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ged grimes
bassist | composer
birthday: 28th march
associated with simple minds: 2010-

Ged Grimes "Scottish composer and producer, Ged Grimes, is one of the most highly respected figures in today’s digital entertainment industry. He has been writing, producing and performing music for over 20 years. As one of the original members of Scots pop band Danny Wilson, Ged enjoyed major global success with the group. Hit records such as Mary’s Prayer (U.S. Billboard Top 20/U.K. Chart No 3) and The Second Summer of Love (U.K. Top 20) made a truly lasting impression on fans of timeless, crafted pop music. Danny Wilson went on to release 3 highly acclaimed albums with Virgin Records worldwide."

"After the group disbanded, Ged continued to write, perform and produce with other leading artists. He performed worldwide with Brit Award Winner, Eddi Reader (Warner Bros) and toured the States and Canada with Simply Red (East West Records). He has appeared as an artist on Dick Clark’s American Bandstand, Solid Gold, MTV, VH1, Montreaux Rock Festival, Top Of The Pops, Jools Holland’s Later Music Show and many more top rated music shows."

"Ged has contributed to many recordings from mainstream music performers including Grammy Award Winning Artiste, Natalie Imbruglia. He has created original music content for television and film, notably for BBC Television’s Tartan Shorts and has produced idents, audio branding and radio drama for Scottish Radio Holdings the independent radio broadcaster."

"In 1997 he launched the production company Jack’s Hoose Music to service a growing demand for his services from the emerging interactive entertainment world. With Ged’s extensive music production experience and renowned multi-instrumental talents, the timing could not have been better. He was commissioned to write the music soundtrack for the comedy console/PC game Earthworm Jim 3D (Interplay) and this eclectic music score received rave reviews across the globe. Ged’s international reputation as a music composer and producer has continued to grow. Japan and the USA have emerged as key territories for Jack’s Hoose Music and the list of international clients includes such names as Atari Inc, Sony Computer Entertainment of America and Namco Japan. Ged’s distinguished career to date has uniquely placed him to initiate areas of creative collaboration between the interactive entertainment sectors and the music industry’s emerging talent."

"His original work on Sony’s pioneering music game Amplitude under the pseudonym Game Boyz, is a prime example of this. Amplitude also features tracks from David Bowie, Garbage and Blink 182 amongst others. Bold initiatives like these bring music and gaming fans together to provide a truly immersive experience for the game player."

"Ged’s music also appeared in one of the most successful games of recent times, The Wachowski Brothers/Shiny Entertainment title Enter The Matrix. Over 5.5 Million copies of this game have been sold to date. He was nomimated for “Best Instrumental Music” and “Best Original Song” “in the inaugural GANG Awards at the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco and is a past Arts Council Creative Scotland Award nominee. In 2002 Ged was invited to speak about Interactive Music at the British Embassy in Tokyo and subsequently went on to represent the UK in a Best Practice in Games mission throughout Japan. Projects have included licensing original music to Universal Pictures for the trailer The Bourne Supremacy starring Matt Damon, tracks for a Sony PS 2 music title DJ Decks and FX, music themes for a series of mobile games for Digital Bridges, including movie franchise The Fast and the Furious and the interactive music soundtrack to Namco Japan’s rhythm action title, Rhythmic Star."

"Ged's recent projects include title themes for Sky Tv Games including Shrek 3, Ben 10, Goldenballs and the Latin American flavoured soundtrack to XBox title Quarrel."

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He first played bass with the live incarnation of Lostboy!, appearing on the short Lostboy! AKA Promo Tour 2010. When Eddie Duffy dramatically quit Simple Minds later the same year, Ged was promoted to the band.

"Cool as a cucumber! Fit as fly! How else to describe bassist Ged Grimes who performed his first ever Simple Minds gig in front of 70,000 and without either a rehearsal or even a soundcheck? He had around 3 days to learn about 30 songs and when it came to the gig made not one mistake. I made about a dozen! The fact that he goes on 50 miles round cycling trips is impressive, not as impressive as his very own homemade Dundee cake though. Least so according to Andy Gillespie and he knows a lot about such things" - Jim, 12th May 2012

discography: mainstream singles
Broken Glass Park Blood Diamonds Live EP Honest Town Let The Day Begin Midnight Walking Don't You (Forget About Me) 2015

discography: mainstream albums
5x5 Live Big Music Celebrate - Live At The SSE Hydro Limited Edition 2XLP Live Big Music Tour 2015 Walk Between Worlds

videography: mainstream videos and dvds
Celebrate: Live At The SSE Hydro Glasgow

family tree
Simple Minds #42
Simple Minds #44
Simple Minds #45
Simple Minds #46
Simple Minds #48
Simple Minds #52
Simple Minds #53
Simple Minds #54

LostBoy! AKA #2

live appearances
Festival Show Tour 2010
Final Shows 2010
Greatest Hits Forest Tour 2011
Australia 2011
5X5 2012
Festival Shows 2012
Australia 2012
A Concert In The Gardens 2012
Greatest Hits + 2013
Summer Tour 2013
Americas 2013
South Africa / Europe 2013
Stonehaven Hogmanay Festival 2013
Greatest Hits + European Tour 2014
Greatest Hits + Summer Tour 2014
Big Music Tour 2015
Big Music Summer Tour 2015
Big Music Winter Tour 2015
Big Music Western Asia 2016
Travelling Light 2016
Australia - New Zealand 2017
Acoustic Live 2017
Walk Between Worlds 2018

Lostboy! AKA Promo Tour 2010