Stevie Jackson

Stephen "Stevie" Jackson (born 16 January 1969) is a Scottish musician and songwriter. He is best known for playing lead guitar and singing in the Glasgow-based indie band Belle and Sebastian.

Stevie Jackson
Stevie Jackson playing guitar
Background information
Also known asStevie Reverb
Action Jackson
Born (1969-01-16) 16 January 1969
OriginErskine, Renfrewshire, Scotland
GenresIndie pop
Associated actsBelle and Sebastian
The Moondials
The Vaselines


Prior to joining Belle & Sebastian, Jackson was a member of the now-defunct The Moondials, a band that released a single on Electric Honey, a label that would later issue Belle & Sebastian's first album, Tigermilk. The Moondials experience was a pleasant one for Jackson, and it took a great deal of work for nominal Belle & Sebastian frontman Stuart Murdoch to convince him to join his group. At the time, Murdoch was playing the open mic circuit in Glasgow as a solo act, and it was at one of these performances, at The Halt Bar, that Jackson first saw Murdoch play.

In the beginning, Belle & Sebastian existed mostly as an outlet for Murdoch's songwriting. Since the band's third album, The Boy With The Arab Strap, other members have begun to contribute, Jackson chief amongst them. All of the band's subsequent full-lengths have featured compositions by Jackson, and he wrote the band's 2001 single "Jonathan David" as well as "To Be Myself Completely" for 2006's The Life Pursuit.

In 2012 Jackson, accompanied by members of the Glasgow band The Wellgreen, recorded a version of George McCrae's "Rock Your Baby" for a fundraising cd titled "Super Hits Of The Seventies" for US radio station WFMU. Jackson has undertaken several collaborative works with Roy Moller.[2][3][4]


Belle & Sebastian songs written by Jackson

Solo discography

  • (I can't get no) Stevie Jackson (October 2011)

Other projects

  • contributed the song "Good Time" to the compilation Caroline Now!: The Songs of Brian Wilson and the Beach Boys
  • played harmonica on "Song For The Troubadour" by the German band The Happy Couple
  • played harmonica on "Thank You Baby" by V-Twin
  • played lead guitar for The Vaselines for some tours
  • co-wrote the song "Stoop Sale" on the I Blame You album by Michael Shelley
  • plays guitar & sings on a few songs on the Too Many Movies album by Michael Shelley


  1. "Stevie Jackson – Belle & Sebastian Official Site".
  2. Clarkson, John (25 August 2015). "Roy Moller - Interview". Retrieved 15 July 2018.
  3. Pollock, David (20 September 2012). "Preview: Neu! Reekie! at Summerhall, Edinburgh". The Scotsman. Retrieved 15 July 2018.
  4. Sung-an Lee, Ann (15 July 2015). "Belle & Sebastian's Stevie Jackson - Bad Sounds Magazine". Retrieved 15 July 2018.
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