After being known as ‘Simon’ for thirty odd years Simon Comber has rebranded.
“I found it a wonderful place to stand in the wintertime, under the star light… looking down on the city, riddled and infected with song ideas.”
He’s about to take his new moniker, the slightly doctored ‘Herriot Row’ and $11,500 from Creative NZ to work with one of his heroes, Mountain Goats’ producer John Vanderslice, at his analogue recording studio, Tiny Telephone.
“The original pull was Vanderslice,” says Simon, “I’ve been listening to his records for over a decade, and they’re wonderfully produced”.
Simon Comber joins Emma Smith to perform two of the songs he’ll be laying down to tape in San Francisco- ‘Out of the Ordinary’ and ‘Beggar’.