Thats the name of a new group that features former Big Country guitarist Bruce Watson and Simple Minds keyboardist Mick MacNeill and bassist Derek Forbes.
Watson says the band started more as a lark for a charity event in Edinburgh, Scotland, but became a serious group when, as he puts it, Mick and I discovered we could write together.
The band is now on its first American tour and is including a female bagpipe player in its show. Watson admits playing along with that windy instrument isnt easy because, he says, I have to detune everything.
Although Watson admits his former success provides a lot of pressure for the new band, he and his bandmates arent running from their past and are performing songs like In A Big Country, Alive And Kicking, and Dont You Forget About Me.
However, he says thats because he has faith that the bands new material which takes up 25 percent of the show is strong enough to stand up to the classic tunes.
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