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About us

Ken Simms is a legendary rock guitarist from the San Francisco Bay area. Since the 1960s, Ken has led bands that have played, toured, or recorded with acts like The Yardbirds and The Animals. Today, The Simms Band continues Ken's rock and blues tradition with an eclectic mix of four decades of rock covers and original tunes. The Simms Band showcases a diverse mix of talent and personalities, and we put on a high-energy, feel-good, get-up-and-dance rock show for our clients across northern California. The Simms Band studio is located in Somerset, California and is the home of the Somerset Music Festival. Our band member profile is as follows: 


Ken Simms - Lead Guitar

Inna Beethoven - Violin, Vocals

Iris Mattos - Vocals, Keyboard

Ray Mattos - Vocals, Percussion

Aaron Granick - Keyboard, Vocals

John Kahling - Drums

Chuck Dobson - Bass

John Winger - Engineering

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