SIMON DION REDEKOP

Thankyou for Visiting.

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Simon Dion Redekop was born 02 02 1977 (Groudhog Day) In Dawson Creek, British Columbia.

Thus he Is Canadian however his mum is from Australia and she made sure her 3 sons have Dual Citizenship.

Sidenote, in 2015 the Harper gov. made a new classification "second class citizen" for the canadians able to have 2 citizenships.

Simon grew up in langley 8 blocks from the U.S.A

So for some more information you can Email gwg@simondion.com

old site link : http://www.simonredekop.com/index_dance.html

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LIFELINE

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--- Current ---

In January of 2015 Simon started a music project with long time friend and creative partner Dustin Cole. BOGENS

March 2015 moved into Deep Blu and set up shop with Dustin. BOGENS and music are the main focus for Simon.

Collaborated with the imaginative RAMZI for her tape cover.

Simon's mum Liz is an avid quilter and they have collaborated on one baby quilt for Billy, Mike Swaney & Emma Pardos child.

May 2015 Simon Co wrote and starred in a Hip Hopera "The Men who fell to earth" at the Fox theatre.

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-----30yrs Young---

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In 2007, Simon started to investigate and study video production. He was inspired by his peers Jeffro and Corey Adams series Bangmaster generals.
Simon continued to study video production and vfx on his own terms throughout 2008-2015.He has experimented with various genres namely live visuals, music videos, short narrative, education, and educational series.
Simon and Davin developed a musical project titled "bro deisL" in 2005. However they both went on to pursue other goals and took a hiatus until 2014. They are to release their first project "brosure" who knows when.

In 2002 Simon embarked on soul searching journey for almost 2 years. Taiwan was the first stop where he visited Dave Levington and his family. Dave was Simons first Hip Hop partner, they had a group called Flowbots with a local hit song "Beans and Rice". Simon met dave in langley thru skateboarding. Then Simon travelled to malaysia and thailand were he met up with longtime family friends and his brother from another mother Rory Woods. Rory and Simon rolled together for 6 months with adventures thru Laos, Cambodia, Myranmar, Bangladesh, Nepal and India. Simon stayed in India at first in Manali with a local family for 6 weeks and then Varanassi practicing yoga and smelling. Humanfive co-founder Mike Swaney met up with him a year later and they drank buckets of instant coffee and drew together in Thailand for a month. Mike went to Spain and fell in love and Simon went on to Australia and visited family.

Simon studied Graphic Design and Illustration at Capilano College, B.C. graduating in 2000. He was inspired by the work of Erin McSaveney and Jeff Depner who graduated 2 years ahead of him.
After graduation, Simon and Mike Swaney conceived "Humanfive" , an art collective, and began to collaborate on many different projects. The collective functioned for 7 years creating sculptures, drawings, and paintings together, and had shows internationally as well as a few local solo shows. They also created extremely unique snowboard designs for Capita Snowboards from 2000-2003. The collective grew to 4 people, adding Jaret Penner to the mix in 2001 and long time friend Tyler Lepore in 2006.

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-----20yrs Young---

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--- EARLY LIFE ---

Born in Dawson Creek, B.C. to Canadian father Ted Redekop and Australian mother Liz Jericho. He grew up in south Langley B.C., 8 blocks from the Canada/USA border, with his two brothers Davin and Kyle.
Simon is the eldest of 3 brothers and a dual citizen (2nd class citizen). His brother Davin was born in 1980 and his brother Kyle in 1986.
As a family they have travelled to Australia 4 times to visit their grandparents and Australian relatives. They learned at a young age what a true beach looks like.
Ted and Liz are still together and married in 2012 on a beach in Lahaina, Maui. Simon, his 2 brothers, and their respective girlfriends went along and the wedding was a surprise announcement when they arrived.
Ted built a successful accounting firm with partners in Aldergrove B.C in which Simons youngest brother Kyle now works.
Liz worked as a nurse for over 35 years at the Langley General Hospital.
Liz and Ted have always inspired Simon and continue to do so with their steadiness, support, and lifestyle. They also introduced him to various artistic disciplines, always had music playing, and had art on the walls.
As a young lad Simon was enrolled in soccer, track & field, and other running sports.
He always enjoyed drawing and on a trip to Oz he did field drawings with his father and was very inspired to develop the skill his dad had.
Simon began skateboarding in grade 8 and by grade 9 was spending the majority of his free time practicing tricks with his peers and brother.

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So for some more information you can Email gwg@simondion.com

old site link : http://www.simonredekop.com/index_dance.html

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Thankyou for Visiting.

SIMON DION REDEKOP