BACKGROUND: This Irish lad was picked up on a Bosman from local side V-Twin.  Imported in the early ‘90s, he seemed destined for a career in the lower leagues until the far-sited Belles spotted something in him that led them to believe he could replace the recently-departed Stuart David.  Appearances would suggest he was cut out for something a little more rock, but the chemistry he has forged with Stevie Jackson has shown him to be more than a one-trick pony.  He’s got two tricks; the guitar one and the bass one.  Ignore the nickname, he’s not from Belfast.  He’s from Bangor, obviously.

NICKNAME(s): Belfast.

EDUCATION: Hmm.  Not that he’s ever mentioned.  Probably a graduate of the School of Rock.

ATTRIBUTES: Easy-going; versatile; hedonistic.

PUNCTUALITY: Shoddy, but crucially never last.  Never ever first, but never last.

SAMPLE QUOTE: “You know me.  I don’t mind.”

FINEST MOMENT: Every moment’s a fine moment when Bob’s around.  But his Dad bellowing “That’s my boy” from a box at the Royal Albert Hall would be up there.

MOST LIKELY TO: Sit in the back seat on the bus.  Sport a feather cut.  Remember a dodgy metal band from the ‘80s.  Attempt to give up smoking (although this time it looks like he might have done it).  Riff.  Go three days without sleeping.  Watch a “rockumentary”.  Sit back and enjoy the ride.  Pout onstage.  Appreciate the absurdity of the situation.  Be a bad influence on Stevie.  Embrace his fellow man.

March 31, 2017
USA, Omaha, NE. Maha Music Festival, August 19th
March 30, 2017
Just announced! ‘Festival Jardins de Pedralbes’, Barcelona, Spain June 18th
March 24, 2017
Travelers’ Rest Festival, Missoula MT
March 24, 2017
USA, Missoula, Travelers’ Rest Festival 12-13th Aug
March 7, 2017
Midwest shows announced: St Paul, Chicago and Louisville
February 28, 2017
Osheaga Festival, Aug 4th-6th date tbc
February 22, 2017
*just announced* August 8th, Seattle, Paramount Theater
February 21, 2017
BBC 6 Music Festival, 02 Academy, Glasgow
February 15, 2017
Merriweather Post Pavilion Fan Pre-sale
February 14, 2017
*new tour dates * North America shows, July and August, 2017
We're on the road again in July / August bringing our Scottish selves across the pond.