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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Plaza de Toros de Granada in Granada, ES
Kent Event Centre in Maidstone, GB
Cyfarthfa Castle in Merthyr Tydfil, GB
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Simple Minds: Walk Between Worlds
via Paste Magazine at February 6, 2018
Many of Simple Minds' peers have marked their careers with breakups, hiatuses, reunions and anniversaries. But Jim Kerr and Charlie Burchill have...
via Billboard at February 2, 2018
Catherine AD offers entrance points to the Scottish giants...Simple Minds have been through countless phases, an incredible array of creative regenerations. From their new wave origins to artful, Krautrock inspired meditations, their pop-heavy…
via Unknown at February 1, 2018
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