12-year-old’s singing video creates a buzz
When you hear a young person with singing chops like 12-year-old Quinn Outerbridge, it's no surprise she would be snatched up by local music producers Dembiez.
The Dellwood Middle School student has received a fair share of buzz, since releasing a music video on the weekend of herself singing cover songs by Rihanna, J Cole and Adele.
Quinn spent just under two hours filming the video recently on the Causeway in St George's. And because of Dembiez's popularity and involvement in the community, they couldn't go more than a few minutes without being interrupted by people they knew while the cameras were rolling.
“We had to stop the shooting and find a different angle whenever that happened, so we did our bit to edit out all the noise afterwards. Still it was fun,” said Jumar Hayward, CEO of Dembiez.
Since premiering the video on their Facebook page three days ago, the group said feedback has been “extremely positive”.
“You can see from the posts on Facebook the video has just been taking off and I am glad that people are still watching our page,” Mr Hayward said.
“We have some die hard fans who believe in what we believe in, that we can actually do this and make a career out of our music and get some income.”
Mr Hayward and co-founder of Dembiez, Cahlii Smith, were scouting for local talent when they stumbled on Quinn performing at Chewstick's Open Mic sessions and the annual Ag Show.
“We approached her to see if she would be interested in being a part of what we do,” Mr Hayward said.
“She has an amazing voice, which everyone can tell, and she is young which means you get to work with them and they have more time to get even better and grow.
“She was also motivated, and we find not too many Bermudians know what they want to do in life, but she really wants to sing. She's amazing and even plays a little bit of guitar.”
Quinn is expected to release her debut studio album, featuring a host of original songs, sometime next year.
Watch Quinn's first professional music video here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cgsyVTpY9mo