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Roddy Lorimer

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Roddy Lorimer (born 19 May 1953 in Glasgow) is a Scottish musician who has performed with a wide array of artists, including Blur, Gene, The Rolling Stones, The Who, Eric Clapton, Suede, Supergrass, Beyoncé, Jamiriquai, Dr John, The Waterboys, Nik Kershaw, and Bruce Foxton. 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 quite distinctively in his work for The Waterboys' single "The Whole of the Moon", which later turned out to be 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 1993 – 96 and later a European tour for six months with the Clapton Band in 2006. He was a member of Pete Townshend's 'Deep End' (1985), a short-lived supergroup founded by Townshend featuring Pink Floyd guitarist David Gilmour. The group also included drummer Simon Phillips, bassist Chucho Merchan, percussionist Jody Linscott, keyboardist John 'Rabbit' Bundrick, harmonica player Peter Hope Evans, vocalists Billy Nicholls, Cleveland Watkiss, and Chyna.

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.

^ Mabbett, Andy (2010). Pink Floyd – The Music and the Mystery. London: Omnibus. ISBN 9781849383707. ^ Artist Direct listing