Simon Laffy

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Simon Laffy
pic: Hayley Madden
Background information
Born (1958-10-11) 11 October 1958 (age 59)
Origin Hoxton, London, England
Genres Rock
Occupation(s) Bassist, Author
Instruments Bass
Labels CBS Records, London Records, Virgin Records, Surrealist Records
Associated acts

Girl (1979-1983)
Hard Rain (1984-1988)
Wild Frontiers (1989-1991)
Sheer Greed (1991-1994)

Man Raze (2004-present)

Simon Laffy (born 11 October 1958) is an English bassist, a member of Man Raze[1] and former member of Girl.[2]


Simon Laffy was born at home in Hoxton, London. He started playing music at fourteen years old, inspired by his musician brother, Steve. He joined his first band at fifteen and was playing in London clubs (Dingwalls, The Embassy, Maunkberrys) before being legally old enough to be in them. Simon signed his first record deal (with glam rock band Girl) at twenty one years old and toured Europe, the Far East and the UK. Subsequently, he has played at most venues in Britain, including Wembley Arena, Hammersmith Odeon, the Marquee Club and at the Reading and Phoenix Festivals.

His music career includes working as a producer, composer, arranger, performer, engineer, programmer, live mixer and DJ. He has played on fifteen albums and eighteen singles, as well as performing on countless studio sessions, TV and radio appearances, interviews, photo sessions and approximately two thousand gigs. Recently, Simon has formed a rock band, Man Raze, with his former Girl bandmate Phil Collen from Def Leppard and Paul Cook from the Sex Pistols, began a dance album project called Pearl Avenue with Joel Parkes, the Canadian singer/songwriter, and started a remix production team called the Manic Mechanics. He has also formed two record companies, Surrealist Records and Derrida Records.

He is the author of Seed of Satan.

Simon Laffy is the brother of Gerry Laffy.


  1. ^ Monger, James Christopher. "Biography: Man Raze". AMG. Retrieved 17 May 2010. 
  2. ^ Rivadavia, Eduardo. "Biography: Girl". AMG. Retrieved 17 May 2010. 

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Preceded by
Mark Megary
Girl bassist Succeeded by