WHO is Simon Townshend? Well, he’s the son of a top big-band reed man and the baby brother of Who legend Pete Townshend.

This Friday, critically acclaimed musician Simon Townshend comes to Mr Kyps in Poole for a night of rock and roll. Simon has been recording and performing since the age of nine, when he was brought in to add vocals to The Who classic Tommy.

He went on to successfully self-produce six well received solo CDs on the Stir Music Label and in 2005 joined Bruce Foxton (The Jam/Stiff Little Fingers) and Mark Brzezicki (Big Country) in forming The Casbah Club.

Simon is now back in 2012 with the EP entitled Something New. The four track sampler is a preview of material from his forthcoming solo recording Looking Out Looking In.

In addition to his own music, Simon has produced and performed with numerous established acts ranging from Jeff Beck to Pearl Jam.

Other credits include 15 years as guitarist and vocalist in The Who and contributing his talents to their highly anticipated album, Endless Wire.

Since 2009, Simon has accompanied Roger Daltrey on tour around the globe.