Gill writes original music for all our family shows and pop-up theatre pieces, as well as working as a freelance composer on a range of community songwriting projects. She takes inspiration from many different musical traditions; Alf the Highwayman music was very much in a traditional folk music tradition whereas the supporting soundtrack for Tethered uses an electronica style.
Commissioned songs include:
Songs from previous productions include:
Train to Keynsham: LISTEN HERE
Lyrics written with students from St Keyna Primary School, Keynsham and performed by KLOGS (Keynsham Light Opera Group)
Lyrics written with students from Westfield Primary School, Radstock and performed by Westfield Ladies Choir
Bright Lights Over Fosseway
Lyrics written with students from Fosseway Special School, Radstock and performed by Westfield Ladies Choir
These three songs were commissions from Kilter Theatre for their 'Unsung' community song-writing project (2016)
Ballad of Marianne
Commissioned by Gillian Sweetbartley for her play 'The Ballad of Marianne’s Waste'
Swimming with Sharks, Simple Simon, Get your Gaym On & FOMO
Commissioned by Frenetic Fox Theatre for the devised show Appily Ever After.
Back to the Garden: LISTEN HERE
Commissioned by Inkling Productions for the 'Greenlight' new writing events.
Commissioned by A Word in Your Ear for their Story Friday events.
Blood of the City, Mortality in Mortar & Waitrose Mums: LISTEN HERE
A trilogy of songs commissioned by The Architecture Centre, Bristol as part of their Sounding City project.
Songs of Dry Wit & Wet Reverb
Songs of Dry Wit and Wet Reverb is an irreverent, theatrical set of original songs written and composed by Paul Lawless and Gill Simmons, suitable for any occasions including open mics and community festivals.
This double-act was born from a commission by the Bristol Architecture Centre for their Sounding City: A musical map of Bristol project, to celebrate their 25th birthday.
Shaftesbury Fringe Festival
Friday 30th June 2017
Southbank Arts Trail, Bristol
14th May 2017
Bakesmiths Café Open Mic, Bristol
16th April 2017
Southbank Bristol Arts Trail
13th May 2018