Born 1977 and bred in the West of Sydney’s outer regions, Simon Meli began his musical affair in infancy. His Maltese Grandmother initiated things, teaching him organ and singing about her kitchen, but it was before Simon could speak, his father (fuelled by motorcars) handed Simon an unused gearshift from an LJ Torana, Simon thought straight away to use this as a make-shift microphone.
Whilst his unschooled voice and technique is one to his own… Simon has developed a unique and soulful voice in the Sydney and Australian market, ever willing to take abroad. To listen to Simon’s voice can be tonally compared to Robert Plant, Lou Gramm and a voice that could bend all the black keys on a piano. Heavily inspired by Frankie Miller, Joe Cocker and Paul Rodgers of Free, Simon hopes to carry the same soulful torch.
Sharing stages with national & international greats is not an uncommon occurrence in Simon’s career. Highlighted by the Greatest of International artists… Paul Weller (UK, The Jam, The Style Council) – Bon Jovi and Swamp Legend, Tony Joe White (US). Not to mention local touring and sharing stages with Australian greats such as Jimmy Barnes,The Backsliders, Kevin Bennett, and many more.