Roddy Lorimer

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Roddy Lorimer (born 19 May 1953 in Glasgow) is a Scottish musician who has performed with a number of bands, including Blur, Gene, The Rolling Stones, The Who, Eric Clapton, Suede, Beyoncé, Jamiriquai, Dr John, The Waterboys and Nik Kershaw. He is currently a member of the horn section Kick Horns.

Lorimer studied the trumpet at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama in Glasgow. His classical music background can be heard in his work on The Waterboys' single "The Whole of the Moon", the band's greatest commercial success. Lorimer includes another Waterboys recording, an arrangement of W.B. Yeats' poem "The Stolen Child", amongst his top ten favourite recordings of all time[1].

Roddy Lorimer, as part of the Kick Horns, toured the North America and the UK with The Who in 1989. World tours with Eric Clapton in 93 - 96 and later a European tour for 6 months with the Clapton Band in 2006. He was a member of Pete Townshend's 'Deep End' band (1985) along with such notables as Dave Gilmour. He toured extensively through the 80' and early 90's with The Waterboys. Amongst his influences in popular music, Lorimer cites Miles Davis and Chuck Mangione.


  1. ^ "Roddy Lorimer". Kick Horns Line Up. Retrieved 31 October 2005.