Simon Smart was born in Wales UK and moved to London at 18 to pursue a career as a recording engineer. He worked as a recording and mix engineer extensively in the UK, mainland Europe and USA with an emphasis on music-to-picture. He recorded music for multiple UK TV series and Bafta Award winning, Emmy Award winning and Oscar nominated soundtracks. A significant amount of his work was done at London’s Abbey Road Studios.
He has worked as a media composer since 1989 and has recorded albums for the major music libraries, including KPM, Music House and West One Music.
His music is heard thoughout the world every day. Placings include 700 Club (CBN), A Makeover Story (TLC), Access Hollywood (NBC) , Amazing Medical Stories (Discovery World), America's Got Talent (NBC), America's Most Wanted (Fox), Assignment Discovery (Discovery),Carnivale (HBO), Dalziel and Pascoe (BBC), Days That Shook The World (Discovery), Dr 90210 (E!), Extreme Engineering (Discovery), French and Saunders (BBC), Girls Behaving Badly (Oxygen), Human Remains (BBC), Jeff Corwin Unleashed (Animal Planet), Location Location Location (UK Ch4), MTV News (MTV), Nova (PBS), Oprah Winfrey Show (ABC), Place In The Sun (UK Ch4), Psychic Detectives (Court TV), Rangers F.C. (Rangers Soccer Club), Ray Mears Bushcraft (Discovery), Red Dwarf (BBC), Ricki Lake Show (Sony), Songs Of Praise (BBC), Tefal Proexpress (Tefal), Maximum Exposure (Paramount), The One Show (BBC), The X-Factor (UK ITV), Totally Wild (Network Ten), Trading Spaces (TLC), Transworld Sport (UK Ch4), True Hollywood Story (E!), Ultimate Guide To the Awesome (Discovery), Universal Orlando Resort, Vegas Revealed (NBC), Wanted Down Under (BBC), What Not To Wear (TLC), Wild On (E!)
Simon also works under the name Sonanaut. Sonanaut is categorized as Ambient Electronica