Simon Francis is an international live & studio musician experienced in Bass Guitar, Upright, & Synth Bass and using these three disciplines together to provide a powerful, soul-full low end in a variety of musical environments, providing a firm & engaging musical foundation.
He is also adept at providing musical accompaniment on Guitar, Synths, and Backing Vocals.
Filled with a passion for music and immersed in a diverse range of styles and genres, he works on tours, albums and promotional work with a wide range of bands and artists.
Kylie Minogue - Bass Guitar, Backing Vocals
Ellie Goulding - Bass Guitar, Electric Guitar, Synth Bass, Live Programming,
Harlea - Guitar, Backing Vocals
Becky Hill - Bass Guitar, Synth, Live Programming
Leah Mason/Minke - Bass Guitar
Diagrams - Bass Guitar, Synth, Live Programming
Danelectro '63 Bass VI
Eko Florentine Hollow Body 1963
Epiphone Jack Casady Bass
Fender Mustang 1978
Fender Classic '50s Precision
Fender Flea Signature '61 Jazz Bass
Fender Jaguar Bass (modified w/ neck humbucker)
Gibson Grabber '78
Gibson Ripper Fretless 1973
Gibson Thunderbird (w/ Thunderbuckers '66 spec)
Goya Panther II Holllowbody '65
Hagstrom/Futurama Coronado IV 1964
Serek Midwestern (w/ B90 pickup)
Yamaha BB734a (w/ Delano Pickups)
Wilcock B90 Shortscale
Fender CP100 Parlor Guitar
Modular Synth incl. WMD/Make Noise/SynthTech...etc modules.
Native Instruments Komplete & S49 Keyboard
Jule Amps Monique
Ashdown Little Bastard
JH Audio JH16 in ear monitors
Over 250+ effects pedals...
... inlcuding instruments by Mantic Conceptual, Malekko Heavy Industries, Earthquaker Devices, Source Audio, Old Blood Noise Endeavours, Future Impact, and many more...