“… quite good at the singing
Boo Hewerdine


“In songs such as Send Her Home To Me, Poppy Fields, Judas Kiss, The Last Step, Demons and Before The Devil Knows You’re Dead, Simon Todd, and with excellent support from Boo Hewerdine, Chris Pepper and Rachael Bailey, produces an album that is deeply thought out and one that effects the listener’s sense of profound modern day insecurity.
An absolute beauty of an album, Simon Todd sees life in a way that we could all learn from.

Ian D Wilson – Liverpool Sound and Vision


“One of the impressive aspects of Todd’s writing is how he can detach himself from his roots and act as a social observer…. these thought provoking songs get their message across but also manage to entertain too.
John Brindle – Maverick Magazine


“… voice is massive
Chris Difford



“Simon Todd, who started off proceedings, has a strong voice with a slight vibrato and at times sounded a little like Gordon Lightfoot.
His songs were personal, melancholic, and sometimes quite dark.
‘I Think I Was Misled’ was lovely, and the emotionally charged ‘Demons’ was extremely moving.”

Bristol Evening Post


“Todd has enough great songs to guarantee that the encore will be a corker.”
Ian Ravendale – NARC.


“…recalls both the anthemic pop melancholic romanticism of Richard Hawley and Elvis Costello. Whether the glass is half full or half empty, it satisfies to the last drop.”
Fatea Magazine



Hailing from the North East of England, Simon Todd is gifted with a powerful voice with a considerable range. Over the years he has honed his song-writing into a craft, with a variation of genres covered. One thing has always been a constant however, strong melodies and thoughtful lyrics.

In June 2008, Simon spent a week in Crete with Nashville recording artist and producer, Kevin Montgomery, at ‘Songs In The Sun’. Also in attendance were ex Brooks and Dunn drummer Dale Dorman, and the legendary Tommy Allsup – one-time Buddy Holly, and Bob Wills Texas Playboys guitarist; the man who flipped the coin with Ritchie Valens for a seat on the plane that took Valens, Buddy and The Big Bopper from us on “The day the music died”.

“Sitting by the pool in such a beautiful location”, said Simon; “singing ‘True Love Ways’, whilst being accompanied by Buddy Holly’s guitarist, is something that will stay with me forever”.

The experience inspired Todd, who returned home to attack his work with a renewed vigor, ultimately resulting in his debut solo CD release ‘Contracts For The Sale Of Land’ in 2009.

Whilst predominantly writing on his own, there have been collaborations with the likes of Karine Polwart, Findlay Napier, Ali Ingle, Tom Bem, Rosie Bell, Dave Fenley, Kellys Collins, Pete Sallis and Ben Hewerdine.

In addition, Simon has also been involved with song-writing retreats organised by the likes of Squeeze’s Chris Difford, and has rubbed shoulders with such luminaries as Boo Hewerdine, Darden Smith, and Duke Special. He has performed on both sides of the Atlantic (UK-wide, Texas & Nashville).

Previously a regular contributor at the once annual “Heroes & Scarecrows”, Alan Hull (Lindisfarne) celebration night, he toured the UK in 2012 with multi-award winning Texan singer-songwriter, Dave Fenley.

Simon’s songs are guaranteed to get your foot tapping, your mind thinking, or your ears wondering why they haven’t heard him before, and how soon they can do so again.

‘Half Empty / Half Full’, a new album, produced by Boo Hewerdine, ably assisted by Chris Pepper, is now available. This is a collection of songs based upon the concept of considering a wide variety of situations from alternative perceptions. There are songs of redemption, regret, the futility of The Great War, mental illness, the environment, love and heartache.

Visit the Music page for details of how to obtain a copy of this, and the debut solo CD, ‘Contracts For The Sale Of Land’.