Simon should have no trouble whatsoever in competing with the very best in Nashville and elsewhere. He sent me two new demos (If Simon wants me to edit in any links to allow people to sample, let me know).
The new demos - I Still Miss You and Better With You are two beautiful love songs, old school singer/songwriter (and that's a compliment). The arrangements are simple but effective, the guitar playing is crisp and the vocals are confident, clear, easy on the ear.
Here's the link to Simon's website - http://simonmurphymusic.co.uk
Have a look, get to know his work. There's something special going on here.