Simon Taylor is a Newcastle upon Tyne-based singer-songwriter whose mixes elements of Latin, funk and rock. With influences ranging from Serge Gainsbourg to Leonard Cohen, Simon released a single, E.p and L.p with his former band Simon Taylor & The Sundowners between 2012-2016. Following the departure of vocalist Ivel Goverda from the line-up in 2016, Simon began to release music under his own name, firstly with his band.
That year, he released the 80’s-influenced rock single “Like You Do” supplemented by the Latin-styled “Rio Dream” B-side. Performing entirely solo since 2018, Simon began to record his songs at home along with support from producers Adam Forster & Ziad Jabero and also the drummer Jon Forster. The result has been four new tracks, the first of which, the Latin ballad “Bolero Loco”, is set for release on Wednesday 20th May.