Jim Reid

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Jim Reid
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On stage with Jesus and Mary Chain, 22 May 2007
Background information
Birth nameJames McLeish Reid
Born (1961-12-29) 29 December 1961 (age 59)
East Kilbride, Scotland
Genres Alternative rock
Occupation(s)Singer-songwriter, musician
InstrumentsVocals, guitar, bass guitar, synthesizers, drums,
Years active1983–present
Labels Creation, Blanco y Negro, Sub Pop, Planting Seeds, Outafocus, House of Records
Associated acts Jesus and Mary Chain, Freeheat

James McLeish Reid (born 29 December 1961) is a Scottish singer/songwriter and the lead singer for the alternative rock band The Jesus and Mary Chain, which he formed with his elder brother and guitarist William Reid in 1983. [1]

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Musical career

The Jesus and Mary Chain

Reid is the lead singer and founding member of the alternative rock band The Jesus and Mary Chain. They released six studio albums before they split up in 1999. They reformed in March 2007.

Freeheat

Reid went on to form the band Freeheat with former Mary Chain drummer Nick Sanderson and guitarist Ben Lurie. Freeheat did several tours and released an EP, Retox, before the members went their separate ways in 2003.

Solo

Reid released his first solo single "Song for a Secret" in 2005 on the Transistor record label, and released a follow up called "Dead End Kids" in July 2006 also on Transistor. Since April 2006 he has been playing with a new band that features Phil King (Felt, Lush, Jesus and Mary Chain) on lead guitar, Laurence Colbert (Ride) on drums and Mark Crozer on bass. The band has performed his new material at several low key gigs including Whelans in Dublin and, later, the Carling Bar Academy in Islington.

Personal life

Reid was born in East Kilbride, Scotland, and attended Hunter High School. He now lives in Sidmouth, Devon, and has two daughters. [2]

Discography

The Jesus and Mary Chain

Freeheat

Solo

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References

  1. "Members of the Mary Chain". April Skies. Retrieved 12 August 2014.
  2. "Where are they now?". April Skies. 17 July 2006. Retrieved 12 August 2014.