boundaries.

- Last European appearances included a performance with KUMM at the Festivalul Rock Top T in Buzau, Romania. - see website for more reviews from that tour.

Thomas Simon had previously founded alt-rock band LOVE ALIEN with Jillie.
In 2008, Spike TV used the track 'Dark, Darker' for their TV Show 'Joes Vs Pros.
Four records, eight tours (US, Canada, Europe, Middle East), glowing reviews (and a marriage) followed.
"LOVE THAT FUSION: Their band is like a fusion of Screaming Trees and Sophie B. Hawkins. They have a slightly grungy psychedelic sound, and Jillie has a sensuous stage presence and breathy vocals that seem to owe a bit to performance art. It's an intriguing and original sound that is often riveting." -NY NEWSDAY
- - "one of the most promising up-&-comers in the N.Y. scene" - said Network of the World (NOW)

They've opened for Deodato, Missing Persons & SpaceHog, and played on the bill w/ Marky Ramone & the Intruders, Ricanstruction, Hansyl und Gretel and Country Joe.
They've also played numerous benefits, including for firefighter's families after 9-11, Benefits for Hurricane Katrina victims (including the Salvation Army Benefit at Pier 66), Benefit for IndyMedia at Walker Stage, Protest Rally Concert on the steps of the Capitol in Washington DC, 2001, and a Be

Discography

MUSICIENS SANS FRONTIÉRES
-'Picture This'
endorphin 011
released: April 2009.
Airplay - FM4, Austria - "Smells Like Teen Spirit"
- UIC-Radio - "Ex - Insane", "The Question"
- WRUW - "Young Gods"
- Marijuana Music Radio - "Picture"
- HempRock Radio - "Picture"
- John Doe Radio - "Picture"

Thomas Simon MUSICIENS SANS FRONTIÉRES
-'SATELLITE'
endorphin 010,
release date: April 30th, 2007
airplay: "Affection" - FM4 - Austria
Various radio stations in Romania and college/internet radio in the U.S also played "Affection"

More albums by Simon, including film soundtracks, and the airplay listings can be found at
http://www.endorphinrecords.com

Set List

we play up to 2 hour shows...(35 songs +)