Simon Fowler

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Simon Fowler

Fowler in concert with Ocean Colour Scene
Background information
Also known asFoxy[1][2]
Born(1965-05-25) 25 May 1965 (age 47)
OriginBirmingham, England
GenresRock, Mod Revival, Folk
OccupationsMusician
InstrumentsVocals, Acoustic guitar, Electric Guitar, Harmonica
LabelsMoseley Shoals Records
Associated actsOcean Colour Scene
 
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Simon Fowler

Fowler in concert with Ocean Colour Scene
Background information
Also known asFoxy[1][2]
Born(1965-05-25) 25 May 1965 (age 47)
OriginBirmingham, England
GenresRock, Mod Revival, Folk
OccupationsMusician
InstrumentsVocals, Acoustic guitar, Electric Guitar, Harmonica
LabelsMoseley Shoals Records
Associated actsOcean Colour Scene

Simon Fowler (born 25 May 1965 in Birmingham, England) is the lead vocalist and acoustic guitarist in Ocean Colour Scene.

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The Fanatics

Simon Fowler commenced his music career as the lead singer and songwriter for Birmingham band The Fanatics, which consisted of Simon Fowler (vocals & guitar), Damon Minchella (bass), Paul Wilkes (guitar) and Caroline Bullock (drums).[3] Future Ocean Colour Scene drummer and former Echo Base band member Oscar Harrison replaced Bullock on drums.[3] The Fanatics released one record in 1989 before splitting, the four track 'Suburban Love Songs' 12" vinyl e.p. on Chapter 22 Records (12 CHAP 38), containing the songs "1,2,3,4"; "My Brother Sarah" (later re-recorded by Ocean Colour Scene), "Suburban Love Songs" and "Tight Rope".[4] Following the demise of The Fanatics in late 1989, Fowler, Minchella and Harrison teamed up with guitar player Steve Cradock to form Ocean Colour Scene.

Other works

Fowler has also appeared as a backing singer for Paul Weller, and with Kate Rusby.

On 26 March 2012 Simon released his debut solo album under the title of Simon Fowler's Merrymouth.

Personal life

In 1998, British tabloid newspaper The Sun outed Fowler as gay; this was troubling for him, as he had not then come out to his family, let alone publicly.[5] He lives with his long term partner Robert in Warwickshire.

He was educated at Tudor Grange School in Solihull, and later studied at The Sixth Form College Solihull where he wrote "Foxy's Folk Faced". Fowler went on to become a journalist, working for the Birmingham Post.

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