Composer and guitarist
Originally from New Brunswick, Conrad Simon is a composer, arranger and guitar virtuoso. He is the 16th child from a family of 19, and it is through his siblings he became aware of the music diversity the Simon household had acquired in the vinyl records collection. His passion for guitar developed during his teenage period when one of his brothers offered him a guitar for his birthday. Since then, he never stopped creating master pieces.
In 1996 he was recruited by Yamaha Canada Music to perform guitar clinics across the country, and during that same year he recorded and released his first progressive rock instrumental CD entitled “Instrumezzo”. Since then, his passion for composition and guitar led him to release three other solo albums. His last album “The Wrath of Con” would later elevate his name to cult status of the underground world by showcasing over the top emotional intensity and ultra clean picking. It won Simon excellent reviews from fans and established guitarists alike. In 2007 Conrad Simon was invited to participate in a major guitar documentary film from New-York producer Troy Grady called “Cracking the Code – The secrets of shred guitar”. In 2012, he performed live and recorded a rock instrumental album with Batabeat, an instrumental experimental rock album in homage to the famous horror writer Patrick Senecal, the Quebec Stephen King.
To date, Conrad Simon has participated in several projects as sound designer and music composer. Among them worth mentioning is a musical adaptation of Vivaldi’s Summer Presto for the movie documentary “Storm” from Warren Miller Entertainment, US ; publicity trailers for the events “Homage to Patrick Senecal” and “Homage to Richard Desjardins” ; and just recently, soundtracks for the exhibit If They Came From Within presented during Fantasia Film Festival 2012 in Montreal. Those soundtracks were based on faux horror movies synopsis presented to Rue Morgue Magazine. This project became the foundation of the Conrad Simon Band.
2012 Projet Senécal / Batabeat (Indépendant)
2006 The Wrath of Con / Solo Album (Indépendent)
1999 Electric Mysteries of the Sky / Solo Album (Independant)
1996 Instrumezzo / Solo Album (Independant)
1995 Bite the Wax Tadpole / Solo Album (L.A. Records)
2010-2011 Guitarist for SkyJam Project
1996-2010 Private guitar teacher
2006-2000 Clinicien guitarist for Yamaha Canada Music. Canadian Tour – Full time.