Invite Mary Simon over for one night and her storytelling will make you cry, make you dance and will sing you to sleep. With a certain je ne c’est quois of lyrical sensibility, melodious composition and timeless storytelling, you will want to invite her back, or better yet never have her leave. Mary Simon's formula is simple, time-tested. With five albums behind her, the Hamilton singer/songwriter's powerful voice and vision have contributed to years of touring and creative explorations.
With years of playing every venue you can imagine from churches to bars and busking to theatre concerts. Mary Simon wants to engage her audience and inspire them with music. “One of my biggest joys come when people are singing along,” she says. “Music has the power to unify people when they do”.
Mary Simon has a few other projects on the go. Her band Mississippi Bends brings the North-Americana flavour to her original tunes with the sweet guitar tones of Andrew Aldridge. You can visit their website at www.mississippibends.com. In addition to this band she has a side project with her two dear friends Ginger St James and Justine Fischer call The Pistolettes. You can find their info at https://www.facebook.com/thepistolettesmusic/.
AWARDS & TV PLACEMENTS
Nominated for Hamilton Music Awards “Alt Country Recording of the Year” 2015 with Mississippi Bends
Nominated for Hamilton Music Awards “New Artist/Group of the Year” 2015 with Mississippi Bends
“Lost We Are” in General Hospital, ABC October 2011
Nominated for Hamilton Music Awards Female Artist of the Year 2010
Nominated for Hamilton Music Awards Female Adult Alternative Recording of the Year 2010
“Lost We Are” in One Live to Live, ABC December 2009
“She Needs Faith” in the TV Movie “To Be Fat Like Me” on the Lifetime Network 2007
Nominated for Female Vocalist of the Year and Song of the Year, Vibe Awards 2002
Nominated for Female Vocalist of the Year, Hamilton Music Awards 2004
John Lennon Songwriting Contest -Top 10 of Pop, 2002
Nominated for Canadian Music Week Indie Award 2002
Toronto’s 99.9FM Songwriting Contest 2nd Place, 2001
ASCAP Lilith Fair Songwriting Contest -Top 10 2000