"I have worked on both sides of the glass many times in many recording studios. I love music and I am very passionate about it, every project I take on I treat with as much care as if it is my own."
As a songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and recording artist in his own right, Johnny Simmen brings a unique set of talents to every project he takes on. Simmen’s natural instincts in the studio and his ability to draw out the best possible performance he can from the artists he works with are a product of his intimate understanding of the dynamic between producer and artist. They’re also part and parcel of his desire to ensure that his clients come out of their sessions with not only the highest quality product that he can provide, but hopefully feel like they have a bit more knowledge and understanding of their capacity as musicians, songwriters and performers.
As well as working with bands, Simmen also builds tracks for songwriters for release or to be used for pitching purposes. He is a true multi-instrumentalist and has the skills to turn a voice memo in to a full production in multiple genres. Please contact Johnny to hear some of his recent tracks.
2x TIMA Awards - Best Folk Album, Best Indie Album.
JLSC Grand Prize - Best Country Song
JLSC Finalist - Best Folk Song
My credits include
- Apollo 8p
- Vintech 573
- BAE 1073MP
- Retro STA Level
- DBX 160A
- Gibson SG
- (2x) American Tele's
- Ernie Ball Stingray Cl
- SVT Classic
- Matchless Clubman 35 w/ 2x12
- BareFoot MM35's
Reviews of Johnny Simmen
Johnny is an incredibly talented producer and a pleasure to work with in the studio. I have worked with Johnny on three separate occasions over the past 5 years, each one as valuable as the first. He is so accommodating and has always made myself and my bandmates feel comfortable. I would highly recommend Johnny and his expertise to any musician.
Johnny Simmen has this energy about him that will naturally break your walls down. He’s someone who will take the time to sit down with you to truly understand the vision you have as a creative artist.
Working with him was an incredible experience. His extensive knowledge in crafting the best piece of music has you sitting there, jaw dropped.
Johnny is the type of producer that transforms an idea into a reality. His exceptional ear for mixing and musical approach combined with his passion for holding the highest level of excellence over his work, makes him irreplaceable. I cannot thank him enough for all he has done in order to bring my project to life
Johnny Simmen showed us the full potential of our music. In every role he played, he brought our songs further than we could have anticipated. As a producer and mixer he is efficient, creative, and obsessive (in all the right ways), not afraid to explore but always in service of the artist's goal. Johnny delivered a product we are proud to share.
Johnny Simmen wants the best of you, and he will get it, I promise. He is a musician first - a creative mastermind - and an incredibly attentive, learned, well-versed producer and engineer. He hears things in your music that you don't even know are there, and he will breathe life into any track, any melody, any rhythm. He is my secret weapon.
Johnny is one of the smartest, most talented, most intuitive musicians I have ever met. Johnny plays a ton of instruments, and is also an incredibly skilled producer / mixer. He can do it all. But my favourite part about working with Johnny is that he treats every project like it's his baby. He always puts his heart and soul into his work.