Welcome one and all to 2019. This year will see me celebrate my 56th revolution around the sun, the imminent release of the Phoenix Sessions EP, the recording of TBC’s debut album and the start of TBC’s Bars, Bordellos & Beaches tour.
2018 marked a turning point in the life of The Burning Curtains. The year was full of highs and lows. The lows are now behind us and the highs we can continue to celebrate particularly the release of our debut single Fountains which has clocked up over four and a half thousand streams and downloads since its release on 5th November last year. Currently the Phoenix Session EP is with our fabulous and talented engineer and mixer J.A Sage and we should be ready to have the final tracks for upload to our distributor by the end of January and for release sometime around the point of my birthday, February 23rd. I have been also busy booking venues for TBC’s forthcoming tour. Starting April 6th at the Bacup JamFest heading north through Lancashire to Lancaster and Morecambe, the Yorkshire Dales to Hawes, Richmond and Catterick, and even further north to the remote highlands and islands of Scotland visiting Inverary, Lochgilphead, Kilmartin Glen, Stornoway for the HebCelt Festival and the isles of Uist and Barra before returning to Manchester for a hometown performance. A busy year ahead!
In the later part of 2018, TBC’s gained support and recognition from a number of people and organisations, which has helped us to raise our profile on a world wide stage. Tim Forker at forksterocks.net has been instrumental in spreading the TBC message and music around the globe through social media which has garnered a great boost to our fanbase which is growing consistently. Anne Estella wrote a fab review of our debut single Fountains for Down The Front Media and Dawn Martinez of Radio Indie FreeForm gave us our first radio play from their station based in New Mexico, USA. I am deeply indebted to these few for their work in championing the independent musician and independent music particularly The Burning Curtains, to their audiences and wish them all good things in 2019.
I can’t leave out our fans, and this post is also a tribute to them and their unwavering support over the years. To our new fans and followers too, welcome to the curtaineers and our ever expanding club which now totals well over 2000 on all social media platforms and over 2000 subscribers to our web portal. Thank you all, I wish each of you a happy and prosperous New Year.
Stuart Campbell & The Burning Curtains.