Having previously played in bands (most notably The Moondials) in and around Glasgow since his teens, Stevie Jackson became a member of Belle and Sebastian in 1996, the year in which they recorded both their debut album, 'Tigermilk,' and it's follow up, 'If You're Feeling Sinister.'
By the time of the band's third album, 'The Boy With The Arab Strap,' his role expanded from lead guitarist to songwriter, penning some of their best loved songs, including 'Seymour Stein,' 'Jonathan David,' 'To Be Myself Completely' and 'I'm Not Living In The Real World.'
Away from the band, he has intermittently played solo shows and collaborated with a host of other bands on both recordings and live shows. Most recently he toured and recorded with The Vaselines in 2008 and 2009.
In addition, during the last four years of Belle and Sebastian hiatus, he has been putting together, with a host of Glasgow friends, his first solo album. He has already performed some of the songs live at shows in Glasgow and as far afield as Los Angeles and Vancouver, where he was invited by the LA Symphony Orchestra and The New Pornographers respectively. The album will be released in 2011.