Spire, Simon : All or Nothing
Recent Highlights: * Radio play for Alive (third single from ALL or NOTHING) begins in NZ on the More FM and Classic Hits networks (November 2009). Alive features in the NZ 40 radio chart. * ALL or NOTHING officially released in NZ by Isaac Promotions and Rajon, May, 2009; Simon makes a number of press appearances for NZ Music Month; Hiding So Long features on a number of airplay charts, including months on the NZ 40 radio chart where it reaches the Top 20 (May 2009). * Hiding So Long receives airplay throughout New Zealand on the Classic Hits radio network, The Edge radio network, the More FM radio network, C4 Select Live and Juice TV networks (began February 2009). Debuts on NZ Airplay Chart at #25. * Hiding So Long and Inside Out air on TV throughout the United States on Channel One Networks' Hear It Now Simon Spire feature (January 2009). Simon is selected as one of Channel One's Top 20 Artists of the Year. * Simon features in Lenedra Carroll's Artist Advance project as the first recipient of a Main Stage Award. Lenedra Carroll successfully managed singer/songwriter Jewel's music career for ten years (2008). * Simon performs at the Dinner With Bob Geldof event in New Zealand; makes TV appearances on the Good Morning Show and Studio 2; makes radio appearances on Classic Hits and More FM; appears and performs on nationwide/international US radio on Voice of America's nationally syndicated Border Crossing show (2008). * Simon wins an Honorable Mention Award and is a Double-Finalist in the USA Songwriting Competition for Hiding So Long and Dying Daily (end of 2007). From his native New Zealand to his newly adopted home in New York, Simon Spire has long been on a path towards fully capturing his artistic vision. Now, with 'ALL or NOTHING,' the Auckland-born singer/songwriter has crafted a powerful and evocative debut album, firmly establishing him among today's best new artists. Songs such as 'Dying Daily' and the buoyant 'Inside Out' are made indelible via Spire's engaging vocals, masterful guitar styling, and his impressively crafted arrangements, highlighting a lyrical gift that is simultaneously deeply personal and wholly universal. Moving through straight-up rock 'n' roll to energetic powerpop to lush balladry, the album leads the listener through this new artist's striking impressions of life and uncompromising relationship to it, one that could aptly be described as 'ALL or NOTHING.'