“Guitar Work Shines”
“Terrific Musician” -Downbeat Magazine March 2012
Simon Kafka is a guitarist who shares his time between New York City and the road. As the former lead guitarist for Grammy-nominated RCA artist Elle King, he performed all over the world and appeared on countless national television shows, including The Today Show, The Tonight Show, and Dick Clark’s Rockin' New Year's Eve (which reached 25 million viewers). He has also played or recorded with Lesley Gore, Carly Rae Jepsen, and Guy Berryman (Coldplay) and worked in the pits of eighteen Broadway shows, including The Lion King, Aladdin, and The Book of Mormon. As a studio musician, he has worked with many major label artists as well as smaller labels. His playing is the first thing you hear in the film Hot Pursuit starring Reese Witherspoon. In addition, he is the founder and leader of Big Hands Rhythm & Blues Band, who's self titled debut album is available across all platforms. Simon habla Español con fluidez y puede ensayar y tocar con artistas que solo hablan Español sin ningún problema. He has a degree from the Manhattan School of Music.