Jo’s Jungle Band 1987-1991

In 1987, Simon co-founded Jo’s Jungle Band with his brother Matthew and other Shiva Theatre performers, combining folk music and clowning. This was when he developed his music and circus skills. Jo’s Jungle Band started performing at Land’s End tourist park in 1988, a contract that was inherited by Bash Street four years later and which provided an invaluable learning experience in outdoor performance.