An Evening With Simon Napier-Bell hosted by Harvey Rae

Tuesday 12 September 2017 (opening 8:00 PM)

at Mojo's Bar ( venue info )
237 Queen Victoria St, North Fremantle WA


Reserve Tickets

Price includes booking fees

18+ $29.60

Harvey Rae (The West, Xpress Magazine, RTRFM) in conversation with Simon Napier-Bell (rock manager, author, composer, record producer and film maker).

In a Freo exclusive, Harvey speaks with one of popular music’s most influential practitioner’s Simon Napier-Bell. 

As an Artist Manger, Simon has worked with The Yardbirds (feat Jimmy Page), Dusty Springfield, Ultravox, Marc Bolan and T-Rex, Japan, Asia, Candi Staton, Boney M, Sinéad O'Connor and most famously discovered George Michael and Wham

Wham became the first Western band to ever tour China in the early 80s thanks to Simon's persistence.

In Britain Simon worked alongside Beatles and Stones managers Brian Epstein and Andrew Loog Oldham, taking notes and observing the workings of the music industry which he later applied to his artists whom all became household names.

He witnessed the explosion of punk rock, advised Malcolm McClaren and watched the birth of dance music and disco. 

Simon also discovered Australia's very own John Paul Young  (in a bar of all places) - handing him his debut single ‘Pasadena' - originally intended for a female voice. 

Simon’s composition credits include co-writing the 60’s hit You Don’t Have To Say You Love Me first performed by Dusty Springfield, and then by Elvis Presley. He is the author of four best-selling books on popular music and recently directed two film documentaries. 

Join us for a discussion focusing on Simon’s brilliant career and the history of popular music.

This is an 18+ event.

* Over 18's only unless advertised otherwise. * Photo ID is essential,­ acceptable ID is a current and valid Australian Photo Drivers Licence or Passport. Please check with the venue for any other acceptable forms of photo ID * All children under 18 not permitted including small children and babies * Intoxicated persons will not be admitted * No thongs or steel cap boots * The venue reserves the right to refuse admission to any person * Dangerous behaviour including Crowd Surfing, Stage Diving, Moshing and Violent Dancing is not allowed and will result in your immediate removal from this venue.*Inappropriate behaviour at this venue will lead to your banning.*