Band Members

Simone Simons

Simone Simons

Date of birth:
January 17th 1985


Epica is my occupation for the moment.

Musical background:
I have been musically active since I was 10. I played the flute for one year, after that I had jazz/pop singing lessons for one year. At the age of 15 someone gave me a cd of Nightwish. I liked it so much that I wanted to take classical singing lessons. I have sung in a choir for a couple of months (2002) and then there was and is Epica.

Favourite bands:
Lacuna Coil, Muse, REM, Nightwish, Kamelot, Moonspell, Rammstein, Within Temptation, Mozart, Lacrimosa, Leaves' Eyes, System of a Down, Dargaard, Anastacia, Apocalytica, Moby, Björk, Tiamat, Dimmu Borgir, Faith no More, Samael.

Favourite musicians:
Tori Amos
Roy Khan
Andrea Boccelli
Lisa Gerrard
Ofra Haza
Michael Stipe

Favourite albums:
Muse "Absolution"
Kamelot "The Black Halo"
Moonspell "Irreligious"
System of a Down "Toxicity"
Björk "Homogenic"
Anathema "Judgement"
Nightwish "Oceanborn"
Moby "Play"
Rammstein "Reise Reise"
Leaves' Eyes "Lovelorn"
All the Lacuna Coil albums

Favourite movies:
Nightmare before Christmas, From Hell, The name of the Rose, Wind in de wilgen, The Neverending Story, Legend, Moulin Rouge, The Beach, Desperado, Kill Bill 1 & 2, Fight Club, The Silence of the Lambs, Hannibal, Memento, Central do Brazil, Het Vliegende schip, Gladiator, Troy, Brain Dead, 13 Ghosts, From Dusk till Dawn, Elisabeth, Dracula (Bram Stoker), Amadeus, Clockwork Orange, Legend, Willow, Caligula, The Mummy, Lord of the Rings, The Prince of Egypt, The Talented Mister Ripley, The Phantom of the Opera, Sleepy Hollow, Braveheart, Gremlins, Monty Python (everything), Himalaya, Legends of the fall, Night of the demons 2, Hellraiser 1,2,3,4, Interview with a Vampire, The time machine (old version), The last unicorn, Dark Crystal and many more.

Shure SM 58 mic
Sennheiser in ear monitoring

Taken from Epica Online