Simple Minds insisted it would be ''cowardly'' to have cancelled their gig in Manchester on Tuesday (23.05.17), less than 24 hours after a terrorist attack in the city.
Simple Minds insisted it would be ''cowardly'' to have cancelled their gig in Manchester on Tuesday (23.05.17).
The 'Alive and Kicking' hitmakers took to the stage at the city's Bridgwater Hall less than 24 hours after Ariana Grande's concert at the Manchester Arena was hit by an alleged terrorist attack and admitted the tragedy had made them question whether or not they should go ahead with the gig.
Frontman Jim Kerr told the audience: ''This morning we woke, there was a decision to be made - do we play or do we cancel and leave town?
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Simple Minds (Jim Kerr and Charile Burchill) perform on stage after picking up the Forth Best Performance Award at the Forth Awards 2016 held at the Usher Hall in Edinburgh, Scotland - Wednesday 16th November 2016
The winners were announced in London yesterday.
The 61st Ivor Novello Awards took place yesterday (May 19th 2016) in London and honoured several classic and contemporary artists from Adele to Simple Minds. It's a ceremony to celebrate songwriting and composing, as opposed to performance, and is sponsored by the copyright company PRS for Music Limited. Once again, it is presented by the British Academy Of Songwriters Composers & Authors (BASCA).
Simple Minds won Outstanding Song Collection
Unsurprisingly, Adele landed Songwriter of the Year after the success of '25' and her hit single 'Hello'. James Bay was another predictable success, the PRS Most Performed Work awarded for his UK number two single 'Hold Back The River'. Ed Sheeran's protege Jamie Lawson won Best Song Musically and Lyrically for 'Wasn't Expecting That', beating Sheeran himself whose track 'Bloodstream' with Rudimental was also up for nomination.
Continue reading: Adele, Simple Minds And Portishead Awarded At Ivor Novello Awards
The band will support the EP on tour this February.
Texan two-piece The Wind and The Wave re-introduce some of the nation's favorite pop songs with their upcoming EP release, 'Covers One'. The record is set for release in February and will be followed up by a US tour.
The Wind And The Wave release 'Covers One' EP in February 2015
The EP features epic renditions of hits of both old and new. There's Sia's explosive 2014 showstopper 'Chandelier', R. Kelly's 2003 number one 'Ignition', Metric's 2009 single 'Gold Guns Girls', Stevie Nicks' third solo single from 1982 'Edge of Seventeen' and Regina Spektor's 2013 release 'You've Got Time'. 'Covers One' will also feature versions of Cyndi Lauper's 'Time After Time' and Simple Minds' 'Don't You (Forget About Me)' which were specially recorded for the 'Grey's Anatomy' soundtrack.
Charlie Burchill - Simple Minds perform at Hull City Hall - Hull, East Yorkshire, United Kingdom - Saturday 27th April 2013
Molly Ringwald offers a laid back version of Simple Minds' biggest hit 'Don't You (Forget About Me)'
"When I recorded the album...it was really soon after John Hughes passed away. And he was in my mind a lot," Ringwald told Vulture when asked why she decided to record the classic track. "And, I don't know, I felt like I wanted to sing a tribute to him. And also, I wanted to incorporate who I was into who I am." The Breakfast Club - directed by the late great John Hughes - and starring Ringwald, Emilio Estevez and Anthony Michael Hall followed five teenagers as they spend a Saturday detention together and come to realise they are all deeper than their respective stereotypes.
Continue reading: Molly Ringwald Covers The Breakfast Club's 'Don't You (Forget About Me)