Jeffrey Simmons creates classic Pop music in the tradition of Harry Nilsson, Emitt Rhodes, Wilco and Coldplay, complete with varied instrumental arrangements and rich vocals. Jeffrey's debut CD, "The Failure of the Horse and Buggy" in 1999 displayed his fascination with 60's songwriting and production. Tracks like "New York State" and "Doctor" are abound with Beach Boys-like harmonies while "this is what" and "Step Outside" create sonic landscapes reminiscent of The Kinks Village Green.
In 2001 Jeffrey brought in his newly formed backing band, The Symptoms into the studio. The result was "Almost...all the way...down" released by Soda Pop Records in 2003. "Almost..." mixed the singer-songwriter vibe of Neil Young and the more experimental pop production of Wilco.
In 2005 Jeffrey and the Symptoms started recording his third full length album in various locations around Boston. After parting with The Symptoms during the recordings, Jeffrey carried on to record and produce what would become "Farewell, My Sweet Alibi" released in March of 2006 on Kool Kat Records.
In January of that year, Jeffrey recruited three new musicians for his live band: Bruce Freisinger on lead guitar, Dan Choma on bass and Zac Mangan on drums. Jeffrey and the band went on to play shows all through 2006 and into 2007 with artists such as The Essex Green, Vinyl Skyway, Oakly Hall and Micah P. Hinson.
2008 brought Jeffrey's 4th album "Best of Luck" which showcased the work of his well rehearsed live band but also was filled with the rich production of his previous efforts. Band members Dan Choma and Zac Mangan moved out of Boston shortly after recording the album. Jeffrey continued to play solo shows throughout 2008-2009 to promote the album.
In 2008 Jeffrey had his first child and took time off from playing live but continued to write ending up with over 30 songs by the time 2010 rolled around. Jeffrey once again cut drums for the new song with Joel Simches and completed the remaining work in his home studio. What was planned to be a double album was cut down to 12 tracks and released as "stairpenstation" in Sept of 2010. Jeffrey, his wife and 2 children now live in Austin, TX.
Jeffrey released his 5th full length "fin.begin" in 2014. Jeffrey also co-wrote, played on and produced "Cheer Up" by BottleCap Mountain in 2014.
Name: Jeffrey Simmons
Lives in: Austin, Texas
Occupation: Music Composer