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Here’s the plan me hearties! I’m going to write and record a double CD album of at least 18 demo songs which will only ever be available to you, the people that Pledge.
This will be an opportunity to own the songs in the raw initial stage . It will be recorded in 2 or 3 different studios in the UK and will feature guest appearances from members of The Men They Couldn’t Hang plus other musical pals that have agreed to be roped in. The finished double CD will be professionally mastered pressed and packaged …but only pressed in the exact quantity to provide to the pledgers – no other copies will exist. Each CD will be numbered and signed.
Pledgers can then vote on 10 songs from the Demo’s album that I will take to the next stage for the seperate ‘commercially available’ CD which will be recorded with named producers. This means that the songs evolve further, lyrics and arrangements may change but only you will own these rare recordings of the original versions. The commercial album will not be part of the Pledge campaign but will be widely available.
Whilst recording the demo’s I’d like to share progress with you online so you can hear each song as soon as it’s ready. There will also be a regular video diary to show the entire songwriting process …from rough chords and lyrics being worked on at home to the actual studio recordings.
We had a great time with The Men They Couldn’t Hang pledge campaign and I’m very much looking forward to sharing that experience with you again on this solo record.
An exclusive Pledge Only download demo album of at least 18 new songs.
Professionally printed and bound songbook with lyrics and guitar tabs for all tracks from the Demo Album. Includes recording notes, background to each song, photos, doodles and scribbles too. Individual signed and dedicated.
This highbrow Tea Towel is guaranteed to dry your dishes to the highest standard. Alternatively it looks great framed and hung on the wall. Will feature the same design as the T-Shirt …what more could you possibly want – a Pledge apron?
Album of at least 18 new songs on a double CD set. PLUS download and access to the exclusive updates. These will be songs I’ll be writing for an upcoming solo release. You can vote on 10 songs you recommend I take to the next stage and record in a final version for the ‘commercially available’ album.
Along with the double CD you will also receive a signed ‘Certificate of Authenticity’ by way of thanks and to show that you own a genuine limited edition album.
Your place. Acoustic House Concert. Me and a guest artist will play unamplified in your living room. UK mainland only. Additional costs for travel and accommodation to be mutually agreed if outside London area.
New design just for pledgers. Something fetching for all you fine people to wear with pride
This bundle includes the handsome enamel badge that has been especially struck to go with this Pledge Campaign and to identify you as one of the fine people that made this all happen. Also included is an exclusive blister pack set of 5 plectrums printed with the guitar and broken plectrum image.
A unique and original stocking filler!
You’ll be part of this album of new demo’s…literally! With your name appearing in a special “thank you” section of the album’s liner notes.
please order your album separately
New Demo Album of at least 18 new songs on a double CD set. These will be songs I’ll be writing for an upcoming solo release. You can vote on 10 songs you recommend I take to the next stage and record in a final version for the ‘commercially available’ album.
PLUS download and access to the exclusive updates.
PLUS the new design T-shirt
PLUS a signed ‘Certificate of Authenticity’ by way of thanks and to show that you own a genuine limited edition album.
PLUS a specially struck enamel badge included in this bundle.
Throughout the writing and recording of the songs I’ll keep a studio guest book – you know, like the ones you get in hotels but with one unique difference…. I’ll ask every musician that plays on the album to sign it and leave a message. Every Pledger that visits the studio will be expected to jot something down. The producers too. In fact everyone that is in anyway involved will be included. As far as I know no one has ever done this before …I’m tempted to keep this myself but, hey, as they say …you want it, you got it. PLEASE NOTE; The guest book will run through the entire recording of the Pledge Double Album so it could be October before it’s complete.
Come to the studio, hear playback of rough mixes so far, take photo’s, drink beer (if you want to!) Watch a mass chorus of backing vocals being recorded (join in if you want to AND get a credit on the album). Video of your session will be included in update.
Hard backed notebook that I’ll be using from start to finish on the album. Will contain all handwritten lyric notes as well as scrapped ideas, doodles and roughs for CD artwork and T-shirt design etc. Could be a load of tosh or could be quite interesting. A definite one-off though. I might copy a couple of pages for the printed songbook but the rest is yours to do with as you please.
Join me in the studio and get to play on the next album! One song to be decided depending on your instrument – you can even bang the gong! Bring a friend and a camera! Your choice of Pledge Demo album or Commercially available CD (to be released much later) or both. You’ll also get your name in the credits of course.
You are a Consulting Producer! Prominent credit on the Pledge Exclusive Demo album AND THE COMMERCIALLY AVAILABLE album artwork. I will share some of the rough recordings with you and you may be consulted on lyrics ideas and titles…. AND you get a customised T-shirt with Consulting Producer on the back so I can easily identify you and buy you a drink! Last but not least, you will be invited to the final album playback in the studio.
Truly the highest honour of them all…executive producer credit. You’ll appear in the CD booklet notes and have a prominent credit on the Pledge Exclusive Demo album AND THE COMMERCIALLY AVAILABLE album artwork. You and a guest can visit the studio to hear work in progress at 2 different sessions (2 different studios). You will receive regular CDs with rough mixes. You will be invited to enjoy a slap up Curry & Drinks with myself and the producer and will be sent a signed framed photo of you, me and the producer – which will also be sent out in a press release (with your approval) and included in a video update. AND you get a customised T-shirt with Executive Producer on the back so I can easily identify you and buy you a drink! Last but not least, you will be invited to the final album playback in the studio.