The Roquefort Files

Travels to the pub and back

February 4th, 2011

Coba Fynn achieve unprecedented legitimacy

Incredible news on the ‘Fynn front — we’re now on iTunes, Spotify and a whole host of other online music services courtesy of Davis’ backroom machinations. Amazing stuff.

November 20th, 2010

Melbourne I

The ‘Fynn are on tour. Two intercontinental flights — a blur of letterbox-sized movies, insomnia, meals with no name (what’s the correct term for a snack comprising chocolate, nuts, cheese and crackers served at 3am in some indeterminate subcontinental time zone?) and thousand-yard, sweaty-faced stares in 747 toilet mirrors — have brought us to Australia. […]

October 26th, 2010

Waiting days are over

After much heroic effort by all concerned, Coba Fynn have finally released our debut album! Calling It A Day is out now on CD and for download at, and you can preview all of the tracks there, not to mention download our 2007 Waiting Days EP for free. has been spruced up and […]

May 18th, 2010


Davis, Doug and I, the UK chapter of Coba Fynn, were over in Glasgow the other weekend to put the finishing touches to the album. This was to be a mastering session, where the final tracks are transferred as a unit to a master CD with some concomitant equalization and compression to give the record […]

February 5th, 2010


I am, quite literally, back in the house. Our September road trip is finally documented — exhaustively so, and now with extra free photographs in most entries — and normality has ruled during the four months since then. Many birthdays, for instance, have come and gone. A chronological subset follows: Me Chris Neil Devon Jesus […]

March 12th, 2009


The day after the gig we congregated around Charlie’s kitchen table to pig out on pig-derived breakfast products, drink coffee and generally behave like respectable, if hungover, adults. Charlie & Penny’s daughter Annabel is reaching that ‘recognition’ phase where she’ll lock baby-blue eyes with you, look deep into your soul and smile or cry as […]

March 2nd, 2009

We Like to Rock the Party

Coba Fynn took to the stage of Ivory Black’s at 11 pm last Friday, the penultimate band of no less than eight, and the first not to attempt a Biffy Clyro impersonation. We were older than perhaps 95% of the audience, and, being of an age to legally buy alcohol and having had five hours […]

February 16th, 2009

Tantra, baby

I think I must be overcompensating for an ascetic, near-teetotal existence in Glasgow. Over the past couple of weeks I’ve met up with anyone and everyone I could in an effort to break in my drinking habit again. A couple of Fridays ago, Doug, Keef and I engaged in a mini pub crawl around the […]

September 15th, 2008


Last weekend the band played at Waxy’s wedding up in Callander. We were well oiled (not literally) from sundry other gigs[*, **] and rehearsals, but had only a single practice to ensure that we didn’t get a frosty reception at the reception. Unfortunately, that crucial, last-chance-to-buy rehearsal limped home inconclusively under the weight of fatigue […]

August 14th, 2008


Coba Fynn have really been putting the hammer down of late. We supported The Blims and El Condor Pasa the other week at Barfly at fairly short notice. Doug and I attempted to dash with haste from Edinburgh to Glasgow and were thwarted at square one by the ongoing tram works. I received a helpful […]