Jim Reid

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Jim Reid
Jim Reid.jpg
On stage with Jesus and Mary Chain, 22 May 2007
Background information
Born (1961-12-29) 29 December 1961 (age 52)
East Kilbride, Scotland
Genres Alternative rock
Occupation(s) Singer-songwriter, musician
Instruments Vocals, guitar, bass guitar, synthesizers
Years active 1983–present
Labels Creation, Blanco y Negro, Sub Pop, Planting Seeds, Outafocus, House of Records
Associated acts Jesus and Mary Chain, Freeheat

Jim Reid (born 29 December 1961) is the lead singer for the alternative rock band The Jesus and Mary Chain, which he formed with his elder brother and guitarist William Reid.[1]

Musical career[edit]

The Jesus and Mary Chain[edit]

Reid is the lead singer and founding member of the alternative rock band The Jesus and Mary Chain. They released six studio albums before they split up in 1999. They reformed in March 2007.

Freeheat[edit]

Main article: Freeheat

Reid went on to form the band Freeheat with former Mary Chain drummer Nick Sanderson and guitarist Ben Lurie. Freeheat did several tours and released an EP, Retox, before the members went their separate ways in 2003.

Solo[edit]

Reid released his first solo single "Song for a Secret" in 2005 on the Transistor record label, and released a follow up called "Dead End Kids" in July 2006 also on Transistor. Since April 2006 he has been playing with a new band that features Phil King (Felt, Lush, Jesus and Mary Chain) on lead guitar, Loz Colbert (Ride) on drums and Mark Crozer on bass. The band has performed his new material at several low key gigs including Whelans in Dublin and, more recently, the Carling Bar Academy in Islington.

Personal life[edit]

Reid was born in East Kilbride, Scotland. He now lives in Devon with his wife Julie, and daughters Simone (born 2003) and Candice (born 2007).[2]

Discography[edit]

The Jesus and Mary Chain[edit]

Freeheat[edit]

Main article: Freeheat

Solo[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "april skies - the jesus and mary chain". Aprilskies.amniisia.com. Retrieved 2014-08-12. 
  2. ^ "april skies - the jesus and mary chain". Aprilskies.amniisia.com. 2006-07-17. Retrieved 2014-08-12.