Simple Minds are a Scottish rock band that achieved worldwide popularity from the mid-1980s to the early 1990s. The band produced a handful of critically acclaimed albums in the early 1980s and best known for their #1 US, Canada and Germany hit single "Don't You (Forget About Me)", from the soundtrack of the John Hughes movie The Breakfast Club, #3 US hit single "Alive and Kicking" and #1 UK hit single Belfast Child. The band has sold more than 40 million albums since 1979.

Founding members Jim Kerr (composer, vocals) and Charlie Burchill (composer, guitars, violin, sax, keyboards since 1990), along with Mel Gaynor (drummer since 1982), are the core of the band, which currently features Andy Gillespie on keyboards and Ged Grimes on bass guitar since founding members Michael MacNeil and Derek Forbes left the band.