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.

October 14, 2014
‘Girls in Peacetime Want to Dance’
Our ninth studio album 'Girls in Peacetime Want To Dance' is released on Jan 19th/20th and is available to pre-order now in the following formats:
October 14, 2014
Australia shows announced
We're excited to report that we'll be playing some shows in Australia early next year.
October 12, 2014
MEXICO CITY, Corona Capital Music Festival
We're stoked to announce that we're heading to Mexico for Corona Capital Music Festival
October 10, 2014
Belle & Sebastian – Music Video shoot in Toronto
September 30, 2014
Manchester, Bexhill & Glasgow pre-sales
Pre-sales begin at 9AM, Wednesday 1st Oct for Glasgow, Manchester & Bexhill shows
September 28, 2014
New Album “Girls in Peacetime Want To Dance” 19th/20th January 2015
Our ninth studio album "Girls In Peacetime Want To Dance" will be released on January 19, 2015
September 24, 2014
Stuart performing with Barton Hills Choir @ ACL
Stuart will join the kids during their set for an special pairing of unique musical sounds.
August 14, 2014
It Could Have Been A Brilliant Career – Back Catalogue Vinyl Reissues
“It Could Have Been A Brilliant Career” Series Out October 7
July 25, 2014
ATP, Iceland
We are delighted to announce that we'll be headlining the first night at ATP in Ásbrú, Iceland.
July 15, 2014
God Help The Girl Soundtrack Released
God Help the Girl: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack is out August 18 in the UK and September 2 in North America via Milan.
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