She can scream like Janis Joplin or purr like Chrissie Hynde.
Simone "has one of the most unique sounds in Florida" (Wes Cambron, Tampa Examiner)
and Steve Gilmore (Rebel Riffs) knows that "Simone has the look, has the voice, and has the songs". Though born in Detroit's Mt. Sinai hospital read more...
and educated in Windsor, Ontario, singer and songwriter Simone Star (née Taylor) discovered beauty and creativity on 'both sides of the tracks'. Her rich background provided her with varying viewpoints; fueling her artistry and initially leading her to the Detroit Underground. Producer Gary Martin discovered Stars' talent and quickly provided the tools and resources to lead her on her musical journey. Teknotika , known for the hit single 'Universal Love' featured Star on vocals and synthesizers and was a well-loved club favorite both in Detroit as well as the UK. A rich history of dance, punk, alternative music, folk rock and jazz, Star currently performs with her Florida cover band, 'Simone & The Supercats' throughout the southeastern United States when not in the studio. Performing a mix of covers and originals, she continues to write, sing and perform music while maintaining an international fan base.
Simone's latest release is the culmination of over two years of work.
Offered as both an LP version filled with transitions and segues, and a streamlined Radio Edit version, Sapphire Stanza has something for everyone.