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Simon Townshend (Of The Who) @ The Walnut Room on February 13

Simon Townshend (of The Who)

A familiar name with an original sound, Simon Townshend is straight from the lineage of one of British music’s most famous families. The son of England’s top big-band reed man and baby brother of Who legend Pete Townshend, Simon has been recording and performing since the age of nine, when he was brought in to add vocals to The Who classic “Tommy.”

He went on to successfully self-produce six well received solo CDs on the Stir Music label, including Among Us (1997), Animal Soup (1999), Bare Bodies Bare Assets (live acoustic) (2000), Ages (2000) and simontownshendis (2002). In 2002, Simon added to his musical arsenal by creating a stylistic alternative to his distinctive rock sound with an alter ego “.bom” for live performances in New York, Los Angeles and Boston. In 2005 Simon joined Bruce Foxton (The Jam/Stiff Little Fingers) and Mark Brzezicki (Big Country) in forming The Casbah Club, releasing Venustraphobia (2006). Simon is back in 2011 with the EP entitled Something New. The 4-track sampler is a preview of material from what may be his best and most impactful solo recording to date, his latest 2012 release, Looking Out Looking In.

Simon Townshend’s own music is his priority and it has made a significant impact. As brother Pete Townshend told London’s Daily Mail, “he’s brilliant.” British and American papers have variously described his songs and performances as …

“supercharged…Mr. Townshend pushes the band to climax upon climax” (The New York Times)

“buoyant melodies…soaring vocal harmonies,… irresistible chorus hooks pushed and pulled by the refreshing optimism of Simon’s voice” (The Washington Post)

“impressive” (Billboard)

“really pushes the envelope and is highly recommended” (Amplifier)

“wonderful melodic punch…truly enjoyable listening” (Goldmine)

a “catharsis” (The Los Angeles Times)

In short, as London’s Gig Guide said, “you would be a fool to miss him.”

A prolific artist and performer, Simon Townshend continues to write, create and perform his unique and charismatic work as well as provide support to some of rock music’s ultimate legends. description

This event is brought to you by Swallow Hill Music and The Walnut Room. Tickets go on sale December 12 at 10am. Purchase tickets HERE

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