Singer and songwriter of the Scottish indie pop band Belle and Sebastian, known for his tender voice, clever lyrics and such songs as "Piazza, New York Catcher" and "If She Wants Me."
He began playing piano at a young age and joined his first band when he was 12.
He directed the musical film God Help the Girl from 2012 to 2013 and released it online in 2014.
He married Marisa Murdoch in 2007.
He is joined by guitarist Stevie Jackson in Belle & Sebastian.