Producer, composer, musician, born April 3, 1962 in Tottenham, England, son of composer Ivor Raymonde. Simon originally found himself playing bass for the London-based band the Drowning Craze
and soon thereafter spawned an exceptional career as bassist, songwriter and co-producer with the beautiful, elusive Cocteau Twins
. In 1997 Simon's self-produced debut solo album was released to wide critical acclaim. He has since continued this successful production career, along with running the Bella Union
label (also founded in 1997 with fellow-Cocteau Robin Guthrie
), producing, writing and performing with various artists.