Jim Kerr

Jim Kerr is a Scottish musician and singer-songwriter, best known as lead singer of the rock band Simple Minds, who achieved five UK No. 1 albums. Simple Minds were the standard bearers for a new kind of rock music in the 1980s. They took the jagged, glacial hues and art-rock invention of the post-punk generation and constructed a musical Colossus.

And now, almost three-and-a-half decades on from their first real landmark album – 1980's thrilling, impressionistic Empires And Dance – the Glasgow quintet, with frontman Kerr and guitarist Burchill at their creative core, are rekindling the energy and attitude, the mystery and magic, that made them one of the greatest bands on the planet.