Midge Ure

Midge Ure — aka James Ure (born Oct. 10, 1953) — is a Scottish vocalist, multi-instrumentalist, producer, and songwriter from Cambuslang, Lanarkshire, who fronted the bands Slik and the Rich Kids during the mid-to-late 1970s. In 1979, he replaced John Foxx in Ultravox, releasing five albums with the band between 1980 and 1986. At the turn of the 1980s, Ure was also involved in the New Wave supergroup Visage and produced the singular album by Glaswegian band Modern Man.

In 1982, Ure debuted as a solo artist with a cover of the Walker Brothers‘ “No Regrets,” followed by a one-off collaborative single with ex-Japan bassist Mick Karn. In 1984, Ure co-wrote the globally chart-topping, all-star charitable single “Do They Know Its Christmas?” with musician and philanthropist Bob Geldof. Between 1985 and 1988, Ure released two solo albums on Chrysalis, followed by three further titles on Arista during the subsequent 12-year period.


  • “No Regrets” / “Mood Music” (1982)
  • “After a Fashion” / “Textures” (1983 • Midge Ure & Mick Karn)
  • The Gift (1985)
  • Answers to Nothing (1988)
  • Pure (1991)

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