John Illsley

John Illsley

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Testing The Water

Pre-order the brand new solo album from John Illsley! Plus exclusive updates & unique signed items.

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Hi All

As you will no doubt know, John is founding member and bassist for Dire Straits, but what you may not know is that he has recorded his new solo album “Testing the Water” which you can pre-order here!

For those of you not familiar with a PledgeMusic pre-order, here you have the opportunity to be amongst the first to reserve your copy of the album. But not only that – if you’d like more than just the album, you can pre-order any of the items or experiences listed below. These include art prints (you can view those here: http://www.johnillsley.com), handwritten lyric sheets, a signed acoustic guitar especially chosen by John – even the chance to play a round of golf with him!

Throughout the campaign you’ll also get free access to John’s ‘Pledgers Only’ backstage area here on PledgeMusic where we’ll give you access to a load of extras, such as MP3s, photos, news from the studio and loads, loads more….

All funds raised after costs are met will go to Anthony Nolan, the world’s first bone marrow register which matches remarkable people willing to donate their bone marrow to patients in desperate need of a transplant. Now in its 40th anniversary year, Anthony Nolan continues to save even more lives by matching blood marrow donors to patients, and carrying out ground-breaking research to make these transplants more successful. Every 20 minutes someone in the UK is diagnosed with blood cancer, and around 1,800 people in the UK need a bone marrow (or stem cell) transplant each year – usually their last chance of survival. This is why, four decades after it was founded, Anthony Nolan’s work is as important as ever. (More information can be found at http://www.anthonynolan.org/8-ways)

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AccessPass: Testing The Water

Testing The Water
£8
8GBP
Available

New album download

Brothers In Arms Tour Period Photo

Brothers In Arms Tour Period Photo
£10
10GBP
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A3 Photo from Brothers In Arms tour period, John Illsley and Mark Knopfler live on stage, with printed signatures.
Photo by: Bob Mazzer
All proceeds from sale of these items will be donated to Anthony Nolan

John Illsley Live In London Signed CD

John Illsley Live In London Signed CD
£17
17GBP
Available

Signed CD of John Illsley Live In London. Aside from at John’s gigs, you won’t be able to get a copy of this CD anywhere else.

Testing The Water Signed CD

Testing The Water Signed CD
£17
17GBP
Available

A copy of the new album on CD signed and sent to you as soon as it’s ready.

"Glass" T Shirt

"Glass" T Shirt
£18 - £25
18GBP
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The artwork from John’s 1987 album “Glass” printed on a T shirt and only available exclusively here. Image by permission of the Brett Whiteley Estate.
All proceeds from sale of these items will be donated to Anthony Nolan

Meet & Greet with John at Upcoming Shows

£20
20GBP
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Be granted access to meet John at one of his shows. You must have a separate ticket for the show you would this to happen.
All proceeds from sales of this item will go to Anthony Nolan
Dates are:
Sept 24 Milton Keynes, The Stables
Sept 26 Skegness, Embassy
Sept 27 Derby, Flower Pot
Oct 2 Wolverhampton, Robin 2
Oct 3 Fletching, Trading Boundaries
Oct 4 Southampton, The Brook
Oct 5 Watford, Colosseum
Oct 7 Cardiff, St David’s Hall
Oct 9 Isle Of Wight, Shanklin Theatre
Oct 10 Exeter, Corn Exchange
Oct 11 Ipswich, Cameo Hotel
Oct 12 Horsham, Capitol Theatre

Handwritten Lyric Sheet

£25
25GBP
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Pick the song you like and John will hand write the lyrics for you.

Exclusive Guitar Print

Exclusive Guitar Print
£62
62GBP
50 left

Limited edition A4 guitar print. Photo by Sue Crawhall.

Limited Edition Signed Prints

Limited Edition Signed Prints
£162
162GBP
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On offer are a selection of prints of John’s artwork, reserve your signed print here!
All proceeds from sale of these items will be donated to Anthony Nolan

Charcoal Sketch of You by John

£208
208GBP
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A charcoal sketch made from a photo you submit to John.
All proceeds from sale of these items will be donated to Anthony Nolan
Either scan your photo and email it to johneillsley@btinternet.com or post it to John Illsley c/o The East End Arms, Main Rd, Lymington, East End SO41 5SY

Play a Round of Golf with John

£250
250GBP
All gone!

Get yourself to Sunningdale and play a round of golf with John!
All proceeds from sale of these items will be donated to Anthony Nolan

Signed Acoustic Guitar

£797
797GBP
1 left

John will pick an acoustic guitar for you, sign it and send to you.
All proceeds from sale of this item will be donated to Anthony Nolan

Gold Presentation Award Disc from John's Collection

Gold Presentation Award Disc from John's Collection
£983
983GBP
1 left

Gold Presentation Award Disc from John’s personal collection. This one is for sales of 100,000 of “Love Over Gold”
All proceeds from the sale of this item will be donated to Anthony Nolan