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|Born||11 October 1958|
|Origin||Hoxton, London, England|
|Labels||CBS Records, London Records, Virgin Records, Surrealist Records, MTV Records, Universal Music Group|
|Associated acts||Girl (1979-1983)|
Hard Rain (1984-1988)
|Education||City, University of London (1994-1998, BEng)|
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 Download, Reading and Phoenix Festivals.
His music career included 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 appearances and radio broadcasts, interviews, photo sessions and approximately two thousand gigs. In 2004, Simon formed a rock band, Man Raze, with his former Girl bandmate Phil Collen from Def Leppard and Paul Cook from the Sex Pistols and began a dance album project called Pearl Avenue with Joel Parkes, the Canadian singer/songwriter. Man Raze also formed their own record company, Surrealist Records.
Simon Laffy is the brother of Gerry Laffy.
- Monger, James Christopher. "Biography: Man Raze". AMG. Retrieved 17 May 2010.
- Rivadavia, Eduardo. "Biography: Girl". AMG. Retrieved 17 May 2010.
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