Derek Forbes & The Dark (Simple Minds, Propaganda)

Derek Forbes & The Dark (Simple Minds, Propaganda)

Derek Forbes and The Dark

The experience drips from it. Derek is Musician, Songwriter … Simple Minds, Propaganda etc .. Solo artist, The Dark are perfectly attuned to each other and play full of emotion.

What can that man not ….

Dini

Booking agent, CAT International

Derek Forbes and The Dark

Simple Minds fans shouldn’t need an introduction to Derek Forbes. From 1978 – 1985, Derek Forbes was part of the creative force that propelled Simple Minds to the pinnacle of their music career, establishing their place in music history as one of Scotland’s most successful bands.

Forbes’ bass lines pushed Simple Minds through the boundaries of their experimental post-punk / new wave early albums, onto the dance floor, and more importantly, the charts with hits like: Promised You A Miracle, New Gold Dream, Someone Somewhere In Summertime, Speed Your Love To Me, Glittering Prize, Love Song and Waterfront.

“That writing period has always been considered our ‘golden’ era,” says Forbes. The songs have really stood the test of time, and the fans still refer to those early records as their favorites. I certainly never tire of playing them!

Follow the formation of the trio DEREK FORBES & THE DARK:
“We’re bringing the songs everyone loves from those first Simple Minds albums to 2020 with a new atmosphere, a new dynamic …”

  • DEREK FORBES & THE DARK Derek Forbes bass and vocals,
  • Brian McNeill (China Crisis) on keyboards
  • Drummer Tony Soave (The Silencers).

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