Perth born singer/songwriter Simon Paparo has been unleashing his beautiful music on the Australian music scene relentlessly. Since the age of 14 Simon has been carving his own songs and covering others with a fresh energy and raw passion that secures his audience their seats.
With shades of such luminaries as Powderfinger, Radiohead, Led Zeppelin, Simon is emerging as the new Australian voice since his live Sydney debut in 2009. Having moved to Melbourne in June 2014, his musical journey continues in a new scene, with new tracks ready for his latest audience.
Paparo’s passion for acoustic guitar is undeniable although his talents stretch to include guitar, harmonica, mandolin, bass, keys and drums. With a musical style that teeters between folk, blues, country and pop, his influences include Townes Van Zandt, Leonard Cohen, Bob Dylan, Tracy Chapman and Neil Young.
Simon is known to woo a crowd in moments and is a strong melodic performer with a captivating vocal delivery of intelligent lyrics about our time and place. Simon Paparo is an act to watch!
"Thank-you so much for performing at our wedding. We were moved by your performance, as were our guests. I was really grateful that you were able to learn our favourite songs (including the one I walked down the aisle to!) and entertain our guests so well. I will certainly be recommending you to my friends looking for a musician for their wedding day."
- Connie Chan, bride, February 2015.
"Simon played at a recent corporate event for our client and was a huge hit. His sound was perfect for our cocktail event and his use of different instruments and styles kept our guests entertained for hours. Best of all Simon was a pleasure to deal with."
- Grant Dowling, Director, Yes Way Gentling Group, May 2015
"During his time with the company, I have always found Simon to be a highly motivated individual of numerous musical talents. He is fun-loving, likeable, enthusiastic and always a hit with the customers that join our cruises. I highly recommend Simon for employment. He is a highly talented performer and would make a great asset to any musical event."
- Lisa Woods, Human Resources Manager, Sydney Tall Ships, 2014