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Mel Gaynor



Solo artist
Drummer Simple Minds
Biggest hit: Addicted to love
Release jazz album : September '17
Release rock album : October '17
Next concert:
14th of july 2017, Waterloo (B)




Concert Dates


Booking agencies

Belgium & Luxembourg
+32 (0) 475 341 301

Rock artist management
+44 (0)7847244763


Mel George Gaynor (born 29 May 1960 in Balham, London, UK) is an English musician. He is best known as the longtime drummer for the rock band Simple Minds

His career

Gaynor began drumming at age 11 and had his first professional engagement when he was 14 years old.

He considers The Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin, Jimi Hendrix, James Brown and the Mahavishnu Orchestra to be his main influences. 

In 1982 he joined Simple Minds. He started as a session drummer for the New Gold Dream album. Later he joined the band permanently as a replacement for Mike Ogletree.  

In addition to Simple Minds, he has played alongside other acts such as: David Bowie, Elton JohnLou ReedTina TurnerMeat LoafSamsonMangoThe AssociatesOrange JuicePeter GabrielThe PretendersPrljavo kazališteGary MooreJackson BrowneLittle StevenBrian MayThe NolansGoldieRobert Palmer and Joan Armatrading and Light of the World.

In addition to drumming, he is active as a songwriter and a record producer and now as a singer. 

Drum sets

Gaynor has played a variety of drum sets over the years, including Yamaha and currently Dixon drums. He uses Promark sticks and is and he is an official endorser of Paiste cymbals.  


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