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Fri 11th Mar 2022

Whelan’s upstairs

Simon is the guitarist for Ian Gillan from Deep Purple and guitarist / co-writer onDon Airey’s albums. Simon recently signed to Europe’s leading rock label, EarMusic, home of Alice Cooper, Al Di Meola, Deep Purple and a host of other leading names.

Simon has not only toured but recorded three live albums with Deep Purple iconic singer Ian Gillan entitled “Contractual Obligation”.

Simon also plays for Don Airey (Ozzy Osbourne, Gary Moore, Rainbow etc) He hasRecorded two studio albums and one live album “Live in Hamburg” there is a third studio album due for release late this year in 2021. Simon has toured extensively across Uk and Europe with Don Airey over the last few years selling out everywhere they play, The band features Don Airey, Carl Sentance (Nazareth) Laurence Cottle (Black Sabbath, Alan parsons) Jon Finnigan (Gang of Four, Ian Gillan) Dave Marks(Robert Plant, Hans Zimmer).

His guitar skills (“Among the best blues-rock players anywhere in the world”GUITARIST) made him a go-to guitarist on the rock scene, admired among professionals and endorsed by some of the biggest brands like PRS Guitars, VictoryAmps, Boss Effects and D’addario Strings.

Former Young Guitarist of The Year and now fully-fledged rock virtuoso, He has toured with Joe Satriani, jeff Beck,Joe Bonamassa and and Grammy nominee Derek Trucks.

Simon was recruited by the Belfast-based pioneering metal bandSweet Savage, who reformed in 1994 without their founding guitarist,Vivian Campbell (Dio, Def Leppard), who Simon replaced. Simon toured and recorded two albums with them. He toured for 6 years withAndrew Strong, who made his name in the 1991 cult film The Commitments, His debut album on Ear Music is set to release in September 2021.




€20 are available online from Whelan’s.

– 50c per ticket service charge applies on all bookings. Final ticket price may be higher from other outlets.

Strictly over 18′s, I.D. may be required.