Where I haven't met Sim Savory but once in 1995 in Hermitage, I have met Bud in 1995 and have known him and considered him a friend since then.
They were good friends up until the passing of Sim Savory, March 16, 2010.
Bud recorded his first and third release as a soloist at Sim's Studio and that's Sim playing that accordion on the song Black And White.
Their last album was in 1997, "Ye Can't Have Joe Smallwood and Ye Can't Have John Cabot", marking the 500th Anniversary of the discovery of Newfoundland, and poking a bit of fun at John Cabot (the discoverer) and Joseph Smallwood (Newfoundland's first premier when it joined Canada in 1949).
I believe (I would have to confirm it with Bud, which will probably not happen because I just don't bring up the past to a friend that may conjure up sadness) Bud and Sim just wanted it to end on a happy note. Bud had solo projects he was interested in, and Sim was busy enough with his studio.
That's pretty much it...
Post by Stunning Steve
For the past few years, "Simani" has been known as
"Sim & Friends", as Bud Davidge and Sim Savory have long since parted ways.
Without Davidge's distinct vocals, the music just doesn't sound the same, as
evident in Saturday night's annual Fortune Bay Dance (Mt. Pearl Reid
Does anybody know why these 2 Nfld music icons
parted ways? Was there a major falling out, or did Davidge have to step aside
for personal/health reasons? The Fortune Bay dances still play to sellout
crowds each year, but the people who go say it just isn't what it used to
be (no disrespect to Sim & Friends).