Ged Grimes has been composing, producing and performing music for over 30 years. He came to prominence as a member of the pop trio Danny Wilson and for the past 8 years, he has been a member of Simple Minds who are celebrating 40 years as Scotland’s most internationally successful group.
has composed music for numerous game soundtracks including Earthworm Jim 3D, Enter the Matrix, Shrek 3, Amplitude and Quarrel. His work for the hit game Enter the Matrix was licensed for use in The Bourne Supremacy (Trailer) and he was nominated for Best Instrumental Music and Best Original Song at the inaugural GANG Awards at the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco. His latest game soundtrack is for “The Bard’s Tale IV Barrows Deep” and it features Scotland’s leading traditional and Gaelic artists.
The Bard’s Tale IV: Barrows Deep
“When I was first approached by Matt Findley at inXile to create an original soundtrack for the Bard’s Tale IV Barrows Deep game, little did I know of the amazing musical journey I was about to embark upon. Scotland’s traditional and Gaelic music is an intrinsic part of our history and culture. Its beautiful melodies reach deep into our souls and its magical songs, passed down through the centuries, tell stories of a proud and ancient civilisation. I wanted to capture the breadth of outstanding voices and musicianship that exists in my homeland and create a soundtrack fit for the Bard that reflected Scotland’s unique musical heritage. These ancient songs tell us about how life was lived long ago but they can also give us wisdom, vision and hope for the future…”
Ged Grimes – Music Producer and Composer – The Bard’s Tale IV: Barrows Deep – September 2018
Some kind words
“Inspired…Always prepared…Cool as ice, but as warm-hearted as they come… It feels great having Ged Grimes around..”.Jim Kerr - Simple Minds
“Music is the soul of Bard’s Tale IV. The work that Ged Grimes has produced is the strongest soundtrack of any game I’ve been involved with.”Brian Fargo - CEO, inXile Entertainment
“Back in the early 80s, when Ged and I first moved to London, we spent a summer where New Gold Dream was pretty much the only record we played. Ged used to warm up, jamming out on those great bass lines. So now, to go see him up on stage with Simple Minds in front of thousands of people rocking those songs (and he does rock them) is actually quite moving. I wish they didn’t tour as much though, I have to book six months in advance if I want to have dinner with him these days. Haha!”Gary Clark - Songwriter and Producer
“Ged has collaborated with me on Game soundtracks for over 20 years. He is an extraordinary talent whose attention to detail, production quality and compositions never fail to ‘blow my mind’. No matter the style, context or complexity of the idea Ged always delivers an exquisite soundtrack which takes any game he works on to ‘the next level’ every time.”Chris van der Kuyl - Chairman 4J Studios