Simon Paradis

Guitarist Singer Songwriter

A graduate of Concordia University’s Integrative Music Arts program, Simon has been playing in blues, rock, country and roots bands across Canada for 30 years. He has appeared on numerous recordings as a session guitar player and producer. Simon began developing his skills as a songwriter eight years ago in the wake of a life-altering accident.

In 2014, his duet project, Stanton Paradis, released Good Road Home, a CD of original acoustic material. In 2015, Simon recorded Mouthful of Stars, a debut full-band CD of original music written by Simon and his wife, Kara Stanley.

The fall of 2018 marked the recording of his third CD, featuring new original material from Simon and Kara as well as collaborations with other writers. Grooves and Ruts is available now.

Good Road Home

Mouth Full of Stars

Grooves & Ruts

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Although nominally credited to Farm Team (a loose collective of seasoned Vancouver musicians), Grooves & Ruts is, at its core, another impressive offering from singer/songwriter Simon Paradis. And for Paradis—a veteran session player/producer for over 30 years who has, in recent years, amassed a formidable back catalogue, both as a solo artist and half of Stanton/Paradis—this 14-song, 52-minute work stands as a uniquely compelling personal statement about the resilience of the human spirit...