By Sarah Mancheim
Barbara “Boo” Detch, a Lewisburg native and Los Angeles, CA, songwriter, is going viral, but don’t worry, she’s ok.
Detch’s YouTube video “Cadbury Creme Egg Song,” a lament to the chocolate company’s decision to replace dairy chocolate with milk chocolate in the United Kingdom, has gone viral in the U.K. as citizens of the crown mourn their favorite Easter treat.
While the video is silly, the gains can be real. Detch, 26, says she hopes that the exposure will result in more songwriting and comedic opportunities. More and more musicians are discovered on YouTube, including Justin Bieber, Karmin and Cody Simpson, and Detch may be find this as a step toward being the next big thing.
Detch says it would be great if Cadbury reached out to her and had her do a commercial. “They haven’t contacted me yet, but they started following me on Twitter,” she says.
Detch is the daughter of Pat Detch and Lewisburg attorney Paul Detch. She lived in Lewisburg until she was five, and then moved to St. Louis, MO, with her mother, but returned to Lewisburg every summer, attending Greenbrier Valley Theatre camp. There, she says, she got her first taste of performing.
That taste led her to California, where she works in the music industry, “promoting other artists,” she says on her website. But now, with all of Britain up in arms over the Cadbury Egg recipe change, perhaps her time has come to break out.