Photo : solo in deventer, willie, 2007
Lukas Simonis has his roots as an instrumentalist and musical 'activist' in the industrial music and noise rock of the 80s. Being a part of the Rotterdam jazzbunker scene (a Collective that consisted of heavy drug induced punk rockers, freejazzers, early electronic musicians and pre-postrock combos) he discovered the delimited world of improvisation. In the meantime and after he played in bands like Dull Schicksal, Trespassers W, Morzelpronk, AA Kismet, Liana Flu Winks, VRIL and Coolhaven.29.06.2011 BENDIGO Concert @ La Trobe Visual Arts Centre
30.06.2011 MELBOURNE Concert @ 3RRR Performance Space
01.07.2011 BRISBANE Concert @ Brisbane Powerhouse
02.07.2011 SYDNEY Concert 1 @ Eugene Goosens Hall, ABC
At the same time he was organising concerts, events and films, first at the Jazzbunker in Rotterdam, later on the Dissonanten festival, the Dissidenten festival, Popifilm, Dodorama and finally WORK, a multimedia centre for experimental art.
Nowadays he collaborates with lots of people from different backgrounds. For instance; Apricot My lady (with Ann La Berge and the Bohman Brothers), Vril (with Bob Drake, Pierre Omer and Chris Cutler), Goh Lee Kwang (Kuala Lumpur), Jim Whelton (London), Pierre Bastien (Paris/Rotterdam), Dave Brown (Melbourne), The static Tics (with Henk Bakker and Steve Beresford), Eugene Chadbourne (USA) and lots of other people. He is still involved with WORM, mostly working in the electronic studio and making radiophonic pieces. He has started to play solo concerts since the release of his first solo album, 'Stots' (2005, z6)