Simon Webbe, (born Simon Solomon Webbe 30 March 1979, Moss Side, Manchester, England) is an English singer-songwriter, actor and manager. He is perhaps best known as a member of the British boyband Blue. The band released their debut single "All Rise" in May 2001 and it reached number 4 in the UK singles chart. Blue's second single was released in August with the chart-topping "Too Close", a cover version of Next's US number 1 hit produced by Ray Ruffin. Their second number one came in November with "If You Come Back" also produced by Ray Ruffin & co-written by Nicole Anderson aka Nicole Formescu, Lee Brennon, Ian Hope & Ray Ruffin off the album All Rise, which was released in time for Christmas and reached number one, eventually selling in excess of about 1.8 million albums sold in the UK. Blue reached number six in March 2002 with their fourth single, "Fly By II"—a remix of album track "Fly By", which also went to number 30 in Portugal.