Derek Forbes

Adept on fretted and fretless Simple Minds founding bassist Derek Forbes forged instantly recognizable melodic and rhythmic motifs that defined the band’s early canon.

Fretted/fretless Simple Minds founding bassist Derek Forbes forged instantly recognizable melodic and rhythmic motifs and worked his craft with a sharp tone that balanced the sonic barrage of keyboard and guitar resonance of his colleagues.

After getting the sack from Simple Minds, which Jim Kerr reportedly had misgivings of, Derek toiled in a few ensembles including a latter day version of Big Country, and Fourgoodmen which featured two of his ex-Minds mates and currently fronts Derek Forbes & The Dark.