Breakthrough bid with gig to raise funds

A Levenmouth band are hoping to use their own form of crowdfunding to take a step up on the musical ladder.

Break the Butterfly, whose unique foot-stomping sound combines rock and folk with an unapologetic Scottish voice, already have a strong local following and have been selling out at gigs through word of mouth.

They hope to repeat that this Friday, January 10, when they play The Venue, Methil, in a gig to raise funds for a recording session.

The band is made up of lead guitarist Craig Thomson, from Leven, singer and rhythm guitarist Cameron Barnes, from Methil, bass guitarist Kenny Baird, from Kirkcaldy, and drummer Billy Underwood, from Methilhill.

Although they first got together a couple of years ago, their plans had to be put on hold when Cameron, well known locally for his piping prowess, was away performing in the USA for the best part of a year with the award-winning Black Watch play and, more recently, touring with the Red Hot Chilli Pipers.

The proceeds from Friday’s gig will help cover the costs when they go right into recording next weekend at Teapot Studios, Perth, which have been the launchpad for several major Scottish acts, including The View.

“We’d love to follow in their footsteps and recording an EP will help us to let the industry hear us,” said Cameron.