Simon Wayland (Music) is a musician, writer and entrepreneur. In 2001 he founded Finite Music, a studio that specializes in music for film and television. As a composer he was nominated for the 2002 Jutra Award for Best Original Score. As a Music Supervisor he licensed hundreds of songs for films and for TV shows on YTV, Netflix, CBC, IFC, Showcase, Universal etc. A veteran of Montreal’s electronic music scene, he performs under the moniker GUAPO as a guitarist, DJ and electronic musician. He played at festivals like Glastonbury (U.K.), Telerama Dub Festival (Paris), Montreal International Jazz Festival, Bal En Blanc, Pop Montreal, Eclipse etc… At the Just For Laughs Festival he was the Musical Coordinator & DJ for marquee events like fashion icon Jean Paul Gaultier’s Pinkarnaval and Guy Laliberté’s TerraKarnaval. As a member of the S.A.T. Mix Sessions collective within La Société Des Arts Technologiques, he has been creating & performing at multi-disciplinary events there since 2004. Additionally, he has worked closely with cutting edge multimedia innovators like Moment Factory and Graphics Emotion. Simon’s collaborative art projects have been shown at galleries like the Darling Foundry and Espacio Mexico. He is currently co-writing two fictional TV series The Last Tribe and The Devil’s Road. Which marks a return to his first passion of story telling, a craft he has quietly nurtured as a lyricist, journalist and poet throughout his successful music career. Over the years Simon worked for record labels, music publishers, recording studios and as a tour manager. His eclectic tastes led to working in musical styles like Indian Raga, Dub Reggae, Afro Beat, House, Drum n Bass, World Beat, Hip Hop, Punk, Metal and Alt Rock. He had the pleasure of collaborating with international artists like 15 time Grammy Winner Luisito Quintero (Venezuela), 4 time Juno Winner Alpha Yaya Diallo (Guinea) and world beat pioneers Suns of Arqa (England).