- This is an article about the Scottish musician. For the American ice hockey player, see Patrick Kane
Independently of Hue & Cry, lead singer Kane writes on politics and culture. He was an outspoken activist for Scottish self-government in the late 1980s and 1990s, and was instrumental in forming the organization Artists For An Independent Scotland. In 1990 he was elected Rector of the University of Glasgow (defeating veteran Labour MP Tony Benn) for three years. He had studied English there, graduating with an MA in 1985.
During the 1990s he began working as an arts journalist, presenting several live discussion shows for Channel 4 and BBC2, and came third with BBC Radio Scotland series, Kane Over America for a Sony Award, in a category won by Allan Little. In 1999, Kane was one of the founding editors of the Sunday Herald newspaper. He currently writes occasionally for The Guardian.
As co-director (with partner Indra Adnan) of the human potential consultancy New Integrity, Kane is developing a comprehensive "play audit" for organisations, institutions and enterprises, based on his research into the past, present and future of ludic culture. Related to this is his 2004 book The Play Ethic: A Manifesto for a Different Way of Living, published by Macmillan Publishers.
- Larkin, Colin (1997) The Virgin Encyclopedia of Eighties Music, Virgin Books, ISBN 0-7535-0159-7, p. 236-7
- "Biography of Pat Kane", University of Glasgow. Retrieved 31 May 2010.
- "Pat Kane", The Guardian. Retrieved 30 May 2010.
- "The TV Election by Pat Kane", The Herald, 2 May 2010. Retrieved 30 May 2010.
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