Kenny Hyslop

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Kenny Hyslop
Birth nameKenneth John Hyslop
Born (1951-02-14) 14 February 1951 (age 68)
OriginHelensburgh, Scotland[1]
Years active1970–present
Associated actsMidge Ure, Slik, Zones, The Skids, Simple Minds, Set the Tone

Kenneth John 'Kenny' Hyslop (born 14 February 1951 in Helensburgh, Scotland)[2][3] is a Scottish drummer.

He joined the band Salvation with Midge Ure, which later became Slik and, after Ure's departure, some of the remaining members formed the Zones.[4] He also went on to play with The Skids.[4][5] In 1981 he joined Simple Minds, replacing Brian McGee.[6] He contributed by recording "Promised You A Miracle"[6] and appeared in the videos of "Sweat in Bullet" and "Love Song", from the Sons And Fascination album, which he did not appear on, but helped to promote.[7] Following his departure from Simple Minds in 1982, Hyslop formed Set the Tone[8] with bass player Bobby Paterson. Following the demise of Set the Tone, Hyslop formed the One O'Clock Gang which released an album on Arista Records.

He went on to write songs for Les McKeown[3] and also toured with Midge Ure on his The Gift World Tour 1985. Hyslop became an alternative DJ until leaving the UK for Canada with the blues band, Big George and The Business. After returning to the UK, Hyslop started teaching drumming at Carlton Studios in Glasgow as well as producing new music published through Myspace.


  1. ^ Frame, Pete (1999). Pete Frame's Rocking Around Britain. Omnibus Press. pp. 247–. ISBN 9780711969735. Retrieved 5 June 2014.
  2. ^ Larkin, Colin (2002). The Virgin encyclopedia of 70s music. Virgin. ISBN 9781852279479. Retrieved 5 June 2014.
  3. ^ a b Strong, Martin Charles (2006). The Essential Rock Discography. Canongate. pp. 971–. ISBN 9781841958606. Retrieved 5 June 2014.
  4. ^ a b Gimarc, George (2005). Punk Diary: The Ultimate Trainspotter's Guide to Underground Rock, 1970-1982. Backbeat Books. pp. 207–. ISBN 9780879308483. Retrieved 5 June 2014.
  5. ^ "Kenny Hyslop - Profile". Retrieved 8 August 2013.
  6. ^ a b Davis, Sharon (6 January 2012). 80s Chart-Toppers: Every Chart-Topper Tells a Story. Mainstream Publishing. pp. 485–. ISBN 9781780574110. Retrieved 5 June 2014.
  7. ^ Strong, Martin Charles (2006). The Essential Rock Discography. Edinburgh, UK: Canongate U.S. p. 971. ISBN 9781841958279. Retrieved 8 August 2013.
  8. ^ Gimarc, George (15 October 1997). Post Punk Diary: 1980-1982. St. Martin's Press. pp. 165–. ISBN 9780312169688. Retrieved 5 June 2014.

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