Stuart David and James Fearnley

Stuart David is a Scottish musician, songwriter and novelist. He co-founded the band Belle & Sebastian (1996–2000) and then went on to front Looper (1998–present). He is the author of the novels Nalda Said and The Peacock Manifesto, published by I.M.P.Fiction in 1999 and 2001 respectively. His third novel, A Peacock’s Tale, was published by Barcelona Review in 2011. His latest book, In the All-Night Café: A Memoir of Belle and Sebastian’s Formative Year, is published by Little, Brown. You can follow him on Twitter here and Facebook here.


A founding member of the London-Irish folk-punk band the Pogues, James Fearnley has played accordion with the group throughout its thirty-year career. In 1993, James moved to California to form the critically acclaimed Low and Sweet Orchestra, to compose and to write. His highly regarded memoir of his years with the Pogues, Here Comes Everybody, was published worldwide in May 2012. James continues to live and write in Los Angeles.