“Impossible to ignore” & “Spine-tinglingly dynamic and full of expression”
Fresh Faves – FreshOnTheNet – BBC Radio 6
Performing an experimental blend of pop, folk and electronica, UK based singer, songwriter and producer SAER is forging a name through live performances and independent releases. His versatility as a writer has led to musical collaborations with the likes of Karima Francis, David Ezra and Melissa Bell. SAER is a multi-instrumentalist who moves effortlessly between stormy electronica soundscapes and minimalist, heartfelt laments. Influenced by the likes of Jeff Buckley, Nick Drake and Imogen Heap, with rousing piano and soaring vocals, SAER conjures a contemporary sound that is both unique and intriguing.
Since the release of his 2018 debut single ‘Shadows’ SAER has independently released two more EP’s and six further singles. His most recent release ‘Call Me Out’ available on Babywoman Records, is a lullaby for Simon’s daughter with a plea for her to hold him to the promises he makes, a song acknowledging life’s distractions but reminding him to take some time to focus on what really matters.
SAER has created the perfect studio set up at his home. A hive of creativity over the ‘lockdown’ months he has recorded and released a variety of songs, gaining praise from the original charting artists for his covers and national radio play for his original material.
In 2018 Simon participated in The Voice UK, his appearance on the ITV hit show stirred plenty of social media and press interest, in particular his electrifying rendition of Harry Styles “Sign of the Times” had all four judges turn chairs and has since garnered over 4 million views online. The experience of performing to a high-profile judging panel and TV audience has been an invaluable influence on SAER’s musical career and stage craft.
“Hauntingly beautiful” BBC Music Introducing