Richard Colburn is probably best known as drummer in Glasgow, Scotland based band Belle & Sebastian. The musicians took the name from a French children's television series about a boy and his dog.
Richard Colburn also played drums on three-track EP, "Starfighter Pilot" by Snow Patrol, an indie rock band from Northern Ireland.
After the release of this EP, Jonny Quinn joined the band as permanent drummer.
Richard Colburn is also part of The Reindeer Section, a projext / experiment featuring some of Scotland's finest musicians: Belle & Sebastian's Mick Cooke and Richard Colburn joined Arab Strap's Aidin Moffatt and Mogwai's John Cummings in the studio, resulting in 2001's "Y'all Get Scared Now, Ya Hear!" Jonny Quinn and Gary Lightbody of Snow Patrol, select members of the guitar rock outfit Astrid, as well as musicians from Hercules, Eva, Mull Historical Society, and V-Twin added to the Reindeer Section's story book.
In 2002 The Reindeer Section expanded their line-up with the addition of Idlewild's Roddy Woomble, Norman Blake of Teenage Fanclub and members from The Vaselines and Cadet. The band's second album, "Son of Evil Reindeer", was issued that same year.