An Evening with Derek Forbes

When: Jun 25, 2024, 7:00 pm

The long-awaited autobiography by Derek Forbes. Bass guitarist, he wrote and co-wrote many of Simple Mind’s earliest classics. The Simple Minds legend known for those iconic spine-rattling bass riffs which we recognise in many of their songs. 

This is his story. 

Derek is also well-known on the international stage as songwriter and bassist for Big Country and Propaganda. He has recorded with Iggy Pop, David Bowie, Dave Gilmour of Pink Floyd and Kirsty MacColl. 

Winning an Ivor Novello Award for 'Outstanding Song Collection' in 2016 for his song writing for Simple Minds, he was voted best bass player in the World 1982 and best bass player from Scotland in 2010.