The Burning Glass

New Video & Album

Our new video Portland Stone!

Our new album “Happiness Is Egg Shaped” is out now! Thanks to everyone who came to the launch, it was an amazing night! 


The second single from the album is here:

The first single from the album is here:

The Band

The Burning Glass are a four piece acoustic band that play powerful storytelling pop music. Edwin Brooks writes songs that tell stories and make people laugh, tap their toes, and even occasionally cry. The band use tuned percussion, ukulele, double bass, electric guitar, drums and lots of singing to bring these songs to life and have for the past 6 years been gathering fans on the UK festival circuit. Online copies of their first record continue to sell internationally and they are building a following from as far afield as the US, Canada, Japan and South Africa.

The band have a brand new collection of songs ‘Happiness is Egg Shaped’ due for release in August 2017.

A  group of lyrically-witty and jauntily harmonised storytellers” – Virgin Music

“The Burning Glass, a storytelling four piece led by Edwin Brooks, who left you wanting to hang out with them and listen to their stories in song form for the rest of the afternoon. The old folk technique of turning self-experiences into clever songs was never more apparent at the festival than in The Burning Glass’ witty and humorous burst of acoustic goodness.” – For Folks Sake


Upcoming Gigs

17th January 2020: Swan Barn Farm Wassailing, Haslemere

7th February 2020: Fanny’s Parlour, Kingsbury Episcopi

8th February 2020: Fanny’s Roving Folk Club, Langport

20th March 2020: Phoenix Theatre & Arts Centre, Bordon

28th-31st May 2020: Fanny’s Meadow


Words are light like feathers – Put together right feathers make wings