Book Midge Ure - 1980s Singer Songwriter

Midge Ure

Midge Ure had hits in the 1980s with Visage, Ultravox and as a solo artiste. A prolific singer songwriter and instantly recognisable name. Midge also co-wrote the charity single "Do They Know It's Christmas?" in 1984.

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    An influential member of classic rock and pop history, James “Midge” Ure, OBE is a Scottish musician, singer-songwriter and producer. His stage name, Midge, is a phonetic reversal of Jim, the diminutive form of his given name.

    Midge Ure enjoyed particular success in the 1970’s and ’80s in bands including Slik, Thin Lizzy, Rich Kids and Visage, and most notably as frontman of Ultravox.

    Midge had hits in the 1980’s with Fade to Grey by Visage and the Ultravox hit songs ‘Vienna’ and ‘Dancing With Tears In My Eyes’. Midge also achieved his first UK top 10 solo hit in 1982 with No Regrets, and his solo debut album, The Gift reached Number 2 in the UK Albums Charts and yielded the Number One single ‘If I Was. Midge also co-wrote Phil Lynott’s ‘Yellow Pearl’, which served as the theme of Top of the Pops throughout the 1980s.

    In 1984 Ure co-wrote and produced the charity single “Do They Know It’s Christmas?”, which has sold 3.7 million copies in the UK. The song is the second highest selling single in UK chart history. Midge Ure co-organised Band Aid, Live Aid and Live 8 with Bob Geldof. Midge Ure acts as trustee for the charity and serves as an ambassador for Save the Children.

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