Simon Little

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Simon Little
Born (1980-09-30) 30 September 1980 (age 37)
Origin London, England
Genres Jazz, alternative rock, folk rock
Occupation(s) Bassist
Instruments Bass Guitar, double bass
Years active 1998-present
Associated acts The Divine Comedy
The Duckworth Lewis Method
Clare Teal
Maggie Reilly
Lea Delaria
A Girl Called Eddy

Simon Little (born 30 September 1980) is an English bassist, most notable for his work with The Divine Comedy.[1]

A graduate of the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London, Little joined The Divine Comedy in 2002 and is still a regular member of the band. He has since toured and recorded with The Duckworth Lewis Method,[2] Clare Teal, Duke Special, Maggie Reilly, A Girl Called Eddy and Chris Difford. As a jazz bass player he plays regularly with Ian Shaw, Lea DeLaria, Symeon Cosburn, and Nina Ferro. Little has also played with Nick Cave[3] and Ben Folds.[4]

Little released a solo bass album Mandala in 2010,[5] where he uses live looping to create ambient soundscapes.[6] He released a second solo album called "The Knowledge of Things To Come" in 2011, following the "Rejectamenta EP" which featured five additional tracks from the Knowledge sessions, and an acoustic album "[un]plugged" in 2012. An improvised trio album "Foreground Music, Vol. I" was released in 2012 with pianist Jez Carr and Iona saxophonist Mike Haughton.


  • Foreverland (2016) The Divine Comedy
  • "Foreground Music, Vol. I" (2012) Jez Carr, Simon Little & Mike Haughton
  • "Sticky Wickets" (2013) The Duckworth Lewis Method
  • "The Jazz Cookbook" (2013) Frankie Lewis
  • "Greatest Video Game Music 2" (2012) the London Philharmonic Orchestra
  • "Dirk Gently: Original Television Soundtrack" (2012) Daniel Pemberton
  • "Jing, Jing-A-Ling" (2013) Clare Teal
  • "[un]plugged" (2012)
  • "Oh Pioneer" (2012) Duke Special
  • "The Knowledge of Things To Come" (2011)
  • "Rejectamenta EP" (2011)
  • "Hey Ho" (2011) Clare Teal
  • Mandala (2010)
  • Mother Courage & Her Children (2010) Duke Special
  • Be a Santa (2010) Lea DeLaria
  • Bang Goes the Knighthood (2010) The Divine Comedy
  • Clare Teal Live at Ebenezer Chapel (2009) Clare Teal
  • What A Woman Shouldn't Do (2008) Julie McKee
  • Get Happy (2008) Clare Teal
  • The Last Temptation of Chris (2008) Chris Difford
  • Paradisi Carousel (2007) Clare Teal
  • Victory for the Comic Muse (2006) The Divine Comedy
  • Drawn To All Things (2006) Ian Shaw
  • Rowan (2006) Maggie Reilly
  • South East Side Story (2006) Chris Difford
  • Breakfast with the Blues (2006) Symeon Cosburn
  • Whatever It Takes (2006) Jai Cavill
  • Absent Friends (2004) The Divine Comedy
  • Live at the London Palladium (DVD 2004) The Divine Comedy
  • Vollmilch 2004 - Das war Haldern (2004) with The Divine Comedy
  • Just In Time (2004) Esther Bennett


  1. ^ "Clare Teal". Retrieved 21 September 2014. 
  2. ^ "Duckworth Lewis Method". Retrieved 21 September 2014. 
  3. ^ "Take Five with Simon Little". All About Jazz. Retrieved 21 September 2014. 
  4. ^ "". Simon Little. Retrieved 21 September 2014. 
  5. ^ "Review: Simon Little's "Mandala"". No Treble. Retrieved 21 September 2014. 
  6. ^ "". Simon Little. 10 December 2012. Retrieved 21 September 2014. 

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