Welcome everyone, and thank you very much for visiting me here.
After releasing 3 studio albums, a live album and a side-project album through a major label, I am now a fully independent artist.
I’m about to head into the studio for album #4, and I’d love your help and involvement as I set out on the next part of this journey.
I can’t wait for you to hear all of these new songs. This album is more about the voice than anything I’ve made before. (Not the TV show, the human voice.) Amazing things are happening right now in pre-production.
All pledgers, no matter what amount you pledge and which exclusive you choose, will receive a download of the album when it’s finished. You’ll also receive a digital album of new live recordings, ‘Heavenly Sounds Live’, instantly, as a free bonus. 11 tracks, a mix of brand new songs from the album, old favourites and cover versions – delivered to you as soon as you pledge.
You also get access to the pledger-only part of this site, where there will be updates and blogs, giving you an inside look into the recording process.
As you can see, on the right-hand side of this page """ there’s a bunch more exclusive offers, including one-offs and things that have never been available before. There are also tickets for my album launch tour on sale.
So, why not hop on board? Help me make some kick-arse ear lollies!
With lots of love and gratitude
P.S. Is there something I’ve forgotten? Make me an offer. Write to email@example.com with your suggestion and I’ll try to make it happen.
*barring any indecent proposals :)
Q. What are you using the money for, exactly?
A. Making and promoting an album is a big project with lots of costs involved. The money will go towards studio costs, musicians, mixing, mastering, artwork, and a video for the first single. Also 5% of everything raised is going to the WWF to support their work to save the Great Barrier Reef.
Q. I want you to play acoustically in my house but I live a long long way away.
A. If you live in an Australian capital city, we can perform a concert at your house while we’re there on tour. If you live further afield (Keir and I will travel anywhere!) or want to have a concert at a time of your choosing, you’ll just need to pay for our accommodation and travel for Keir and I from Melbourne, Australia. (Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you’d like to discuss further.)
Q. How much is shipping?
Shipping is included in the price displayed (except for the piano!). The page should display the correct amount based on your location. What will they think of next?
Q. When will my credit card be charged? When do I get the goodies?
If you pay by credit card, it will only be charged once I’ve reached my target. If you use Paypal it works a little differently. Your Pledge is taken, but if I do not reach my target, your Pledge is refunded.
After I reach my target (fingers crossed!), I’ll be getting everything sent out as soon as I can! The album is due out 14 March 2014.
Q. I’m buying a VIP gig ticket. When and where are the shows?
Tour dates are below. Apart from the Perth show, these will not be announced or go on sale to the general public for a month or two yet, so keep it to yourself, would you?
12 March – The Seymour Centre, Sydney
14 March – The Spiegeltent, Garden of Unearthly Delights, Adelaide
18 March – The Athenaeum Theatre, Melbourne
21 March – The Quarry, Perth
5 April – The Tivoli, Brisbane
Q. What’s on the instant exclusive album ‘Heavenly Sounds Live’?
‘Heavenly Sounds Live’ was recorded on my last tour of churches, cathedrals and theatres around the country in May-June 2013. It features Keir Nuttall on guitar and John Rodgers on piano & violin. Recorded and mixed by Adrian Donadei. Here’s the track listing:
01. O Vertigo!
03. Love Is A Stranger
04. God’s Gift To Women
05. Yours Was The Body
06. The Devil Wears A Suit
10. Can’t Shake It
11. In The Dark
It’s yours as soon as you pledge any amount.
Q. I’ve pledged, but I can’t find my copy of ‘Heavenly Sounds Live’. Where is it? Are you holding out on me, Miller-Heidke?
Once you’ve pledged, head here: http://goo.gl/8qTwPo. It will be in the first update (you can see the updates tab below the player in the upper left of this page), and is available to all Pledgers. There will also be a link to the Updates section in the email receipt sent to you when you pledged.
AccessPass™: O Vertigo!
Download of the new album "O Vertigo!’ delivered on release day, plus an instant download of the exclusive 11-track album ‘Heavenly Sounds Live’.
'O Vertigo!' on CD
The new album, ‘O Vertigo!’ on CD, plus a digital copy on release day!
Signed 'O Vertigo!' CD
The new CD, signed by me, made out to you personally and delivered as soon as it’s ready, plus a download copy on release day.
'O Vertigo' Songbook
Lyrics and sheet music for my new album ‘O Vertigo!’, delivered within 2-4 weeks of album release, plus an album download delivered to you on release day.
Signed 'O Vertigo!' Vinyl
The new album, ‘O Vertigo!’, on vinyl, signed by me and made out to you personally, delivered within 2-4 weeks of album release, plus a download copy delivered to you on release day.
Your Name In The Liner Notes + Signed CD
You’ll be a part of the new album, literally! With your name appearing in a special “thank you” section of the album’s liner notes. PLUS a signed CD, and an album download on release day.
VIP Gig Ticket + Meet Kate
I’m touring Australia in March 2014. Get a limited edition VIP laminate that lets you come to a show, sit in a reserved VIP area, attend a meet & greet with me before the show, and gets you first in line to my merch signing after the show, where I will sign anything and everything (excluding some body parts). Includes an album download. (Available for shows in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide, & Perth.)
Happy Birthday phone call
I’ll call up anyone you like (yourself, your best friend, your best enemy), on the date of your choosing. I’ll introduce myself and sing Happy Birthday. It doesn’t even have to be their real birthday.
Associate Producer Credit
You will be immortalised in the album artwork, credited as “Associate Producer” , receive a signed CD and an album download on release day.
SONG REQUEST + DEDICATION
If you are coming to one of my upcoming O Vertigo! tour dates, you can request a song, and have it dedicated to you – or a certain special someone – on-stage, and the set list signed to you. Includes a signed CD plus an album download delivered to you on release day. (Song subject to Kate’s approval – please request a KMH song or usual cover only.)
Album First Listen Party
Come to the studio in Melbourne with a friend, let me pour you a glass of champagne, and be among the first to hear ‘O Vertigo!’ in its entirety.
Platinum VIP concert tickets
2 x VIP gig tickets (includes 2 x VIP laminates that let you come back stage before the show and jump the merch signing queue), plus a song request, dedicated to you (or a certain special someone) on-stage, and the set list signed to you, plus an album download delivered to you on release day.
Cover Song of Your Choice
You name the song, and I will perform a cover version, and send you a video of it.
You will be immortalised in the album artwork, credited as “Executive Producer”, and receive an invitation for you and a friend to the album First Listen Party, a signed CD, and an album download.
Reverse Auction: Wurlitzer Piano
A reverse auction for my Wurlitzer Piano (with stool), signed by me. The piano will go down in price each week until someone grabs it. (Please note delivery is not included, it needs to be collected from Brisbane.)
Acoustic House Gig
Myself and Keir (guitar) will come and play an acoustic show in your living room for you and all your friends! (Some conditions do apply – see the FAQs, and for more information prior to purchase please contact email@example.com)
Guestlist For Life
Any show, anywhere and anytime, you +1 are on the guestlist. If I’m playing, you can be there! (Some conditions do apply – for more information prior to purchase please contact firstname.lastname@example.org)