Ken Simpson

For fans of:Jason Falkner, Fountains of Wayne, Pugwash, Neil Innes, Paul McCartney & Wings
Ken Simpson has been a pop music geek since his grandfather(from England) bought him his first Beatles album in 1973. Ken recalls it being the perfect birthday gift, a Capitol Records compilation that included "Hey Jude" and "Revolution". I was just a little kid, so I gravitated toward "Can't Buy Me Love"! Simpson is also a musician with a passion for writing pop songs. He has performed onstage and on Sirius Satellite radio with Neil Innes (The Rutles, Bonzo Dog Band)in Hollywood, New York and Chicago, among other places, but his dream of recording his own songs seemed a bit out of reach. That's when singer-songwriter David Mead stepped in. "I met David while he was recording his 2011 release, "Dudes", Ken says, "and asked him if he might consider producing a few songs for me. David asked me to send him a demo for consideration." Three months later, Ken was in Nashville recording "You're No Fun Anymore" with Mead as his producer. "It was David's first attempt to produce another artist besides himself, and as a fan of his music since "Tangerine", I was thrilled to be working with him!" In addition to Mead and The Beatles, Ken lists Michael Penn, The Rutles, Mike Viola, Jeff Lynne, Pugwash and Jason Falkner as major influences.