Simon was born when Elvis Presley was All Shook Up. He grew up with The Beatles on the radio and fell in love with The Kinks. Music became an obsession. The business behind the music became a fascination. But after playing in numerous bands at school and college, it became obvious that his guitar style was not going to be the passport to a lifetime in the Music Industry.
Reading the Melody Maker and NME it became apparent that the business stuff revolved around contracts … a light went on – maybe a career in the law was the way in.
Fast forward through nearly 20 years of reviewing record deals and advising artists, Simon founded Collins Long with James Collins …with the ethos of providing sound advice combined with a personal and caring service to clients.
Fast forward again a decade and a half- and the firm represents some impressive talent, from double Academy Award winners and multiple Grammy winners to Mobo winners, BRIT and Mercury nominees.