I am the guitarist and one of the songwriters in Belle and Sebastian, as well as sometime contributor to music by The Vaselines, Russian Red, Roy Moller, The Bill Wells Trio and many others.

After many years of working with other people, I finished my first solo album, (I Can’t Get No) Stevie Jackson last year. We did a few shows and released it ourselves online in November – it will become more widely available from stores around the world on 28th May 2012.

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UK and European tour

The plunge has been taken and the shows booked. . .I am heading out on tour in November with Bob Kildea, Stuart Kidd and Marco Rea to play some songs from the record I have been working on for the last few years.

The shows begin in Newcastle on November 3rd and wind their way through England and the North of Europe before coming back to finish with a hometown show in Glasgow. There will be more shows next year, but this will be the first chance to hear the songs to co-incide with the release of the record, of which, more news soon.

The full list of shows is as follows:

3 Nov / Newcastle, Other Rooms
4 Nov / Manchester, Club Academy
6 Nov / Leeds, Brudenell Social Club
7 Nov / Birmingham, Glee Club
8 Nov / Norwich, Waterfront
9 Nov / London, Heaven
10 Nov / Brighton, Concorde 2
11 Nov / Bristol, Thelka
13 Nov / Portsmouth, Wedgewood Rooms
14 Nov / Koln, Luxor
15 Nov / Hamburg, Gruenspan
16 Nov / Berlin, Lido
18 Nov / Den Haag, Crossing Border
19 Nov / Gent, Charlatan
20 Nov / Brussels, Botanique
21 Nov / Paris, Divan Du Monde
25 Nov / Glasgow, King Tut’s

Tickets for most of the shows go on sale from 1st September – we will add the full links for each shows as and when we have them.

Hope to see you along the way!

The Wellgreen to support on tour

I’m delighted to say that the multi-talented pair of Marco Rea (bass) and Stuart Kidd (drums) will be joining me on tour – both as the rhythm section in my band and in their own right as support. If you haven’t heard their amazing combination of grooves and harmonies – have a listen to their great album, Wellgreens (Spotify link) or visit their Myspace site and get along to the shows early. You will be blown away!