Commanding comparisons to artists as diverse as Brett Anderson, Neil Finn and Paul McCartney, Chris Simmons will stop you in your tracks.
Having just finished a European tour in support of Passenger, he releases a brand-new EP ‘London Fields’ on November 2nd via The Orchard. To celebrate the release Chris will be playing a special homecoming EP launch show at St. Pauls, Worthing on Saturday November 3rd. The show is already sold out!
Backed up by the direct support of heavy hitters like Chris Difford of Squeeze and the legendary Jackson Browne, Simmons is an artist who demands attention. As does his recent single ‘Saturn Returns’.
With a litany of British festivals – including Glastonbury and the Isle of Wight – under his belt, as well as desirable support slots, for Australia’s Matt Corby and the likes of Kate Nash, Suzanne Vega and Passenger, Simmons now has momentum well and truly behind him. He is currently on tour in Europe supporting Stu Larsen and Natsuki Kurai.
It wasn’t always so. After losing his beloved brother four years ago, writing became difficult, performing even more so. Chris decided to take a break and one day the words came. “I started writing again. I decided to hold off performing and just totally absorb myself in writing and recording. With the London Fields EP, I’ve recorded what I think is my best-ever material.”