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Brian McGee (drummer)

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Occupation(s)  Musician
Siblings  Owen Paul
Role  Drummer
Name  Brian McGee
Labels  Zoom, Virgin

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Born  8 March 1959 (age 56) (1959-03-08)
Origin  Gorbals, Glasgow, Scotland
Genres  Punk rock, post-punk, new wave, pop rock, alternative rock
Instruments  Drums, percussion, vocals
Associated acts  Johnny and the Self Abusers, Simple Minds, Endgames, Propaganda, Ex-Simple Minds
Music groups  Simple Minds (1977 – 1981), Ex-Simple Minds
Similar People  Derek Forbes, Mick MacNeil, Mel Gaynor, Charlie Burchill, Jim Kerr

Brian McGee (born in Gorbals, Glasgow, Scotland, 8 March 1959) is a Scottish drummer who played in different bands like Simple Minds and Endgames. His brother Owen, under the name Owen Paul, had a hit single with a cover of Marshall Crenshaw's You're My Favorite Waste of Time.

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McGee met future Simple Minds frontman Jim Kerr at Holyrood R.C. Secondary School, and joined him and other friends (guitarist Charlie Burchill and bassist Tony Donald) from the same school in the band Biba-Rom! around the mid-1970s, while still at school. In 1977, they formed the punk band Johnny and the Self Abusers, whose name changed to Simple Minds. He was present on the albums Life in a Day, Real to Real Cacophony, Empires and Dance and Sons and Fascination. In September 1981, he left Simple Minds after having tired of constant touring and life with the band.

Brian McGee (drummer) Interview with Ex Simple Minds Dear Scotland

After working in his parents' pub, he joined Endgames, replacing David Wilde who left to tour with another Glasgow based band, Altered Images. After two albums, the band dissolved in 1985. By that time, he, along with former Simple Minds bandmate Derek Forbes, joined Propaganda, remaining until 1995. In 2009, they both formed the band Ex-Simple Minds.

Brian McGee (drummer) X Simple Minds LIVE at the Eastwood Mall Music

Brian McGee (drummer) X Simple Minds LIVE at the Eastwood Mall Music

References

Brian McGee (drummer) Wikipedia


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