Midge Ure OBE

Musician and Co-organiser of Band Aid, Live Aid and Live 8

Midge Ure needs little introduction. During the course of his career, he has won a host of awards, including Ivor Novello, Grammy and BASCAP awards, and has produced a number of gold and platinum-selling records.

"Internationally recognised as an authority on music and humanitarian issues"

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  • Achieving the Impossible
  • Re-inventing Yourself
  • Self-motivation
  • Making a Difference
  • Implementing Change
  • Leadership and Teamwork
  • What Live 8 Means to the World
  • The Band Aid/Live Aid Experience


Midge presents in English.

How he presents

A charismatic and affable personality, Midge speaks emotionally and openly in his moving presentations. He is also a fantastic storyteller, leaving audiences well and truly inspired and entertained.

Books & Media

  • Midge Ure... in a Picture Frame
  • If I Was-My Autobiography

In Detail

1984 was an historic year for Midge Ure and all of pop music, as 36 artists by the collective name Band Aid gathered at SARM Studios under Midge's production. They recorded Do They Know It's Christmas?, a song he wrote with Bob Geldof. The project led to Live Aid, which all exaggeration aside, spoke for a generation. Midge organised the Live 8 concerts with Bob Geldof, with the aim of pressuring G8 leaders into following his recipe for ending world poverty. In 2005 he was made an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) for services to music and charity.


Midge shares his invaluable experiences of working with top creative minds in often pressurised conditions to achieve astoundingly innovative results. He offers first hand insights into the creative process and how to get the best from talented individuals and how to stay at the top.


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Annual Lunch

Midge Ure was fantastic – such a nice down to earth guy who totally engaged with the audience. Nothing was too much trouble for him and we have had excellent feedback.

Business Leaders Organisation

Finance Conference

Midge Ure is such a lovely guy and excellent speaker, he was brilliant. He has a great style of delivery – total clarity of message and at ease when speaking.

Global Telecomms and Television Company

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