Simon Colam

College Principal - BIMM Music Institute London

Simon Colam is the College Principal of BIMM Music Institute London. He studied classical and jazz piano at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama and has developed a career both live and in the studio concentrating on jazz and commercial music, performing in many of the UK’s major venues.

He’s played keyboards for Mercury Music Prize nominated London MC Ty, Robert Miles, Donna Summer, Clare Teal, Jacqui Dankworth, Soul II Soul and Jazzinho, touring with them across the world. Simon is the accompanist for ITV’s X Factor in the boot camp and judges’ house rounds, and is rehearsal pianist for the live shows. He was the accompanist for televised masterclasses including Rod Stewart, Celine Dion, Tony Bennett, Abba, Michael Buble, Mariah Carey, Will Young, Take That and Queen, and is also rehearsal pianist for ITV’s Britain’s Got Talent.

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