Simon is an orchestrator and arranger for stage and screen. He specialises in all genres of musical theatre, particularly small groups, swing, symphonic, and pop, or even better, combinations of the above. As well as writing fluently and considerately for any instrument, Simon can create high quality instrumental mockups, often indistinguishable from live performances.
Theatre orchestration credits include: My Son's A Queer (But What Can You Do?) (Ambassadors, Garrick, Turbine); Marie Marie Hold On Tight (Wilton’s);
Treason [additional new orchestrations] (Theatre Royal Drury Lane);
A Midsummer Night's Dream (BBC Teach); A Christmas
Carol [additional new orchestrations] (Dominion); #zoologicalsociety (Royal & Derngate); Girlfriends (Bishopsgate Ins.); King (Hackney Empire);
CinderELLA [additional orchestrations] (Nuffield); The Navigator (Phoenix);
Tess of the D’Urbervilles (Other Palace); Murder at the Gates (Other Palace);
Honeymoon in Vegas [expanded orchestrations] (Palladium); Brexit: The Musical (Edinburgh/C Venues).
Musical Theatre Compilation show credits include: Donmar Warehouse 30th Birthday Gala (Donmar); Jenna Russell Live in Concert (Cadogan); Ben Forster: Me, Myself & Musicals (Theatre Royal Haymarket); Magic at the Musicals (Albert Hall); A Night at the Musicals (Royal & Derngate); Time Flies (Theatre Royal Drury Lane); London Gay Men's Chorus (various shows 2015-2022) (Cadogan/Clapham Grand/Troxy)
Screen orchestration credits include: Prince Andrew: The Musical (Channel 4); 8-Bit Christmas (HBO); Kaamelott: First Instalment (SND); Shadow and Bone (Netflix); Star Wars: Tales from the Galaxy's Edge (Disney Interactive); Finding 'Ohana (Netflix); Four Kids and It (Altitude); Christmas Fool (Argos 2018 Christmas TV Advert); I Love Doing Dishes (Finish TV Advert).
Other orchestration credits include: Daphne: Sounds Expensive (BBC); Zadie Smith and the BBC Symphony Orchestra (Barbican); John Wilson Orchestra Proms (2016-2019) (Albert Hall); Action Vibration (Sage Gateshead); Concerto for Comedian & Orchestra (King's Place); Petrushka Reloaded (Konzerthaus Berlin).
Simon has also provided arrangements and tracks for various pop albums with producer Mendy Portnoy.