Hello Dan.
I want to thank you for your services during the Key West Songwriters' Festival this year. Once again, your expertise helped to  make this festival one of the truly unique events of it's kind. I have had so many compliments regarding the shows at the San Carlos Institute (from the fans and performers) that it is obvious you had that theater perfectly "dialed in" for the shows. I hope you have set aside the dates for next year because we could not pull off such an event without your support and know how!

Best regards,
Charlie Bauer
Founder/Director
Key West Songwriters' Festival

 

I have had the pleasure of working with Dan Simpson for over 16 years. As Managing Artistic Director of The Waterfront Playhouse (a professional theater in Key West, FL), I relied upon his sound expertise for our productions. His work ranged from concert and musical design and set-ups to designing the soundscape for plays, as well as constructing amazing special effects. His excellent ear, hard work, passion for excellence, good humor and patience have been invaluable. His relocation from Key West has been a tremendous loss for us, but we wish him the best of luck in his new adventures.
Danny Weathers
Managing Artistic Director
Waterfront Playhouse/Key West Players, Inc.


"The best set of ears I've ever had the pleasure of working with."
Matthew Rawls
Technical Director
Tennessee Williams Theatre
Key West, Florida


This is a partial list of my live sound work as Front of House engineer... I often run monitors as well. I also can provide separate audio feeds for video and other remote needs, run delay speakers, and record the proceedings. I've generally worked venues from  50 to 1500 people, including but not limited to performances, conferences, festivals and corporate events.

Alvin Ailey Dance
Amanda Pabyan
Amandla Tunesmith
Anderson Trio
Andre Codrescu
Arturo O'Farrill
Babatunde Olatunji
Bill Miller
Bo Diddley
Captain Tony Terracino
Carl Hiaasen
Carrie Newcomer
Cedar Walton
Christopher Peterson
Cheryl Wheeler
Chuck Cannon
Cleo Laine and John Dankworth
Cortadito
CW Colt
Chris Clifton
Dan Brubeck
Dance Companies (pretty much any that toured the Southeast in the 80's and 90's)
Dance Key West
Danzon By Six
Darrell Scott
Dave Brubeck
David Goodman
David Wilcox
Diana Nyad
Don't Let the Sharks Get You!
Douglas Spotted Eagle
Egidio Balzola and Oriente
Ellen Cherry
Emily Saliers
Ensemble Galieli
Entrain
Erin McKcKeown
Even Steven
Federico Britos
Flat Rock Playhouse, Hendersonville
Flowtribe
Gary "Radar" Burghoff
George Plimpton
Gove Scrivenor
Herbie Mann
Hillary Clinton
Howard Livingston
Hugo Duarte
Island Opera
James Slater
Jane Olivor
Jean Carper
Jeffrey Steele
Jerry Jeff Walker
Jim Bailey
Jim Walker and Free Flight
Jimmy Buffett
Jimmy Cliff
John Mcuen
Johnny Sketch and the Dirty Notes
John Smith
John Waters
Johnathan Edwards
Jon Brooks
Josh White
Judy Blume
Hackensaw Boys
Hedwig and the Angry Inch
Kelly McGillis
Ken Fradley
Kenny Drew Jr.
Ketchy Shuby
Key West Burlesque
Key West Literary Seminar
Key West Musicians Festival
Key West Pops
Key West Songwriters Festival
Key West Symphony Orchestra
Kingston Trio
Kinsey Sicks
Krista Detor
Lari White
Leon Redbone
Lionel Hampton
Livingston Taylor
Lou Diamond Phillips
Mac Rebennack aka Dr. John
Mack Macanally
Manny Oquendo
Mara Neimanis
Marga Gomez
Maria Muldaur
Marty Stonely
Matt "Guitar" Murphy
Melody Cooper
Mia Borders
Othello
Patty Larkin
Paul Stookey
Pete and Wayne
Peter Mayer
Philip Burton
Ramsey Lewis
Randy Roberts
Raul Malo
Red Elvises
Richard Crooks
Richard Wilbur
Richie Havens
Ricky Lee Jones
River North Dance Company
Robert Earl Keene
Sean Tyrell
Shel Silverstein
Shirley Horn
Sol Driven Train
Spiritual Rez
Stephen Stills
Steve Goodman
SUKAY
Sun Valley Writers' Conference
Susan Werner
Suzanne Westenhoefer
Taj Mahal (my very first concert sound! The paint was still drying on the cabinets...)
Teri White
Terrance Simien
The Alliens
The Learning Channel
The Lee Boys
Tom Chapin
Tom Rush
Tuck and Patti
Valerie Wisecracker
Watermellon Slim
Will Kimbrough
Willie and Lobo
Yo Mama's Big Fat Booty Band
Zoe Lewis