Simon Friend is best known for being a member of Levellers. He plays guitar,mandolin, banjo and harmonica for the Levellers. He plays fantastic solo shows as well. His best known songs are most likely The Boatman and Battle of the Beanfield and Elation. The first instrument he played was the trumpet which he played as a child. He was a roadie for New Model Army. Simon also plays in Drunk In Public with Mark chadwick (levellers),Jon Sevink(levellers) and Rev Hammer. D.I.P. shows are exciting acoustic shows. He released a solo album at a young age but it is almost impossable to find. He is soft-spoken,sincere,kind and passionate.