JUNE 2015

Faber Music at 50

Simon joined many other composers and friends to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the founding of Faber Music by Benjamin Britten at their party held at the Royal Institute of British Architects. Simon spent much of the evening catching up with his good friend and collaborator, the undisputed king of entertainment shows Marc Sylvan. Click here for an additional image.


JUNE 2015

New piano pieces for Faber album

Simon has been invited to write three new piano pieces by his publishers Faber Music for inclusion on a new album to be released on their Altitude label. Recording session for this will be in London in June with Simon performing his own pieces. The album will be available later in 2015.


APRIL 2015

A Quarter Of A Million Miles: new partners

Simon has teamed up with 59 Productions and Chris Riley the filmmaker to develop an ambitious stage show based around his original idea for the project. 59 Productions have worked on David Bowie at the V and A, Vivid Live at the Sydney Opera House, the London 2012 Olympics Opening Ceremony and Philip Glass’ Satyagraha. Chris Riley is a world expert on the Apollo missions and his film credits include, In The Shadow Of The Moon, Neil Armstrong - First Man on The Moon and Hubble’s Cosmic Journey. More news on this collaboration soon.


DECEMBER 2014

Simon scores The Gift for Wall to Wall and BBC1

Simon has written the music for the new series "The Gift", presented by Mel Giedroyc and Matt Baker. The first programme will be screened on Tuesday February 10th at 9pm on BBC1. The series follows some amazing stories of people who are searching for someone to either say ‘sorry’ or ‘thank you’ to. Click here to see the opening sequence featuring Simon's music.


SEPTEMBER 2014

Simon begins Masters in music therapy at Nordoff Robbins London

Simon has been offered a place to study for a 2 year masters in music therapy at Nordoff Robbins. To see some of the incredible work done by Nordoff Robbins, working with a huge range of clients, watch this short film.


JULY 2014

Simon commissioned to write a piece with Dame Evelyn Glennie

Simon has had the great honour of working with Dame Evelyn on a piece for a campaign by Oracle on the subject of Big Data. Using a wide range of percussion, including marimba, vibraphone, sen plates and snare drum, as well as strings and keyboards, Dame Evelyn and Simon wrote and recorded much of the piece the piece at her home studio space. The resulting film, including the Big Data piece can be viewed here. Click here for additional photo.


MAY 2014

Long Lost Family wins BAFTA.

Long Lost Family, for which Simon wrote the music, has won the BAFTA award for Best Features Programme, beating the likes of The Great British Bake Off, Grand Designs and The Choir in the process. Congratulations to all involved with the programme.


JUNE 2013

A Quarter Of A Million Miles website launched

Finally... the first fruits of Simon's project inspired by Apollo 11 astronaut Michael Collins' book "Carrying The Fire" are available to hear and see. Three pieces have been recorded and mixed and each has an accompanying film featuring some jaw dropping NASA footage. Click here to visit the site and find out a whole lot more.


MARCH 2013

Long Lost Family wins RTS Award

Long Lost Family, the ITV series presented by Davina McCall and Nicky Campbell and featuring Simon's music has won the RTS award 2013 for the best Popular and Factual features programme.


DECEMBER 2012

A Quarter Of A Million Miles first recording sessions take place

The first three pieces of Simon"s album "A Quarter Of A Million Miles" have been recorded and mixed in London. Simon has been working with the wonderful Ben Trigg and Amy May on these recordings as well as some excellent string players and soloists Jack Liebeck (violin) and Natasha Marsh (soprano). Films are currently being made to accompany these pieces and the results of all this hard work will be available shortly on a dedicated website.


SEPTEMBER 2012

Tracks for EMI Sparkle and Burn

Simon has also written 2 pieces for EMI's Sparkle and Burn label for piano and String Quartet. Entitled "Timepiece" and "A Serious Thought" (originally "Incredible Edible" and "Attention Span") and featuring some crazy time signatures these will also be posted up soon for you to hear.


SEPTEMBER 2012

Track for Velvet Ears

Simon has had a piece chosen for inclusion on a disc for the Velvet Ears library, a hot music production house based in LA. Entitled "Rooftops" the track features hypnotic multi layered grand piano and will be able available on this website soon for your delectation.


APRIL 2012

Long Lost Family returns for series 2

Long Lost Family, featuring Title Music and incidental pieces by Simon is returning for a second series, this time of seven programmes. The first programme airs on April 12 on ITV1 at 9pm.


DECEMBER 2011

"Lapland"

Simon has written the score for the Christmas comedy drama "Lapland" written by the Oliver award winning writer Michael Wynne. It will be broadcast on Christmas Eve at 10pm on BBC1 and stars the brilliant Sue Johnston. Click here to watch clips of the programme featuring Simon's music.


DECEMBER 2011

A couple of "Little Crackers" for Sky One

Simon has written the music for two of the new series of "Little Crackers" for Sky One. The films he worked on were Jack Whitehall's and Sally Lindsay's. Jack reflects on his youthful penchant for dressing up and the effect this had on his straight-laced father, while Sally relives her visit to "Top of the Pops" in 1980 as a member of the St Winifred's School Choir.


DECEMBER 2011

"Lapland"

Photos from "Lapland" recording session. Phoenix Studios, Pinewood. 8th December 2011.


OCTOBER 2011

"Above Suspicion 4: Silent Scream"

Simon has just completed recording the score for the fourth series of Lynda La Plante's popular thriller, starring Ciaran Hinds and Kelly Reilly. Featuring a string quartet, harp and guitars fused with some chilling beats and atmospheres, the programme is due to air on ITV1 in January 2012. Click here to watch clips from the series featuring Simon's music.


JUNE 2011

"Long Lost Family" - Series 2

Having proved a major hit, with audiences reaching 5 million during its six part first series, "Long Lost Family has been re-commissioned by ITV and series two is due to be broadcast in April 2012.


MAY 2011

"Golden Amulet" included on KPM album "Mixtape"

Simon's track "Golden Amulet" has been selected for inclusion on the KPM/Channel 4 album "Mixtape". In the style of an indie cinema soundtrack and featuring a Wurlitzer, Grand Piano, Double Bass and 2 violins. Click here to have a listen.


MAY 2011

"A Quarter of a Million Miles"

Simon is near to completing writing the music for this project which will feature solo soprano, violin, orchestra and crazy atmospheric effects and was orginally inspired by the book "Carrying the Fire" written by Michael Collins. He was the astronaut on the Apollo 11 mission who stayed on the Command Module and orbited the moon on his own while Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin walked on the lunar surface. Some very exciting collaborators have been lined up for recording later this year. Click here to listen to work in progress.


APRIL 2011

"Long Lost Family"

Simon has been commissioned by Wall to Wall to write all the original music for the ITV series "Long Lost Family", presented by Davina McCall and Nicky Campbell. The show runs from Thursday 21st April 2011 at 9pm for 6 weeks. Click here to watch clips from the show featuring Simon's music.


SEPTEMBER 2010

"Skyskipper" on KPM/Faber album "Vocalise"

Simon's track "Skyskipper" has been included on the new KPM album "Vocalise" (KPM 748), also featuring pieces by composers such as Howard Goodall and Simon Fisher Turner. The track has a middle section with a solo violin interplaying with a harp in 5/4 time and ethereal female vocals over a glacial piano and sound effects. Click here to listen.


DECEMBER 2009

"Monday Monday" available on DVD and film clips now up on website

The series DVD of "Monday Monday" is now available featuring all 7 episodes and extra features. Click here to get it from Amazon. Film clips from the series are now available to view on the "Film Clips" page of this website.


DECEMBER 2009

A Quarter of a Million Miles

Simon is currently working on pieces for the project provisionally entitled "A Quarter of A Million Miles" - more information on this will be available soon. Please click here to hear the brand new pieces "Galaxies", "Seeing the Earth From Above" and "The Thought of Floating in Space".  Piano is played by Simon and violin is by Kathy Shave.


JUNE 2009

Simon writes "Property Watch" titles for BBC

Simon has teamed up with fellow Faber Music composer Marc Sylvan to write the Title Music and Beds for the BBC's new Property programme, presented by Kate Silverton and Justin Rowlatt.  Click here to see the Title Sequence.


JUNE 2009

"Monday Monday" transmission dates confirmed

The 7 x 1 hour comedy drama series Monday Monday with music by Simon Lacey will be broadcast on ITV from Monday 13th July at 9pm.    Gareth Mclean, The Guardian's TV Editor, has described it as "warm, smart and funny - a return to form for ITV drama".  A DVD of the series will also be released after its broadcast on August 31st 2009.


APRIL 27th 2009

Simon attends BBC Music Commissioning Masterclass

Simon was among 10 composers invited by BBC Bristol to attend a music commissioning masterclass on 27th April.   This was a very interesting day, intended to help producers and directors fully understand the process of commissioning music and working with composers.  The composers all gave a talk about their work and had the opportunity to present a range of clips.  Star guest was Nitin Sawnhey who made a presentation about cross-platform composition, performance and production.  Simon had a chance to pay homage to the great man and told him how much he loved his album "Beyond Skin".  Much interesting discussion followed over drinks afterwards between composers and producers/directors.  A very intelligent initiative by by the BBC. 


APRIL 17th 2009

"Good" big-screen opening

"Good" has opened in cinemas across the UK and Ireland.  One of the chosen venues was the Curzon Mayfair, one of Simon's favourite cinemas.  On April 20th, Faber Music invited selected guests to a screening and drinks at the Curzon.  The evening was a great success with slightly more time allotted for drinking than had been envisaged before the event!  Here is a picture of Simon arriving at the event, enjoying seeing his name in lights... 


FEBRUARY 2009

Simon's website launched

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FEBRUARY 2009

“Good” released in cinemas in the US

“Good”, starring Viggo Mortensen and Jason Isaacs and with music by Simon was released in cinemas in the US on December 31st 2008.  It will be appearing in the next few months in most territories around the world and has a release date of April 17th in the UK, distributed by Lionsgate Pictures.  We will post some clips on the site when we are able to, sometime after its release.  Audio music clips are already on the audio page.


FEBRUARY 2009

“Monday Monday” completed and awaiting news on transmission dates

Simon has finished work on the 7 x 1 hour comedy drama for ITV “Monday Monday”, starring Fay Ripley, Morven Christie and Jenny Agutter.  Watch this space for news of transmission dates - video clips will be available once the series has gone out but audio clips (including Title Music) are already on the audio page.   


FEBRUARY 2009

Photos from “Monday Monday” recording sessions

Here are some pictures from the recording sessions for “Monday Monday” at Hear No Evil studios.  It was a very enjoyable session with 6 violins used (drums by the brilliant Ralph Salmins and all other parts had been recorded previously).