Lone Pigeon is the working name of Gordon Anderson, a Scottish musician and co-founder of The Beta Band (which was formerly known as The Pigeons). He is now a member of the band The Aliens with John Maclean and Robin Jones from The Beta Band.
Anderson was a founding member of The Beta Band, and wrote several of their early songs including "Dry the Rain" and "Dog's Got a Bone". Ill-health forced him to leave the band and return to Scotland, and he began to record solo under the name Lone Pigeon in 1997
His earliest albums - 28 Secret Tracks, Moses, Auckley Craw and Honda Hedge - were released by himself and on Fence Records and are no longer for sale, but Concubine Rice (described by Allmusic as "an astonishing debut album") and Schoozzzmmii (described as "a zany but sunny folk-rock record") are available worldwide from Domino Records and (Lone Pigeon's own label) Whizzkidzz respectively.
The 'Honda Hedge' album, which was available only by mailorder, contains early versions of several of the songs later to appear on The Aliens' 'Astronomy for Dogs' (see below), including "Robotman", "Tomorrow", "Only Waiting" and "Honest Again".
After Anderson broke his shoulder falling out of a tree, he re-recorded "Robot Man" as "Robust Man".
In May 2006 an EP entitled Alienoid Starmonica was released, a collaboration with ex-Beta Band members John Maclean and Robin Jones under the name The Aliens. The Aliens have gone on to release two more singles: The Happy Song and Setting Sun. Their debut album, Astronomy for Dogs was released on 19 March 2007, published by EMI. Since the release, the band have parted company with EMI and released a new album Luna on September 29, 2008, to critical acclaim. He released a seven-disc box set entitled "Time Capsule" in 2011.
Gordon believes in Jesus He is the brother of Kenny Anderson, aka King Creosote.