8 March 1959
Gorbals, Glasgow, Scotland
Punk rock, post-punk, new wave, pop rock, alternative rock
Drums, percussion, vocals
Johnny and the Self Abusers,
Simple Minds, Endgames, Propaganda, Ex-Simple Minds
Brian McGee (born in Gorbals, Glasgow, Scotland, 8 March 1959) is a Scottish drummer who played in different bands like [1 ] Simple Minds and Endgames.
He 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. [2 ] In 1977, they formed the punk band Johnny and the Self Abusers, whose name changed to Simple Minds. [3 ] He was present on the albums [4 ] , Life in a Day , Real to Real Cacophony and Empires and Dance . In September 1981, Sons and Fascination he left Simple Minds after having tired of constant touring and life with the band. [5 ] [5 ]
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 [6 ] Ex-Simple Minds.
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