Simon Paterson

Composer | Educator | Bassist | Music Technologist

Composer, double bassist and music technologist, Simon Paterson is Director of Music Technology and Assistant Professor in Music at the University of Nottingham.


Angels in the Architecture is “the brainchild of one Simon Paterson, who pens a superior blend of material which often hints at jazz and world-music influences” (Sam Inglis, Sound on Sound) produced a record described as “beautiful” by Dean Jackson on BBC Introducing and “brilliant stuff” by Helen Mayhew (Radio 2) as well as “Deep and gorgeous production…exuding quality” (Dj Scruff, Ninja Tunes)


Simon studied music at Nottingham after which he toured Europe with a funky jazz-fusion band in the heyday of Acid Jazz. Having played on proper big stages at e.g. Glastonbury, and proud of his two minor UK Top 40 successes, he has since recorded and played bass with huge collective noun of renowned and/or phenomenal jazz musicians, which is true, has composed music for stage and screen and is a respected music producer and recording engineer. Great bio writer too!


Currently, Simon is writing and playing with Trio Con Alma, Thom Whitworth Trio, Sharp Little Bones, Counter (with Joe Egan), completing remixes for Cinema Gold, and looking forward to recording a new album to reflect the current exciting aesthetic of Angels in the Architecture. Don’t hesitate to get in touch to say “hello” and/or if you want to discuss gig bookings, remixes, productions and/or bass playing!


Simon is also a keen photographer, here's a selection of photos deemed both 'popular' and 'interesting' by Flickr's algorithms: