Songwriter & Singer

"Great songs and heartfelt lyrics"


Ralph McLean. Ulster BBC

"Shimeon’s music is subtle mid-tempo country... It underpins his songs brilliantly and delivers a solid base from which to weave his spells.


it’s a measure of his talent that 'Masquerade' delivers solid songs, rather than weighty sermons."


Chris Long, BBC


Simon Peter Sutherland (Shimeon) is a Songwriter, musician, and multi-instrumentalist.


He was born in 1973 in Salford, his atmospheric childhood reverberating with the sounds of everything from the acoustic guitar, Country music, pop, easy listening to folk. Music was a big part of his entire childhood and he taught himself how to play guitar when he was 11 years old and learned by listening to gospel, Country, folk music and 60's beat music. His style grew stronger and he soon performed live, joining and working in various bands. Since 1997 he has been a solo artist.

In 2008 Shimeon released a solo album 'Masquerade'. This album would be re-released in 2010 with a new title 'Dusty Old Soul'. The same year Shimeon also released 'Behind the Soomer Sun 'Revived'. In 2010, Shimeon also produced the album Sean Martin "10 Songs".


Since 2012 Shimeon has been busy writing, producing and presenting Biblical and Historical documentaries, including the first documentary ever made on 16th century Protestant Martyr George Marsh.


Shimeon has presently completed a new studio album, more than six years in the making, (tba) and has also produced and recorded the debut album of Joyce Sutherland (tba).


Shimeon is regarded by many as an immensely talented, Brit singer/songwriter. He is also a multi-instrumentalist, and an honest craftsman, a poet and tunesmith and a lover of truth, justice, gospel, honesty and the dignity that lies beneath integrity. His compositions go beyond beautiful music, and cry out for the goodness of life, the desired honesty and plain truth so painfully to the point. Somewhere beneath the integrity of words and composition you know that every last syllable is steeped in sincerity.

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