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Songs For A Very Small Orchestra

Join the pledge campaign for my new album, get access to some cool exclusives and help the Fighting Words charity!

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I’m a musician, composer, songwriter and singer from Wexford in Ireland. For many years, I’ve been living 2 lives – moving between Manhattan and Wexford as often as my muse and the prospect of better weather commands me.

In my career in music, I’ve lived through new wave, orchestra/pop, folk and a bunch of other labels that I was happy to wear and that the music industry was happy to sell me. But now? The music industry doesn’t have anything in my size and I don’t have a thing to wear. And that brings me to Pledge Music. Be the first to enjoy the new album with a pre-release download! For maximum listening pleasure, you may wish to find a vinyl LP and inhale its nostalgic aroma.

On Pledge Music, I’m hoping to find more fans like the ones that are already rummaging through my wardrobe to find something they like. They don’t care much for labels, they either like it or they don’t, I trust them and aim as high as I am able to gain their respect. It’s important that the songs mean as much to the listener as the writer.

I have an album’s worth of new songs, born from life’s inspiration and perspiration, that are ready to be recorded. I won’t short-change you, I promise, if you pledge to this project.

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5% of any money raised after the goal is reached will go to Fighting Words.

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AccessPass: New Album

New Album
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For my next album, I’ve put together A Verrry Small Orchestra to give these songs the treatment that they deserve. You’ll hear violin,clarinet, piano & a range of other sounds weaving around these tunes & lyrics crafted from real life – yours & mine.

"I'm A Busy Man" mug

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Keep annoying colleagues away with this souvenir mug based on one of Pierce’s classic songs

Handwritten Thank You letter

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Pierce will write a heartfelt letter to you, using a real pen on real paper, to thank you for your support for this project.

The new album on CD

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Pierce will autograph your brand-new shiny CD copy of the album.

Audiobook of short stories and poems

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Pierce will record onto CD some of the short stories and poems that he has been creating over many years that have never been published – until now!

Gig setlist

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Signed setlist from one of Pierce’s gigs.

Classic Pierce Turner CDs

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Just for this campaign, you can get 3 of Pierce’s older CDs – Manana in Manhattan, 3 Minute World and The Boy To Be With for this bargain price

"I'm A Busy Man" mug + The new album on CD

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Get them together and save $5!

Autographed older LPs

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Pierce has a number of souvenirs from his long recording career. He’s willing to be parted from them to help with this campaign, and you can have an autographed vinyl copy of one of his earlier albums.

Dublin pledgers-only show

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Pierce will perform a unique and intimate show just for pledgers in Dublin. He’ll get in touch with you beforehand to find out what your favourite songs are. A minimum of 30 pledges are required to make this happen.

Handwritten lyrics sheet

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As soon as you’ve decided what your favourite song on the new album is, Pierce will send you a handwritten copy of that song’s lyrics

New York City pledgers-only show

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Pierce will perform a unique and intimate show just for pledgers in New York City. He’ll get in touch with you beforehand to find out what your favourite songs are. A minimum of 30 pledges are required to make this happen.

Wexford pledgers-only show

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Pierce will perform a unique and intimate show just for pledgers in Wexford. He’ll get in touch with you beforehand to find out what your favourite songs are. A minimum of 30 pledges are required to make this happen.

The new album on CD + Audiobook of short stories and poems

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Get them together and save $5!

Dublin pledgers-only show + Wexford pledgers-only show

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Get access to both these exclusive shows and save $25!

Guaranteed entry to all gigs for a year

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You can be on the guest list for every publicly-promoted Pierce Turner gig for a whole year, wherever they are.

Signed manuscript

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Want to play one of Pierce’s songs yourself? He’ll send you a specially autographed manuscript of your favourite song.

Your name in the credits

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You can let the world know of your support for this album by getting your name included in the credits. You also get a copy of the CD.

CD autographed by Pierce and Philip Glass

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You can have an extremely limited edition of the CD autographed by Pierce and his longtime friend and collaborator, the legendary Philip Glass

Pierce to DJ your party

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Pierce has a famously eclectic taste in music, as he has shown while presenting radio shows over the years. He’ll share his taste with you by DJing at your party for 2 hours in New York City or Ireland.

Skype performance

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If you can’t get to one of Pierce’s live shows, why not organise a unique half-hour Skype performance? Get your friends to crowd round your computer and have him play your favourite songs.

Songwriting masterclass

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Pierce loves to work with up and coming performers to help them master their craft. You can spend an afternoon with him in either New York City or in Ireland working on your songs and learning from his experience.

Pierce's parlour piano performance

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Pierce loves to perform in the homes of his fans and these legendary gigs have been the subject of a documentary. You can have him play a private gig for you and your friends. Extra costs for performances outside of New York or Ireland may apply.

Your own song

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You can have Pierce write a song about you, for you. He’ll consult with you before starts writing the song.

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