Jim Kerr

  • Born in Glasgow on 9 July 1959 (age 63 years)
  • He is a Scottish singer-songwriter
  • He got a job in a supermarket paying £5 a week and spent it on records and concert tickets – paying 60p to see David Bowie and another 60p for Genesis! If his friends didn’t have any money he’d take them too.
  • His voice has been described as “David Bowie’s rich baritone melded with Bryan Ferry’s velvety croon”
  • His brother Mark  is also a musician, playing in groups such as the hard rock band Gun
  • In 1977, he was one of the founding members of punk rock band Johnny and the Self Abusers. Calling himself Pripton Weird, he played keyboards and sang vocals. After 8 months they changed their name – Simple Minds
  • He was lead singer of the most commercially successful Scottish band of the 1980s, selling more than 60 million albums. Simple Minds
  • He has recorded 21 studio albums, eleven live albums, ten compilation albums, fourteen box sets, 68 singles, and five video albums.
  • The band are still making music 40 years on.
  • His hit “Don’t You (Forget About Me)” was featured on the film soundtrack The Breakfast Club
  • He married Chrissie Hynde, lead singer of The Pretenders, in 1984 with whom he has a daughter and then married actress Patsy Kensit in 1992 – they have a son together
  • He helped organise a 90th birthday party for Nelson Mandela at Hyde Park in 2008 – this came 20 years after he campaigned for his release with their song Mandela Day
  • He currently lives in Sicily, where he runs a hotel.
  • His hits include: “Belfast Child”, “Glittering Prize”, “Someone Somewhere in Summertime” “Waterfront”, “Belfast Child” and “Alive and Kicking” 

Back to Resources

Recent reviews

Great IVR voice over and was delivered in 10 minutes, thanks!

Rated 5.0 out of 5
January 25, 2024
Chris Wilson

Fast delivery perfect all round, thank you

Rated 5.0 out of 5
November 16, 2023
Daniel Weeks

So fast, great quality, highly recommended!

Rated 5.0 out of 5
November 15, 2023

I really enjoyed working with Mike for the first time and had a very impressive experience. He was professional, fast and produced very high quality recordings, exceeding expectations. I will definitely be returning for more content in the future.

Rated 5.0 out of 5
September 11, 2023
Camino FM


See these reviews and more

Please follow & like :-)