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August 9th, 2018:I received a call today from the most eminent Miss Brenda Hankins. She is the musical director for the Black Theatre Troupe here in town. I have been contracted to play guitar in the pit for their presentation of The Wiz at the Tempe Center for the Arts from September 28th through October 14th. I have played several shows with the BTT before and every event has been marvellous thanks to their fabulous director, Mr. David Hemphill. Tickets are on sale now. Click away!!!!

July 25th, 2018:Word has it that the BLK-Live website now has a link for ticket purchase for the tribute show to Tom Petty. Learning to Fly at BLK Live, Scottsdale on October 2nd, 2018 marking one full year since he rode off to the big gig in the sky.

July 22nd, 2018: We veritably blew the walls out of the world-famous Rhythm Room in Phoenix playing with the legendary Paul Gurvitz and the New Army. This was Paul's first visit back to the stage after a recent health scare and he brought it... and more. This was our memorable, full, 2-hour, history show! It really was a great night, attended by old friends and new and everyone had a marvellous time. Watch this space for more new as we are working on building up the tour calendar going forward.

July 1st, 2018: I've been conscripted into "Learning to Fly" a Tom Petty Tribute Band led by the venerable Scott Hallock. This promises to be a really splendid show. Watch out for us at BLK Live, Scottsdale on October 2nd, 2018! on his first yarhzeit.

June 4th, 2018: Saturday's show with Bill Garvin's Eric and the Dominoes was a blast! Otto D'Agnolo's All On A Ride opener was excellent. It was fun to see Otto and his most excellent musicians do their thang and I had a great time playing with Bill and hope to get another opportunity to play with him and his splendid band. We shall see! Peace out!

May 31st, 2018: Out of the blue I received a call from the venerable Bill Garvin. He has an excellent Eric Clapton tribute band and has graciously asked me to play as a guest with them at BLK Live on June 2nd 2018. This is an amazing venue essentially comprised of a full-size concert stage at the end of a swimming pool. It's an all-ages-welcome event and promises to be extraordinay good fun. The show will be opened by Otto D'Agnolo and his All On A Ride project. Showtime is 7:00pm so arrive early to assure yourself a good spot in the pool!

Also, after a few months' respite, The New Army featuring Paul Gurvitz will be back at the Rhythm Room in Phoenix. This is one of our favourite spots to play in town. Paul will be presenting his renowned History Show. Join us on July 22nd, 2018 for an unforgettable evening!

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Although not born in the UK, Simon PC Frost was raised there through the period when the British Folk Movement gave way to the real inception of English Rock and Roll. Out of this time came such diverse influences as John Renbourn and David Gilmour. From Davy Graham, Martin Carthy and Bert Jansch, through John Martyn to Yes.

This extraordinary melange of styles brought forth a new generation of musicians; one of whom is Simon PC Frost.

From his delicate, conversational and musically lyrical acoustic instrumentals, to his rock compositions or jazz creations, all the original influences shine through with integrity.

Simon PC Frost has played in all styles all over the world, and is currently resident in Phoenix, Arizona, always looking to play something new (or indeed something very old!).

Late in 2015 Simon was approached by rock legend Paul Gurvitz to become part of his band 'The New Army'. This was a really exciting step forward and yet another endorsement of Simon's musical versatility. The New Army began touring April 1st, 2016. Since then they have played in Las Vegas Nevada, California, and of course all over Arizona, even in front of a crowd of nearly 3,000 while opening for REO Speedwagon!

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Simon PC Frost almost exclusively uses John Pearse Acoustic and Electric Strings and Accessories

Simon PC Frost uses and proudly recommends Seymour Duncan Pickups

Simon PC Frost entrusts the service and repair of his precious guitars to Brendan Dezember at the Music Store, Mesa.

Simon PC Frost has loved the pure playable art of Warrior guitars for over 15 years.

Simon PC Frost is a very satisfied player of Fret-King guitars

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Something to think about...

There are a few things that I feel quite strongly about as a musician. One of these is "what good can my music do?". Below are some links and a little info about a few organisations that I have come to know and love over the years and to whom I proudly give what little assistance that I can - but they all tell me that every little helps.

I passionately encourage you to look in the direction of these causes and give whatever you can afford - time, goods, money. They all perform amazing work domestically and around the world, each providing their own measure of magic, making the world a better place every day in their own incredible way.

The Music For Life Alliance is a 501c(3) tax exempt, not for profit charity that facilitates the efforts of individuals and organizations making music learning accessible to young people who may not otherwise be able to experience the educational, psychological, and social benefits of making music. Through awards, grants and recognition, and by creating and maintaining a national database, the Music For Life Alliance helps support and unify grassroots efforts across the country.

Playing For Change arose from a common belief that music has the power to connect people regardless of their differences. In 2005, a small group of filmmakers set out with a dream to create a film rooted in the music of the streets. Not only has that dream been realized, it has grown into a global sensation that has touched the lives of millions of people around the world. Since then music programs have been created in 11 countries. More than 2,000 young people attend free classes in dance, instruments, musical theory and languages, all taught by qualified local teachers.

Guitars For The Troops is committed to providing high-quality guitar packages to service men and women around the world. Benefits of playing the guitar include pure musical enjoyment, education, music therapy and physical rehabilitation. At Guitars For The Troops, we respect the soldiers who currently serve in the military and honor those veterans who have given so much to protect our great nation. Guitars For The Troops provides free acoustic guitar packages to active-duty soldiers serving around the world, wounded warriors recuperating from their injuries, and U.S. military veterans who may be suffering from the invisible wounds of TBI or PTSD. And we provide these wonderful guitar packages at NO COST to the soldier or veteran.

The Mocha Club is an international community committed to fighting extreme poverty in Africa with everyday generosity. For the cost of a few mochas a month from all of us, The Mocha Club is able to improve clean water, economic freedom, education, healthcare, or orphan care in some of the most financially challenged areas. The Mocha Club is supported by many artists through the musical community who choose to give their services to enhance the journey to the never-ending mission.

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