New band is a return to his roots for Cameron

Banded together From the top Craig, Kenneth, Michael and Cameron make up Break the Butterfly
Banded together From the top Craig, Kenneth, Michael and Cameron make up Break the Butterfly

Methil piper and ‘Black Watch’ star Cameron Barnes has quit acting to focus on his music career, including the upcoming launch of his new band.

Cameron (23) told the Mail this week he wouldn’t be returning to the stage as he thinks his four piece alternative rock band ‘Break the Butterfly’ are capable of making the big time.

He, as lead singer, and his local bandmates Craig Thompson (24) from Leven on guitar, Michael Lambie (21) from the Wemyss on bass and Kenneth Baird (20) from Kirkcaldy on drums first live gig is at The Venue in Methil on Friday from 7.30 p.m.

“We sing with Scottish accents and it’s all our own stuff,” Cameron said.

“All our songs are different but we are similar to View or a Scottish Kasabian.

“We are quite crowd pleasing with catchy songs.

“We started before I went on tour with Black Watch and since I have been back we have organised the gig at The Venue

“We were going to be gigging in Glasgow but put them all off as we wanted to do local gigs first.”

Already Break the Butterfly are tipped by music insiders for the big time with a stream of gigs already offered to them.

Following their local debut they are set to play Rothes Halls in Glenrothes, King Tuts in Glasgow and there has even been murmurings of getting a spot on the T-Break stage at next year’s T in the Park.

Cameron added: “Everybody who has heard us has said we are really good so it’s all been positive feedback.

“Obviously we are still in the early stages but I really want it to be a success.”

Cameron is aware his background may give the band some extra exposure and isn’t shy to make use of any old contacts if it means they make the big time.

He added: “I was quite lucky really it’s not often a boy from Methil gets to meet so many people.”