Derek Forbes

Real Name:
Derek Forbes
Scottish bassist, born 22 June 1956 in Glasgow, Scotland, UK.
Bass player with Simple Minds 1978-1985, 1998 on the studio album Néapolis. After departing Simple Minds in 1985 he joined up with the German band Propaganda to play bass for. In the 2000s he along with ex Simple Minds Mick MacNeil and Brian McGee formed "XSM" (Ex- Simple Minds) and a group called "Four Good Men" with Mick MacNeil ( Ex-Simple Minds), Ian Donaldson and Bruce Watson (Big Country).
Derek currently plays bass for Big Country taking over duties of Tony Butler who retired in 2012.
Also performs as "Derek Forbes And The Dark" .
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wendybird001 Derek Forbes - Echoes album art Derek Forbes Echoes(CD, Album) wendybird wendybird001 UK & US 2016 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

NANG100 Derek Forbes - Book Of Brilliant Things album art Loudery, Derek Forbes & Mick MacNeil* Loudery, Derek Forbes & Mick MacNeil* - Book Of Brilliant Things(12") Nang Records NANG100 UK 2013 Sell This Version

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