About Nibmusic

Nibmusic’s Director and Principal Arranger, Simon Niblock, began playing the clarinet at the tender age of 12. His talent and love for music meant that he quickly proceeded to add other instruments to his repertoire: the saxophone, flute, clarinet and piano.


His yearning to play meant that he would often transcribe songs as a young teenager so that he could play the music he loved!​​​​

​This passion lead him to study music at Leeds Music College. The day after he graduated he was offered a job on the Oriana cruise ship, playing in the house band. His career has gone from strength to strength since then, performing not only at sea, but also in West End theatres and with popular artists such as Kid Creole and the Coconuts, The Drifters, Tony Hadley, Paul Young – to name a few.

​He has performed all over the UK as well as globally – notably at the White House in Washington DC, Blue Note Jazz Club in Tokyo, Royal Festival Hall in London… the list goes on. His journey has cumulated in the formation of the Spice Fusion band, in conjunction with Elliott Henshaw, which is a perfect vehicle for his writing, performed by some of the top musicians in the UK.​​​

​With this vast experience on and off stage, Simon has built a deep understanding of what works and what doesn’t when it comes to music charts. Throughout his performing career, Simon has also arranged and orchestrated music, and his list of clients are ever expanding all over the world. He knows what works on the cruise ships, and what works in theatres; what works for a 5-piece band vs. a symphony orchestra. His charts “just work” and are always immaculately presented and logically laid out, making it a joy for musicians to play and the audience to listen to, putting the artist at ease.

So contact Simon if you need charts for your show or recording session – or indeed if you just need some advice. No job is ever too big or small.

​Arrangement of Smartypants, composed by David Benoit

Performed by Spice Fusion on the album “Trying Hard 2”.

See more examples of Simon’s arrangements here


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