Simon Goulding

Musician, Bassist, Composer, Educator


About simon

A Performance Bio

Simon Paul Goulding was born in October 1977 and raised in the county of Lancashire. NW United Kingdom.

BTEC National Diploma in Performing Arts. 1995-1997 Wigan & Leigh College.

After winning the performing arts school music prize on 2 consecutive years, Simon started working as a pro session musician at the age of 16 and has performed, toured, appeared on albums & recorded with many top artists in the world of music & entertainment such as:

  • The Bee Gees

  • Tito Jackson

  • Eric Marienthal

  • Snake Davis

  • Robbie Williams

  • Larry Gatlin

  • Joe Longthorne MBE

  • The Temptations

  • David Benoit

  • Freddie Starr

  • Engelbert Humperdinck

  • Dave Weckl

  • Oz Noy

  • David Murray

  • Andy Snitzer

  • Tony Oxley

  • Joe Brown

  • Chris Farlowe

  • Rick Astley

  • Ronan Keating

  • Sir Tim Rice

  • Elaine Paige

  • David Essex

  • Alfie Boe

  • Tony Christie

  • Jane McDonald

  • PP Arnold

  • The Supremes

  • Odyssey

  • The Real Thing

  • Gwen Dickey (Rose Royce)

  • The Miracles

  • The London Community Gospel Choir

  • Tavares

  • Heatwave

  • Jovenes Clásicos Del Son

  • Sheila Ferguson

  • Jim Diamond

  • Spice Fusion Big Band

  • Apitos

  • The Three Degrees

  • Martha Reeves & the Vandellas

  • Jaki Graham

  • Lee Mead

  • Andy Abraham

  • Avraham Fried

  • M.B.D

Plus MANY more......



Download Hi-Res publicity photo by clicking HERE


Simon’s Debut solo album ‘Familia’ and his 2nd album ‘Open Window’  has & continues to be featured on worldwide Radio: JAZZ FM, BBC Radio 2 & 3, BBC GMR Radio, BBC Radio Lancashire, BBC Radio Lincolnshire, Creative Chicago Radio, Jazz in All Keys, Fiesta Jazz. 106.7 PBS FM in Melbourne, Australia, W.I.U.C. in Ponce, Puerto Rico. Atlanta Smooth Jazz, VID90.3FM ‘Gala Jazz’, Ponce, Puerto Rico. Radio Planichie ‘Rumba y Son’, Lima, Peru, WEMU Michigan USA. Also featuring in the publications Jazztimes (USA), Musician, Bass player (USA), Bass guitar, Music professor (Germany), Bajista (Spain), Descarga (Latin America). Simon is also the 3rd year bass guitar tutor at the Royal Northern College of Music (RNCM) in Manchester UK.


Solo Albums.

Familia (2010) SGM Records.

Open Window (2013) SGM Records.

Recuerdos Volume 1 (2018) SGM Records.

Recuerdos Volume 2 (2018) SGM Records.



Bass Workshop Volume 1. E-Book

Bass Workshop Volume 2. E-Book

Developing Songo Bass. E-Book 

Latin Influences. E-Book

The Bassists Guide To Reading Standard Notation. E-Book 

Scale & Modes Etudes For The Bassist (Exercises in tonality and applying harmonic language). E-Book

Scale Tables. E-Book



Dalmedo Custom Guitars (SG Signature 6 String Bass).

RotoSound Strings.

Taurus Amplification & Pedals.

Cosmic Ears.

Barker Basses.


Producer Loops Packs.

Simon Goulding ‘Live Funky Bass Guitar’ Sample Pack. Samplephonics.



Masterclass in Bass Guitar & Music Technology at the RNCM 2015.

Bass Guitar Masterclass at the university of Chester 2013.

Musicianship Masterclass at Middlesborough College 2012.

Latin Jazz/Afro Cuban Masterclass at the university of York 2005.

Ensemble & Band Performance Masterclass at the Hereford College of Arts 2016.

Session Musicianship Masterclass at the University of Wolverhampton 2016.

Bass Guitar Masterclass at Hereford College of the arts 2017.

Modern Bass Masters. Latin Bass Concepts Masterclass Roth Academy 2019

Listen to the title track 'Familia' here

Listen to the title track 'Open Window' here