Stuart Murdoch
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...
Stevie Jackson
It was a disillusioned Stevie Jackson that first saw Stuart Murdoch performing at Open Mic night at The Halt Bar in Glasgow. Stevie’s band, The Moondials, had recently split after struggling to realise their ambitions...
Sarah Martin
This Northern lass bided her time in Blackburn, Lancashire before making a break for her spiritual home: Glasgow. Drawn by the sounds of Teenage Fanclub and others, as well as the presence of an Expressway, which she hoped would lead to her skull, Sarah probably dreamed of making music herself. And so it happened...
Chris Geddes
Having a childhood split between Gloucestershire and Ayrshire doesn’t seem to have confused Beans too much. He joined Belle & Sebastian having perhaps the best musical pedigree of them all, his previous band having supported riot grrls The Voodoo Queens...
Richard Colburn
The joker in the pack. Born, raised and still resident in Perth, if Richard ever made good he’d be a local boy made good. Initially spurning his family’s musical tradition, Richard’s first foray into the world of entertainment was in the field of snooker...
Bobby Kildea
This Irish lad was picked up on a Bosman from local side V-Twin. Imported in the early ‘90s, he seemed destined for a career in the lower leagues until the far-sited Belles spotted something in him that led them to believe he could replace the recently-departed Stuart David...