Simon joins the 2016 Australian tour of We Will Rock You after just completing an eight-month stint with the We Will Rock You ‘Anthem of the Seas’ Royal Caribbean production, performing with an international cast and band where he was the featured guitarist. In 2013 Simon toured with the We Will Rock You European Arena touring company and prior to that, he took part in the two hugely successful We Will Rock You tours of the UK and Denmark in 2009 and 2011. At the conclusion of the 2009 UK tour, Simon performed live on television with Brian May and Roger Taylor from Queen on Dublin’s very popular The Late Late Show.
Simon began with We Will Rock You in 2003 after auditioning for Brian May and Roger Taylor from Queen for the Original Australian Production and toured with this production from 2003-2006 covering Australia and Japan. He returned to Japan in 2007 to hold guitar clinics in conjunction with the official launch of the Brian May model guitar in Tokyo. A guitar instructional package was released in 2008 featuring Simon called Simply Electric Guitar and has sold more than 50,000 units worldwide.
Simon was the featured guitarist with a project called Queen Rocks with Orchestra Victoria at the Crown Casino in Melbourne in 2007. When told about these shows Brian May is quoted saying “The Bohemian Rhapsody guitar solo could not be in safer hands than Simon Croft’s.”
In 2014 Simon played with the Queen Symphonic show, which sold out a tour of Perth and two shows at the magnificent Sydney Opera House.
Simon is an extremely busy guitar teacher, session player and gigging musician and can be seen playing every week around Melbourne in one of his five bands.
Simon is endorsed by, Ulbrick Sound custom guitar amplifiers, Live Line (The Sound of Perfection) guitar straps and stage cables, and Dunlop guitar strings and picks.