Simple Minds is a Scottish band responsible for producing five No. 1 albums on the UK charts. Simple Minds was founded by Jim Kerr and Charlie Burchill, who had been acquainted since the age of 8 and first came together as musicians in the band Johnny & The Self Abusers. While with that band, they recruited two of their friends from school, Tony Donald and Brian McGee, to join the group, ultimately, breaking away forming Simple Minds. The band won the 1991 Q Award for Best Live Act and the Q Inspiration Award in 2014. Among Simple Minds' most widely known hits are "Don't You (Forget About Me)" from The Breakfast Club soundtrack, "Belfast Child" and "Alive and Kicking." Fans wanting to relive the '80s won't want to miss a live Simple Minds concert.
Don't You Forget About Simple Minds
Since forming in Glasgow in 1977, Simple Minds has undergone many changes in personnel, but that hasn't deterred it from continuing to tour and record. Its first tour was under the band name Johnny & the Self Abusers. In 1986, the band recorded its Paris performances on its Once Upon A Time tour and in May 1987 released it as the two-album set Live in the City of Light that went on to hit No. 1 on the albums chart in the UK. Subsequent shows in September 1989 on the Street Fighting Years tour and, almost a quarter-decade later, in November 2013 of the Greatest Hits + tour were also recorded and released.
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Who are the members of Simple Minds?
Joining Jim Kerr on lead vocals and Charlie Burchill on keyboards and guitar in the current Simple Minds lineup is Gordy Goudie on guitar, Ged Grimes on bass, Catherine AD on keyboards, Cherisse Osei on drums and Sarah Brown on vocals.
Who has played with Simple Minds live before?
Previous members of Simple Minds include Brian McGee, Tony Donald, Duncan Barnwell, Mick MacNeil, Derek Forbes, Kenny Hyslop, Mike Ogletree, Mel Gaynor, John Giblin, Eddie Duffy and Andy Gillespie. Joining Simple Minds on previous live tours have been Paul Wishart, Robin Clark, Sue Hadjopopulos, Lisa Germano, Annie McCraig, Andy Duncan, Malcolm Foster, Peter-John Vettese, Mark Taylor, Timothy Scott Bennett, Mark Schulman and Mark Kerr.
What can I expect from a Simple Minds concert?
Simple Minds plays a pop rock fusion of new wave, synth-pop, art rock, alternative rock and post-punk.
What are the names of some Simple Minds songs?
Some of the band's top songs that you might hear during a performance are "All the Things She Said," "Belfast Child," "Ghost Dancing," "Glittering Prize," "Kick It In," "Let There Be Love," "Love Song," "Promised You a Miracle," "Sanctify Yourself," "She's a River," "Someone Somewhere (In Summertime)," "Speed Your Love to Me," "Stand By Love," "This Is Your Land," "Up on the Catwalk" and "Waterfront."