Bobby Kildea

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Bobby Kildea
Bobby Kildea performing on 2 March 2006 at the Nokia Theatre in Times Square.
Background information
Also known as Belfast
Born (1972-03-14) 14 March 1972 (age 43)
Origin Bangor, Northern Ireland
Genres Indie rock
Instruments bass and guitar
Associated acts Belle & Sebastian, V-Twin, The Vaselines, Russian Red

Bobby Kildea (born 14 March 1972)[citation needed] is a musician from Northern Ireland. He currently plays bass and guitar in the Scottish indie pop band Belle & Sebastian, after joining in 2001 to replace departing bassist Stuart David, and had previously been in V-Twin. He is the band's only Northern Irish member and is notable for his laidback demeanor and long hair.

He goes by the nickname "Belfast" in the band, despite being born in nearby Bangor, Northern Ireland.

In December 2008, he toured with The Vaselines during Belle & Sebastian's hiatus, during which Stuart Murdoch was heading his God Help the Girl project.[1]

Bobby features alongside Belle and Sebastian co-star Stevie Jackson on the 2011 album 'Fuerteventura' by Spanish artist Russian Red[2]


  1. ^ Erlewine, Stephen Thomas. "Biography: Belle & Sebastian". Allmusic. Retrieved 25 January 2011. 
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