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Tonight we are supporting Melbourne's third-best busker in a social experiment to support the local entertainment industry. Simon has been organised by Rotarian Jen Marshal.

Simon's livelihood as an entertainer has been cut short due to COVID restrictions. He is charging a fee to perform for us and give us an insight into the entertainment industry. There will be an opportunity to throw a few dollars towards Simon's performance. Invite your friends, family and colleagues! Simon is very good.

Perth born singer/songwriter Simon Paparo has been unleashing his beautiful music on the Australian music scene relentlessly. From and early age Simon has been carving his own songs and covering others with a fresh energy and raw passion that secures his audience their seats.

 With shades of such luminaries as Dustin Tebutt and Boy & BearSimon is emerging as the new Australian voice since his live debut in Sydney. Now residing in Melbourne his musical journey continues with new tracks ready for his latest audience.

 Paparo’s passion for acoustic guitar is undeniable although his talents stretch to include guitar, harmonica, mandolin, bass, keys and drums. With a musical style that teeters between alternative folk, blues, country and pop, his influences include Lisa Mitchell, Vance Joy, Boy & Bear and City and Colour.

He is known to woo a crowd in moments and is a strong melodic performer with a captivating vocal delivery of intelligent lyrics about our time and place. Simon Paparo is an act to watch!

Simon finished 3rd in “Melbourne’s best busker” with an article in the Herald Sun and played live on 3AW Melbourne. He has also been interviewed/performed live on ABC Melbourne 774 and Triple R. He was in the Australian final of Emergenza band competition with his ex-band The Drifting at The Metro, in Sydney and released an EP with the Drifting, which was played on Rage and Triple J.

Simon is also a producer and score composer. He works with Australian and international-based artists to record their music at his studio, Four Doors Studios.