Simon Gallup is an English musician and is bassist of the alternative rock band The Cure know all about him in this article as like his Family, Net Worth, Parents, Wife, Children and Career
|Birthdate ( Age)||1 June 1960|
|Place of Birth||Surrey, United Kingdom|
|Husband/Partner||Sarah Gallup (m. 1997)|
|Children||Eden Gallup, Lily Gallup, Evangeline Gallup|
|Profession||English musician and is bassist of the alternative rock band|
|Net Worth||$20 Million|
|Last Update||August 2021|
Simon Jonathon Gallup is an English musician and is bassist of the alternative rock band The Cure, with no official announcement of his departure From the band, which has been rumoured in August 2021.
Simon Gallup with Wife Sara Gallup
Gallup first joined The Cure in 1979, replacing Michael Dempsey on bass guitar. He also has been credited for occasionally playing the keyboards, particularly after Matthieu Hartley’s departure in 1980.
Early Life and Family
Born in Duxhurst, Surrey, Simon is the youngest of six children born to Bob and Peggy Gallup.After moving to Horley, Surrey in 1961 he attended Horley Infants and Junior Schools between 1961 and 1971, followed by Horley Balcombe Road Comprehensive from 1971 to 1976. Between 1976 and 1978 he worked in a plastics factory and became the bass player for local punk band Lockjaw, who later evolved into The Magazine Spies (1979–1980), also known as The Mag/Spys.
Simon Gallup Wife
Simon Gallup’s first marriage was to Carolé Joy Thompson, a former secretary who had also contributed backing vocals to the Mag/Spys recordings in 1979. They had two children together, Eden and Lily, before they divorced.Simon met Sarah in Oxford, and they married in December 1997. They have two children together, named Evangeline “Evie” Gallup, born 2000 and Ismay Gallup, born 2007.
Simon Gallup Net Worth
Simon Jonathon Gallup is an English musician and is bassist of the alternative rock bandwho has an estimated Net Worth of between $20 million in 2021.
Lockjaw and The Mag/Spys played regular live shows with Easy Cure and later The Cure between 1977 and 1979, and after collaborating in the studio on the Cult Hero recording sessions in October 1979, both Gallup and keyboardist Matthieu Hartley left The Mag/Spys to join The Cure.Former Mag/Spys Gallup, Hartley and Stuart Curran later performed together under the name of The Cry and later Fools Dance during Gallup’s hiatus from The Cure between 1982 and 1984.
Gallup first joined The Cure in 1979, replacing Michael Dempsey on bass guitar. He also has been credited for occasionally playing the keyboards, particularly after Matthieu Hartley’s departure in 1980. He took over keyboard lines for many of the songs that Hartley played. Examples of songs he played keyboard on live include “At Night”, “A Forest”, “A Strange Day” and “Pornography”. During “Cold” he multi-tasked playing bass guitar and bass pedals.
On the Swing Tour in 1996, he played twelve-string acoustic guitar on “This Is a Lie”. On the Dream Tour in 2000 he played a Fender Bass VI on “There Is No If”.Gallup is also credited with singing lead vocals for a demo for “Violin Song”. Gallup first performed on The Cure albums that make up “The Dark Trilogy”: Seventeen Seconds, Faith, and Pornography.
During the Pornography Tour in 1982, a series of incidents prompted Gallup to leave The Cure, including an incident on 27 May 1982 after a live performance at Hall Tivoli, Strasbourg, France when he got into a fist fight with Robert Smith at a nightclub in Strasbourg reportedly over a bar tab.
Gallup left the band and started The Cry with Gary Biddles and Matthieu Hartley. Their first gig was at the Covent Garden Rock Garden on 19 April 1983, supported by SE London-based band The Wait. They later changed their name to Fools Dance, which released two EPs; Fools Dance and They’ll Never Know. Biddles sang most of the songs that were released by this band, Gallup sang on one called “The Ring”. When asked why he left The Cure, he said, “It’s just basically that Robert and I are both really arrogant bastards, and it got to such an extreme. I suppose you just can’t have two egocentrics in a band, and Robert was sort of ‘the main man’.”
In 1984, Smith asked Gallup to return to The Cure, an offer which he accepted. Since then, the two of them have remained on good terms. Gallup also served as best man at Smith’s wedding in 1988.In late 1992, Gallup again took a brief break from the band during the Wish Tour, after he had to be transported to hospital, suffering from pleurisy after being ill for several months. During this time, he was replaced on bass by former Associates and Shelleyan Orphan member, Roberto Soave.He again left The Cure in August, 2021.