Drummer with The Zones, Kenny Hyslop came to
Bruce Findlay's attention when they recorded a single for Zoom Records. After the band broke up,
Kenny went on to drum for The Skids whose path crossed Simple Minds several times
in the late 1970s and early 1980s.
Replacing Brian McGee, he joined Simple Minds for the first part of their
Sons And Fascination 1981 tour. Jim had concerns about taking
on a 'permanent' new drummer; concerns probably reinforced as Kenny didn't quite fit in with the band, and was
very suspicious of record companies and management.
Before he left the group, Kenny recorded one song with Simple Minds, and one which he inspired.
He used to record late night music shows, the cassettes being played on the tour bus. One show featured a funk track, and everyone
was taken by a particular riff in the music played by the brass. As an idea, it wouldn't go away, and in January 1982, Kenny
recorded the resulting Promised You A Miracle with them.