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SIMON STANLEY WARD
Simon has been performing almost non stop since his teenage years! Over the last decade, Simon has been playing his original music with his band The Shadows of Doubt in pubs, music venues, theatres and festivals in London, across the UK and in Northern Spain. Described as a country singer at heart with a streak of the surreal running through him, his live show is engaging, energetic and constantly evolving. At it's best his performances can be gut-wretchingly moving and moments later silly, self deprecating and hilarious. His influences come from far a wide and include Elvis, Bob Dylan and John Prine.
Photo by Richie Phillips Photography
THE SHADOWS OF DOUBT
Simon's band The Shadows of Doubt have been playing with him since 2013. A highly experienced, skilled and versatile outfit which includes Paul Lush (Lead guitarist/Producer), Neil Marsh (Drums) and Geoff Easeman (Bass guitar). Guitarist Paul Lush was nominated for Best Instrumentalist at The 'UK Americana Awards' in 2016 for his fantastic work with Danny and The Champions of the World. Drummer Neil Marsh has also toured with county/folk group Ahab, folk singer Jason McNiff and can be seen playing in blues combos at Ronnie Scott's jazz club. As well as bass, multi-instrumentalist Geoff plays guitar, mandolin, violin and keyboards. He has played with folk singer Roy Hill and in The Ty Watling band. His bass playing is influences by such greats as Lee Sklar and James Jamerson.
Simon and the band will be performing at this years Maverick Festival in September 2021.
Simon formed comedy trio Rasputin's Lunchbox and later became a solo act. In 2017, he was a finalist in 2 UK comedy finals; the NATY's (New Act of the Year) at the Leicester Square Theatre and the UK Music Comedy Awards at the Lyric Theatre. In 2017, he performed at the Edinburgh Fringe and comedy festivals in Leicester, Liverpool, Hastings and Brighton as well as becoming a regular at The Camden Comedy Club. Simon has also curated lots of music and comedy events working alongside performers such as Kevin Eldon, Simon Munnery, Richard Herring, Cally Beaton, John Hegley and Robin Ince.
In 2021 Simon will be performing his new show "How I found and captured Bigfoot during Lockdown" at The Etcetera Theatre as part of the Camden Fringe this August.