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Simon Neame
Guitar
Irving, Texas










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PERSONAL MUSIC HISTORY

• I started playing guitar at age of 9 and took classical guitar lessons for a few years after that.
• During high school, I sang in the school choir which performed at some major venues in and around London, including the Royal Festival Hall and Fairfield Hall.
• Played in a rock band through high school.
• Went to see my first music concert at age of 20 (10 CC at the Hammersmith Odeon).
• Was a “bedroom guitarist” until I moved to Dallas in 1997, after which I joined the Brookhaven Guitar Ensemble.

BANDS/GROUPS I HAVE PLAYED OR AM PLAYING IN

I currently play in various bands, principally the following:
• *UpSwing Band
• *Lady and The Tramps (with Rhonda Medina)
• *Rita Powers and Standing Ovation
• *Brookhaven Jazz Band
• *JazzLand
I also sub in several other jazz and rock bands when needed.

CAREER/RETIREMENT HIGHLIGHTS

• Singing in the Dulwich College choir in London
• Working for a real estate company in Berkeley Square, London for over 20 years.
• Working for a real estate company in Dallas, TX for over 20 years.
• Shooting a 78 round the Old Course at St. Andrews in 1985
• Becoming a US Citizen in 2017

FAMILY

• My wife, Georgia, who is my soulmate, wonderful companion, and an awesome artist.

INTERESTS/HOBBIES

• I am a Senior VP of National Valuation Consultants and I appraise various types of commercial real estate including shopping centers, offices, and warehouses for major investors and developers.
• When I’m not appraising commercial real estate or playing music, I’m playing golf or practicing on the range.
• Listening to and watching jazz fusion and progressive rock music.
• Driving fast cars and following Formula 1 racing.

OTHER

• I love electric guitars and amplifiers – I own 11 guitars and am still looking for more!
• I’ve had three holes-in one – one in England, and two in the U.S.
• I make all my own guitar cables.