BACKGROUND: Dundee lad Mick originally guested on B&S’ early recordings, due to the fact his own band, Hardbody, were signed to Sony.  After initially rebuffing B&S’ offers (see below), he was eventually suckered into joining in time for the “Boy With The Arab Strap” album.  A true musical gypsy, there’s barely a style of music he hasn’t toyed with.  And barely a double-entendre he hasn’t made.  A clean-cut young man, his large suitcase has become renowned for always coming on tour, regardless of how long we’re away for.  A day or a month, it doesn’t matter.  What he keeps in there is anyone’s guess.  Whatever it is, you can be sure it’s going to be immaculately folded.

NICKNAME(s): Mickolas.  Mickolas Mickelby.  Formerly known as Shagger.

EDUCATION: Pharmacology degree.  Yet to be put to any real use, unless he’s got some kind of lab in his house, which isn’t out of the question really.

ATTRIBUTES: Reasonable, Mischievous, Good eye for detail.

PUNCTUALITY: Ah, the strange case of Mick.  Undoubtedly the most organised in the band, Isobel’s departure has left him exposed as the least punctual Belle.  Why?  We can only assume he’s too busy being organised to be on time.  A true enigma.

SAMPLE QUOTE: Oh, I don’t know.  Probably something to do with his horn I’d imagine.

FINEST MOMENT: Probably the time the group gathered together to ask Mick to join full-time, having been part-time trumpet player.  The buzz of anticipation was palpable as everyone excitedly awaited Mick’s grateful acceptance.  And his response? “Err, no thanks.”  Obviously he later relented, a decision he has probably never regretted.  Nope.  Never.  Either that or accidentally eating a seafood vol-au-vent at The Brit Awards, and having to go back to the hotel to go green and vomit, leaving Richard to celebrate by himself.

MOST LIKELY TO: Exceed his baggage allowance (on the outward journey).  Find some innuendo amusing.  Play in a ska band on the side.  Have an alarming allergic reaction to seafood.  Go jogging after soundcheck.  Indulge in a spot of home improvement.  Moisturise.  Have a theme party.  Become involved with a theatre group.  Have a pension plan.

April 11, 2014
Just Announced… July 28th, Santiago de Compostela, Spain
April 10, 2014
Atlanta Recording
A sneaky peek at studio life
March 15, 2014
God Help The Girl at SXSW
God Help The Girl will be screening at the Paramount Theatre in Austin this Saturday, March 15th, at 5pm.
February 18, 2014
Outstanding Contribution to Music Award, NME Awards 2014, with Austin, Texas
We have been honoured with receiving the above named Outstanding Contribution to Music Award by NME Awards 2014, with Austin Texas.
January 23, 2014
Copenhagen show added – DR Concert Hall, Denmark
We are thrilled to be performing at DR Concert Hall in Copenhagen on the 26th June.
January 17, 2014
Airbnb After-Party event with B&S all star DJ team: Chris, Richard & Stuart
Why not continue the night at our Haus party
January 15, 2014
Sundance Film Festival Performance Confirmed
The band have been invited by Sundance to perform on Monday, January 20 at 9:30 p.m. at the Festival’s Music Café, in connection with Stuart's God Help The Girl
December 2, 2013
Best Kept Secret, Holland announced
We'll be appearing at Best Kept Secret festival in Holland next year.
November 29, 2013
New show announced – Austria, Vienna 19th June 2014
We're adding another date to our 2014 summer schedule with an outdoor show at Vienna's Arena in June.
November 28, 2013
Online Shop: Christmas posting dates 2013
With less than 4 weeks to go here's our annual run down of Royal Mail last dates for Christmas delivery.
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