'San Diego's Simeon Flick has a new CD out, his third, that is all over the map stylistically. In fact, his MySpace page describes his music as 'Alternative / R&B / Folk Rock,' which is probably as good a definition as exists...While a bit distracting, the thing is that every song is incredibly well-constructed; every arrangement works. And Flick is such a strong, expressive singer that the gear changes don't faze him a bit. That confidence and ability to switch from style to style and back again end up being one of [Reactive Soul]'s strengths--the stylistic changes not only hold your attention musically, but they cause you to pay closer attention to each song to see how Flick will approach each new style.' -Jim Trageser, North County Times, 9/28/06 * * * Simeon Flick is a heritage artist on the rise, performing accessibly innovative folk-jazz, alternative R&B, alt-country and pop-rock music. He is slowly bulding a formidable reputation and a connoiseur following with his adroit musicality, soulful voice, engaging live performances, and memorable songs with poignant, erudite lyrics. Flick grew up listening to 60's R&B, 70's funk, 80's & 90's rap and hip-hop, classic rock of all decades, and 80's & 90's punk and alternative. He was in two vanguard underground bands in the nineties (CRUX and Sages of Memphis, the latter of which was briefly scouted by Interscope Records and had two songs placed on MTVs Road Rules), but had already begun to explore new frontiers with his solo material before arriving in San Diego in 2001. Since then he has released three pioneering solo CDs (Soliloquy, 2003, Indigo Child, 2004, and Reactive Soul, 2006), fronted the band Alpha Ray (whose song Tremore was featured on San Diego radio station 91X's Loudspeaker local music show), has performed all over San Diego and has toured both coasts, garnering new devotees along the way. Simeon has had the privilege of sharing the stage with the likes of No Doubt, Sublime, Fishbone, The Untouchables, School of Fish, Rocket From The Crypt, Three Mile Pilot, Heavy Vegetable, The Samples, The Skeletones, Skankin' Pickle, Excel, Voodoo Glowskulls, Ozomatli, Geggy Tah, Matt Nathanson and Leftover Salmon. As a San Diego-based solo artist he has co-billed with Jimmy Gnecco of OURS, Veruca Salt, Saucy Monky, Transfer, Peter Sprague, Tom Brosseau, Gregory Page, Steve Poltz, Earl Thomas, Carlos Olmeda, Lisa Sanders, Berkeley/Hart, Anya Marina, Steph Johnson, Christopher Dale, Pete Thurston, The Biddy Bums, Danielle LoPresti, Alicia Champion, Michael Tiernan, and Thomas Lee (late of Bo Bice). Simeon has done professional studio session work for and/or live gigging with Matt Nathanson (guitar), Eddie Elliott (vocals, guitar, percussion), Strate Sound (drums & percussion), The Enchanted (vocals, guitar, bass, drums, percussion), Singing Serpent Studios (vocals, guitar), Matthew Stewart (vocals, guitar, bass, drums, percussion), Sterling Waters (percussion), Lee Tyler Post (vocals, guitar, bass, percussion), The Grams (bass, percussion), Tim Corley (bass), Tapwater (percussion), and most recently Rob Crow (bass) of Pinback. Simeon released his third album at San Diego's renowned Belly Up Tavern on 10/04/06. Reactive Soul bristles with intent, combining the punch of alternative, the lyrical urgency of folk, and the rhythmic imperative of classic rock and R & B. Simeon opened for Jimmy Gnecco of OURS at the San Diego House of Blues on 12/10/06, and has since been featured on San Diego radio stations 102.1 KPRI FM and Free 103.7 FM, and on KUSI TV. Most recently, Reactive Soul was nominated for Best Local Recording in the San Diego Music Awards (to be held on 9/17/07). His goals are modest: To make a sustainable living through music, ease the human condition, and to be the soloist in the choir.
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