Sim Lister

Sim Lister

Real Name:
Simeon Lister
A co-founder of Sheffield-based Chakk and FON Studios; the first professional 24-track recording studio and set up FON Records in Sheffield - which worked with internationally-known record producers including Sly and Robbie, and Richard Burgess. FON's recording clients included Boy George, Pop Will Eat Itself, Yazz, Erasure, Take That, The Spice Girls, 808 State, Lulu, Tom Baker, Moloko and Pulp.

At FON they started working with fledging digital recording techniques, including investment in Apple-based Greengate sampling software. Sim was involved with the build and installation of two early recording studio projects in Sheffield - Human League and Comsat Angels / Axis.

A highly regarded saxophonist Lister has also worked as a producer and musical director with Factory Records in Brazil, the USA and the UK. Lister also plays and records trumpet and French horn as well as using wide-ranging digital techniques.

Tours and performances as theatre musician included two full seasons at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe with Sheffield-based Compass Theatre. In the 1980s Sim gave music workshops at the 'Leadmill' arts venue in Sheffield as part of the arts organisation ‘Manifesto’ - one of his students was comedian, Linda Smith.

Lister's sessions have included Boy George, Funky Worm, Cabaret Voltaire, Ashley and Jackson, Subsonic Two and Guy Barker - and TV appearances have included Top of the Pops and the Tube.

As a composer he was jointly commissioned to compose a piece for Phoenix Dance Theatre in Leeds.

Sim Lister's most recent releases are Two Thousand and Six (2005) by Heights of Abraham (a collaboration with Steve Cobby and Jake Harries - and in 2006 Put Me on A Planet by J*S*T*A*R*S (with Steve Cobby).

Nowadays he is also label boss of Twentythree Records, the label of Fila Brazillia and Steel Tiger Records; home to J*S*T*A*R*S and The Cutler.
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Sim Lister Discography

Instruments & Performance

Chakk Chakk - Clocks And Babies (Album) Not On Label (Chakk Self-Released) UK 1982 Sell This Version
MAN 1 Vendino Pact Vendino Pact - Identical Twins / Niagara(7") Manifesto (3) MAN 1 UK 1982 Sell This Version
FF 2, F.F. 2 They Must Be Russians They Must Be Russians - They Must Be Russians(LP, Album) First Floor Records (2), First Floor Records (2) FF 2, F.F. 2 UK 1983 Sell This Version
DMCG 6006 Chakk Chakk - 10 Days In An Elevator(CD, Album) MCA Records DMCG 6006 UK 1986 Sell This Version
SED 2 Sedition (2) Sedition (2) - The Mighty Device(12") Fon Records SED 2 UK 1986 Sell This Version
Cabaret Voltaire Cabaret Voltaire - Code (Album) Parlophone, Parlophone Germany 1987 Sell This Version
FON X6 Chakk Chakk - Beneath The Dancefloor - Basement Tapes (Chakk 1983-1984)(12", Ltd, W/Lbl) Fon Records FON X6 UK 1987 Sell This Version
The Funky Worm* The Funky Worm* - The Funky Worm (EP) Atlantic US 1988 Sell This Version
The Funky Worm* The Funky Worm* - The Spell! (Get Down With The Genie) (Single) Fon Records, WEA UK 1988 Sell This Version
The Funky Worm* The Funky Worm* - Hustle! (To The Music...) (Single) Fon Records, WEA Canada 1988 Sell This Version
WAP 9R Sweet Exorcist Sweet Exorcist - Per Clonk (Remix)(12") Warp Records WAP 9R UK 1990 Sell This Version
UNITY 1 DJR, XPR 1568 Subsonic 2 Brass Construction (Instrumental) and 1 more… Subsonic 2 - We Go Subsonic / Brass Construction (Remixes)(12", Promo, Smplr) Unity (4), Columbia UNITY 1 DJR, XPR 1568 UK 1990 Sell This Version
Jesus Loves You Jesus Loves You - The Martyr Mantras (Album) More Protein UK 1990 Sell This Version
Ashley + Jackson* Ashley + Jackson* - Solid Gold (Album) Big Life UK 1991 Sell This Version
Cath Carroll Cath Carroll - England Made Me (Album) Factory UK 1991 Sell This Version
843178-2 Fred De Fred Fred De Fred - Treize En Vie(CD) Barclay 843178-2 France 1991 Sell This Version
The Flamingos (2) The Flamingos (2) - Reason For Living (Single) Robs Records UK 1992 Sell This Version
Heights Of Abraham Heights Of Abraham - Humidity (Album) Pork Recordings UK 1993 Sell This Version
Flamingos* Original Colour (Defcon) and 1 more… Flamingos* - Original Colour (Single) Robs Records UK 1994 Sell This Version
T1203 Fila Brazillia Bitten Bugs Fila Brazillia - Bitten Bugs(12") Twentythree T1203 UK 1999 Sell This Version
CVBOX1, 7243 8 11244 2 0 Cabaret Voltaire Sex, Money, Freaks (Kevorkian Dub) and 1 more… Cabaret Voltaire - Conform To Deform '82 / '90. Archive;(3xCD, Comp + Box) Virgin, Virgin CVBOX1, 7243 8 11244 2 0 Europe 2001 Sell This Version
NLAPJCD002 Various Out Of The Flesh (Demo) Various - Beats Working For A Living! [Rare Forgotten Demos 73-84](CD, Comp) Record Collector NLAPJCD002 UK 2005 Sell This Version
WARPCD218 Sweet Exorcist Sweet Exorcist - RetroActivity(2xCD, Comp) Warp Records WARPCD218 UK 2011 Sell This Version
none Vendino Pact Vendino Pact - Refugees Soundtrack & Demo 1983(12xFile, MP3, Album) Sheffield Tape Archive none UK 2016
DEP CON ONE Loose Motion Loose Motion - Program Jams(LP, Promo) Deep Corner Records DEP CON ONE UK Unknown Sell This Version