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Belle and Sebastian

Belle and Sebastian


Years Active: 1996 to present

Genre: Chamber Pop, folk

Country: United Kingdom


Stuart Murdoch (vocals / guitar / keyboards)
Richard Colburn (drums)
Bobby Kildea (guitar / bass )
Mick Cooke (trumpet / bass)
Stevie Jackson (vocals / guitar / keyboards)
Sarah Martin (violin / keyboards / guitar / vocals)
Chris Geddes (keyboards)
Isobel Campbell (vocals / cello), former member
Stuart David (bass), former member

Artist Bio:

(From band's official website - ) Coming ten years after going public with their debut album, 'Tigermilk,' Belle and Sebastian's sold out show with the L.A. Philharmonic at the Hollywood Bowl offered both a fitting way to mark the anniversary but also served as a reminder of the group's longevity and decade of quiet achievement. The arenas and contexts could not have been more different. In 1996, the musical climate in the U.K. did not look promising (Oasis were the biggest band in the U.K. and Britpop / lad culture was rampant) for the modestly brilliant songs on 'Tigermilk.' These had been assembled by Stuart Murdoch over the preceding years, and were brought into focus by his recruitment of kindred spirits, Stevie Jackson (guitar), Isobel Campbell (cello), Richard Colburn (drums), Chris Geddes (keyboards) and Stuart David (bass). Recorded for Electric Honey Records - as part of a Stow College student project - 1000 copies of the album were pressed on vinyl. The launch took place in CaVa Studios in Glasgow and within a few weeks there was not a copy of the record to be found. In pre-E Bay times, copies were later selling for......[Read More]



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