Birmingham’s LGBTQ+ community pays tribute to Nightingale Club DJ

Catherine Muxworthy July 17, 2023

Birmingham’s LGBTQ+ community has been paying tribute to Simon Harris – a resident DJ at the Nightingale Club – who sadly passed away in the evening of Sunday, July 16. Harris, known by much of the community as DJ Simon, first worked as a DJ at Tin Tins, and had been working with the Nightingale Club for 32 years, beginning as a resident DJ in 1991.

“But to us, Simon was so much more than that,” explains a post from the Nightingale Club in his memory, “He was a mentor, support and loyal friend to us all. Nothing was too much trouble for Simon, one of the most warm, gentle, accommodating, talented and genuine people we have had the pleasure to know, to call our own.

“A talented DJ, holding one of the longest residencies in Nightingale history. Our sound technician, troubleshooter and fixer. More importantly, he was our family, and we will miss him terribly. Our thoughts this evening, are with Dave, his family and friends and to everyone who loved and knew him. Simply the best.”