Simon May composed the themes for EastEnders, Howards’ Way, Trainer, Castaway, Animal
Park, ITV Seoul Olympic Theme and Brat Camp. He also created the musical ‘Smike’
and hit songs ‘Every Loser Wins’ (Nick Berry no. 1 hit in UK), ‘Always There’ (Marti
Webb), ‘More To Life’ (Cliff Richard), ‘Summer of My Life’ (Simon May), ‘More Than
In Love’ (Kate Robbins) and also co-produced ‘Knock On Wood’ (Amii Stewart no.1 hit
Simon was a Choral Scholar at Corpus Christi College, Cambridge, where he gained
an M.A. Hons in French & German. He taught modern languages at Kingston Grammar School
before signing to ATV Music as a professional songwriter.
Simon has received numerous awards and nominations for his music, including winning
an Ivor Novello for 'Every Loser Wins' and three TRIC Awards for Best TV Theme for
EastEnders, Howard's Way and Trainer.
In 2005 Simon co-wrote with Ben Robbins a number 1 hit song in Belgium. ‘Fragile
Not Broken’ was performed by Natalie, the winner of the Belgian ‘Pop Idol’.
Simon is visiting Professor at the Faculty of Media, Arts and Society, Southampton
Solent University who in 2015 conferred on him the degree of Honorary Doctor of Music.
He is also Patron of the Devizes Junior Eisteddfod, Vice President of the British
Federation of Festivals and Patron of the Swindon 105.5 Community Radio Station.
He currently teaches music therapy part time at his local school for Asperger students,
Unsted Park near Godalming, Surrey.
His autobiography ‘Doof Doof’ My life in music and 3 CD Collection ‘Doof Doof’ (with
abridged autobiography) are available from Austin Macauley Publishers and the Demon
Music Group in August 2015.
'The Dawning', Irish drama (Hugh Grant / Anthony Hopkins)
'Caught in the Act' (Sara Crowe & Leslie Phillips)
‘I'm In Love’ sung by Ruby Turner from ‘The Jewel of the Nile’
William Shatner's 'A Twist In The Tale'
'Return To Treasure Island'
Peggy’s Theme - EastEnders Variation (BBC1)
Pat’s Theme - EastEnders Variation (BBC1)
Swiss Family Robinson (CLT/Disney Channel)
Adventures of Enid Blyton (Channel 5/ CLT/Disney Channel)
Secrets of Enid Blyton (Channel 5/ CLT/Disney Channel)
William Tell (Channel 5/ CLT/Disney Channel)
Seoul Olympic Theme (ITV/Channel 4)
Animal Park / Wild in Africa (BBC1/Endemol)
Food & Drink (BBC2/Bazal)
Holiday Programme (BBC1)
Don't Try This At Home (LWT)
Pet Rescue (Channel 4/Endemol)
The Tribe (Channel 5)
Garden Invaders (BBC1/Endemol)
Tell it to me straight (Channel 4/Topical TV)
Brat Camp (Channel 4/Twenty Twenty TV)
Castaway 2000 and 2007 (BBC1/Lion TV)
City Hospital (BBC 1/Topical TV)
Pet Rescue (Channel 4)
Dealing With Dickinson (BBC 1/Twenty Twenty TV)
I Know What You Ate Last Summer (Ch 5 / 2020 TV)
The Search (BBC1)
Great Estates (Channel 4/Endemol)
Jobs For The Girls (BBC1)
Lion Country (BBC1/Endemol)
Always There - Marti Webb
Anyone Can Fall In Love - Anita Dobson
Born With A Smile On My Face - Stephanie de Sykes
Every Loser Wins - Nick Berry (no. 1 U.K. Charts)
Howards' Way - Simon May Orchestra
I'm In Love - Ruby Turner
More Than In Love - Kate Robbins
More To Life - Cliff Richard
Summer Of My Life - Simon May
All Of Me - Blake
I’m Drowning - Blake
Non Siamo Isole - Brian Kennedy & The Celtic Tenors