Burntisland musician’s new single set to hit the charts

A brand-new single release this week looks set to chart as his other releases have and the new one may have even more appeal.

Friday, 7th May 2021, 5:08 pm
Fife musician, The B, from Burntisland

Dumb Heart is the new single from The B who, by day, manages IT for a national bank, but all other times a committed musician.

Based in Burntisland he, along with all other Fife musicians, has had no live shows lately and no bookings to date due to the current restrictions.

West coast of Scotland has been good though especially for radio where Indie music gets an airing and, on the specialist, shows on Kirkcaldy’s k107FM and this along with some English indicators has kept interest up of the last 13 months.

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Comfortable playing as a solo acoustic he was due to play Kings Live Lounge in Kirkcaldy the week of the first lock down back in March 2020 and now cannot wait to be live considering the recent successes and exposure.

Dumb Heart has a delightful, animated video too produced by Jennifer Martin gaining over 3000 views on its first day when launched last weekend.

Very melodic with harmonies throughout it sounds like a West Coast US band and I am sure it would score there too.

His album Ear Honey from October 2019 gathered some fans, and they still ask for Lyrical Kiss a romantic ballad and Bad Poetry which topped the iTunes singer songwriter chart and top five in the Amazon sales chart, yet The B does not always show up in searches.

Being an IT guru though he tells me this is due to the algorithms which automatically seek out ‘The Beatles’ and the way to get round it is to search for song titles like any of those mentioned. Best shows so far?

Well, King Tuts Glasgow must be up there as it is for most musicians plus Websters Theatre Glasgow was memorable twice and by organising his own Edinburgh show managed to sell out. Support slots too have been good for The B such as Kyle Falconer from The View and Tom Hingley from Inspiral Carpets which all adds to the experience.

Parallel to all this Brian (The B) is lead vocalist in the long-established ever-changing Kirkcaldy band Auxygen.

With distancing in place, they have been noticeably quiet for over a year now but are back in rehearsals this week so we await this progression as they can fill the gap in the fourpiece Indie Rock market underrepresented in Scotland.

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