FP100 Fife bands 28. The Draymin

The Draymin
The Draymin

The Draymin have been on Fife’s music scene for a number of years - the five-piece from Rosyth released their debut album ‘Should’ve Known Better’ in April 2012.

That summer, they performed a special hometown gig in Dunfermline’s Glen Pavilion. The band organised the gig to give something back to a local charity which has helped them along the way - the Mary Leishman Foundation.

Fraser Penman, singer with the band, previously told The Press: “The foundation helped us a lot and gave money to help us record the album and be able to release it.

“It’s taken us about seven years to release it, but if we had had to pay out for it ourselves, it would probably not have been out for another seven years.”

He said releasing their debut album was not about trying to get a number one in the charts or a record deal. He said they wanted to record an album to say they had brought one out. The Draymin are well-known locally having played regular gigs in PJ Molloy’s in Dunfermline, but they have also performed on a bigger stage at Rockness.

The band have also done shows in Aberdeen and Inverness.

The members include: Fraser Penman (vocals/guitar), Craig Penman (guitar), Gec Livingstone (bass), Gary Louch (drums) and Cal Nicol (keys).