Simon Emmerson is a record producer, guitarist, DJ and founder of the group Afro Celt Sound System.
He is also the main organiser of The Imagined Village, a collaborative work from many roots artists. Emmerson also plays on this album.
In 1995 Emmerson was nominated for a Grammy for his production work on Baaba Maal's album Firin' in Fouta.
Earlier in his career, under the pseudonym Simon Booth, he was a member of the bands Working Week and Weekend, played guitar on Everything but the Girl's debut album Eden and produced records for Baaba Maal and Manu Dibango.
Emmerson is a keen bird watcher.
Afro Celt Sound System