Rock Manager and Author
Simon Napier-Bell is an author and rock manager, though sometimes also composer, record producer, film maker and public speaker. Artists he’s managed include The Yardbirds, Ultravox, T Rex, Marc Bolan, Japan, Asia, Candi Staton, Boney M, and Wham!
In the 60s he co-wrote the song You Don’t Have To Say You Love Me, a number one sung first by Dusty Springfield and later by Elvis Presley.
He has also written four best-selling books: You Don’t Have To Say You Love Me, about the 60s; Black Vinyl White Powder, about the postwar British record industry; and I’m Coming To Take You To Lunch, about taking Wham! to Communist China in the 80s, the first Western rock group ever to play there.
His latest book, Ta-Ra-Ra-Boom-De-Ay, is a history of the business of popular music from 1710 until today.
These days he is the originating producer of 'Raiding the Rock Vault', the best-rated music show in Las Vegas, and of 'Raiding the Country Vault', at the Mansion Theatre in Branson, Missouri. He is also a director of Snap-B Music, a company that provides music publishing and consultancy services to top industry professionals.
He travels, gives talks, does business, and eats & drinks well, all over the world.