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.
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.
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.
‘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.