So let’s assume I didn’t explain things too well in the video!
Hopefully it’s funny, which is all that matters really.
The general message of it should be – “I’m doing one of those pledge campaigns!”
Yeah that’s right. Hold onto your nuts! Here comes the detailed explanation:
By pledging for (or pre-ordering) the album, you get to hear it before anyone else, but it doesn’t just stop there.
You can pledge for a whole host of other stuff.
These can include signed physical copies of the album, limited edition posters, and range to DJing or Ableton Live lessons (for the more geeky of you).
Whichever of these ‘extras’ takes your fancy, rest easy in the knowledge that it will include the digital download of the new album.
And as if that’s not enough. Over the course of the campaign, I’ll be releasing regular exclusive content in the form of either a song, video diary, drawing or witty observation on life.
These nuggets of joy will be available for free to those who order something via the “updates” page.
The first one is rather special.
I think that’s all? No wait. there’s more!
5% of any money raised after the goal is reached will go to the Peter Westropp Memorial Trust. The money raised by the Trust will be donated to existing charities that aim to help and support the nearly 6 million carers in the UK today.
The first charity that they support is the Carers Trust, the largest provider of comprehensive carer support services in the UK.
So there it is. In a nutshell. Who needs a complicated corporate pastiche video to explain that!
Thanks for your ongoing support guys
All the best
AccessPass™: New Album
New Album digital download
CD delivered to you as soon as it’s manufactured
CD signed and delivered to you as soon as it’s manufactured
Handwritten lyric sheet
Tell me the song of your choice and I will hand write lyrics for you
T-shirts will be delivered as soon as they are done.
2 x VIP Passes show of your choice
2 x VIP passes to a show of your choice. If you can get there you’re in. I’ll buy you a pint and we can chat after the show.
Silly gift a week for a month
I will send you one gift and a personalised note a week for a month
Gift examples include pen, toothbrush, biscuit, pasta shapes etc
Signed original screen print
Original signed screen print sent to you as soon as it’s ready.
Your name in the credits
Your’s or your friend’s first name and surname in the credits. You’ll get a hard copy of the album with this one too. The closing date for this pledge is Thursday 31st January 2013 in order to meet production deadlines.
Tell me the event (Wedding/Bar Mitzvah/ Birthday/Valentines ) and who it is for and when you need it sent by and I’ll record a personalised message and play one of the following songs: “This Sweet Love”, “Give You Away”, “Sing Me A Song”, “On Your Own”, “The Ghost”, “Foreign Shore”, “First In Line”, “Crying For Hollywood”, “How Could I Lose”, and “No Surprise”. The event has to be after we hit 100% and you’ll need to supply me with the date you want the card by. I’ll email you the file well in advance to send on.
James’ T Shirt from the No Surprise Video
I will send you the T Shirt I wore in the No Surprise video. I can sign it if you want, just let me know.
It is a small T shirt – size 14-16 Childs (it is a slim fit on me) and you can see it in the video.
2 hr Ableton lesson
If you fancy learning about the esoteric world of Ableton then I am possibly the man to help. I will give you a two hour lesson on programming and music making in London!
2 hr guitar lesson
I will give you a two hour guitar lesson in London specifically teaching you how to play my music, if you so wish! The songs we could potentially play are: “This Sweet Love”, “Give You Away”, “Sing Me A Song”, “On Your Own”, “The Ghost”, ”Foreign Shore”, “First In Line”, “Crying For Hollywood”, “How Could I Lose”, “No Surprise”.
One hour DJ Set
I will play a one hour DJ set at your private party. The set can be classic party tunes or heavy dance; we can chat about the kind of set you want. The price starts at £350.00. If the party is over a 3hr drive from central London then please get in touch prior to purchasing to discuss travel and accommodation costs which will need to be added on.
Guitar signed especially for you! I opted to personalise it in my youth with a variety of random stickers and an oil painting by my sister (yep). This was the guitar I played at my first ever gig in front of an audience at Tunbridge Wells Forum when I was about 14/15 years old. I will include a photo of me playing it at said gig.