Simon Feenstra stands out as an energetic entertainer with showmanship to spare. Combining raw emotion with flawless technique from his conservatory background he can ooze vulnerability as well as pack a punch with his thrilling powerhouse vocals.
Contrary to the current trend of recording an album in pieces by using separate tracks and musicians in separate studios and locations, Simon Feenstra was determined to boldly record his debut album ”live” and in one take. In front of a live studio audience at the world famous Wisseloord Recording Studios in The Netherlands (Tony Bennett, The Police, The Rolling Stones, etc.) Simon captured the energy and magic in the room and brought it right to the CD. What you hear is what you get!
Simon’s voice is a true original with abilities that harken back to an old school feel of warm soul coupled with the contemporary jazz-pop nuance reminiscent of Stevie Wonder. In addition to expression of his voice, Simon believes the content and connection of his lyrics is essential to his compositions. He writes positive lyrics about life, love and friendship. Simon’s title song “Speak Out” from his debut CD has the distinct honor of being embraced by the LGBT community and is used as an anthem at international festivals, events and promotions.