Brian McGee (drummer)

Brian McGee ( born March 8, 1959 in Glasgow, Scotland ) is a Scottish drummer and founding member of the rock band Simple Minds, where he remained until 1981.


From 1975 to 1976 he played with Jim Kerr, Charlie Burchill and others in the beginner band Biba -Rom! in Glasgow. In 1977 he founded with Jim Kerr, Charlie Burchill and John Milarky the punk band Johnny And The Self Abusers. After half a year, this band broke up, but ventured in 1978 under the name Simple Minds a fresh start. After several musicians had come and gone, at the end of the formation took place in 1978 along with Brian McGee, Charlie Burchill, Jim Kerr, Derek Forbes and Michael MacNeil, which then grossed also first records.

McGee looked at the albums Life In A Day (1979 ), Real To Real Cacophony (1979 ), Empires And Dance ( 1980), Sons And Fascination (1981) and Sister Feelings Call ( 1981) with and decided, tired of the relentless tours, to leave the band.

Until 1985, he played in the local Scottish band Endgames, which recorded the two albums Building and Natural Beauty. Then together with his former Simple Minds band member Derek Forbes, he went to the synth pop band Propaganda and remained until 1995. He played on the albums Wishful Thinking (1985 ) and 1234 (1990 ), as well as Robin Zander Robin Zander ( 1993).