Simon Foster’s musical career started in back in 1985, performing his first love, Soul music, with his band Weekend in Paris, touring the UK supporting artists as diverse as Joe Brown, The Platters, The Stylistics, Edwin Starr and Gino Washington. Soon after that he landed the part of Elwood in the West End Show “The official Tribute to The Blues Brothers”, staying with the show for eleven years. After some time away from performing due to a serious accident, in 2004 Simon's undoubted qualities as a singer and performer were recognised when he was asked to join the iconic Internationally recognised a cappella band The Flying Pickets. He has been, to date, instrumental in the recording, arranging and production of four of their albums, all of which have received critical acclaim, and he has continued to perform worldwide with the band through to the present.
Simon’s other ongoing project is Arcelia, a genre defining “Folk Soul” band with whom he has also produced and arranged two albums and which has recently been touring with Chris Difford of Squeeze. In amongst all this Simon has also worked with some impressive Jazz artists, including Richard Rozze (guitar) and Paul Booth (sax). And if all that wasn't enough Simon is also an experienced sound engineer and co-founder of
How Now Productions. An enthusiastic collector of microphones (he worked closely with Georg Neumann Microphones GmBh, testing and developing their range of digital mics) and, as he says "his passion for recording the human voice knows no bounds!
"Simon Foster….like Joe Cocker in Van Morrison’s hat and James Morrison’s socks. Ace!"Karamel Music Club