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Ged Grimes Music

Ged Grimes

2018

The Bard’s Tale

The Bard’s Tale

Ged has composed and produced an authentic soundtrack in collaboration with Gaelic artists and traditional musicians for a new video game set in 18th century Scotland, the sequel to the highly successful Bard’s Tale from the late 1980s.

2010

Simple Minds

Simple Minds

Since his first live appearance with the band at the Fête de l’Humanité festival in Paris in September 2010, Ged has established himself as a key member of Scotland’s most successful group. Named after a lyric – ‘So simple minded’ to be exact – from David Bowie‘s seminal 1972 single The Jean Genie, Simple Minds evolved out of Johnny & the Self Abusers, the ‘rank and file’ punk group Jim Kerr and Charlie Burchill formed in Glasgow in April 1977. “Walk Between Worlds” the group’s most recent release, is the group’s 18th studio album and Ged is now Simple Minds longest-serving bassist.

Lostboy

Lostboy

Ged worked with Simple Minds front man Jim Kerr on his debut solo album released in 2010 and the subsequent European tour.

2009

Quarrel Game

Quarrel Game

Using jazz and big band musicians and inspired by artists such as Xavier Cugat, Ged’s soundtrack to the game “Quarrel” drew on the Latin American big band music of the fifties.

2008

McIntosh Ross

McIntosh Ross

Ged recorded and toured with Deacon Blue’s Macintosh Ross with their solo release “The Great Lakes”.

2007

Deacon Blue

Deacon Blue

Ged spent 2 years working with Scottish band Deacon Blue touring and recording in the UK and Ireland.

2006

Amplitude Game

Amplitude Game

Creating the fictitious group “Gameboyz”, Ged joined artists such as David Bowie, Blink 182, Garbage, Weezer, Papa Roach and Herbie Hancock in providing music for the soundtrack to the game “Amplitude” for the Sony PlayStation 2. Amplitude is an innovative music-based game which challenges players to build and remix songs by triggering different components such as basslines, vocals, guitar, etc. all in time to the rhythm of the track.

2005

2005 The Bourne Supremacy

2005 The Bourne Supremacy

Ged’s song “Dodge This” was used in the trailer for the release of the Universal Pictures movie “The Bourne Supremacy” starring Matt Damon.

2004

Enter The Matrix Game

Enter The Matrix Game

Ged wrote and produced music for the hugely successful game “Enter The Matrix”. The game was developed by Dave Perry’s Shiny Entertainment in California. Having published Earthworm Jim 3D title, Shiny then commissioned Ged to write original music for the Matrix series. The game sold in excess of 6 million units.

2003

DJ Decks FX Game

DJ Decks FX Game

Sony released this ground breaking music game for aspiring DJ’s in 2006. Ged worked with DJ artist Farfletched to provide music for this innovative title.

2002

Pop Idol Game

Pop Idol Game

Ged’s production skills were used to the fore in this game release for the PlayStation.

1999

Natalie Imbruglia

Natalie Imbruglia

“White Lillies Island” the second album from Grammy award winner Natalie Imbruglia, was produced by Ged’s ex Danny Wilson colleague, Gary Clark and featured Ged on bass.

1997

1997 Earth Worm Jim 3D

1997 Earth Worm Jim 3D

This cult classic game featured Ged’s eclectic soundtrack.

1994

Eddie Reader 1994-1995

Eddie Reader 1994-1995

Ged spent a year touring and recording with the release of Eddi Reader’s second studio album. The album featured the hit song “Patience of Angels”.

1992

Gary Clark Album

Gary Clark Album

Ged worked extensively with Gary on his debut solo release for Circa Records.

1987

Mary’s Prayer Top 3 UK Top 20 Billboard

Mary’s Prayer Top 3 UK Top 20 Billboard

1984

Danny Wilson

Danny Wilson

‘Danny Wilson” were formed in Dundee in 1984 by Ged and brothers Gary and Kit Clark. They went on to become one of Scotland’s most loved groups releasing 3 critically acclaimed albums “Meet Danny Wilson”, “Bebop Moptop” and the retrospective “Sweet Danny Wilson”. With songs such as “Mary’s Prayer”, “The Second Summer Of Love” and “Davy” the band were lauded as sublime creators of intelligent pop music.