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BARROWLANDS STAR
Brrrrrrrrr! It's cold outside.
Much like it was exactly year ago today when we set up in Glasgow to begin the last stage of preparations and rehearsals for what was to become a hectic year. With less than one month to go until the tour opener in the famous Barrowlands ballroom - situated only over the bridge, and less than a couple of miles away from were we were based - we were starting to feel the excitement that comes with knowing that a new album and new tour was in the air.
www.youtube.com/watch?v=LuzZcTfKKPM

Bowie painting by Patrizia Materia
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BARROWLANDS STAR
Brrrrrrrrr! Its cold outside. 
Much like it was exactly year ago today when we set up in Glasgow to begin the last stage of preparations and rehearsals for what was to become a hectic year. With less than one month to go until the tour opener in the famous Barrowlands ballroom - situated only over the bridge, and less than a couple of miles away from were we were based - we were starting to feel the excitement that comes with knowing that a new album and new tour was in the air.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LuzZcTfKKPM

Bowie painting by Patrizia Materia

 

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Already a years flown by! Wish I'd got to a few more gigs of your WBW promo tour. I've only managed to see one Barrowlands gig on the great 5x5 tour. But from all the official and unofficial recordings of your gigs there, the atmosphere always feels like that there's far more than the 2000 capacity in there!!

Memorable for me as this was the first time I managed to bag a ticket for a Simple Minds Official Barrowlands gig. Also memorable for some random lass rubbing my leg while shouting for Charlie 😎 That was quite a distracting 20 minutes or so!

Great gig at Barras. To watch you play Barrowland Star for the first time there was a special moment!

Great memories in 2018! What about 2019? Looking forward to good news from the next world ❣️

And an amazing gig and tour it was, too, Jim, when new friends around the globe were made for life. 😃🎶🎵

barrowland star !!! a masterpiece !!!!!!!!!!

What's next?

I’ve travelled a fair bit to see the band over 35 years but the home tie is always the best.

Good grief. That was a year ago already?? A fantastic special night but stop the bus....

I remember it like it was yesterday and the excitement of seeing SM never fades. Please give us something to get excited about this year Jim! 🎶❤️🎶

This came up as a FB memory from a year ago. Was only 2 weeks till WBW was released.

Wow where did that year go! Paris was a super gig too, an attentive audience for the new songs - and hearing ‘Signal’ live for the first time was so good. Come back across the Ditch soon 🇫🇷

A great year, that your fans thank you.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vxXfu-Kbtbc

Barrowland Star should be released as a single, it's efffing brilliant, it has been my ringtone for almost a year now

One of my favourite tracks from the album !

I loved every minute of it. I nearly died when Billy asked where we were though. Front row at Barras it doesnt get any better than that

I was an excited little 45 yr old looking forward to only his second Barra’s / SM gig. Wasn’t disappointed and Glasgow is always a great place to spend a few days in. Again?

It is also cold in Zurich and Switzerland. Minus 27 in certain parts of the Country. Love that painting ❤️ the name of the artist reminds me to the city in the South of Italia called Matera. It is famous for its cave houses, settlements. Guess it’s Unesco world heritage.

I have a very similar tattoo of Bowie! God rest his beautiful soul 🙏

Great gig. Had a wee tear hearing Barrowland Star live there for the first time 🤩

And looking forward to see you back live somewhere out there very next... WBW is in our hearts❤️

The Barras will always have a special place in my ❤ best venue ever!

Christopher M Yeo we seen Simple Minds perform a year ago or so, here in South Australia... what a show they put on !

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GED SPEAKS...HE WANTS YOU TO COME SEE HIM!

Simple Minds Acoustic Tour in 2017 holds great memories for me. Re-interpreting the catalogue and exploring the band’s Celtic roots with acoustic instruments brought a whole new perspective to the music …
This week I’m rehearsing with 16 of Scotland’s best traditional and Gaelic musicians in preparation for my show, The Bard’s Tale Game Music LIVE on 31st January at Celtic Connections 2019.
I’m discovering new inspiration through their musicianship, positivity and talent.
I would love you to come see the show! Thanks
Yours,
Ged Grimes

gedgrimes.com/the-bards-tale-game-music-live/
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GED SPEAKS...HE WANTS YOU TO COME SEE HIM!

Simple Minds Acoustic Tour in 2017 holds great memories for me. Re-interpreting the catalogue and exploring the band’s Celtic roots with acoustic instruments brought  a whole new perspective to the music  …
This week I’m rehearsing with 16 of Scotland’s best traditional and Gaelic musicians in preparation for my show, The Bard’s Tale Game Music LIVE on 31st January at Celtic Connections 2019. 
I’m discovering new inspiration through their musicianship, positivity and talent.
I would love you to come see the show! Thanks
Yours,
Ged Grimes

https://gedgrimes.com/the-bards-tale-game-music-live/

 

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Ged. Can I pop in for a cup of tea?

Ticket booked some weeks ago. 👍🏻

Put something on YouTube for us who don't live in the UK please? Is Mary's Prayer in the list? Does not matter if is or isn't, that song is really loved by many.

Ged, I saw you perform with Danny Wilson at Wembley back in the 80s. Don't forget to remind people if you bring this project to other venues, all the best 👍

As I wrote to Ged...great Music goes to great Musicians...as he is👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼

break a leg as they say Ged!!

Good luck Ged! At first I read that as “God speaks” 😂

I’m packing right now. Looking forward to it. 😀

Great pic of Ged, wishing u all the best. x

Marvellous Ged Grimes. You are so great. My best wishes for you always

J'aimerais bien !

Ged!!! Our bass on fire!!!

Tickets and flight from Zurich booked..

I love your spirit Ged Grimes xxx

Good luck with this Ged...and have a great time!

Best of luck Ged! 😄 🎶

Sounds like a great candidate for a small venue tour of the States!

Good luck Ged. Might be able to make it if you do other dates.

If I were closer... I’d be there in a heartbeat! 💖

Roll on Ged Grimes❣ What I've been privy ta hear-This is FANTASTIC mate🤗 Wish I could be there💯👄❤

and Ged speaks well ! If only i could come...best of luck wonderful human being for this what sounds amazing adventure ! but please schedule the next big events in Glasgow on Saturdays thank you! ;-)

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Best of luck Ged..😊

Would so love to go over to bonnie Scotland to see our Ged but.. Have a fab time, it'll be fantastic !! 😘

Maybe when you do your tour , of Australia Geds celtic concert could be the back up band 🤔🤔

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