Simon Dawes

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Simon Dawes
OriginMalibu, California, United States
GenresRock, indie rock, alternative rock
LabelsRecord Collection
Associated actsDawes
MembersTaylor Goldsmith
Blake Mills
Wylie Gelber
Stuart Johnson

Simon Dawes was a rock band originally from Malibu, California. The band was signed with Record Collection and released their debut full-length, Carnivore, in September 2006. They have two previously released EPs. Blake Mills (guitar) left the band shortly after Carnivore's release. The band's current incarnation is Dawes.


The band was composed of four friends. Two of its founding members, Taylor Goldsmith (vocals, guitar, keys, lyrics) and Blake Mills (vocals, guitar, and lyrics), began playing music together in junior high at Malibu High School, and their middle names formed the band name.[1] The other two founding members were Grant Powell (bass) and Dylan Grombacher (drums). Their sound evolved and they became Simon Dawes with replacements Wylie Gelber (bass) and Stuart Johnson (drums). Stuart Johnson has been replaced by Taylor's brother, Griffin.

Along with playing many California shows, Simon Dawes toured with The Walkmen, Maroon 5,[1] Band of Horses, Eisley, Wolfmother and Incubus, among other artists.




(Note: the Final Noise E.P. included tracks from a few artists on Eisley's Final Noise tour)


  1. ^ a b "Sugar and spice". Los Angeles Times. 2006-08-31. Retrieved 2009-06-30.
  2. ^ "Reviews: Simon Dawes". Retrieved 2009-06-30.

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