Frank Simes    Musician
Sierra Madre , CA
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  • Frank Simes’ extraordinary life in music starts at age 10 in Tokyo: a record deal at 14, moving out on his own at 15, a song on the radio at 21, composing for Paramount TV, and playing for a host of musical luminaries, including The Who, Mick Jagger, Don Henley, Stevie Nicks, Rod Stewart and others. His journey is something that career musicians can only dream of. He has also composed over 1,500 pieces of music for TV, film, commercials, and albums.
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Biography

Frank Simes’ extraordinary life in music starts at age 10 in Tokyo: a record deal at 14, moving out on his own at 15, a song on the radio at 21, composing for Paramount TV, and playing for a host of musical luminaries, including The Who, Mick Jagger, Don Henley, Stevie Nicks, Rod Stewart and others. His journey is something that career musicians can only dream of.

Simes toured and recorded with Mick Jagger on his Wandering Spirit album and tour, was the band leader for Don Henley on the Inside Job tour, and played guitar and sang for Stevie Nicks on the Enchanted tour. During the next two decades Frank Simes also worked with Rod Stewart, Don Felder, Charlotte Church, Sylvie Vartan, Engelbert Humperdinck, David Lee Roth, Warren Zevon and Roger Waters.

Frank played on Roger Daltrey's album Moonlighting and appeared in The Who's documentary Amazing Journey. Frank Simes was named musical director for Roger Daltrey's band No Plan B.Since 1993, Frank has composed over 1,400 pieces of music for such companies as Paramount Television and Los Angeles Post Music.

Frank Simes continued his music career, working with Martha Davis of The Motels as a songwriter, producer, and guitarist for three years in the mid-80's. In 1989 he began touring with Don Henley as a guitarist, and vocalist and soon after as a songwriter when Frank co-wrote "Workin' It" and "Goodbye to a River". Simes was featured on the Inside Job DVD and continues to work with Henley today.

Simes toured and recorded with Mick Jagger on his Wandering Spirit album and tour, was the band leader for Don Henley on the Inside Job tour, and played guitar and sang for Stevie Nicks on the Enchanted tour. During the next two decades Frank Simes also worked with Rod StewartDon FelderCharlotte ChurchSylvie VartanEngelbert HumperdinckDavid Lee RothWarren Zevon and Roger Waters. Frank played on Roger Daltrey's album Moonlighting and appeared in The Who's documentary Amazing Journey. Frank Simes was named musical director for Roger Daltrey's band No Plan B.

Since 1993, Frank has composed over 1,400 pieces of music for such companies as Paramount Television and Los Angeles Post Music. Simes has also composed original guitar and piano pieces in the ModernBaroque, and Romantic styles, some of which were recorded by the London Philharmonic Orchestra.

Simes produced several albums for major labels[1] such as Sony Music EntertainmentRCA RecordsEpic Records and Mitsubishi. Frank Simes is the recipient of nine platinum records with such artist as Don HenleyRod Stewart and various soundtrack albums. His credits include producing three albums on Sony, recording with Rod Stewart on his album entitled, As Time Goes By: the Great American Songbook, Volume II, performing on Roger Daltrey's Moonlighting anthology CD and DVD, and Daltrey's Gold CD, as well as on Engelbert Humperdinck's The Winding Road album and Greatest Hits and More. Frank Simes also recorded with Art Garfunkel on Some Enchanted Evening, Mylène Farmer on her Innamoramento album, and with Sylvie Vartan on her album Nouvelle Vague. Frank has produced five albums for vocalist Ann Lewis.

Awards & Appreciations
  • Double Grammy nominee with Don Henley


  • Platinum Album, Wandering Spirit – Mick Jagger, Atlantic