My name is Mike Simmons and if you click here, you'll get to see what I look like. Yes indeed, an ageing hippy with a receding hairline. My music is a response to the environment in which I find myself. It's warm, textural music created with synthesizers and samplers. I build up layers of natural and artificial sounds to produce an atmospheric pattern of slowly interweaving textures. I use piano, flutes, strings, and other familiar sounds alongside the less familiar - sounds which can only be produced by electronic instruments. People use it for meditation, relaxation, massage, as background music and, sometimes, to get born to. They do not, as far as I can tell, use it for dancing.
You can find out about my music on this site and you'll also be able to listen to some sample tracks. I've also included a number of links to the places that inspired the music. For the most part the links accompany the details of each album, so you'll find links to the Lleyn Peninsula, for example, on the albums that were inspired by that area. You can also find a page of more general links - mostly relating to the kind of music I play, and other musicians working in a similar field - over on the left hand side of this page. If you're interested in my musical history you can find that here.
I generally take payment via PayPal, which means you can pay by card or PayPal account, but if you'd rather use cheque or cash that's no problem, just let me know and we'll work something out. Alternatively, all my music is on iTunes