Meet Burning Bridget Cleary
BBC has accomplished a lot since its inception. Jack Baker of The Irish American News quoted, “ One of the most exciting bands I’ve seen in the last couple of years!” irishphiladelphia.org called the band, “a rockin Celtic sound!” Michael Kornfield of acousticmusicscene.com quoted, “(BBC) … a highlight of this summer’s Philadelphia Folk Festival. In December 2012, BBC was nominated as “Best New Irish Artist” in the Irish Music Awards sponsored by the Irish Music Association. They’ve played at hundreds of performances along the East Coast and their second production, Everything is Alright, was named “2009 Album of the Year” by Boston-based CelticRadio.net.
BBC’s CD “Pressed for Time” was released June 1st and is available on CD Baby, iTunes, and all other major music downloading sites. The title of the album came from a tune written by Gordon Duncan, a piper who has since passed away. “We thought it was a fitting name for the CD, since we were literally “pressed for time" in getting the CD out, " said Rose. “We had deadlines to meet since we had CD release parties planned, and we were in the studio with Jim Salamone (engineer at Cambridge Sound Studios) up until the night before we delivered it to Discmakers."
It is those pressed for time moments that make Rose passionate about what she does. "Honestly, it was those insane all-nighters in the studio that I loved most about creating this CD," said Rose. "You just sit there, and drink coffee (sometimes Irish coffee!) and hear the music come alive. As it was with our other CD’s, getting to listen back to a track after spending so much time arranging is very rewarding."
BBC loves the festivals they perform as at they bring out tons of people who might not necessarily have seen or heard them before.
For the first time with “Pressed for Time,” BBC is partnering with Charterhouse Music on a professional radio campaign. In just the first few weeks, they have received very good airplay stats all across the country, in Canada, and even into Australia! Of course, the hope is that increased exposure leads to more music sales and expanded bookings.
The Folk DJ charts were just published and “Pressed for Time" came in as #2 album for the month of June- just one spin away from the top spot in its first month of release! Click here to check it out.
BBC looks for showcase opportunities like at Folk Alliance events and other conferences where festival organizers and music program directors come to see bands perform. These showcases often require a significant investment of time and money, but it’s one of the most effective strategies for any band looking for good gigs.
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