As a Jazz Vocalist for over 25 years, Simon Atkinson has drawn inspiration from the music of the great Crooners, Sinatra, Tony Bennett, Mel Torme ,Nat King Cole and more recently Harry Connick Jnr. He has performed his own interpretations of the classic standards over that time in a wide variety of countries and venues. With the dramatic resurgence of the genre Simon has found that interest and demand for his relaxed cool style of Jazz and Swing vocal has increased steadily over the past years.
Following a 7 year period performing overseas, In 2003 Simon returned to the UK and found new success in with individual performances throughout Britain and in France , but most significantly with the superb Veteran Jazz pianist and arranger Allan Baillie and his band The Ben Marcato Trio.
Ayrshire Post: 2005
'The Coolest Vocal Jazz And Swing Of THe Rat Pack Era plus Some Great Surprises!