Simone Waddell was the first Australian to win a scholarship to the prestigious Berklee College of Music in Boston. After completing her music degree, Simone continued her career internationally into Asia, Europe, the U.S.A and Australia, performing in countless top venues both solo and with world class musicians.
Simone is one of Australia’s Top Contemporary Jazz Artists performing jazz, soul, and funk infused with groove. Genres also include pop, R&B, zouk, gospel, and even some classical. Simone won the Nescafe Big Break and was awarded $20,000 for her musical achievements and was the first jazz vocalist in Australian history to achieve a Masters Degree in Performance at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music. She was mentored by the late Australian iconic singer Kerrie Biddell, who was the focus of Simone’s research.
Simone, a prolific songwriter, has recorded four albums, “Take My Love,” “Make It Happen,” “My Romance,” (jazz album) and “Surrender,” plus two EPS, “New Day” and “Keeping My Peace On,” as well as multiple singles.
“My Romance” and “Surrender,” produced by Australian legend Jim Kelly, were launched as live events in Sydney to sold out venues. Her music videos have 500,000+ views worldwide.