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.

June 12, 2017
Barcelona, June 18th, Festival Jardins de Pedralbes
May 30, 2017
Japan Tour, October 2017
May 11, 2017
Two shows in Holland in September
May 8, 2017
Hollywood Bowl Tickets
May 2, 2017
Hollywood Bowl *presale starts May 2nd*
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