Born in Montreal, Marty Simon is a Musician (mostly drummer), Songwriter, Producer, Arranger, and Music Director.
Simon began his musical journey at the Faculty of Music at McGill University. His musical career ranges from jamming with such musicians as Jimmy Page and Jimi Hendrix and session work with Mick Jagger and Eno to composing dozens of soundtrack scores for film and television. Simon's journey brought him to London, England where he was a founding member of the band The Sharks in 1973.
He then branched out to work at the opposite end of the music industry as a record producer for Atlantic Records, EMI and various Quebec based record labels. Simon has also co-written hit records for such artists as 'Céline Dion', Wilson Pickettand, Julien Clerc... His versatility and experience in all facets of the music industry have made him a composer awarded by two Anik Awards for music arrangements, and four Felix Awards (Quebec's Grammys) for music direction.
Among the dozens of film and television soundtrack scores he has composed since 1987 include: 'L'île des pirates disparus' (1989), 'New York, alerte à la peste' (1992), and 'Life with Billy' (1993). He was also nominated in 1996 for a Canadian Gemini Award for best musical score for a series for the Telescene production of 'Les anges de la ville' (1993). Simon was nominated for a Gemini Award in 1998 for his futuristic sci-fi score to the Showtime Networks movie-series Lexx (1997).