“Earthman is a wonderfully-made album, whose music is somewhere between relaxed soul, pop and world music. The quality of the music prevails.”
Polyprisma online magazine, Germany
"Handclaps, hazel-eyed soul and acoustic honesty"
Mikey’s Must-See Three, Hit magazine, Herald Sun
"It's good to know that there's so much great music being produced by local, independent bands as SHB. Keep it coming!"
Adrian Hook, ‘New Grooves’, 96.5 Inner FM
Simon Hudson Band weaves a mesmerising fabric of lyrical folk songwriting on a bed of Latin and roots rhythms. As accomplished musicians with a wealth of experience and a solid following around Melbourne, Simon Hudson Band will release a full-length album in 2013.
Simon Hudson’s musical life began when he was given a guitar by a friend for teaching him to play The Chicken Dance. But it was receiving a pair of drums that changed his life, starting a journey of percussion including study with African masters, performing at the Sydney Olympics, and playing for dance companies at national festivals. After a comprehensive grounding in world rhythms Simon hungered to incorporate these into his own music. After studying songwriting at NMIT in Melbourne, he formed a band to fuse his folk origins with the rhythms of Latin America and Africa. With influences including The Cat Empire, Jose Gonzalez, Neil Finn, and Paul Simon, Simon Hudson Band are set to bring their unique brand of percussive lyrical songwriting to audiences around Australia and across the world.
- European tour, Jul 2016, 14 shows in Germany, including Haus am Walde and Breminale Festivals
- Flight of the Earthman tour, Jan 2016, through Victoria & South Australia.
- European tour, Jul 2014, 33 shows in Germany & Netherlands, including Breminale Festival