Butterfly band nets TV debut

Break The Butterfly. Picture by FPA.
Break The Butterfly. Picture by FPA.

The profile of Levenmouth rock band Break The Butterfly is really taking flight, with the group set to make its first appearance on television.

Before that, the group is playing a gig in Levenmouth this weekend – as a thank-you to the younger members of its fan base.

Add to that a leading magazine’s interview and photoshoot with band member Cameron Barnes, of Methil, and it’s clear to see why the musicians reckon it’s been “a good week in the office”.

The band members – Cameron, Craig Thomson, Billy Underwood, and new bass player Andrew Lowe – will be making their television debut, live, on December 5 on ‘Riverside’, the news, features, conversation and entertainment show on stv Glasgow.

Meanwhile, this Saturday, they are playing a 2.00 p.m. concert at Buckhaven Community Education Centre in Kinnear Street.

“The reason we chose this venue is it will give our younger fans a chance to see us, because they have all been great sharing all our music,” Cameron told the Mail. “We are hoping for 200 at the gig.”

He added: “The last few months have been great for the band – our most successful to date. Russell Brand was plugging the band on his Twitter to eight million followers, and our YouTube views hit over 40,000.”

The group is also working with the Autism Rocks (Fife) charity, which will be collecting and raising awareness at the November 29 gig for its quest to provide a purpose-built centre in Levenmouth for treatment of the condition.

Cameron said the band very much appreciated the following it had locally.

“It’ll be great to get a full gig – makes it easier for future events,” he said.

“Next year’s plans are to gig around Scotland, so this will be the last local gig that all the family can attend for a wee while.”