James "Midge" Ure, OBE (born 10 October 1953, in Cambuslang, Lanrikshire) is a Scots guitarist, sanger, keyboard player, an sangwriter. His stage name, Midge, is a phonetic reversal o Jim, the diminutive form o his real name.

Midge Ure
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Ure in 2004
Background information
Birth nameJames Ure
Born (1953-10-10) 10 October 1953 (age 67)
Cammuslang, Lanrikshire, Scotland
ThriftMuisicker, sangster-sangwriter, producer
InstrumentsVocals, guitar, keybuirds, synthesizer
Years active1972–present
Associate actsSlik, Rich Kids, Misfits, Visage, Thin Lizzy, Ultravox, Band Aid

Ure enjoyed parteecular success in the 1970s an 1980s in baunds includin Slik, Thin Lizzy, The Rich Kids, Visage, an maist notably as frontman o Ultravox. Ure co-wrate an produced the charity single 'Do They Know It's Christmas?', whose reissue wan an Ivor Novello Awaird in 2005 for Best Selling UK Single.[1] Ure co-organised Band Aid, Live Aid an Live 8 wi Bob Geldof. Ure acts as trustee for the charity, an serves as ambassador for Save the Children.