More Information About Me

Simeon Peebler started out in the early 1980s programming his Commodore 64 and making his own games and music when he should have been doing "more appropriate" things. Flash forward to the present day; after years in game development and technology, he works as a game designer and programmer and has been working the last few years in teaching game design and game development at a leading digital arts college in Chicago Tribeca Flashpoint Academy In 2011, Simeon created Brain Bump, a trivia game for the Amazon Kindle. He also has been working on composing original music and songwriting (go to his songwriting site and hear his latest album).

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Contemporary Protest Music

New review by Michael Lohr of my last album, "Missing Anchor" is online today:
http://www.ru.org/music-reviews/missing-anchor-contemporary-protest-music.html

Excerpt:

“Missing Anchor” is a wonderful cascade of singer-songwriter Americana with a direct lineage back to 60s protest music. He is certainly not shy about speaking his mind.

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These are personal songs about love (both lost and found), life, freedom and the struggle to find one’s piece of mind in an ever more chaotic world. Woody Guthrie once said that he “was not a songwriter, but a journalist.” I think Simeon Peebler has just earned his journalism credentials."

Monday, February 24, 2014

Next Music Show in Chicago at Uncommon Ground (Devon)

Please join me in Chicago at Uncommon Ground (Devon location) on Thursday 2/27 at 8 pm ($7). I'll be sharing a great show with Cleveland-based Folk songwriter Charlie Mosbrook and a Chicago group called The Lulabelles. Reservations for the music room are required: 773-465-9801

Here's the facebook event:

https://www.facebook.com/events/285009848319383/

Thanks!
Simeon

Friday, November 15, 2013

Chillfest Chicago 2013

If you're following my music adventures, please be sure to check out this weekend's pop-up music festival in Chicago called Chillfest! I'll be performing at a few venues during the day on Saturday November 16, 2013 along with over 120+ of my fellow music makers in Chicago in the Wicker Park Bucktown neighborhood. You can find details here, and be sure to visit my music site to get my latest demos, videos, and musical odds and ends. Thanks for your support!


Sunday, April 21, 2013

2013 Boston Marathon song "Brave in Boston"


This week I had two gigs in Chicago, and I had planned on playing a song I wrote in February about drone strikes called "Executive Order" -- but on Monday that all changed in an instant. I realized that my song was a bit graphic and the imagery it conveys was too close to what had just happened in Boston on that day, April 15th, when two brothers deployed terrible bombs at the finish line at the marathon. 

In trying figure out what I was going to play in its place, I ended up writing down lyrics on Monday night to a song I wrote called "Brave in Boston" -- I ended up using some simple music, and played the first version of it the next day in Chicago at Uncommon Ground on Clark as part of the Chicago Songwriter Alliance. The song conveys the transformation that took place for so many people in those very shocking moments when a time of celebration turned to a time of tragic consequence and terror.

Over the following days I tweaked the song a bit, and ended up playing a version of it on Friday night at the Heartland Cafe (I opened for Cleveland songwriter Charlie Mosbrook) -- moments before I started my set that night news came that the second suspect had been captured alive. On Saturday I revised it again and recorded it on a handhelp MP3 recorder at home and posted it to SoundCloud.

You can hear a demo of my song "Brave in Boston" about the 2013 Boston Marathon here: https://soundcloud.com/simeonpeebler/brave-in-boston

Thursday, January 10, 2013

More Music Shows in Chicago

Hello and Happy New Year!

You can see a list of my upcoming performances here:

http://simeonpeebler.com/calendarshows/

Thanks for checking out my music (and find more of it here: http://www.simeonpeebler.com) and please say hello on facebook at http://www.facebook.com/SimeonPeebler or on Twitter at @SimeonPeebler http://www.twitter.com/SimeonPeebler!