20th March 2020
Established in 1998 by St Edmundsbury Borough Council’s Youth and Community Development Officer Jackie Smith and local promoter Paul Johnson, BurySOUND is one of East Anglia’s best-known and longest-running band competitions, endeavouring each year to discover, nurture and promote up-and-coming musical talent. Many musicians and acts who’ve previously been part of BurySOUND – as competitors or guest headliners – have gone on to achieve great things: alumni include GAFFA TAPE SANDY, BESSIE TURNER, MISS BLACK AMERICA, TUNDRA, SHE MAKES WAR, SAM EAGLE, SUN SCREAM and LEWIS MOKLER (aka HUNTAR).
The winner of BurySOUND 2019, GABBY RIVERS, has since gone on to play several high-profile shows and festivals (including a headline slot at Latitude Festival) and has been heavily championed by BBC Music Introducing in Suffolk.
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