"Flip's no flop" - The Daily Telegraph
A flexible vocalist, singing in over 6 languages, with the ability to switch between theatrical, classical and jazz styles, to the more commercial styles of pop, rock and R&B.
He has performed with Australian artists such as John Farnham, Delta Goodrem, Natalie Bassingthwaighte, Christine Anu, Paulini, The Rogue Traders, Sharon & Christine Muscat [S2S], Rob Guest and many more. He has also worked with, and supported international artists such as Josh Groban, Anthony Castelo, Heiji Allejandro, YoYoy and Hanna Villame, internet sensation Miranda Sings and multi- Grammy Award winning legend, George Benson.
In 2000 Flip was invited to join Australia’s Leading Latin band – MI TIERRA as a singer, dancer and flute player. His work with Mi Tierra took him around the country, playing the majority of Australia’s most prestigious festivals and concert events, also working as lyricist and concert choreographer.
As a recording artist, Flip spends a bit of time in the studio, writing music and working as a session musician.
Film and Television credits include; the Aria Music Awards, Lantana, The Helpmann Awards, GMA, Midday, Mornings with Kerri-Anne and Celebrate! Christmas in the Capital, along with number of short films and music videos. In New York in 2001 Flip had castings for the Broadway and American touring companies of RENT for the roles of Angel and Mark, during which, his audition process was broadcast in a television special on the musical on America’s Fox Network.
Theatrically, Flip has worked extensively with the Canberra Philharmonic, Toured Australia and New Zealand in various musical productions and performed with Opera Australia at the Opera house - Highlights being; You're a Good Man Charlie Brown, Grease - The Arena Spectacular, Fiddler On The Roof - alongside the legendary Topol, and touring Australia as Ritchie Valens in 'BUDDY - The Buddy Holly Story' celebrating the 50th anniversary of "The day the music died".
For several years, Flip teamed up with Kuki Tipoki and created 'The FNK Project' developing various musical projects and supporting groups such as 'The Next Step' at their sold out shows 'Live @ The Metro'. He also worked with The Next Step on their 2010 'Do it on the dance floor' tour and at festivals such as Splendour in the Grass.
FNK's current projects involve running Leviathan Entertainment & Recording Studios based out of the Village PA in Sydney as well as fronting the new band and musical outfit - SEXY SUNDAY JAM, a collaboration with some of the finest musicians in Australia.
Flip's solo album - The Gospel of Theatre - is currently being recorded and set to be released very soon.
"Flip Simmons is a maniacal robot on speed" - Sydney Morning Herald
Flip Simmons’s tracks