Simon Eugene


116 Reviews (101 Verified)
Simon Eugene on SoundBetter

Indie, acoustic, folk, alt-pop, lo-fi. Full productions, backing tracks & top lines, co-writes, complete songs. I record & write with great artists, helping with their songs & expressing their ideas. I'm 1000% committed to helping you realise your vision. Please see reviews below for happy clients!

I'm a London based writer/producer with years of experience working with artists, performers & labels. I specialise in listening carefully to my clients needs, understanding where they are trying to reach & helping create musical worlds from their visions.

I believe music is art & every experience of collaboration should be inspiring & unforgettable. I can write for you, with you, create full arrangements, top lines & complete productions, including mixing & mastering ready for release.

My songs & productions have been on major radio globally, I've created award nominated soundtracks for TV (BBC) and Film. I work with all major production/library houses on TV placements worldwide & have a network of the greatest musicians to help handle projects large and small.

As an artist I've toured globally, headlining & supporting Radiohead, David Bowie, many greats, played all the major festivals inc Glastonbury, SXSW. I've even had a Japanese Manga Comic Strip named after me! My interest in production/arranging always ran in tandem. I’ve been lucky to work with some of the worlds great producers, learning & exchanging ideas along the way- Bob Clearmountain, Jim Abbis, Chris Potter. Some of the masters!

I love making music & LOVE to help others realise their vision.

Happy to discuss your project- please hit the contact button & get in touch!

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116 Reviews - 23 Repeat Clients

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  1. Review by mastermindsband

    Simon is both amazingly creative and very professional. He was responsive at all times and an absolute pleasure to work with. Highly Recommend!

  2. Review by Jonas R.

    Simon was amazing to work with. Really beat my expectations. I gave him the basic chords and an idea of what I wanted my instrumental to sound like and only a few days later I received the first draft of a full track which was exactly what I had in mind and more. Super quick to work with and respond, plus included vocal production on the track which I didn't expect. Ended up with a finished track from almost nothing in the span of a couple weeks. Definitely recommend.

  3. Review by Luke foley

    Simon is an incredibly talented and hard-working musician, songwriter, and engineer. With his valuable skill set, he was able to give my song a new life with a fantastic mix, killer vox and an awesome bass track.
    Would absolutely reccomend anyone to work with Simon and I know I will be again in the future.

  4. Review by Ian A.
    by Ian A.

    I had the opportunity to collaborate with Simon on a recent song, where they contributed on guitar and bass. Their participation added a new layer to the track. Simon also assisted in the arranging and mixing process, influencing the final sound.

    I really appreciate their technical skills and willingness to explore different approaches which brought unique elements to the song.

    Thanks you!

  5. Review by Vericis

    Had a great time working with Simon.
    He delivers really promptly which make the collaboration move smoothly. I learned a lot during this collab!

  6. Review by Alexxsjohnson

    A joy to work with and a committed collaborator. He is flexible, insightful and positive from conception to finished production!

  7. Review by Alexxsjohnson

    Wonderful collaborator with keen sonic insights and production skill!

  8. Review by Sebastian

    Simon went above and beyond to produce a mix that exceeded my expectations. I could not be happier with Simons efforts and talent. Please work with him!

  9. Review by Bob B.
    by Bob B.

    Always great to work with Simon. He delivers top quality on all scores ––communication, musicianship, production, and the finished project. You'll be very glad you hired him.

  10. Review by Jake S.

    Understood the task well/the sound I was after and was very patient, final product was excellent

  11. Review by Steven C.

    Simon is about as good as it gets in the songwriting world. Creative, intuitive and an all around great guy to work with. I simply couldn't recommend him higher!

  12. Review by Bob B.
    by Bob B.

    Simon is an excellent producer and multi-instrumentalist. I'm an independent singer-songwriter, and his help always makes my songs sound their best. He is also a great communicator and easy to work with. I highly recommend Simon's expert services.

  13. Review by Bob B.
    by Bob B.

    Simon helped me on a few projects recently and was super helpful on all scores. Besides being a highly skilled pro musician/producer and a great communicator, he's a nice guy who is easy to work with.

  14. Review by Yury E.

    Simon is truly a talented songwriter and musician with a high level of skills. He delivered a great job. I strongly recommend.

  15. Review by Elsie B.

    Simon had been fantastic to work with. He has produced 2 brilliant tracks which are everything I wanted them to be. He has been patient, worked quickly and his guidance has been great. Had an awesome time doing the vox with him in the studio. Couldn’t recommend him more! Look forward to working on stuff in the future :)

  16. Review by Bob B.
    by Bob B.

    Working with Simon has been fantastic! His musical expertise and clear and regular communication make working with him a pleasant and productive experience. My songs are better because of his excellent playing and producing contributions, and I strongly recommend him for your projects.

  17. Review by Alexxsjohnson

    Simon has been a great collaborator and his inclination to experiment with the resources I provided him and add additional touches to enhance my song was of great aid

  18. Review by Justin W.

    Lovely production added to my song! Quick turn around, great communication. Thank you Simon!

  19. Review by Bryan
    by Bryan

    I am delighted to collaborate with Simon on the arrangement of a song. He is a professional and tasteful arranger who quickly understands my needs. Some of the requirements are quite detailed, and he actively find ways to resolve them. Furthermore, his arrangements not only meet my expectations but also often provide pleasant surprises. The final result exceeds my initial expectations. I hope to have the opportunity to continue working with him.

  20. Review by Moonlight S.

    The production sounds amazing!

Interview with Simon Eugene

  1. Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?

  2. A: Helping a great artist with a similar kind of to Lana Del Rey, getting into those kind of productions and making them modern and cutting edge and just totally happening, immediate national radio play from the work. My role was co-writing, bringing the initial lyrics in to a song format, melody, backing track, full arrangement and production .

  3. Q: What type of music do you usually work on?

  4. A: Acoustic rock or folk, alt-pop, dream pop, alt-indie, melodic indie, chill, psychedelia, bedroom folk, lo-fi..

  5. Q: What's your typical work process?

  6. A: I ask my clients what is they can say about their song, the sound, what they feel, the emotions, the songs that inspire them....just say it all in a stream of consciousness way, don't think. It lets me understand who they are. Then I take the essence of that they have given- words, music, lyrics, feelings..andI just create with as little of my mind interfering as possible. Once the basic idea is there I knock it back and forth with the client and just fill in the colours, paint the sonic picture.

  7. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  8. A: Currently my studio set up is UAD plugins and mics, a beautiful new Arturia PolyBrute synth working alongside my old fav Ensoniq ESQ1. I'm using UAD Apollo interface, a whole host of innumerable plugins, UAD, Soundtoys, Waves and on and on and on....Martin and Takamine Acoustic guitars, Fender Bass and Guitars, Roland R8 Drum machine for the old skool approach.

  9. Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?

  10. A: Recently I've been enjoying Jack Antanoff's work, the stuff he's done with Taylor Swift, Lana Del Rey, Florence and the Machine. He has a real wide body of work and still manages to be very organic in his sounds. I always love Kevin Parker from Tame Impala for his sounds, a UK producer called Dan Carey is doing some really interesting stuff. Inflo, and the work he does with Saul and Little Simz. Great people everywhere.

  11. Q: What are you working on at the moment?

  12. A: I'm helping an artist develop the toplines on his tracks. He has the backing tracks and is humming the vague skeleton of a tune into his phone and sending it to me and I'm helping bring the whole thing to life.

  13. Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?

  14. A: I don't personally know anyone else on the platform but I have been recommmending that friends and colleagues sign up.

  15. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  16. A: Digital now. I love analogue and if I have the room, the space, the money and the patience I would also use hardware BUT software has got so good now and with it you can record, arrange and mix on the go.

  17. Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?

  18. A: That I will listen to them, understand what they need and then, if I can feel I can deliver it, will absolutely promise they will get the very best out of me.

  19. Q: What do you like most about your job?

  20. A: I just love making music. I love getting a vague idea and making it sound as inspiring, or as beautiful or as energised as possible. Whatever the project, it allows me to get lost in the world of music and that is my favorite place to be.

  21. Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?

  22. A: Usually the main areas of focus are either to help with the top line melody or to create an arrangement for the track. I think there is always a grey area when it comes to song splits and publishing, like if you write a melody for someone then technically you should definitely take a stake in the publishing. So common questions would be about that.

  23. Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?

  24. A: I don't know that there is a misconception or any ambiguity to the service I provide. Its basically to help people make their song sound as amazing as possible! I very rarely run into misunderstandings.

  25. Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?

  26. A: I'll ask what you have so far, whether you have any sound reference examples I can hear of what you are aiming for, what you need from me to help you finish the song. Is there anything there that you haven't expressed sonically that you would love to include. What is it you are trying to convey, how much or how little do you want changed, added to, built upon.

  27. Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?

  28. A: Trust. Feel absolutely free to communicate what you need, enjoy the process, know that what you will get from working with me is a realisation of what you are looking for, I wont take on a job if I don't feel I can do that.

  29. Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?

  30. A: I would take my EAR 660 limiting amp, my UAD Apollo interface, my Ensoniq ESQ1 keyboard, my Tokai strat guitar and my Fender Precision Bass

  31. Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?

  32. A: I've doing this a long time now, 25 years. I was signed originally to RCA Records with my band Out of my Hair and i released a couple of albums with them and toured around the world supporting bands like Radiohead, David Bowie headlining my own tours, playing festivals. I worked with a lot of great producers and I learned from them but I also have followed my own sonic path so to speak, Whilst that was going on I moved also into production music because i loved the challenge of working in different styles and genres and continue this to this day. I worked with a lot of artists, writing and mentoring them. Then I helped my good friend Jerry Meehan set up the very successful London recording studio Wendyhouse. I moved into writing film soundtracks, traveled around the world, spent time in India playing music there, continuing to release my own material to this day. Music addict.

  33. Q: How would you describe your style?

  34. A: Its a slightly hard question to answer because I move around a fair bit stylistically. At heart I make very melodic music that is gently psychedelic, often very acoustic without quite being 'folk'. Thats my own stuff but I go all over the place, I love programming beats, I take inspiration from hip hop and R&B productions in the sheer quality of the sound creations, I love indie music, I love loads of music. Because I play a lot of instruments and write so much music I'm able to really move across a broad spectrum of styles. I just know that I will leave dance music in general to people who love it more than I do.

  35. Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?

  36. A: Kevin Parker from Tame Impala, because I love where he is at sonically and feel very much in the same ball park.

  37. Q: Can you share one music production tip?

  38. A: Go for simplicity. Let the song and the vocal shine through and build the track around it. don't clutter with two many idea. Think of the tracks you love-they might have one distinctive sound in there you always remember. Not 5, just one. With so much technology at our fingertips we have to sometimes consciously remind ourselves to just go back to the simple.

  39. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  40. A: Understanding people, listening to what they want even if they are not sure themselves, seeing beyond what you are immediately presented with. Allowing people to express themselves fully, because that's where the real joy of making music is. Feeling that you have really expressed who you are or what you wanted to get done. There is no better feeling.

  41. Q: What do you bring to a song?

  42. A: Music, structure, form. I love to hear where the beautiful bits of the song are and bring them out, develop them, maybe edit things down a bit and concentrate on the strengths. Listen to the lyrics or help with them, again try and accentuate the strengths, help with a discerning editing process, bring out the imagery, the importance of evoking pictures in the listener's mind. Allow the production to compliment and not interfere with the track. Songwriting to me is quite a holy process in a way, such a beautiful process, allowing things to happen, making the space for them.

  43. Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.

  44. A: Creating backing tracks for my clients, arrangements and soundscapes that bring their songs to life. This is my favourite work, understanding someones vision and bringing it to life. This extends out into soundtracks for TV, production music for labels like Universal and EMI/KPM. But I just love creating sonic worlds.

Out of my Hair- In the Morning

I was the Writer Producer, All instruments in this production

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Terms Of Service

2-3 week turnaround
50/50 Songwriting Splits unless otherwise agreed
Stems of Mixes $60
2 revisions after track is shared. $50 per revision thereafter.
Vocal Recording Sessions $300 per session

Gear Highlights
  • Logic Pro
  • Universal Audio Apollo & plugins
  • UA Sphere LX Condenser
  • Audeze LCD-x phones
  • Tele's Strats
  • Epiphone Casino and Takamine guitars
  • Arturia Polybrute
  • Ensoniq ESQ (the best) EAR 660 Compressor
  • Fern Pre-Amp & my trusted NS10s
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