Stuart was born in Scotland, his father was a preacher and his mother used to lead the singing while playing the piano with Stuart sitting on top of the piano in a basket, she reckons that’s how the music got blasted in to him. Stuart studied music in London and went on to play guitar for various people including playing for Alvin Stardust for a number of years whom he co wrote and recorded several albums with. Currently Stuart is the music director at The Point C of E in Burgess Hill.