Ex- Mumbo Jumbo and Jimmy’s Big Fish frontman Simon Holmes has used time in lockdown to reflect and develop some fresh new songs and by 2021 he had written a handful of catchy and melodic tunes, produced by English musician, composer and songwriter, Nick Coler. Nick has has been nominated for and won awards for songwriting and music production and has written, produced and played on hit songs for diverse acts ranging from Goldie, KLF, and Alice Cooper to Girls Aloud, Sugababes, and Gabriella Cilmi. The first of these songs was released on May 7th, and is titled ‘If I Can’t Have You’.
A summery radio friendly tune accompanied by a video filmed on the Isle of Wight at Gurnard Beach on sun drenched afternoon, produced by writer and broadcaster, Tom Stroud. You can watch the video on Simon Holmes – December62’s YouTube channel and you can stream the song HERE .
The painting for the single cover is by Simon’s best friend, who is sadly no longer with us, Jim Bearwish’s sister, artist Jenny Blount and the artwork was designed by graphic artist Ian Jackman Read. You can see a huge archive of photos and songs from Simon’s career in Mumbo Jumbo and Jimmy’s Big Fish on the december62 website.