It has been a busy time here at Burnt Out Records. We have switched management after the previous manager Zoë finished school and moved on to do a music teaching degree at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. We wish Zoë the best of luck in the future and the whole team are missing having her around. Our new managers Jasmine and Craig, from S5, have been doing a great job so far this year.
We owe a lot of credit to Zoë for organising the three-day extravaganza we had back in March to celebrate Burnt Out Record’s 10 year anniversary. We held three gigs in three days, quite a feat for Zoë and the team. We had the wonderful Beth Malcolm play on the 22nd of March. Beth played a wonderful set, including songs from her EP ‘Better by Noon’. The following night we had previous artists from Burnt Out Records come back to the Music Hub to play. We were delighted to welcome back Sarah Blott, Sarah Mills, Dominique Pelosi, Andy Brown and band Bellarose. All of these artists were members of Burnt Out when they were in school and it was amazing to have everyone back, it really showed how Burnt Out Records supports artists in school and what they can grow up to become.
On the third and final night of the extravaganza, we had an acoustic trio set from Admiral Fallow. We had a sell-out crowd who enjoyed songs from all of their albums. The celebration of our 10th anniversary was a great one and although all of the team were exhausted after hosting three gigs in a row, they all felt it was a memorable event and it showcased Burnt Out Records at their best.
Since then, in the new academic year, we have had Siobhan Miller, a former Penicuik High School pupil, come and play her last gig of the year here at the Hub. It was lovely to have Siobhan back and her voice wowed the local crowd who flooded in to see her.
Most recently we held a fundraising gig for Social Bite. This was co-organised by Lewis and the S6 charities committee and it featured some S6 pupils who did a fantastic job playing on stage for the first time. We raised around £200 for Social Bite which will go along with the money S6 are raising for doing the Social Bite Sleep in the Park in December.
And an exciting announcement. We have just signed new artists and upcoming talent for the following years. To join the already existing team of artists we are delighted to welcome Anna Fergusson and Ailsa Blott. We also have Grace and Ruby Bee who are up and coming talent from Burnt Out Records.
The whole team here at Burnt Out Records are excited to work with these artists over the coming years and are looking forward to the year ahead.
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