Simon Austin

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Simon Austin
Simon Austin, February 2009
Born Simon Sean Nicholas David Austin
(1966-10-09) 9 October 1966 (age 50)
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Occupation singer, songwriter, guitarist, producer

Simon Sean Nicholas David Austin[1] (born 9 October 1966, Melbourne, Victoria) is an Australian guitarist, songwriter, producer and sound engineer. Austin was a founding member of Frente! in Melbourne in 1989 with Angie Hart on vocals, Tim O'Connor on bass guitar and Mark Picton on drums.[2][3] Their top five hits on the Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA) Singles Chart were "Ordinary Angels" (co-written by Austin and Hart) and "Accidently [sic] Kelly Street" (both in 1992).[4] Their debut album, Marvin the Album, reached top five on the ARIA Albums Chart in the same year.[4] After Frente! disbanded in 1996, Austin moved into record production and sound engineering.


Main article: Frente!

Simon is the grandson of Jack Austin an Australian rules footballer.


  1. ^ ""Ordinary Angels" at The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP)". ASCAP. Retrieved 21 February 2010. 
  2. ^ Mc Farlane, 1999, 'Frente!' entry.
  3. ^ Spencer et al, (2007) Frente entry. Retrieved 21 February 2010.
  4. ^ a b "Discography Frente!". Australian charts portal. Hung Medien. Retrieved 21 February 2010. 
  5. ^ "Who's who of Australian rock / compiled by Chris Spencer, Zbig Nowara & Paul McHenry". catalogue. National Library of Australia. Retrieved 21 February 2010.