FP100 Fife bands 38. The Columbos

The Columbos
The Columbos

You’d be hard pushed to find a more popular band on the Fife music scene than The Columbos - one that packs out bars and clubs with every single gig.

It feels as though they have been playing for decades... and yet they only formed in 2009. Think of ‘The Commitments’ and you get a feel for where they are coming from - a band packed with musicians who know their trade, have style, and who enjoy nothing more than playing live.

And the fact they let the good times roll has earned them an excelent fan base across the Kingdom.

The Columbos began life rehearsing in the back room of the Feuars pub in Pathhead, Kirkcaldy.

They were invited to play at a friend’s birthday party - and never looked back.

Since then they have played all the main local venues in between holding down day jobs, and packed ‘em all out.

In April 2013 the band lost drummer Tom Arthur, who died suddenly - he was one of the Lang Toun’s best known, and much loved characters know to all as ‘Tam The Hat.’

In August, singer Alan Murrie performed at the Edinburgh Fringe in the hit show ‘Sinatra: The Final Curtain.’

The Columbos are currently back playing live gigs with their ‘Grand Tour O’ Fife.’