Simon Francis is an international live & studio musician Experienced in Electric Bass, 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, keys, and backing vocals, alongside helping design, program, & build keyboard/playback systems.
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.
Ellie Goulding - Bass Guitar, Electric Guitar, Synth Bass, Live Programming,
Harlea - Guitar, Backing Vocals
Exit Kid - Bass Guitar
ICVO - Bass Guitar, Modular Synth
Becky Hill - Bass Guitar, Synth, Live Programming
Leah Mason/Minke - Bass Guitar
Diagrams - Bass Guitar, Synth, Live Programming
The Pierces - Bass Guitar
David's Lyre - Bass Guitar, Synth, Backing Vox, & Musical Direction
Years & Years - Live Programming
Danelectro 63 Longscale
Eko Florentine Hollow Body 1963
Epiphone Jack Casady Bass
Epiphone EA260/5120-E '71
Fender Mustang 1978
Fender Classic 50s Precision
Fender Tony Franklin Fretted Precision Bass
Fender Jaguar Bass (modified w/ neck humbucker)
Gibson Grabber '78 & '82
Gibson Ripper Fretless 1973
Gibson Thunderbird (w/ Thunderbuckers '66 spec)
Gibson 335 Bass
Goya Panther II Holllowbody '65
Guild Starfire I Bass '67
Hagstrom/Futurama Coronado IV 1964
Travis Bean Designs TB2000
Fender CP100 Parlor Guitar
Modular Synth incl. WMD/Make Noise/SynthTech...etc modules.
Native Instruments Komplete & S49 Keyboard
Ableton Live / Logic Pro X / Pro Tools 12
Brent Averill API 312 / Vintech 573
API 550a / Pete's Place BAC 500
Various Plugins; Waves/Soundtoys/ValhallaDSP...etc.
Jule Amps Monique
Ashdown Little Bastard
JH Audio JH16 in ear monitors
Over 250+ effects pedals