Simon James "Spike" Dawbarn (born 5 August 1974 in Warrington, England) is an English singer and dancer. He is a member of the boy band911, who were originally active between 1995 and 2000 and had ten consecutive top 10 hits before splitting up in 2000. In 2012, 911 reformed for the ITV2 documentary series The Big Reunion, along with other bands from their time including Five, B*Witched and Atomic Kitten.
Spike Dawbarn was born in Warrington, Cheshire to parents Mo and Mike Dawbarn. He also has two brothers. Although he attended some dance college afterwards, his secondary education ended at the age of sixteen when he could not get a grant to go to a London stage school. He had a brief spell as a bricklayer on a building site, a position from which he was sacked. He acquired the nickname 'Spike' because of his hairstyle.
Since 911's split in February 2000, Dawbarn has made a career joining the other band members in reunion tours. He is also director of a pop academy youth programme, PopSkool with his wife Carol Mounsey, a dancer and choreographer. PopSkool started in his home town of Warrington and has spread across the UK. It teaches afternoon programmes in modern dance and vocal training to children between the ages of eight and sixteen. Dawbarn provides choreographic expertise and voice coaching is provided by Brennan. On 15 October 2009, Dawbarn appeared on Never Mind the Buzzcocks 's identity parade round, but Phill Jupitus's team failed to pick him out.