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|Born||11 October 1958|
|Origin||Hoxton, London, England|
|Labels||CBS Records, London Records, Virgin Records, Surrealist Records|
|Associated acts||Man Raze (2004 - Present)|
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 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.
Simon Laffy is the brother of Gerry Laffy.