Jim's youngest brother, Mark, has made fleeting yet
notable appearances with Simple Minds.
Whilst most associated with the band during the late 1990s and early 2000s, he appeared in the
Waterfront video at the beginning, walking through
the detritus on the Barrowland floor after the video shoot.
In the late 1990s, whilst in the band Sly Silver Sly (along with
Eddie Duffy), he was drafted in to provide the drumming for
Our Secrets Are The Same and penned
Happy Is The Man which appears on the same album. He also played
guitar and sang backing vocals on several of the
Cry tracks; and also donated a Sly Silver Sly
track to the project which became Face In The Sun.
He also appeared as the drummer in the original Dancing Barefoot video.
Photographs from the session were used for the Cry artwork and he
appeared on the front cover of the album.
His last appearance to date was to complete the trio of the acoustic Simple Minds
line-up who played a live session on Chris Evan's Breakfast Show to support the release of the
Honest Town single and the
Big Music album.
discography: mainstream albums
Simple Minds #24
Simple Minds #25
Simple Minds #28
Simple Minds #47
Simple Minds #50
Scotland Rocks For Kosovo 1999