Our search to list the 100 greatest Fife bands of all time began with a blank piece of paper ... and now it’s overflowing with nominations!
Over the past few weeks, we have been asking readers to nominate the Kingdom’s top bands for the 2014 edition of the FP100.
This year we plan to reveal – for the very first time – the definitive top 100 bands from Fife.
We are currently compiling our ‘long list’ which is growing by the day thanks to your nominations.
The good news is there is still time to have your say!
To make sure our FP100 is definitive we want to hear from music fans across the generations – but specifically those who grew up in the era of the dance halls and big bands.
Which Fife groups were in their heyday back in the 1940s and 1950s?
Which bands got you up dancing at the weekend in the Carlow Hall, next to St John’s Church in Leven, or even the open-air gigs at the bandstand up Letham Glen?
If they came from Fife, we want to hear about them!
The FP100 will also celebrate the bands who have performed at the venues of yesteryear – from Leven’s Jubilee, The Osborne or The Golf Tavern, or along the road at the Raith in Kirkcaldy or the Craw’s Nest in Anstruther.
We already have a treasure trove of nominees from the 1980s and 1990s – The Cottonfield, Silent Falls, The Big Now and Highlander are just a few of the groups already nominated.
And our list will come right up to date, covering every genre from the wall of noise generated by Certain Death to the acoustic duo, the Coaltown Daisies.
But who will make the final cut?
That’s the challenge facing our team, and it will begin once the deadline for nomination has passed. You have until January 25 to make sure your favourites are on the long list – so get in touch!
The criteria for nominees is simple. They must be Fife bands - sorry, no solo peformers, as we covered them in our FP100 on culture.