Call Of Distress - The Music Video

I'm raising money to create an incredible comic book music video for my song ‘Call Of Distress’.

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Hello my lovely pledgers. Firstly Thanks so much for taking the time to check out my Pledge Campaign. I really do appreciate it.

My name’s Cat Southall or you may know me as my alter ego Nancy Neuron. Most recently you would have seen me on tour with Ginger Wildheart’s Hey! Hello! or heard me on the Hey! Hello! Too! album. You may know me as energetic front person for the band Sal. You may have seen me as backing singer for the mighty Manic Street Preachers or the legendary John Cale, or heard my backing vocals on a ‘Gun’ album or in an Azerbaijan Eurovision entry, or you may have even see me conducting choirs at The Royal Albert Hall or St David’s Hall, or heard the Charity anthem ‘Sing For Life’ written by me and my amazing co-writer for Tenovus Cancer Care. Actually, some of you may not know me at all and have stumbled upon this by accident! If that’s you! then surely this has been piqued your curiosity, and this was meant to be!

I’m partnering with PledgeMusic in order to raise the money to create a music video for my song ‘Call Of Distress’. This project has been on the back burner for quite a few years now. In fact it was June 2014 when you helped me fund my album release. I really couldn’t have done that without you, so thank you so much. Even though we raised lots of money together, it wasn’t enough to fund this video, so let’s see how we get on this time. ‘Call Of Distress’ is a labour of love for me, it’s about bringing together all the things I love and I promised myself I would get it done by 2017, so here we are. I think it’s amazing that these campaigns exist as it allows us creatives to be able to get our work out there whereas we wouldn’t normally be able to, so I’m very grateful.

This video is going to be a comic book mini movie. The protagonist Nancy Neuron, who just happens to be my alter ego, uses the super power of her mind to save the World. In this song Nancy Neuron takes to the streets, protecting the people of her home, Sagacity from the evil Dr Lukas Vent. The story is inspired by the incredible things we can achieve with the power of the human mind.

I’ve been lucky throughout my music career to work with lots of incredible artists, musicians, producers and designers who have given their time freely. Creating stories and working with artists to bring them to life through comic art, illustration, design, videos and a stage show is a dream come true for me. I already have a great team working on this project. Tantrwm production company are on board again, so I’m guaranteed an incredible Creative Director in Stephen Hanks. I’m also really excited to be working with an excellent artist called Dylan Teague, and have included his storyboards here so that you get an idea where I’m going with this.

So Why Pledge?
By pledging, you’re paying in advance and in doing so, giving me the ability to make the video. Supporting me through PledgeMusic will allow me to reach my goal of sharing my music to a wider audience. I’m afraid I’m not in a position to pay for this myself, so if you believe that what I do is worthwhile and would like to support me, then please pledge. My work is so visual that having a video will help bring my story to life so that people can truly grasp and see the concept as it’s supposed to be seen, it will also be an excellent way of promoting my music and getting it far and wide.

What do you get when you Pledge?
As a pledger you will automatically receive a free digital download of ‘Call Of Distress’.
In addition you get to be a fly on the wall during the process and will have access to exclusive behind the scenes footage, including videos, vlogs, interviews and pictures, content that I will make available throughout the campaign. I’ll be keeping you updated on the whole experience.
Also I’ve already been working on a follow up album which I think you’re gonna love, and as a pledger I will be giving away a new song exclusively to you, a long while before the rest of the World gets to hear it.
As an added extra you may even have a starring role in the movie. Your name will be put into a draw where you may have the opportunity to actually star in the Music Video! If you don’t want the role, then you can give it to a friend or family you think would love it!
This campaign will pay for the artwork, the costumes, the director, the film-maker, the equipment, the special effects and the editing.
Everything I need to make this happen. So I’m finally able to create the Music Video of my dreams and I’d love for you to be a part of my journey.
10% of the money from this campaign will go towards Tenovus Cancer Care, a charity very close to my heart. If you have cancer or you’re close to someone who has, it can be frightening and stressful. I should know, because I myself have close family and friends who have cancer. Tenovus Cancer Care are here to help with treatment, emotional support and practical advice. I think the work they do is incredible and always want to give back, even if just in a small way.

Here are some of the Pledge extra bonuses you can expect in the store:
Personalised, handwritten letters and inspirational ideas/mood boards from the creative process.
Handwritten lyric sheets with a special seal of approval.
Exclusive Limited Edition ‘Call Of Distress’ Secret Package including one off promotional goodies.
A Singing Lesson with Cat
A Cover song of your choice filmed, recorded and personalised.
Cat’s actual costumes from her shows.
An Acoustic house concert for family and friends

Where will the money go?

Option 1
This is the ideal outcome where I’ll manage to raise the entire amount. If I manage to do that then I will be able to do the video I’d like to do. I will be able to pay for the Director, the artwork, the filming, editing, special effects, the actors and the WOW factor shots to create superhero stunts that’ll make ‘Call Of Distress’ a hit.

Option 2
If I don’t hit the the target then the process will take longer but I’ll do everything I can in my power to raise the funds by other means. Lots of shows, weddings, events, singing lessons, etc

Whatever happens. I promise you all I will always give back, by doing what I was born to do, by being a creator, by sharing my creative work and passion with the World. After all, in the words of Arthur O’Shaughnessy:
“We are the Music Makers and we are the Dreamers of Dreams”.

The Store
Please take a second to look through my Store listed on this page to see what you can receive in return for Pledging towards this project. I think I’ve come up with a collection of things which you’re gonna love! The coolest thing though is that you’ll be along for the ride, seeing behind the scenes how it all comes to together thanks to exclusive Video Updates, Photos and Downloads.

THANK YOU all for watching, reading and following my story. I will be absolutely over the moon if you get involved and help me make this happen. Thank you Cat’s Army for your continued support in all that I do. I’m very lucky to have a great army of awesome people who support me. You have no idea of the courage and confidence I gain from you in order to pursue my creative passions. This is going to be a LOT of fun!!!!

“Above all watch with glittering eyes the Whole World around you because the greatest secrets are hidden in the most unlikely places. Those who don’t believe in magic will never find it”
Roald Dahl.

10% of funds
10% of all money raised will go to Tenovus Cancer Care.

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'Call Of Distress' Album Download
£10
10.00
Available

‘Call Of Distress’ is a 16 track album of soaringly anthemic theatrical pop/rock, complete with superheroes, evil villains, comic style artwork, spoken narrative & sound FX. Cat fuses influences from Bowie to Queen; Kate Bush to The Beatles. Through her music you’ll find beautiful melodies, dramatic rock, huge choruses and lyrics, sincere and affecting.

The Story
Waking up in a hospital bed with no memory of how she got there, Cat, Having suffered massive head trauma starts experiencing unexplainable powers which can only be described as Super-human.
The more she believes, the more she begins to express her latent super-abilities. To keep her secret, Cat creates an alter ego known as Nancy Neuron and uses her powers to save Sagacity and its people from the evil Dr Lukas Vent and his Army of Robots.

Physical copy of 'Call Of Distress' Album Signed by Cat

Physical copy of 'Call Of Distress' Album Signed by Cat
£21.65
21.65
Available

‘Call Of Distress’ is a 16 track album of soaringly anthemic theatrical pop/rock, complete with superheroes, evil villains, comic style artwork, spoken narrative & sound FX. Cat fuses influences from Bowie to Queen; Kate Bush to The Beatles. Through her music you’ll find beautiful melodies, dramatic rock, huge choruses and lyrics, sincere and affecting.

The Story
Waking up in a hospital bed with no memory of how she got there, Cat, Having suffered massive head trauma starts experiencing unexplainable powers which can only be described as Super-human.
The more she believes, the more she begins to express her latent super-abilities. To keep her secret, Cat creates an alter ego known as Nancy Neuron and uses her powers to save Sagacity and its people from the evil Dr Lukas Vent and his Army of Robots.

Signed Vinyl CD

Signed Vinyl CD
£12
12.00
Available

This is a Limited edition Vinyl CD including songs from the Call Of Distress album as well as artwork.

Handwritten Lyric Sheet + Golden Seal

Handwritten Lyric Sheet  + Golden Seal
£19.65
19.65
All gone!

Here’s your opportunity to own a true one-of-a-kind piece of art: a handwritten lyric sheet from [one of the ten songs contained on ‘Call Of Distress. Each lyric sheet is the ultimate keepsake so that you can hang it up and begin cherishing it just as soon as you memorize the lyrics. This comes with some added extras which you’ll be very happy with.

18x24 Signed Poster

18x24 Signed Poster
£15
15.00
1 left

This was a poster designed by creative designer Leo Yeung who was my designer on all the album artwork. This is a gig poster advertising a show at Clwb Ifor Bach in Cardiff. You’ll get a signed copy of this pretty thing to hang on your wall.

Signed CD + Lyric Sheet Bundle

Signed CD + Lyric Sheet Bundle
£41.30
41.30
All gone!

‘Call Of Distress’ is a 16 track album of soaringly anthemic theatrical pop/rock, complete with superheroes, evil villains, comic style artwork, spoken narrative & sound FX. Cat fuses influences from Bowie to Queen; Kate Bush to The Beatles. Through her music you’ll find beautiful melodies, dramatic rock, huge choruses and lyrics, sincere and affecting.

The Story
Waking up in a hospital bed with no memory of how she got there, Cat, Having suffered massive head trauma starts experiencing unexplainable powers which can only be described as Super-human.
The more she believes, the more she begins to express her latent super-abilities. To keep her secret, Cat creates an alter ego known as Nancy Neuron and uses her powers to save Sagacity and its people from the evil Dr Lukas Vent and his Army of Robots.

Here’s your opportunity to own a true one-of-a-kind piece of art: a handwritten lyric sheet from [one of the ten songs contained on ‘Call Of Distress. Each lyric sheet is the ultimate keepsake so that you can hang it up and begin cherishing it just as soon as you memorize the lyrics. This comes with some added extras which you’ll be very happy with.

Backing Tracks

£39.65
39.65
Available

Sing to your favourite Cat Southall Songs with these exclusive backing tracks.

Online 20 Questions

Online 20 Questions
£39.65
39.65
Available

You can ask Cat anything at all and she will answer your questions through an online video and post it back to you.

Music Lesson - In person or online

Music Lesson - In person or online
£45
45.00
95 left

As a singer I was classically trained from the age of 8, as you know I’m also a pop rock singer and perform live shows whilst bouncing around on stage. I work as a session singer too so sing in all sorts of styles. Whatever your favourite music. I have the experience to help you sing your favourite songs.
I will give you a singing lesson tailored especially for you and your needs. This will include a recording of daily exercises you can do and lots of tips and tricks I’ve learned along the way. You can choose a song you love that you’d like to work on and you’ll leave the lesson feeling more confident than when you walked in that’s for sure. This is also a perfect gift for somebody you know who’d really like to develop their voice in order to sing their favourite songs.

Cover Song of Your Choice

Cover Song of Your Choice
£60
60.00
100 left

You choose the song and it will be Covered, Recorded, Filmed with loving care and sent directly to you by Cat. You can also purchase for someone else and add a personalised message of your choice.

A Chat with Cat

A Chat with Cat
£60
60.00
97 left

Have a good old natter with Cat about music and life. This can be done by Skype or over the phone.

Exclusive Limited Edition 'Call Of Distress' Press Package

Exclusive Limited Edition 'Call Of Distress' Press Package
£100
100.00
6 left

I put together these packs to send to Press, Management and Agents. I wanted it to be something that would stand out so that they’d notice me, so I’ve put a lot of thought and money into these and am very proud of them. I couldn’t get one of the items included in the UK, so they were delivered from the US. Really cool. Amongst many surprises the pack includes a limited edition vinyl style album demo.

Outfit worn by Cat on the 'One Day at a Time' Shoot

Outfit worn by Cat on the 'One Day at a Time' Shoot
£170
170.00
1 left

Cat is passionate about fashion and loves the process of searching for a stage outfit. As she has created an alter ego (Nancy Neuron) then this allows Cat to be a little more adventurous with what she wears. This dress is one of her favourite outfits. Now discontinued so you can’t get your hands on it. It’s a Size 8 and made by the designer ‘Three Floor’ it’s worth £250. The perfect occasion dress. Cat will also hand pick a piece of jewellery especially for you to wear with your dress.

Full Band House Concert (UK)

£800
800.00
Available

“Me and my band will play a show for you, and evening of entertainment for you, your friends and your family! Maybe you have a special occasion coming up? You could all chip in and make it a night to remember. " Cat.
Cat and her band can travel anywhere in the UK – but it must be confirmed within 6 months time of sale.

Full Band House Concert (EU)

£1,800
1800.00
Available

“Me and my band will perform a 60 minute show for you, your friends and your family!” Cat .
Cat and the band are happy to travel anywhere in Europe – but it must be confirmed within 6 months of the sale.

Beautiful Angel Wings worn by Cat on tour

Beautiful Angel Wings worn by Cat on tour
£210
210.00
All gone!

“I Love these wings. I searched far and wide for them. I wanted them to be big enough to really have an impact in the live show under ultra violet lights. If you love them as much as I do, then this is the gift for you.” Cat

Attend a rehearsal and hang out with Cat and the band.

£200
200.00
Available

Are you wondering what’s going on behind the scenes?
Well wonder no more because you can come to a rehearsal and hang out with Cat and the band, or even have a jam if you play an instrument or have a sing with Cat. “You can have some quality time to get to know us, ask any questions and just have a right old laugh in our company” Cat

The Exclusive Musical Package

The Exclusive Musical Package
£195
195.00
95 left

You choose the song and it will be Covered, Recorded, Filmed with loving care and sent directly to you by Cat. You can also purchase for someone else and add a personalised message of your choice.

As a singer I was classically trained from the age of 8, as you know I’m also a pop rock singer and perform live shows whilst bouncing around on stage. I work as a session singer too so sing in all sorts of styles. Whatever your favourite music. I have the experience to help you sing your favourite songs.
I will give you a singing lesson tailored especially for you and your needs. This will include a recording of daily exercises you can do and lots of tips and tricks I’ve learned along the way. You can choose a song you love that you’d like to work on and you’ll leave the lesson feeling more confident than when you walked in that’s for sure. This is also a perfect gift for somebody you know who’d really like to develop their voice in order to sing their favourite songs.

Sing to your favourite Cat Southall Songs with these exclusive backing tracks.

Your Special Day

Your Special Day
£2,000
2000.00
Available

A Wedding Package
You may not know this, but Cat is also a wedding singer, and she could help make your special day extra special. She can perform music from all genres. Maybe you’d like some classical arias or some of your favourite songs performed at your ceremony and at the reception. Cat will learn up to 6 of your favourite songs for the service and reception. Cat can also get her musical friends on board, from a string quartet to a Jazzy trio. You will be guaranteed to have a day full of music you’ll never forget

'Sal' Album Package

'Sal' Album Package
£30
30.00
Available

You may not know this, but Cat fronted a band called Sal for over 12 years. This is a very special package because it includes albums and materials created by the band. This is your opportunity to go back to where it all started.

“We had some great times as a band, and worked very hard. We released material that we’re very proud of including Dysfunctional, Infatuation and Conversations with My Therapist”

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