Simon is a multi-instrumentalist, music director / teacher, and well experienced composer / arranger. He is most notably known as one half of the gaming themed acoustic duo "With Ether" acknowledged by the likes of John Romero (Doom), Akira Yamaoka (Silent Hill), Bend Studios (Days Gone), Capcom (Monster Hunter) and more.
Malaysian but born and raised in Thailand, Simon began his musical journey as a drummer and guitarist, earning the Musician of the Year award throughout high school. He continued his studies in the United Kingdom earning a Higher Diploma in Contemporary Music at The Academy of Contemporary Music and later a Bachelor’s Degree in Music Performance from The University of West London. While in the UK he performed at Trafalgar Square, the O2 arena and has been featured as a guest artist at large scale convention events such as Hyper Japan and London Anime Con. Upon returning to Thailand to focus on music education, he then obtained an MEd in International Education from Framingham State University.
With over 20 years of music performance and teaching experience, Simon is determined to further himself in his next major musical foray of composition for video games, film and media.