Todd Simon

Todd Simon is a multi-instrumentalist composer, arranger and performer living and working in sunny Los Angeles, CA. Todd has found a niche providing soulful horn and string sounds for countless projects whether they are on wax, TV, or on the big screen, and has had his unique sound tapped by artists and producers such as David Sitek, Rhye, Adrian Younge, Ghostface Killah, and Lily Allen. In addition to working out of his own NuFi Studios, Todd frequents Hollywood’s finest studios.

After helping brew the funky-breakbeat institution known as Breakestra, Todd went on to tour the world with Macy Gray where he refined his deeper Soul roots. LA wasn’t enough so Todd relocated himself to NYC where he found himself immersed in the scene with Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings, Antibalas, Ming + FS, DJ Spinna, Tiklah’s Roots Combination, Dub Is A Weapon, Sugarman 3 and El Michels Affair.

Using his rolodex of LA’s top musicians, Todd pursued a dream of recording his own Jamaican inspired project The Lions. This led to yet another arranging opportunity, this time with Ubiquity Records, where Todd has arranged for artists such as: DJ Greyboy, Quantic, Clutchy Hopkins, Ohmega Watts, Orgone and Shawn Lee.

Todd’s skill for arranging has also been relied upon by ESL’s Ocote Soul Sounds, Rockstar Games (L.A. Noire and Undead Nightmare), composers Stephen Trask (Sexdrive) and Mike Andrews (Stuck On You), and TLC’s Take Home Chef. Todd has recently been in the studio with Beady Eyes, Rhye, The Delfonics, TV On The Radio, Mayer Hawthorne, MF Doom, Flying Lotus, Jneiro Jarel, Sam Sparro and Quadron. He also recently performed with long time heroes Mulatu Astatke and Arthur Verocai as part of the Mochilla TIMELESS Series, in addition to playing with El-P on Conan and playing (for the 5th time) with Nas and Swizz Beats at the 2012 ESPY Awards.

“I love my Loredo! It’s the first case that I’ve ever trusted to transport my horns.” — Todd Simon.

Todd proudly protects his vintage 1930’s Paris Selmer in a Torpedo Bag Loredo.

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