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Alan Murrie as the young Sinatra
Alan Murrie as the young Sinatra

After playing Frank Sinatra in front of sell-out crowds at the Edinburgh Fringe, Kirkcaldy’s Alan Murrie returned to his day job - as a banker this week.

The Colombos frontman was back behind his desk at the Royal Bank of Scotland following a 14-night run in ‘Sinatra: The Final Curtain’ at the Whitespace Theatre.

The show, written by Press columnist John Murray, received great reviews on its Fringe debut.

It sees the legend poorly in hospital, looking back on a lifetime of entertainment, and reflecting on the triumphs and the heartaches.

Alan, who played young Sinatra, said: “It was pretty much a sell-out with over 98 per cent of tickets sold.

“We thought there would be quieter nights, but as those nights arrived there was barely a free seat in the house.

“Everyone seemed to enjoy it and for my first foray into the Fringe it went really well.”

The 31-year-old explained that he had been performing as Sinatra for around 10 years, but since The Columbos were formed the tribute has taken a bit of a back seat.

He continued: “When this came up it was a great opportunity to get back into it and do some Sinatra.

“At the start I thought 14 nights is going to be a marathon, but it was amazing how quick it passed and the voice held out.

“It’s been terrific and working with the guys involved, especially Moray Innes, who was old Frank. It was an absolute joy. It’s been absolutely terrific and I’m so glad I said yes to it.

“There’s been a lot of buzz about it and it’s been a joy to be a part of.”

Alan and Moray are planning to reunite for a one-off ‘Christmas in Vegas’ night in Burntisland on December 21.