Jim Kerr (Simple Minds) Releases Debut CD from New Project LostBoy! AKA ~ BrooklynRocks: NYC Music Blog

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Jim Kerr (Simple Minds) Releases Debut CD from New Project LostBoy! AKA

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Jim Kerr Unveils New Solo Project 'LostBoy! AKA Jim Kerr'Simple Minds' Jim Kerr just released the first disc from his new project Lostboy! AKA and both Lostboy and Simple Minds are touring later this summer.

According to the Lostboy website, the live band will feature "Jez Coad on guitar, Andy Gillespie on Keyboards, Ged Grimes on bass and Gordon Wilson on drums. Jez is leader of the band and this makes sense as he also produced and wrote much of the music with me. He does not tour often and therefore this is a rare opportunity to see him live. Simple Minds fans will know Jez's name since he produced their last two albums as well as writing the music for some of those recordings. Andy Gillespie is also a band leader and pretty much organizes Minds live sets. To have Andy and Jez working with me on this is such a boost, as is having Ged Grimes and Gordon Wilson. Ged is a phenomenal talent and both he and Gordon are providing a granite backbone to a sound that is bound to flourish."

The band made their live debut this past Friday in Aberdeen and here is a live video from the show.

Lostboy! AKA Jim Kerr - "She Fell In Love With Silence"

Registering on the Lostboy site (link above) gets you a free digital copy of "Refugee", the lead-off single from the new disc, and a non-LP cover of the Velvet Underground's "What Goes On".

Lostboy! AKA Jim Kerr
Simple Minds