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.
Currently he is directing two documentary films for cinema release, one an investigation into the psyche of creative music artists, the other to mark 50 years since the decriminalisation of homosexuality in Great Britain.
Simon Napier-Bell is CEO of the Pierbel Entertainment Group and a director of Snap-B Music, a company that provides music publishing and consultancy services to top industry professionals. He is also 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.
In between times, he travels, gives talks, does business, and eats & drinks well, all over the world.