Who Am I ?
1: Who am I?
My name is Simon Richards and I was born in a small town called Eilat in the south of Israel, but at a young age I moved to London. I was a rural doctor in south Argentina in the Patagonia, but I became a full time musician a few years ago.
2: What do you do and what project are you currently working on?
I am currently a composer, world musician, singer, and songwriter. I have just finished producing my first album called Kaleidoscope Worlds, after two years of production and 1500 hours of work. The album is set for release in September 2012 and my debut single “Bee Bopping To My Life” is currently available on iTunes.
3: Where are you from and where are you going?
Originally I was born in Israel but at the age of 2 my parents moved to London, which is where I grew up. I spent a large portion of my live in Argentina, where I went to medical school and opened my private practice in Patagonia. Right now my career as a musician is taking off and I am currently based in Miami. I am very focused on the launch of my debut album Kaleidoscope Worlds, and playing live shows in different cities around the US.
4: Who is your biggest hero?
I would say I have great admiration for the great composers who have influenced our modern day music such as Gershwin, Baccarat, The Beatles, Billy Joel, and Stevie Wonder to name a few.
5: What book is your bible?
I wouldn’t say I have a favorite book, but I love to read about world history from the 20th century. The 20th century changed the geopolitical shape of the world we live in and the integration of world cultures has began breaking down the archaic barriers that had previously hindered the progress of civilizations. The fields of science and technology also took huge steps during this time period and in doing so laid down the foundations for the 21st century.
6: What are some things you love? And some things you hate?
I love life and I love sitting down with my friends and getting lost in conversation talking about all of life’s wonders. I love to compose and explore new dimensions through my music. What I sincerely dislike is racism and the bridge that religion and politics create in humanity.
7: What is your raison d’être?
I feel it is to grow as a person, day by day, and to feel closer to all that surrounds me. I also feel that it is to learn and to pass on the knowledge that has been transmitted to me through my years. This continuous feedback will allow for humanity to grow if if everyone is conscious that they are here to serve and to help each other.
8: What is your favorite color?
9: Who is your favorite comic book superhero?
I think Superman is cool! Just the fact that he can fly is awesome.
10: What is your favorite NYC hot spot?
11: What turns you on?
Life and people.
12: What would the last question of this questionnaire be if you were the one asking?
My question would be why are you a musician? It is the thing that allows me to most connect with life and to feel complete. It is a way of connecting with a different dimension, with a force of energy that liberate my soul.
Simon Richards is a musician, singer, and songwriter from Israel. He recently released his debut single “Bee Bopping To My Life” in May 2012, which is the first single off of Richards’ debut album, Kaleidoscope Worlds, which is set for release in September 2012. Richards poured his soul into this album and the album took over two years to complete. Richards used to be a doctor in the Patagonia, but made the transition to become a recording artist a few years ago. He views the decision as his natural progression to “heal” in a different way.
Questions by PMc Magazine
Edited by Ceara Maria Burns
Photography Courtesy by Susan Blond, Inc.
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Simon Richards, 2012, Photography Courtesy by Susan Blond, Inc.