I'm pretty lucky. Simon, my partner, is a musician. Sweet sounds are forever flooding out his music room, down the hallway and in to my office. He's been playing around Dubbo for years now, learning from some of the best in the biz, and has recently put together his own originals band consisting of some seriously talented dudes. A few weeks ago, Simon and I headed out one night to take some promo shots for his acoustic stuff, just before the sun set.
I can't even begin to explain how proud it makes me seeing him perform; whether it's his originals of classic covers, he puts his heart on soul on display. He'll tell you there's still so much he doesn't know and that he wants to keep getting better, but ask me and I'll tell you I think he's a true master of his craft.
From Guns and Roses, The White Stripes and ACDC to John Mayer, Ed Sheeran and Maroon 5, he covers a wide range of artists to suit any taste. He's up for a rocking time or a chilled acoustic sesh.
Simon is very much inspired by Blues & Classic Rock tunes, which can quite easily be heard through his own style of writing both musically and lyrically. Later this year you can expect to see an album from these guys, so keep a look out for that.
You can find the Simon Allen Trio on Facebook and follow them for gig updates, band news and more.
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