In honor of the 30th anniversary of the iconic hit “Don’t You (Forget About Me)”, which was the theme song of the ‘80s film The Breakfast Club, Simple Minds Bassist Derek Forbes will be making a special guest appearance at Southern Cross Kitchen on Sunday, September 13th for brunch.
Forbes, who is in town touring with long-time friend John McNutt, will be performing a rare acoustic set with McNutt and Danny Beissel to celebrate the occasion.
Forbes and McNutt, who performed together in the late ‘80s and ‘90s’ band Spear of Destiny, after Forbes’ departure from the Simple Minds, remained friends over the years and always promised that when the time was right that they would, in fact, perform again. When the 30th anniversary for the Breakfast Club movie became such a “buzz” in Hollywood, the two decided the time was now.
“Derek and I have always wanted to put together a fun tour for the fans,” said McNutt, the lead guitar player. “And with all of the talk about the anniversary of the Breakfast Club, we thought ‘Let’s do it now!”
Forbes was the bassist and songwriter on 12 of the Simple Minds’ most popular records and was also involved with the hit song “Don’t You (Forget About Me)” that reached #1 on Billboard’s Hot 100 and Top Rock Tracks.
Meanwhile, in the states, McNutt has made quite a career for himself as a session musician and lead guitarist for the Mile High Club. He recently toured with Michael Allman as Allman’s backing band and performs at high profile venues including casinos, theaters and clubs.
The Derek Forbes and John McNutt Band features other Philadelphia musicians including vocalist Danny Beissel, who is the lead singer of the American Vinyl All Star Band (featuring Jeffrey “Skunk Baxter of the Doobie Brothers and Steely Dan, Fran Sheehan and Barry Goudreau formerly of Boston, Leroy Romans from the Wailers, and Robert “Mousey” Thompson from the James Brown Band), drummer Marc Iezzi, and keyboard player Tim McKinstry.
During the special brunch, Southern Cross Kitchen will offer unlimited mimosas, bloody mary’s, or screw drivers for $12.00 plus a full menu from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM.