- Category : Entertain-Music-Instrumentalist
- Type : GP
- Profile : 4/6 - Opportunistic / Role Model
- Definition : Split - Small (20)
- Incarnation Cross : RAX The Vessel of Love 2
Scottish punk rock musician, singer, songwriter and bass guitarist with the group "Simple Minds," formed in Glasgow, 1977. With a quick wit, Forbes possesses a large repertoire of unprintable one-liner quips. He also draws cartoons, is a painter and decorator and an animal lover. He claims that his off-the-wall goal in life is to "get something like a lion or tiger or a black panther or something like that. Just take it into the street and frighten the sh** out of people, it would be amazing."
He left the group for reasons never made clear, said by some to be over an argument with Jim Kerr, but joined "Propaganda," a pop band formed in Germany. The quartet moved to England in 1983 where their first single reached the UK Top 30 the following year. He played with the group until they disbanded in 1991/92. Forbes did guest gigs with Simple Minds for the 1987 "Cash For Kids" concerts, plus one of the Glasgow dates of the "Good News From The Next World" tour. When helping out with the "Live In The City Of Light" album, they apparently worked out their differences and in 1996, rejoined the band.