‘Fyfe Penni Piece’ emerged following a couple of years of Jim and Dave performing as ‘The Rubislaw Quarries’. The more recent band name, a fine blend of Dave Fyfe and Jim Pennington’s surnames, really coins a phrase!
Dave has been singing and playing guitar for many years, most notably in the late 60’s with the Forfar based folk group ‘The Gowries’. Originally from Forfar, Dave has lived in Aberdeen since the late 70’s. In addition to Fyfe Penni Piece he sings tenor in Craigiebuckler Church choir and plays guitar, fiddle and mandolin.
Jim plays guitar, flute and whistles. Born in Carlisle to a Scottish mother and Cumbrian father, he moved to Aberdeen in 1990 and after some parts in musicals with the Garioch Musical Society, he took a break from performing until he met Dave in 2007. The band performs an eclectic mix of traditional and modern music to varied audiences often in a charitable context.
Having recently released their first album ‘Scottish Record Attempt’, FPP are currently writing music and songs for inclusion in their second album which will include a mix of their own material along with cover versions of traditional and contemporary songs. Give them a listen and enjoy their close harmonies, memorable instrumentals, great guitar work and lovely self penned melodies.