Having opened for, or toured with the likes of Squeeze; The Kooks; Jackson Browne; The Maccabees; Seth Lakeman; Get Cape, Wear Cape, Fly; Beth Orton; Finlay Quaye, Suede and Ocean Colour Scene, Chris Simmons is not wanting for support amongst his peers. In fact, Squeeze legend Chris Difford has himself contributed to the The Boy Will Learn with a couple of lyrics to aid the cause, most notably the stunning track The Watchmaker. High praise indeed. A ferocious tourer across the UK, Europe and Australia, Chris recently signed to Metropolis for management, and is a long time associate of Karousel. We're delighted to publish his debut solo record.
￼ Press Quotes – Chris Simmons
"Majestically dark with the medieval lyrical theme creating an atmosphere that truly draws you in, recalling Neil Finn in his 'Private Universe' pomp. You can't also help but notice a McCartney influence in Simmons' songwriting which is attracting collaborations with Chris Difford (Squeeze) amongst others. Seriously one to watch." Music Week
"British, brooding and expansive songwriting. Love it!" - Tom Robinson - BBC 6 MUSIC
"Beautifully ambitious. One to watch"
Time Out - London
"Lyrically akin to Brett Anderson in his prime" - Evening Argus
"If you like Damien Rice, David Ford and Matthew Jay, then you need to give Simmons a listen" - The 405 "A great songwriter with an incredibly distinctive voice"- Jackson Browne
"Although this is Chris’s first release you could be forgiven for thinking you were in the hands of an established recording artist. With hypnotic sincerity and subtle changes in pace, the overall effect is a heartfelt conversation transformed into song and it works beautifully" PPSF