Simon Webbe is best known as a member of the British boy band Blue, who sold over 16 million records and won two Brit awards, among numerous other accolades. As a solo artist, Simon has released two studio albums, sold over 1.2 million records worldwide and had five UK Top 40 singles.
As a member of Blue, Simon achieved phenomenal sales figures not only in the UK, but all across the globe. Blue have had an amazing forty No.1 singles worldwide, selling over 9.5 million albums and 3.5 million singles.
As a solo artist, Simon's debut single Lay Your Hands stormed into the UK charts at No.4 and remained in the Top 10 for an amazing three weeks, garnering massive radio airplay in the process. And with his following single No Worries, and debut solo album Sanctuary, Simon's position as one of the UKs leading singer/songwriters will be established once and for all.
As a teenager, Simon’s first love was football and his heart was set on becoming a professional footballer. He signed to the Port Vale School Of Excellence, age 14, and his playing skills were scouted by both Liverpool and Aston Villa. However, disaster struck when Simon, then age 17, suffered a torn ligament during a match — an injury which prevented him from ever playing professionally.
So his attention turned to the entertainment industry and Simon began writing songs and auditioning as a singer and rapper for various bands. In 1998, he was spotted by a model scout and put forward for Pride Magazine’s “Face of the Year” competition. Simon’s good looks and distinctive features won him the competition and, age 19, a modelling contract.
But although Simon pursued a modelling career he still wanted to be a singer and performer, so continued to audition until he met Duncan James, Lee Ryan and Antony Costa. Blue was formed and an incredible roller coaster of success began.
Signed to one of the UKs leading labels, Innocent Records in 2000, the band Blue released their debut single All Rise in May 2001. From the moment this uplifting track hit the airwaves it was clear that Blue had something special, a certain X factor. Suddenly it was OK to like pop again no matter how old you were. The next year saw the band achieve a meteoric rise to fame, becoming the hottest new act to emerge from the UK in years.
Blue gave Simon Webbe the chance to develop his natural song writing talents and explore his production ideas. Simon was the key songwriter on many of Blues biggest hits including All Rise, Fly By and One Love. In fact, Simon either wrote or co-wrote six tracks on their first multi platinum album All Rise and even more tracks on the two albums that followed One Love and Guilty.
On screen he has starred in the films Rollin' With the Nines, and alongside Jennifer Love Hewitt and Dougray Scott in The Truth About Love. Simon is also a regular fixture on British TV, having appeared in both ITV's I'm a Celebrity and BBC1's Strictly Come Dancing, to name a few.
A recent foray into theatre has seen Simon star in Sister Act at The London Palladium, The 3 Little Pigs at the Palace Theatre, Aladdin at the Theatre Royal, Jack and the Beanstalk at The Royal & Derngate Theatre and Aladdin at the Alhambra Theatre.