FRANCISCO SIMÓN studied Geography and History at the Complutense University, but his passion for the guitar lead him to study Musical Pitch, Harmony, and Music Theory at the School of Creative Music of Madrid on a AIE scholarship. He later studied Composition, and Music Arrangement at the same school. Later he moved to the Hollywood, California where he studied at the prestigious Guitar Institute of Technology where he recieved the Best Style Award.
Returning to Spain, Simón toured with famous Spanish groups such as Cabaret Pop, Duncan Dhu, and Miguel Rios with whom he recorded several albums including live concerts.
Francisco has worked with diverse international artists such as Jerry Lee Lewis, Willie de Ville, Paul Collins, Kevin Ayers, Kenny Neal, Colin James, Bernard Allison, Gene Taylor, Paul Carrack, “Blue Lou” Marini, and Tom Jones.
Well known and respected in the Spanish musical panarama, Simon has also collaborated with great artists such as Antonio Flores, Rosendo, Juliá Hernández (Siniestro Total), Raimundo Amador, José Mercé (the last two respected names of Flamenco Music) and many more…
Simón has also been a fixture of television programs such as “La noche se mueve” (Telemadrid-El Gran Wyoming), “El peor programa dela semana” (La 2, dirigido por Fernando Trueba, Oscar for the best foreign file “Belle Epoque”), “Caiga Quien Caiga” (T5, best show-magazine on Spanish Television), “Furor” (Tele Madrid, FORTA), “La Azotea de Wyoming” (TVE), “Nada X Aquí” (Cuatro), and “No te olvides de la canción” (La Sexta)
Along with Jeff Espinoza he is the composer and co-founder of RED HOUSE who have edited six Cds since 1998.
Francisco also composes soundtracks for movies such as “Cthulhu Mansion” and “El Rey” and music for numerous documentaries along with publicity and corporate productions. He has also composed music for the cartoon series “Marco Antonio”.
Lately Simón is a much sought after producer and arranger because of his fine sense of musical structure and knowledge and profesionalism with a years of experience behind him which has lead him to paticipate in the recording of over 40 Cds of differnent styles.
Francisco is a member of SGAE (Authors Society of Spain) and AIE (Performers Society of Spain)