Simon is a lifelong music fan starting his record collection from age 12. He lived, worked and went to school in Potters Bar from 1966, moving to East Herts in 1989, and now resident in the County Town of Hertford. He worked for Hertford Regional College as a lecturer and learning facilitator specialising in Art and Music with many years directly supporting disability. He was commissioned by the College to design and implement an accessible music teaching and learning system for adults with learning difficulties using Midi and Sampling. In recent years, after training at Capel Manor college, he has been a Gardener.
Always a keen contributor to local music scenes, he has played in many bands and recording projects as a percussionist and guitarist. During the 80s and 90s Simon was a professional record dealer specialising in rare and collectible items. Well known in the local area for his popular stall in Hatfield he had stands at major record fairs and ran an international mail order business from the Maltings, Stanstead Abbotts.