SiMóN began in 2011 when a wandering Vermonter joined forces with Honduran musicians in Tegucigalpa, Honduras. Since then it has grown and evolved, has a fluid membership and involves musicians from several countries.

 

Without much regard for categories, SiMóN draws on the varied musical experience of its members, mixing folk, punk, funk, swing, and blues. Since they are frequently asked “what kind of music do you play?” they have coined the genre label: psycho-folk (although there are some people who would call it alternative-rock or “indie”). The songs are in English and Spanish, and describe quotidian, political, and existential themes.

 

The name SiMóN comes from the popular Spanish slang affirmation, used in the following way: Are you going to the show tonight? ¡SiMóN! It is also true that the name, Simon, means ‘one who knows how to listen’ and knowing how to listen is a requirement for playing music in a group.

Camille, the band’s frontwoman, sings, plays violin and baritone ukulele, and writes most of songs. She grew up playing traditional American and Celtic fiddle, including swing and blues, jigs and hornpipes.

 

SiMóN plays regularly in the small vibrant scene that is Tegucigalpa, has played at festivals (recently NU festival 2015, Manifiesto 2016), and makes excursions to neighboring countries Nicaragua, El Salvador, and Guatemala. Keep your eye out for SiMóN in the USA in the near future, SiMóN is currently planning shows in the New England area of the USA.

 

Simon’s second album, Deviant Optimism, will be released February 2017. Our first album, Dutiful Daughter, was released in 2013. Available at cdbaby, iTunes, Spotify, and everywhere else you would expect.