At the tender age of sixteen,Jim McDermott,a fresh faced Glasgow school-leaver, destined for a post office job,was asked by a BBC producer to play some drums on a new rock n roll comedy drama,starring a few hopeful actors(Emma Thompson,Robbie Coltrane),called Tutti-Frutti. Jim soon realised that sorting mail just wasn't gonna happen and was soon playing with some of the finest session players in the city. Since then he has been the drummer for THE KEVIN MCDERMOTT ORCHESTRA,touring the US and UK stadium supports on the Island records label with the likes of Rod Stewart at Wembley Stadium, Sting, Simple Minds.
The backbone of two UK top twenty hits with GUN.
A studio album,Neapolis with SIMPLE MINDS.
French top ten album,Come, with THE SILENCERS
A regular session man at RELIEF studios,Fribourg,Switzerland
He's currently a permanent fixture at Jools Hollands'club house band in his new venture,The Jamhouse,in Edinburgh.