Pat Kane is a Scottish musician, and half of the pop duo Hue and Cry. He is a writer on political and cultural topics, and has been a leading activist on Scottish independence for thirty years. In 1990 he was elected Rector of the University of Glasgow for three years (defeating veteran Labour MP Tony Benn).
During the 1990s he began working as an arts journalist, presenting several live discussion shows for Channel 4 and the BBC (tv and radio). In 1999, Kane was one of the founding editors of the Sunday Herald newspaper. He is the author of two books – Tinsel Show: Pop, Politics, Scotland (Polygon, 1992) and The Play Ethic: A Manifesto for a Different Way of Living (Macmillan, 2004)