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lostboy! aka jim kerr #2



 



line-up:
vocals: Jim Kerr
guitar: Jez Coad
keyboards:       Andy Gillespie
bass: Ged Grimes
drums: Gordon Wilson




background:
"Live line up? As yet I have not got this sorted, although giving it much consideration. Now that the recording is pretty much finished except bonus tracks etc, I can give it my full attention. I can't involve the Simple Minds guys because I do need to keep things separate to avoid confusion. Looking to working with some young bucks that I have tracked down. But all very much still up in the air!" - Jim.

The band was formed to take Lostboy!ís sound on a short promotional tour of small venues around various western European cities. Joining Jim was Jez Coad (Simple Mindsí and Lostboy!ís producer who also wrote some of the Lostboy! material) and two stalwarts of the Scottish music scene: Ged Grimes on bass (formerly part of Danny Wilson) and Gordon Wilson on drums (previously a member of Love And Money).

The band was completed with Andy Gillespie behind the keyboards. Jim felt it was necessary to include the Simple Minds keyboardist as Andy knew Jimís working methods, and was thus able to quickly help produce the live arrangements and gel the band together.

"I spent time talking to the musicians that I hope to engage in helping me bring the Lostboy! AKA songs live. Andy Gillespie is very keen to play a part and I would like it very much if that worked out. Despite some previous thoughts I realise that I do need to work with someone who already knows "my idiosyncratic language" and can then translate that to a group that I am until now unfamiliar with" - Jim.




recording/releases:
-


longevity:
May 2010


live legacy:
Lostboy! AKA Promo Tour 2010


break-up:
The band was formed to simply take the Lostboy! material on the road. And it was always going to be short lived given Jez's reluctance to tour.

And everything was stripped down for the Electro Set Tour anyway.






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