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|Born||February 7, 1970|
|Years active||2000 to present|
Life and career
White moved to NYC from London in 2000 where she began to play music onstage. She recorded her first album with producer David Domanich and musician and friend Frank Bango. White released the album, The Sincere Recording Company Presents, in 2003 on Bango's label The Sincere Recording Company. White's albums frequently include covers of songs originally recorded by Frank Bango. Such recordings include Roses Are Not Red, Wrong About You, Worm Was Wood and Bunny In A Bunnysuit.
I Am The Man, her second album, was recorded with producer Mark Nevers, (Lambchop/Calexico/Will Oldham/Silver Jews), in Nashville, Tennessee. In 2006 she was signed to the UK label Honest Jons. I Am The Man was released by Honest Jons/EMI in the UK, Japan, Italy and The Netherlands in 2007 and released in France, Germany and the United States in 2008 through distributors Indigo and Forced Exposure. The album was a favourite with critics from MOJO [“not just a pretty voice but a mesmerizing intelligence… a summer soundtrack of charm and beguiling depths” ****] and Q Magazine ["...a feel of the rarest kind." ****] to the Daily Mail [“a vibrant new talent”].
'The Beep Beep Song', one of the songs from White's second album I Am The Man was used in an Audi R8 advert in the UK, France, Italy, the Netherlands, Poland, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, South Africa, Sweden and was shown in the half time ad break of the Rugby World Cup Final of 2007.
From 2007 to 2009 White toured in the United Kingdom, Europe and Japan headlining and supporting various bands: Nouvelle Vague, Alela Diane, Teitur, Stephen Fretwell, Little Dragon, Victoria Williams and Shugo Tokumaru. In 2008 she played at the festivals Greenman and WOMAD in the UK.
White was a part of Damon Albarn's critically acclaimed "Honest Jons Revue" which toured in July 2008 to the Barbican Center in London, Les Nuits de Fourvière festival in Lyon, and the Lincoln Center Festival in New York City. The Honest Jons Revue included the artists Tony Allen, The Hypnotic Brass Ensemble, Damon Albarn, Kokanko Sata Doumbia, Lobi Traore, Afel Bocoum, Candi Staton, Simone White and Victoria Williams.
On 12 June 2009, White's third album, Yakiimo was released digitally, with a physical release following on 22 June 2009. This album was again released through Honest Jons in the UK.
In 2010 and 2011 White opened for Andrew Bird and provided backing vocals for shows at the Largo (Los Angeles) and the Rio (Santa Cruz).
'Bunny In A Bunnysuit', from the album Yakiimo, was used in the Omega Ladymatic watch ad campaign, featuring Nicole Kidman.
White released Genuine Fake, a collection of acoustic recordings, on 8 September 2017. The album features re-recordings of 14 old tracks alongside 3 new ones. It is currently available digitally through Bandcamp, with a vinyl edition to follow in November 2017.
White currently lives in Los Angeles, California.
- The Sincere Recording Company Presents Simone White (Sincere Recording Co., 2003)
- I Am The Man (Honest Jons, 2007)
- Yakiimo (Honest Jons, 2009)
- Silver Silver (Honest Jons, 2012)
- Genuine Fake (Self-Released, 2017)
Featured Guest Vocalist
- The Wedding Present, Holly Jolly Hollywood, (Scopitones, 2008)
- Fol Chen, The Longer U Wait (Featuring Simone White), (Asthmatic Kitty, 2009)
- Fol Chen, Adeline (You Always Look So Bored), Part II: The New December, (Asthmatic Kitty, 2010)
- Fol Chen, The Holes, Part II: The New December, (Asthmatic Kitty, 2010)
- Fol Chen, The Holograms, Part II: The New December, (Asthmatic Kitty, 2010)
- Fol Chen, I Walked (Featuring Simone White), Sufjan Stevens cover, (Asthmatic Kitty, 2011)