News, snippets and gig updates from Simone!

January 2008
Happy New Year and a big hello to all the singers from The Young Voices Tour which was a huge success this year and headlined by Lee Ryan and Beverley Knight.

I was very pleased to sign 2 new endorsement deals at the end of 2007 with Sabian Cymbals and Mike Balter Mallets and I am very proud and excited to be associated with these excellent companies.

I am looking forward to some exciting projects this year including a CD with Birmingham Symphonic Winds in January and solo trips to Europe and New Zealand.

BackBeat start the year in style playing in the final concert of the renowned Day of Percussion at the RNCM in Manchester on Sunday 3rd February - a great day for all percussionists so try and get to it if you can!

I am looking forward to working with the BBC Singers again in March in a concert to promote the CD I made with them last year.

Hope to see you at a concert soon!!