Indie pop band Belle and Sebastian are putting on a concert at the De La Warr Pavilion in Bexhill on Wednesday, October 29, doors 7pm, with tickets (£25) go on sale from today (Friday).
Since being launched on the River Clyde in Glasgow in 1996 the good ship Belle And Sebastian has sailed far and wide on the oceans of international indie‐pop, stockpiling a treasure trove of gold and silver records, a loyal legion of fans and critical kudos by the barrel‐load.
Belle and Sebastian comprise Stuart Murdoch vocals, guitars, keyboards; Stevie Jackson vocals, guitars; Chris Geddes, keyboards; Richard Colburn, drums; Sarah Martin, keyboards, violin, flute, vocals; Mick Cooke. bass, guitar, trumpet; and
Bobby Kildea, guitars, bass, guitar.
The current line‐up has been in place for more than 10 years, selling more than three million albums, releasing a dozen singles and playing countless sold‐out concerts around the world.
During this period the band also moved from their original label for the UK and Europe, Jeepster - through which they released five studio albums - to Rough Trade.
This cleared the way for the band to collaborate with producer Trevor Horn in 2003 on Dear Catastrophe Waitress, their fourth gold-selling record after debut Tigermilk (1996), If You’re Feeling Sinister (1996), and The Boy With The Arab Strap (1998). All three singles from the album reached the UK top 20.