BACKGROUND: Scotland’s greatest poet comes from Ayr.  That’s probably not all Stuart has in common with Robbie Burns, but I’m damned if I know what else.  Both guys I suppose.  Stuart moved up to Glasgow at a tender age, just missing the first Scottish post-punk explosion, and having to wait a few years for the next one.  The next few years were spent dabbling in all sorts of nonsense; DJing, promoting concerts, working in a record store, selling bacon door-to-door, running marathons, and trying and abandoning various courses at University, in the days when you were allowed to do that sort of thing.  At some point during all this, he seems to have learned to write songs, although I don’t think even he knows the exact point.

NICKNAME(s): Stewpot.

EDUCATION: This serial student never quite consummated his relationship with tertiary education, despite three serious flirtations.  Probably will when he’s 60, just to take advantage of campus laundry facilities.

ATTRIBUTES: Competitive; loyal; diplomatic.

PUNCTUALITY: Pretty good.  He’ll leave it damn late for planes, trains, gigs etc, but (touch wood) he’ll never miss them.

SAMPLE QUOTE: “Bawbag?  It’s a word.  You use it.  Triple word score.  Fifty-four points.”

FINEST MOMENT: Asking Chrissie Hynde whether she knew if Ray Davies had ever heard The Pretenders’ version of “Stop Your Sobbing”.  “I should think so,” said Chrissie.  “I was married to him.”

MOST LIKELY TO: Don the black and white of Ayr United.  Suggest a game of Scrabble.  Get the train instead.  Have an “idea for the show tonight”.  Enter the stage on a motorcycle, despite never having ridden one in his life.  Resist getting a mobile phone.  Take off his shirt.  Go bright red when embarrassed.  Run for miles for no apparent reason.  Sing in a choir.  Identify a tree or bird.  Permanently damage his foot kicking a studio wall.  Try and knock himself out before a flight.  Argue black is white.  Wear his pyjamas under his trousers.  Stay up all night watching baseball on the telly.  Only drink half of his 2nd cup of coffee.  Embark on a new dietary regime.

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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