born on 19/5/1953 in Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom
Roddy Lorimer (born 19 May 1953 in Glasgow) is a Scottish musician who has performed with a number of bands, including Blur, Gene, The Rolling Stones, The Who, Eric Clapton, Suede, Beyonce, Jamiriquai,Dr John and The Waterboys. He is currently a member of the horn section Kick Horns.
Lorimer studied the trumpet at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama in Glasgow. His classical music background can be heard in his work on The Waterboys' single "The Whole of the Moon", the band's greatest commercial success. Lorimer includes another Waterboys recording, an arrangement of W.B. Yeats' poem "The Stolen Child", amongst his top ten favourite recordings of all time.
Roddy Lorimer, as part of the Kick Horns, toured the North America and the UK with The Who in 1989. World tours with Eric Clapton in 93 - 96 and later a European tour for 6 months with the Clapton Band in 2006. He was a member of Pete Townshend's 'Deep End' band (1985) along with such notables as Dave Gilmour. He toured extensively through the 80' and early 90's with The Waterboys. Amongst his influences in popular music, Lorimer cites Miles Davis and Chuck Mangione.
Mike Scott · Steve Wickham · Ian McNabb · Geoff Dugmore · Brad Weissman · Brady Blade|
Anthony Thistlethwaite · Karl Wallinger · Roddy Lorimer · Trevor Hutchinson · Richard Naiff · Sharon Shannon · Thighpaulsandra · Kevin Wilkinson · Jody Linscott · May East
|Studio albums as "The Waterboys"||The Waterboys (1983) · A Pagan Place (1984) · This Is the Sea (1985) · Fisherman's Blues (1988) · Room to Roam (1990) · Dream Harder (1993) · A Rock in the Weary Land (2000) · Universal Hall (2003) · Book of Lightning (2007)|
|Studio albums as Mike Scott||Bring 'em All In (1995) · Still Burning (1997)|
|Live albums||The Live Adventures of the Waterboys (1998) · Karma to Burn (2005)|
|Compilations||The Best of The Waterboys 8190 (1991) · The Secret Life of the Waterboys 8185 (1994, recorded 1981 to 1985) · The Whole of the Moon: the Music of Mike Scott and the Waterboys (1998) · Too Close to Heaven/Fisherman's Blues Part 2 (2001)|
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