Claire Burgess’s Blog

Muchuu Garden Party

Posted in Birmingham UK, Fun, Live Music, Music by Claire Burgess on August 18, 2009

On Thursday I will be going to the Muchuu Garden Party. Really looking forward to it. Anyone can come so if you fancy a good time with some great music then come along. You can also see some of the photos from the last Muchuu party here


Someone Once Told Me…

Posted in Birmingham UK, Claire Burgess, Fun, Media by Claire Burgess on March 26, 2009

Someone Once Told MeToday my picture is on Someone Once Told Me. It is a picture I had taken by Mario Cacciottolo at last month’s Birmingham Social Media Cafe.

The idea behind SOTM is that you write down on an A3 sheet of white paper something someone once told you-simple as that! I wrote something my boyfriend often tells me when I send him off to make me a cuppa. I’m also a big tea drinker so it seemed very appropriate that I used “Britain was built on cups of Tea.” I just think that tea makes everything better and I can’t work without it.

I’m Someone Once Told Me number 566 and here is what Mario said about my picture:

“This lady, who is quite a character, would be perfect for a Creature Comforts interview, I think. If you don’t know what that means, check this out Happily she is on SOTM, with a quote said to her regularly by her boyfriend. She revealed that on a “tea day” she’ll consume about 10 cups. Seems quite a lot, really.”

I really enjoyed doing this so I might even come up with another one…there are some really great ones on there with fantastic stories so it is an honour to be on this site. You too can do a picture for Someone Once Told Me, just follow the guidelines here.

Right…Now it’s time for a cuppa!


Posted in BBC, Claire Burgess, Music, Radio by Claire Burgess on February 12, 2009

I just had to put this up. I heard this on Annie Mac’s Mash Up on Radio 1 on Friday and have been playing it for anyone who will listen ever since. I love it! I can imagine it going down very well at The Custard Factory. What do you think? It’s called Printer Jam by Mistabishi. His debut album “Drop” is released on 23rd February and I will be first in the queue.

The First Gigbeth Fringe

Posted in Birmingham UK, CID MUSIC, Claire Burgess, Digbeth, Gigbeth, Music by Claire Burgess on November 3, 2008

I am working with John Mostyn on the very first Gigbeth Fringe event. It’s a free event on Friday 7th November at The Rainbow in Digbeth. The line up is a mixture of everything from Gypsy Punk to a live looper. There will be some great music from Laura Louise, Mama Matrix, Smileymic, Capital Letters and Marc Reck.