Simon Widdowson

Concert Date

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2018
Sunday February 11th - Bouillon Paradis, Lyon 69007 8pm
Friday May 18th - Au Temps Perdu,
Lyon 69001 8pm
Friday July 13th - FNAC,
Crest 26400 5pm
Saturday November 24th - Barabock,
Menglon 26410 8pm

Armed with an acoustic guitar and a handful of harmonicas, Simon performs a selection of numbers, both new and old. Often putting alternative tunings and open chord positions to good use, his guitar work is more than a mere accompaniment for vocals and harmonica trills: the audience is drawn in by his cool, refined style which frequently extends into elongated intros and outros. Amongst the ballads and blues that comprise his back catalogue, stand-out numbers include ‘A Little Bit Blue’ and ‘I Would’. It is particularly interesting to see how he adapts songs from his new album, which is multi-instrumental and ambient, to his solo set-up. Although stripped down, the songs remain compelling: it merits seeing him live as well as listening to the recorded versions.
Orlando Whitehead, Savage, London University College


2017
Thursday February 16th - Le Cause Toujours, Valence 26000 - 8pm
Friday May 19th - Les Aubergistes,
Marsanne 26740 - 7pm
Sunday May 28th - Le Bouillon Paradis,
Lyon 69007 - 7pm
Friday July 7th - Bluedot Festival, Cheshire
Monday July 10th - Oporto,
Leeds
Wednesday July 19th - Globe Café, Crest, 26400 - 7pm
Saturday August 12th - FNAC
Crest 26400 - 5pm
Friday September 22nd - Lézarts Café,
Valence 26000 9pm (Band)
Saturday September 23rd - Lézarts Café,
Valence 26000 9pm (Band)
Friday October 6th - Sur Les Quais,
Crest 26400 9pm (Band)
Saturday October 14th - Le Baron de Bayanne,
Alixan 26300 9pm (Duo)
Friday December 8th - Aux Bons Sauvages,
Lyon 69005 8pm (Duo)

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2016
Saturday July 9th - Andarta,
Die 8pm
Wednesday July 13th - Kitchenette,
Saillans 8pm
Thursday August 25th - Tchaiwalla,
Die 7pm
Wednesday September 21st - Le Bistro fait sa Broc,
Lyon 8pm
Sunday October 9th - Le Bouillon Paradis,
Lyon 7pm
Wednesday October 12th at 7pm -
Voodoo Rooms, Edinburgh
Sunday October 16th at 4pm -
Hyde Park Book Club, Leeds
Tuesday October 18th at 9pm -
The Troubadour, London
Thursday November 10th - Au Temps Perdu,
Lyon 7pm
Friday November 25th - Les Voutes,
Lyon 8pm
Friday December 16th - le Petit Troquet,
Lyon 69004

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UK TOUR 2015
Friday March 27th - Shangri La, Carlton Club,
Prestwich (Manchester) 8pm
Saturday March 28th - Blind Pig,
Sowerby Bridge 7pm
Monday March 30th - Oporto,
Leeds 8pm
Tuesday March 31st - Blues Bar,
Harrogate 8pm
Wednesday April 1st - Nevermind,
York 8pm
Thursday April 2nd - Flying pig,
Cambridge 8pm
Friday April 3rd - Spice of Life,
London 8pm

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2014

Sun March 30th - L'Oignon,
Saillans
Sat April 12th - Agend'Arts,
Lyon
Sun April 13th - Agend'Arts,
Lyon
Friday April 25th - Kaleidiescope,
Die (en duo avec Koko Harp)
Friday May 9th - Bar le Picard,
Pont-en Royans (duo avec Koko Harp)
Saturday May 17th - L'Estanco,
Lens-Lestang (duo avec Koko Harp)
Sunday May 25th - L'Oignon,
Saillans - (trio with Koko Harp and Thomas Boulenger)
Thursday June 19th - Tchai Walla,
Die (solo)
Friday June 27th - Le Bal des Arts,
Pont de Barret (trio)
Tuesday July 8th - Bar Les Claudelies,
Les Vans (trio)
Wednesday July 9th - La Kitchenette,
Saillans (trio)
Sunday July 20th - Le Clos des Lilas,
Chatillon en Diois (trio)
Tuesday August 5th - Cafe des Tileuls,
Montbrun les Bains (trio)
Tuesday August 12th - Fete de la Reboule,
Espenel (trio)
Friday August 15th - Bar le Picard,
Pont en Royans (trio)
Wednesday August 27th - La Kitchenette,
Saillans (trio)
Saturday October 11th - L'Alandier,
Cliousclat (trio)
Monday October 20th - Oporto,
Leeds (solo)
Saturday November 8th - Bar le Picard,
Pont en Royans (trio)

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UK 2013
Mon June 17th - Oporto,
Leeds
Thu September 19th - Au Temps Perdu,
Lyon
Mon September 30th - Oporto,
Leeds
Tue October 1st - Blues Bar,
Harrogate
Sat November 16th - Au Temps Perdu,
Lyon
Fri November 22nd - Le Mulet Blanc,
Clermont-Ferrand

UK SPRING TOUR 2012
Mon April 9th - Oporto,
Leeds
Wed April 11th - Fulford Arms,
York
Thur April 12th - Verve,
Leeds
Sun April 15th - Yorkshire Terrier,
York
Mon April 16th - Blues Bar,
Harrogate
Tues April 17th - Whittles,
Oldham
Wed April 18th - The Basement,
York
Thur April 19th - Railway Venue,
Bolton
Thu May 3rd - La Cooperative de Mai,
Clermont-Ferrand
Thu May 17th - Au Temps Perdu,
Lyon