Richard Colburn

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Richard Colburn
Born (1970-07-25) 25 July 1970 (age 47)
Origin Perth, Scotland
Genres Rock, folk, indie
Occupation(s) Drummer
Instruments Drums
Years active 1996–present
Associated acts Belle & Sebastian, The Reindeer Section, Snow Patrol, Tired Pony

Richard Colburn (born 25 July 1970)[1] is the drummer of the Scottish indie band Belle & Sebastian. Before he joined Belle & Sebastian, he used to sell pies on match days outside Celtic Park and study Music Business at Stow College.[2] He was also a semi-professional Snooker player. His nickname is "Rico" and he also DJs.

He hails from the Scottish town of Perth. He drummed on early Snow Patrol sessions and is one of the founding members of The Reindeer Section. Prior to that, Colburn had a stint working in Virgin Records in Union Street in Glasgow. When playing drums for Belle and Sebastian, he always superstitiously wears an old Perthshire Advertiser T-shirt which he has owned for years, much to the amusement of the other band members.


  1. ^ Gregory, Andy (2002). "Biographies". In Sleeman, Elizabeth. International Who's Who in Popular Music 2002 (4 ed.). London, England: Europa Publications Ltd. p. 101. ISBN 1-85743-161-8. Retrieved 30 October 2009. 
  2. ^ Sweeney, Eamon (17 January 2002). "Belle fest". Hot Press. Retrieved 4 December 2009.  Appears as: "After bonding in an all-night café in Glasgow in January 1996, Stuart Murdoch and Stuart David teamed up with drummer and percussionist Richard Colburn – a fellow student of the Stow College Music Business course from Perth who used to sell pies on match days at Celtic Park."