She can scream like Janis or purr like Chrissie Hynde.
Simone "has one of the most unique sounds in Florida" (Wes Cambron, Tampa Examiner)
and Steve Gilmore (Rebel Riffs) knows that "Simone's got the look, got the voice, and has the songs".
Though born in Detroit's Mt. Sinai hospital and educated in Windsor, Ontario, Simone Star (née Taylor) discovered beauty and creativity on 'both sides of the tracks'. Her biracial background provided her with varying viewpoints; fueling her artistry and initially leading her to the Detroit Underground. Producer Gary Martin discovered Stars' talent and quickly provided the tools and resources to lead her on her musical journey. Teknotika, known for the hit single 'Universal Love' featured Star on vocals and synthesizers and was a well-loved club favorite both in Detroit as well as the UK.
Simone's latest release is the culmination of over two years of work.
Offered as both an LP version filled with transitions and segues, and a streamlined Radio Edit version, Sapphire Stanza has something for everyone.