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Simon Willescroft
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Background information
Born UK
Occupation Musician
Instruments Saxophone
Associated acts Katie Melua
Beverley Craven
Duran Duran
Alexandra Burke
Musician

Simon Willescroft is a British saxophonist, whose work has included performing with Duran Duran.

BiographyEdit

After graduating from the Royal Northern College of Music, Willescroft is now a freelance saxophonist based in London.

Artists Willescroft has toured with include Beverley Craven and Katie Melua. He has also performed with Alexandra Burke, Alesha Dixon, Hard-Fi, The Killers and Jamie Cullum.

Willescroft played on Duran Duran's Red Carpet Massacre album, then performed on The Red Carpet Massacre Tour and The All You Need Is Now Tour. Other appearances with Duran Duran include the SkyArts Songbook show, broadcast in 2008.

He is also associated with Candi Staton, Lulu and record producer Mark Ronson.

InfluencesEdit

  • Michael Brecker
  • Stevie Wonder
  • Michael McDonald
  • David Sanborn
  • Warren Hill
  • Earth Wind and Fire
  • Kirk Whalum
  • Pat Metheny
  • Gerald Albright
  • Tower Of Power
  • The Yellowjackets
  • Quincy Jones
  • Nigel Hitchcock
  • Brian McKnight
  • James Taylor

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