Things moving forward

Very pleased that the new website is up and running. All the feedback so far has been very positive so a big thank you to Aladdin from FxWorx, Exeter for all his hard work and continued support. I am continuing to update the content and have added another 50 photos from various sources and three more videos to my gallery. Hopefully this content should give a good idea of the kind of things that I do and can do. My aim is always to try and create a fun atmosphere wherever I am appearing and enjoy the show with the rest of the audience. There have been some lovely reviews coming in and some people have kindly put up reviews on google as well which is great. If you are reading this and have not had a chance to give a review, I would be really grateful if you would please either pop over to Google or Facebook to leave one or leave a comment below if you would like.

I am currently preparing for two private events for next week and I have a couple of songs that I am learning especially for those performances, Something Stupid and Love Letters in the Sand. One event is a yearly event I have been doing for around ten years, the challenge being to keep the performance fresh, fun and amusing. The other is an Anniversary Party for a lovely couple who I have performed for in the past. A bit of travelling involved as I will be up to Porlock near Minehead for one of the events. Now I’m living in Torquay, all my hotel work is ten minutes away so going anywhere now is travelling! Off to Crewkerne on Saturday to perform for the lovely people of Crewkerne Conservative Club which should be great fun.

Alongside these I’m continuing to move forward with my new CD, the mixes are coming along nicely. It is a difficult process trying to find the right sound but I feel we have certainly hit on something, especially for the ballads and softer songs which is great. There are a couple of more poppy/rocky songs on the album too which will have a bit of a different sound but John from April Media Studios, Plymouth is working hard to find a sound I like. I forgot how difficult it was as I am so used to hearing myself live.

Recording Plymouth

Simon Rees New Website

website design exeter - fx worx

Hello again! Well it is time for me to upgrade my website so I have enlisted the help of my friend Aladdin Gulec from FX Worx web design Exeter.

We have known each other for many years, having met originally whilst working together at the wedding venue Polhawn Fort in Cornwall and have been friends ever since. Aladdin was there as the Wedding Photographer FX Photography Exeter. He is a great character, very talented and a real entrepreneur. He succeeds at whatever he puts his energies into and I have no hesitation recommending him if you need help with your business.

We are changing the look and feel of the site to include more videos, news items, Facebook posts and a more user friendly look for your devices. Hopefully it will be easier for customers to interact with me and find the information they are looking for. We are looking at new options for the Song List, a simpler contact form, more up to date coding and better use of videos and links.

I am starting to get involved in blogging! and it will be much easier for me to update my website on the move. I am finding it easier to put videos on YouTube and link to YouTube which is great. It is very time consuming, writing and rewriting pages and seeking out new photos and videos for each page but hopefully it will give people an insight into how I work and what I can do for them. I am fortunate to have some wonderful reviews and references from the lovely people I have worked for and this motivates me to keep moving forward and be the best that I can be. It is certainly a special feeling to be a part of so many personal events and occasions and to be able to provide people with some priceless memories that will last forever.