While widely acclaimed in the music industry, UK artist Mick Simpson's work is little known to the rest of the music world. While performing in the early 1980s, he was spotted by Elkie Brooks, who signed him up to tour in her band Vinegar Joe. BBC Radio One’s Tommy Vance spoke to Mick backstage after a gig, and began playing Mick’s original instrumental tracks on The Friday Night Rock Show. In the 1990s, John Parr, of ‘St. Elmo’s Fire’ fame, featured him on his album, Man With A Vision. In addition, Mick won the 2004 International Song Writers Award, sponsored by The Brit Awards.
Mick Simpson's other achievements include winning the 2004 International Song Writers Award sponsored by ‘The Brit Awards’. His track, A Father's Son, received broad TV and Radio coverage along with his song, Looking Through My Eyes, which was released to raise money and awareness of Autism. In June 2005, Mick guested at the 80th birthday of Blues legend BB King, and has also played alongside guitar greats such as Gary Moore and Snowy White.
Mick is currently in the studio working on instrumental tracks for various media projects and is preparing for the release of his new album, Hard Road, along with the Walking Back To India EP. Mick's instrumentals and vocals cover Blues, Rock and World Music. Each song tells a story, and is beautifully evocative and cinematic.
Walking down the long and dusty road to nowhere. This great, atmospheric Country Blues track features dobro, electric slide guitar, harmonica, acoustic guitar. Sounds like Robert Johnson, Ry Cooder. Perfect in scenes with tumbleweeds, whiskey and scorching sun, also good for travel, westerns. Male Vocals, Blues Music, Delta Blues
Classic 1930's Louisiana blues/jazz feel with a modern edge. Eric Clapton and Buddy Guy style guitar playing with cool piano, sultry upright bass and subtle brushes providing the laid back rhythm. Great for background music in lounge and bar scenes. Male Vocals, Blues Music, Chicago Blues
Epic blues rock song with a big power ballad style chorus, builds slowly and surely with light and shade throughout the track. Sounds like Gary Moore. Features smokin' hot electric guitar, shrieking organ, driving bass, drums. Good for romantic comedies, scenes of walking alone down a one way street, Male Vocals, Rock Music, Blues Rock
Smokin' hot rock song about trouble. Features male vocals, electric guitars, bass, drums. A mean and aggressive track with lots of attitude, works well in scenes involving smoky bars, bikers, fighting, car chases, racing, cops & robbers. Also good for extreme sport, Jeans adverts, beer commercials, Male Vocals, Rock Music, Classic Rock
Upbeat Blues Rock track with electric guitars, driving bass and a solid backbeat. Reminiscent of the southern rock stylings of Lynyrd Sknyrd, The Eagles and Stevie Ray Vaughan. Works well in smoky bar scenes, roadhouse movies, biker movies, Jeans commercials. Instrumental, Rock Music, Blues Rock
Melodic blues rock song with a feel good country blues groove. Features male vocals, electric guitar, bass, drums, electric piano and acoustic guitar. Works well for background music in bar, pub and roadhouse scenes. Also good for radio playing on a car journey, road trip, jeans or beer commercials, Male Vocals, Rock Music, Blues Rock
Cool and laid back blues rock track with a 1960's classic rock/soul feel. Features soulful male vocals, electric guitar riffs, hammond organ, bass and drums. Great for background music in a bar, lounge, leisure. Slow paced and easy going, the type of song you would hear on a late night radio show. Male Vocals, Rock Music, Pop Rock
Driving blues rock song with an aggressive 'in your face' feel. Features scorching overdriven guitars, big male vocals, solid bass and drums. Sounds like Gary Moore. Works well in smoky bar scenes, roadhouse movies, biker movies, Jeans commercials, street gang scenes, ball and chain, work themes, Male Vocals, Rock Music, Blues Rock
This 1980's influenced pop rock track conjures up images of a long journey, walking for miles and miles across the barren lands, deserts, wilderness, mountains, outback. Features acoustic guitar, melodic electric guitar, slide, organ, and a steady triplet rhythm provided by the drums and bass guitar, Instrumental, Rock Music, 1980s Rock
Southern style Country Blues song with male vocals, acoustic slide guitar, mandolin, electric guitar, bass and drums. Reminiscent of the southern rock stylings of Lynyrd Sknyrd. Works well in smoky bar scenes, roadhouse movies, gambling, card cheat, casino, rural, backroads, beer, whiskey, poker, Male Vocals, Blues Music, Texas Blues
Dirty sounding and hard hitting Rock track which explores the strains of a difficult relationship. Very much influenced by the likes of Thin Lizzy with blistering guitar solos and bouncy drums. A sense of travel and adventure, good for 'on the road' themes, car get away scenes, biker movies. Male Vocals, Rock Music, Blues Rock
Cool and casual Blues Rock track with a laid back bar room feel. Features male vocals, electric guitar, 12-bar bass, honky tonk piano and good old fashioned mouth harp. Sounds like BB King, Eric Clapton. Great for smokey bar and club scenes, live band playing in the background, blues documentary, Male Vocals, Blues Music, Modern Electric Blues
Bluesy southern style pop song about a man living the blues lifestyle down on Lonely Avenue. Features male vocals, acoustic slide guitar, electric guitar, bass, organ, drums. Works well in scenes of loneliness, contemplation, past memories and regrets. Also good for background music on a road trip, Male Vocals, Rock Music, Pop Rock
Cool and laid back modern blues track with electric lead guitar, hammond organ, strings, bass and drums. Great for background music in a bar or lounge scene. Slow paced, chilled and easy listening, the type of song you would hear on a late night radio show, or on a scene featuring a bird in flight, Male Vocals, Blues Music, Modern Electric Blues
Jimi Hendrix inspired song about a man's obsession with a night club dancer. Features 1960's style classic rock groove, screaming guitar solos, wah wah, live drums and solid bass. Perfect for scenes involving lap dancers, exotic dancers, strip clubs, night clubs, bikers, fighting, gangs, road trips, Male Vocals, Rock Music, Classic Rock
1970's influenced funk rock track with bluesy electric guitar, groovy percussion and lively drums. Great for background music in a club or bar scene, 1970's themed TV cop shows, retro TV comedy, Street-Smart, live band sound. Instrumental, Rock Music, Boogie Rock
1970's influenced funk rock track with bluesy electric guitar, groovy percussion and lively drums. Great for background music in a club or bar scene, 1970's themed TV cop shows, retro TV comedy. Live band sound. Instrumental, Rock Music, Boogie Rock
Retro sounding jazzy blues track featuring passionate male vocals, soulful lead electric guitar, moody piano riff and laid back drums played with brushes. Sounds like Ray Charles, Gary Moore, Eric Clapton. Works well in scenes involving unfinished business, revenge, feeling blue, live band playing. Male Vocals, Blues Music, Electric Blues
Walking down the long and dusty road to nowhere. This great, atmospheric southern style blues track features dobro, acoustic guitar and old vinyl effect. Sounds like Robert Johnson, Ry Cooder. Perfect in scenes with tumbleweeds, whiskey and scorching sun, also good for travel, westerns. Instrumental, Blues Music, Country Blues
Emotional, reflective and thought provoking Blues Rock ballad with soaring lead guitar, epic orchestration and melodic phrasing. Sounds like Gary Moore. Works well for images of loneliness, sadness, past memories, lost moments. Male Vocals, Rock Music, Blues Rock
Late 60's and early 1970's influenced pop rock track, shades of George Harrison and Eric Clapton. Features melodic Beatles style vocals, slide electric lead guitar, drums and hammond organ. Works well for background music in a bar or club. The song lyrics are good for relationship scenes, break up. Male Vocals, Rock Music, Pop Rock