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Help me record my 2nd album in the world famous FAME STUDIOS, Muscle Shoals (USA)

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109%
of goal
109% of goal

Somebody pinch me……..

Never in my wildest dreams did I think I would get the opportunity to record in the same studio as my idols in the historic FAME Studios, Muscle Shoals (Alabama, USA).

I have listened to the music from Muscle Shoals for years in awe of my favourite artists and the sounds that they produced. Artists like Aretha Franklin, Etta James, Wilson Pickett, Solomon Burke, The Rolling Stones and (more recently) Alicia Keys etc. have been so inspirational to me and my music and I am so proud to say that I have been given the wonderful opportunity of following in their footsteps and recording my 2nd studio album in the very same space…….eek.

A few months ago I was awarded an arts grant from the Arts Council NI to part fund a mini tour in the US with my band. I thought that it would be great to record while we were there and after asking around a few contacts I literally couldn’t believe it when this chance came up at FAME Studios.

It’s made me dig deeper than ever before as a writer and create songs that are worthy of this studio, there’s such a unique vibe and sound from FAME recordings that we actually can’t wait to see what we can achieve here. I’m so, so inspired (and slightly terrified of the challenge too!)

As an independent artist I simply can’t do it on my own, by pledging your support for this campaign not only will you be helping to make it a reality but you’ll also get to be involved in the experience too.

I promise to take lots of ‘pledger only’ studio photos, interviews with session musicians and live streams during recordings so you can see what we’re up to and get a sense of the journey along with us. I’ll even be asking your advice on things like artwork and single choices so you’ll feel the pride of being part of it too.

Every penny raised will go into the recording (including hiring session musicians), mixing, mastering, photography, artwork, design, duplication, producing video content and marketing/PR of the album (phew!!). I’m also hoping to have enough left over to produce a documentary of our time there so the more I raise the more I will be able to achieve.

This is bigger than anything I thought I’d ever do in my career and I literally cannot do this scale of a project without your support so I thank you for taking the time to look at this and for being part of my dream.

With love and music,
Amanda x

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AccessPass: Album Download
£8
8.00
Available

Get a download link to the new album a month before it is officially released as well as access to all the ‘behind the scenes’ project updates.

Signed CD

Signed CD
£12
12.00
Available

Get a signed copy of the new album a month before it is officially released as well as a download link and access to all the ‘behind the scenes’ project updates.

CD

£10
10.00
Available

Get a copy of the new album a month before it is officially released as well as a download link and access to all the ‘behind the scenes’ project updates.

Signed Vinyl

Signed Vinyl
£22
22.00
Available

My FIRST EVER Vinyl record!!
Get a limited edition signed copy of the new album on Vinyl a month before it is officially released. It will be signed and numbered and this also includes a download link and access to all the ‘behind the scenes’ updates.

Sound wave print of ‘Grow’

Sound wave print of ‘Grow’
£25
25.00
Available

A beautiful sound wave art piece of Grow, the title track of Amanda’s debut album (and one of her most personal songs).

Size: A4
Printed on 280gm Satin Art Paper

T-shirt

T-shirt
£16
16.00
Available

My FIRST EVER T-SHIRTS too!!
Get your very own ‘Amanda St John’ t-shirt which will include the album artwork as well as a download link for the album and access to all the ‘behind the scenes’ updates.


Apologies but these are not designed yet, but please trust they will be awesome ;-)

Signed Handwritten Lyric Sheet

Signed Handwritten Lyric Sheet
£40
40.00
Available

Choose whatever Amanda St John song you would like and I will hand write the lyrics for you. This is a lovely keepsake or gift for a friend and also includes a download link for the album and access to all the ‘behind the scenes’ updates.


Please state in the order notes which song lyrics you would like.

High Res Image of the Album Artwork

High Res Image of the Album Artwork
£15
15.00
Available

Get an 8×8 inch print of the album artwork (which will be released soon…). This also includes a download link for the album and access to all the ‘behind the scenes’ updates.


Please note that this image is the album artwork for my previous album ‘Grow’ as the new one hasn’t been designed yet. You will have to trust my word that it will be of similar quality.
Of course you can order this cover of ‘Grow’ if you’d like, if so please stipulate this in the order notes.

Acoustic House Concert

Acoustic House Concert
£350
350.00
6 left

Me and another band member will come to your home and perform an intimate (1.5 hour) gig showcasing songs from my debut album Grow, this new album and also some of my favourite Motown hits. Let me know in advance if you’d like us to learn a song for you as a special thank you. So come on, invite your friends and we’ll have a party!

This also includes a download link, access pass to all the ‘behind the scenes’ updates, a signed CD and free hugs ;-)

If you have any questions about this please let me know.


Please note that this price is for anywhere within 3 hours drive from Belfast. If you live further away there may be additional travel costs. Please be in touch and we can work it out together***

Your name in the liner notes & Signed CD

Your name in the liner notes & Signed CD
£35
35.00
Available

Get a signed copy of the new album a month before it is officially released as well as a download link and access to all the ‘behind the scenes’ project updates.

See your name in the album liner notes as well as receiving a signed copy of the album a month before it is officially released.
This also includes a download link and access to all the ‘behind the scenes’ updates.

Sponsor a Song plus Signed CD

£100
100.00
1 left

You (or your business) can get your name in the album notes as sponsoring a song on the album. You will have the pride in knowing that you helped us record that song and it will have a special place in your heart.

**I will let you know the shortlisted song titles and lyrics before the final artwork is complete and you can chose which one you’d like to sponsor on a first come first served basis, so if you want first pick then be quick ;-)

This also includes a signed CD, a personal thank you note as well as a download link and access to all the ‘behind the scenes’ updates.

Both Albums Signed

Both Albums Signed
£22
22.00
Available

Receive the new album signed along with a signed copy of Amanda’s debut album ‘Grow’ which received worldwide radio play including BBC, RTE and a national advert campaign in Australia for the title track.
This also includes a download link and access to all the ‘behind the scenes’ updates.

Personalised A4 Photobook

Personalised A4 Photobook
£85
85.00
Available

Be one of only 10 people to own a personalised photobook of images take during our recording in FAME Studios as well as album artwork images. Amanda will personally design this, write some notes with background info and stories and sign it for you. This will be an incredible keepsake of this once in a lifetime recording experience.

This also includes a download link for the album and access to all the ‘behind the scenes’ updates.

Vocal, Songwriting or Business Mentoring Skype Call

Vocal, Songwriting or Business Mentoring Skype Call
£50
50.00
Available

Get a 30 min skype call with Amanda to discuss anything to do with vocals, performance techniques, songwriting or business mentoring. Amanda has a background in coaching and training and has led these workshops for over 10 years as well as mentoring and offering advice to new artists. She is a wealth of knowledge and a natural motivator.

This also includes a download link for the album and access to all the ‘behind the scenes’ updates.

Songwriting or Music Business Workshop

Songwriting or Music Business Workshop
£150
150.00
Available

Amanda will come to your home (get a group organised and share the costs), school, office, community group (etc. etc…..the options are limitless) and lead a 2 hour workshop on either songwriting or the music business.

The songwriting workshop is particularly good as a team building exercise for children, teens or adults at a beginner level or for more experienced writers we can look at various writing techniques and I can help critique your songs and offer advice on how to develop any ideas you might have.

Amanda has a background in coaching and training and has led these workshops for over 10 years as well as mentoring and offering advice to new artists. She is a wealth of knowledge and a natural motivator.

This also includes a download link for the album and access to all the ‘behind the scenes’ updates.

VIP Studio Guest in FAME Studios

VIP Studio Guest in FAME Studios
£250
250.00
2 left

This one is SUPER SPECIAL***

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to experience the recording process in such an iconic studio like Fame Studios? This package is open to you and a friend, and you both will be invited along to experience a few hours in the studio with us on Sunday the 20th May 2018. (or possibly the 21st or 22nd if they suit better?)

You (and a friend) will get a tour of the studio, meet Amanda and the band, see the control room and sit in while we lay one of the album tracks down. There will be an abundance of good vibes, coffee and biscuits so come along and be part of the action.

This also includes:
- Your name in the album notes
- A signed CD
- A High Res Image of the Album Artwork
- And most importantly, friendship for life ;-)


Please note this price does not include travel to Fame Studios, Muscle Shoals.

If you have any questions about this please let me know.

Be My HERO!!!!

Be My HERO!!!!
£1,000
1000.00
All gone!

Be my ABSOLUTE HERO and donate to helping this project happen. Have your name in the ‘Thank You’ section of my album credits as my number 1 fan (or as an album contributor) and know that you are an incredibly generous person and patron of the arts.

This package also includes:
- A signed CD
- Signed Vinyl
- Signed print of the album artwork
- A personal ‘thank you’ note
- A T-shirt
- 2 VIP tickets to a gig of your choice on my album tour (hear our soundcheck and hang out with the band before the gig)
- The biggest hug ever and the pride of knowing that you are a legend ;-)

Patron of the Arts Donation

Patron of the Arts Donation
£10+
10.00
Available

Maybe you are a patron of the arts, a generous spirit who simply wants to donate to the project with no return. If so you will have my heartfelt gratitude and thanks and karma will most certainly reward you.

Two gig tickets plus a signed CD

£30
30.00
Available

Get 2 tickets for a gig of your choice on the album Tour in 2019 (dates to be announced) plus a signed CD

Sing on the album plus a signed CD

£50
50.00
Available

Sing as part of a choir (adults and teenagers only) and add backing vocals to one of the album tracks. You will have your name on the album credits as one of the backing vocalists and receive a signed copy of the album too.
The last time I ran this offer on Pledge the choir part was featured in an advert in Australia for the Rio Olympics. What an achievement for all involved!

Note: The recording will take part in a Belfast recording studio in July/August, details will be confirmed nearer the time by email.

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