Ex-Simple Minds (or XSM) are a Scottish new wave/rock band, formed in 2009 by Derek Forbes and Brian McGee, both former members of the new wave bands Simple Minds and Propaganda. The band's original lead singer was McGee's younger brother, Owen Paul, but due to other commitments, Paul left the band and was replaced by singer George Porter in 2011. When Porter left the band, Paul briefly returned then was replaced by Eddie Beggan in June 2012. Derek Forbes left XSM to join the Big Country franchise in 2012 and performed his last gig in Spain in 2013. XSM reappeared in May 2013 with a new bass player and Owen Paul back on vocals. Other members include Andy Gall on keyboards, and Anthony William on guitar.
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On 29th July Universal Music Catalogue will release a six-disc box set of what is considered by many to be Simple Minds’ finest album
via Music-News at July 18, 2016
The 61st Ivor Novello Awards [The Ivors] has just concluded with awards for Happy Mondays, Simple Minds and Damon Albarn.
via Music-News at May 19, 2016
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via Q Magazine at April 20, 2016
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