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Published:November 28th, 2006 12:04 EST

FOURGOODMEN INDEED! Celtic Rock Band Began its first US. Tour

By Anne Laszlo Howard

Celtic Rock Sound as its best began their debut North American tour this past weekend. With Forming Band Members of Simple Minds, Big Country, H2O and guest drummer Smiley!
It is FourGoodMen Indeed!

The line-up of the band is:

" Derek Forbes - Bass: Founding member of Simple Minds (also Propaganda, Spear
of Destiny)

The line-up of the band is: " - Bass: Founding member of Simple Minds (also Propaganda, Spear of Destiny)

" Mick MacNeill - Keyboards/Squeezebox: Founding member of Simple Minds (also Pretenders)

" Bruce Watson - Guitar: Founding member of Big Country

" Ian Donaldson - Vocals: H2O (hit Scottish/UK pop band with Alan McGee, manager of Oasis)
& special guest drummer:

Smiley - Drums: Robbie Williams / Joe Strummer and the Mescalaros
Also the band has a female bagpipe player that performs with them live!

Both Simple Minds and Big Country were top-selling international acts with #1 hits in the U.S. and Big Country was nominated for 2 Grammy awards and the bands combined for over 40,000,000 records sold world-wide! Big Country's biggest hit, "In a Big Country" has just last month begun a run as the music for Kohl's Department stores
national TV campaign!

They just finished four tracks (masters) in September at Foundry Music Lab in Scotland. Their live show (they've done a few shows in the UK already this summer - big outdoor gigs) and new original songs have been getting a phenomenal response so far! The live show features all their new original stuff plus a selection of songs from the bands they helped form or played in such as Simple Minds' "Don't You Forget About Me", Waterfront", "Love Song" and "Someone Somewhere in Summertime" and Big Country's "In a Big Country", "Fields of Fire" and "Chance".

Someone Somewhere in Summertime (LIVE, a Simple Minds song perf. by FourGoodMen)

The tour is:
Nov. 25 Toronto - Opera House
Nov. 26 Montreal - Club Soda
Nov. 27 NYC - Knitting Factory
Nov. 28 Vienna, VA - Jammin' Java
Nov. 29 Sayreville, NJ - Starland Ballroom (Special Guests of The Pretenders)
Nov. 30 Boston, MA - Paradise Lounge
Dec. 1 OFF
Dec. 2 Springfield, MA - Theodores'
Dec. 3 Fly to L.A.
Dec. 4 Hollywood, CA - Knitting Factory
Dec. 5 Solana Beach, CA - Belly Up
Dec. 6 Santa Cruz, CA - Brookdale Lodge
Dec. 7 S.F., CA - 12 Galaxies
The band's website is and their myspace page is  You can also hear a few songs on those sites.

80's hits of Simple Minds and Big Country as well as previewing their new material!

The band is available for advance phone interviews as well as interviews the day of the show while in town.

Rick Shoor
RPS Music
429 West 24th St. Suite 4A
New York, NY 10011
212-727-8798 / 917-703-0851