A brief introduction to blues/folk singer songwriter Simon Imrei and the story behind the new 2-part/2-disc album, 'The Sum of Scenes'. Filmed & edited by Agostino Soldati Films with thanks to The Aviary Recording Studio & Laneway Studios.
Having grown up on the Mornington Peninsula, Simon spent his childhood riding in the back of cars along tree-lined roads and through quiet towns listening to the catchy choruses and the pop sensibility of 80s/90s radio. At home, it was his parents’ record collection which paired the storytelling songs of Paul Simon and James Taylor with the bluesy guitar playing of Jimi Hendrix and Santana. It wasn’t until after a family Christmas watching his great uncle play Buddy Rich rudiments on his drumkit that Simon discovered his love for rhythm.
This underlying aspect of movement and groove has underpinned his guitar playing and songwriting ever since.