Simon Crowe

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Simon Crowe
Simon Crowe Drummer.jpg
Background information
Birth nameSimon Crowe
Born (1955-04-14) 14 April 1955 (age 65)
Dublin, Ireland
GenresNew wave, punk, pop rock
InstrumentsDrums, percussion
Years active1975–present
LabelsMulligan, Ensign, Mercury, Columbia
Associated actsThe Boomtown Rats
The Velcro Flies

Simon Crowe (born 14 April 1955, Dublin, Ireland) is one of the current drummers for the Irish new wave band The Boomtown Rats.[1]

The original name of the Boomtown Rats was the "Nightlife Thugs".[2] The name Boomtown Rats was taken from a novel entitled Bound for Glory by Woody Guthrie.

The Boomtown Rats had eighteen hit singles in the UK, including "Rat Trap" and "I Don't Like Mondays." Crowe has also been part of The Velcro Flies[3] (with ex-Boomtown Rat Garry Roberts) and Gung~Ho (with ex-Boomtown Rat Johnny Fingers).

After the group disbanded, Crowe lived in Devon for some years where he played with the local folk and roots group Jiggerypipery.

The Boomtown Rats presently features Garry Roberts on guitar and Simon Crowe on drums, with the addition of Pete Briquette on bass, and Darren Beale on lead guitar.


  1. ^ Webster, Nick (16 January 2009). "Live Lounge hosts Boomtown rat founders Garry Roberts and Simon Crowe". Click Liverpool. Retrieved 9 September 2010.
  2. ^ Buckley, Peter (2003). The rough guide to rock. Rough Guides. p. 126. ISBN 978-1-84353-105-0. Retrieved 9 September 2010.
  3. ^ Amanda Doherty; Caoimhe Young (22 November 1998). "Where did our eighties pop idols get to?; Sunday News tracks down the stars who just 'disappeared'". Sunday Mirror. Retrieved 9 September 2010.