Originally hailing from London, England, Simon Costa is an accomplished singer-songwriter who has lived in Marin for 29 years. He has performed in venues ranging from the Royal Albert Hall in London to some tiny, nondescript bars in Millbrae, and lots of venues in between. He hosts open mic nights throughout Marin, does voiceovers for radio commercials, and builds guitars. In addition, he manages a fast-rising Marin-based gypsy swing band, Beso Negro. Simon collects teapots, movies (over 1700 as of last count), salt and pepper shaker sets, and broken love affairs.