PERFORMER, PRODUCER, SINGER, GUITARIST, COMPOSER AND TEACHER
Seen all over the UK and Europe, Si’s solo shows combine expert guitar playing, his highly versatile and powerful vocals, his engaging stage-presence and his boundless energy. Expertly combining acoustic guitar with beat-boxing and live-loops (think Ed Sheeran on blue Smarties), Si can go from relaxed background music to in-your-face beats at the touch of a button! Not only that, but Si can be found fronting one of the UKs most popular wedding and party bands: The Lowdown Band.
Working with record labels, artists, TV productions, remixes as well as writing and releasing his own original music, Si has been involved in the creation of original music for nearly 20 years.
With over 20 years of guitar playing and singing experience, combined with more than 10 years working in education, Si is perfectly equipped to pass his skills on to students both young and old, beginner or advanced. Si also specializes is composition and music technology, teaching composition and production techniques perfect for GCSE and A-Level coursework or original compositions.
THE LOWDOWN TRIO PARTY BAND
NEW ORIGINAL ALBUM
TWELVE YEARS’ TIME - STREAMING NOW!
Conceived during a 12 year stint living in London, written over 16 years and recorded over the course of 4, Twelve Years’ Time is singer, songwriter and producer Simon Hitchenson’s reflection on the changing state of his relationships with people and places as well as allusions to unstable mental health and the tempering of expectations of life in the capital.
The electronic and avant-garde sound of the album is merged with classic, hook-based songwriting and the results range from an almost atmospheric chillwave aesthetic to powerful and frantic trance beats via some fraught guitar work.
All instruments including drums, guitars, keyboards and vocals were performed by Simon himself at his studio in Shadwell, East London, with the only exception being the strings on Tomorrow and Day of May which were provided by violinist Katie Lander. The album was mastered at the late Kirsty MacColl’s studio in Ealing, West London by James Knight.
Twelve Years’ Time is available to download and stream now on all good digital platforms.
THE ORIGINAL NEW ALBUM TWELVE YEARS’ TIME IS AVAILABLE EVERYWHERE MUSIC IS STREAMED OR SOLD, INCLUDING: