The Boomtown Rats are an Irish rock band originally formed in Dublin in 1975, that had a series of Irish and UK hits between 1977 and 1985. The group is led by vocalist Bob Geldof. The other members of the original line-up were Garry Roberts (lead guitar), Johnnie Fingers (keyboards), Pete Briquette (bass), Gerry Cott (rhythm guitar) and Simon Crowe (drums). The Boomtown Rats broke up in 1986, but reformed in 2013, without Fingers or Cott.
Band Aid, Live Aid, Live 8
Pub rock (early) art punk power pop new wave
Mulligan, Ensign, Mercury WEA Ireland, Columbia, BMG
1975 1986, 2013 present
The Boomtown Rats