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.

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.
February 3, 2017
TRNSMT * Tickets on sale now – Friday 3rd Feb @ 9am
January 31, 2017
July 7th, Glasgow, TRNSMT Festival,
January 23, 2017
July 20th, Ireland, Dublin, Iveagh Gardens
January 9, 2017
We're playing at this year's Panorama Festival, NYC. Passes go on sale Friday, January 13th at 10AM EST.
December 12, 2016
Just Announced: Live at Chelsea, Royal Hospital Chelsea, Thu 15th June 2017