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Simon Raymonde is an English musician and record producer. He is the son of the late arranger and composer Ivor Raymonde. He is best known as the bass guitarist and keyboard player with the Scottish band Cocteau Twins from 1983 to 1997.

Raymonde runs the Bella Union record label, which has released music by Ezra FurmanFleet FoxesThe WalkmenFlaming LipsM WardFather John MistyVan Dyke ParksArc IrisPavo PavoJohn TavernerLowlyXiu XiuI Break HorsesJohn GrantLaura VeirsMidlakeLift to ExperienceHowling BellsStephanie DosenBeach HouseHannah CohenDirty ThreeMountain Manthe Low AnthemVeronica FallsVetiverAndrew BirdJ TillmanWavvesAbe VigodaPeter BroderickDepartment of EaglesLanterns on the LakeAlessi's ArkSleeping Statesthe DearsExplosions in the SkyJonathan WilsonPhilip Selway and The Innocence Mission.

Raymonde has acted as producer and mixer on many records, including Clearlake's Cedars, James Yorkston's Moving Up Country, the first two albums by John Grant's first band the Czars, three albums by the Duke Spirit including the hit album Cuts Across the Land, Archie Bronson Outfit's "Kangaroo Heart", Anthony Reynolds' "Just So You Know" and the Open's Silent Hours. He co-produced the posthumous album from Billy Mackenzie. He also mixed the Fionn Regan album The End of History, which was nominated for the 2007 Mercury Music Prize, and the debut album by Lift to Experience. Raymonde remixed tracks for ArchiveTristeza and Departure Lounge.


Brighton Music Walk of Fame Connection

Resident and owner of Bella Union

 Popular Tracks


Cocteau Twins


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