“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. His playing was featured in the film Hot Pursuit starring Reese Witherspoon. He has a degree from the Manhattan School of Music. 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.