Simon Yong is a Singaporean guitarist, singer, songwriter, and producer who has recorded 2 albums with progressive rock band Zero Sequence, and more recently launched his debut solo instrumental album Alien Stole My Whiskey (2013).
Till date, the album has acclaimed praises from notable Singapore musicians including Jazz Pianist Jeremy Monteiro, Guitarist Addy “Cradle” Rasidi, Singer-Songwriter Patrick Chng, and Keyboard maestro Mayuni Omar.
Simon is a highly sought after musician and has also performed with international artistes such as American legendary drummer Dennis Chambers, Thailand’s guitar hero Jack Thammarat, Taiwanese pop icon Sam Lee, and Japanese guitarist Takayoshi Ohmura (Babymetal). He embarked on this journey at age 5, starting with the organ, but later evolving into a talented self-taught guitarist and vocalist when he turned 17.
Simon Yong endorses ESP Guitars andAudio-Technica.His experiences include performing to full-house crowds at the Singapore Indoor Stadium while opening for The Script (2013), opening for Hong Kong legends Beyond (2019), opening for The Iron Maidens (2015), National Day 2015 at the MBS Event Plaza, the Rugby Sevens Half-Time Show 2016 at the Singapore Sports Hub (National Stadium), SINGfest 2008, Baybeats 2009/2013, Ignite! Music Festival 2010, and Mosaic Music Festival 2014/2017.
Simon has also toured and performed in Malaysia, Australia, USA, France, and Japan; and also appeared on national radio and TV on several occasions. He was a judge at
the Singapore Polytechnic Crescendo 2007 and Singapore Drum Festival Drum-Off 2017/2018, as well as a mentor for NAC’s Noise Singapore Music Mentorship Program 2017. When he is not performing, Simon commits himself to music education, masterclasses and workshops.