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Belle and Sebastian are a Scottish indie pop band formed in Glasgow in 1996. Led by Stuart Murdoch, the band has released eleven albums.[5][6] They are often compared with acts such as The Smiths[7][8] and Nick Drake.[5][6] The name "Belle and Sebastian" comes from Belle et Sébastien, a 1965 children's book by French writer Cécile Aubry later adapted for television. Though consistently lauded by critics,[9][10] Belle & Sebastian's "wistful pop"[11] has enjoyed only limited commercial success.[9]

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Belle and Sebastian
Left to right: Mick Cooke, Richard Colburn, Bobby Kildea, Chris Geddes, Stevie Jackson, Sarah Martin, Stuart Murdoch
Background information
OriginGlasgow, Scotland
Years active1996–present
MembersStuart Murdoch
Stevie Jackson
Sarah Martin
Chris Geddes
Richard Colburn
Bobby Kildea
Dave McGowan
Past membersMick Cooke
Isobel Campbell
Stuart David