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Tom here to fill you in on the exciting plans I have afoot… I’m going on an adventure!
Two years ago, just as the band were starting to record Easy Fantastic, I bought a new guitar. At the time I had never bought such an expensive instrument before and it scared the spit out of me. It was a beautiful battered and bruised Martin acoustic from 1971, and as soon as I got it home songs started falling out of it. I recorded at home for the next two years while The Boat then released our third record and toured and promoted it.
As the Boat take a break I thought it’d be a good idea to let you hear some of these songs and I’m heading into the studio as we speak with a choice group of friends to try and do these songs justice. I’ll be working with Ian Grimble again in his Crouch End studio, who we worked with on the last Boat album who is an absolute star and has worked with a myriad of stars from The Manics and The Fall to KT Tunstall and The Beautiful South.
I’ve loved doing the last two PledgeMusic campaigns with you lot and I really think it’s brought a whole new dimension to usually boring process of releasing an album… Whacking up an itunes/amazon link and hoping for the best. I’m self releasing this mini album myself which is both incredibly liberating and absolutely terrifying and so I need your help!
I’ve teamed up with PledgeMusic again to make this mini album happen. There are a shed load of new items, exclusive experiences and signed goodies, all direct from me.
Firstly, you can pre-order or ʻplegdeʼ for the new mini album on either digital, or CD formats, which will later be sent to you as soon as the record’s ready. But thereʼs also much more on offer…I’m offering signed CDs, hand screen-printed posters, personalised mixtapes (actually on CD), a bonus disc of demos that won’t be on the mini album, exclusive house concerts and even the chance for you and I to write AND RECORD a song together!
No matter what you chose from the list, I’ll throw in a high quality digital download of my album a week ahead of the general release date.
Once I’ve hit my minimum pre-order demand, displayed by the percentage scale shown above, I can go ahead and start putting the wheels in motion, updating you throughout the duration of the pledge with FREE and EXCLUSIVE videos from the studio, photos, blogs and perhaps even a preview of a new song or two….
A percentage of proceeds will be donated to the Kent Air Ambulance, who, as we all know, do incredible work and is a charity that my family and I have had direct and very positive contact with, so each pledge will also be contributing to great cause….
I hope that you’ll love the mini album and all the other packages I’ve put up here.
More news soon folks but in the mean time, pre-order the mini album, chose a pledge, and get the free track and get excited!
Lots of love and thank you for coming on this new adventure with me
7 Track Mini Album Digital Download in FLAC or MP3 format.
7 Track Mini Album CD. Postage and packaging included.
7 track Mini Album CD SIGNED by Tom. Postage and packaging included.
A handmade CD of 10 demos, none of which have been heard before, or will be on the mini album. Postage and packaging included.
Mixtape CD from Tom Williams in which he’ll turn you on to his favourite music. Postage and packaging included.
Mini Album Tshirt. Design TBC. Sizes S-XL. Postage and packaging included.
Launch Party Ticket. Each ticket includes a Mini Album CD, Music’s Not Dead Signed Screen Print and gig entry. Date and location TBC but likely to be on SE coast of England. You’ll be able to collect all your physical items at the venue on the night.
Mini Album CD SIGNED by Tom plus a unique Polaroid photograph taken in the studio during the mini album recording sessions. Postage and packaging included.
Handwritten lyric sheet from Tom. Choose your favourite of Tom’s lyrics – or ask to be surprised – and he’ll lovingly hand-write them for you. Postage and packaging included.
Mini Album Deluxe Bundle featuring SIGNED mini album CD, Tshirt and Screen Print signed by the artist and Tom Williams. Postage and packaging (with print rolled in a print tube) included.
Join Tom in his favourite top secret guitar shop, specialising in the finest vintage acoustic guitars in the UK. Spend the day playing some once in a life time Gibson and Martin vintage acoustics, drinking coffee, singing songs and hopefully making a purchase (or two!).
Travel not included.