Kim Simmonds (born 5 December 1947, Newbridge, Caerphilly) is a Welsh guitarist, now residing in New York and best known as leader and founding member of the blues/rock band Savoy Brown.

Career

When still a young teenager Simmonds learned to play from listening to his brother's blues records. Considered one of the architects of British blues, he started playing professionally in 1966 in London, England.

In 1997, Simmonds released his first solo acoustic album, entitled Solitaire. He continues to tour worldwide with Savoy Brown and also as a solo acoustic act. In 2011 he will celebrate 45 years of touring with a new Savoy Brown album "Voodoo Moon".

As leader of Savoy Brown, he has 49 album releases currently available. He is also a painter, and the cover of his 2008 solo release Out of the Blue features his original art.

Discography (solo)

Solitaire (1997),

Blues Like Midnight (2000),

Struck by Lightning (2006),

Out of the Blue (2008)