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WHO
Jerry Burns
WHERE
Glasgow
WHAT
Singer/Songwriter
WHY
Music
philosophy:
I grew up in a family of guitars and romantic hearts where singing and harmonies were almost as important as breathing……Maybe more.

Jerry Burns is a highly respected singer - songwriter based in Glasgow who has written for major artists and international record companies all over the world.

Currently co writing in the UK she is a featured artist and co-writer on two beautiful new tracks Dust and Powder, and co-writer of the first single Crash feat Bret Anderson, on the recent release It’s Nearly Tomorrow ( BMG 2014 ) by the renowned Scottish film composer Craig Armstrong, most noted for his iconic soundtracks including Baz Luhrman’s Romeo and Juliet, Moulin Rouge and The Great Gatsby in 2014. 

Her first album written between Glasgow, London, Paris and New York, was released by Columbia Recrods ( Sony Music ) chosen because it had once been home to Billy Holiday and Frank Sinatra.

She has gone on to perform and co-write for some of the most relevant labels and artists in music and film including the composer Sally Herbert, Bryan Ferry, Massive Attack's Horace Andy and Liz Fraser and the French film director Luc Besson. 

This Love, her first co-write with Craig Armstrong from his album The Space Between Us also features on the film soundtrack of Cruel Intentions. 

Sarah Brightman released her song Angel world wide in 2013 as the first single from her new album Dreamchaser, which also featured tracks by Sigur Ross, Elbow and The Cocteau Twins.

A deep and wayward romantic, her songwriting is filled with a sensitive melancholia and honesty, touching on loss and longing, but never without light or redemption or enchantment. 

An Honours MA graduate in French and Theatre from Glasgow University, she has lived all over the world, studied in Paris at the Sorbonne, climbed the Pyrenees from France to Spain, smoked Julietta cigars on the beach in Barcelona, lived at Hazlitt's in London, and an ice palace in Cologne, watched ballet in Florence and skated in central park and shed tears for the past on new years eve in New York, always moving onwards and inwards, looking for enchantment and beauty where it might be lost or unknown.

To CitizenMagazine she offers a world of everyday magic and romanticism, and a Glasgow of unexpected glimpses and secrets, keeping people imagining and dreaming and hopefully filled with wonder. 

More intimately, in the quietness, a love affair with photography and ballet has found expression in her involvement both backstage and musically with Scottish Ballet, and the iconic Matthew Bourne’s Swan Lake, providing her with an intimate world backstage, in the wings, to photograph and occasionally the opportunity to collaborate on short ballets including Wings of Desire, Map of The Human Heart and ‘Angel’, which is now an award winning short film. 

Her songs are an intimate glimpse and a soundtrack to anyone who has loved someone or lost them.

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