Midge Ure, known as frontman of Ultravox, is a Scottish musician, singer-song writer and producer.
His name, Midge, is a phonetic reversal of Jim, the diminutive of his actual name.
Midge Ure began his professional music career with Salvation, a Glasgow-based group that became the bubblegum band Slik in 1974.
The Rich Kids only released one album, 1978's Ghosts of Princes in Towers, before breaking up later that year.
In July 1979 Midge Ure stepped in to help Thin Lizzy complete a US tour following guitarist Gary Moore's abrupt departure. He also contributed guitar parts to "Things Ain't Working Out" and "Dublin" for the 1979 Thin Lizzy remix compilation The Continuing Saga of the Ageing Orphans.
In 1982 Midge Ure released a solo single, a cover of the Walker Brothers' hit "No Regrets"; it climbed into the U.K. Top Ten.
The two wrote the song "Do They Know It's Christmas?" and assembled an all-star band of British musicians to record the single; it sold millions of copies over the 1984 holiday season and prompted Geldorf to organize the benefit concert Live Aid in 1985.
In 1985, Ultravox was put on hiatus and Ure began to pursue a full-time solo career.
From 1985 to 2000 he published 5 albums and several singles, many of them became hits.
In August 2020, Midge Ure was creating his “Backstage Lockdown Club” with live-streamed acoustic songs and Q&A sessions, to members on the Patreon Website.
During the pandemic Midge Ure accepted to play guitar for Slinky Vagabond using his Home Recording Studio to record the tracks.