"Let me not to the marriage of true minds admit impediments" wrote Shakespeare. Never more aptly so than with Niyati and Gavin, whose musical marriage sprang from a meeting at Sydney's Jazz radio station and catalysed a creative partnership that spans music, art and film.
Niyati came from a background in film production, writing, musical theatre and jazz, whilst Gavin studied fine art, painting and sculpture, graphic design and music, performing and composing jazz, Latin and original music for many years. We began performing together at events and functions, immediately finding a resonance on levels of taste, depth and subject matter. The pairing proved popular with listeners too, and music quickly became our bread and butter, as well as a vehicle for experiencing joy and creative fulfillment.
Love, marriage, children [Phoenix (6) and Saffron (3)] and challenging life experiences together have allowed us to further develop this avenue for mutual self expression. Together we have an awesome mix of creative power that shows in the songwriting process and development of musical ideas which has culmintated in our original project, Contessa.
This is our first recorded album together, the result of 10 years of close partnership, channelling all the big life stages whilst dealing with the daily challenges this brings. As a result, the project has met a few roadblocks, and so a big push is needed to get this creative baby out into the world!
The music is influenced by our love of Jazz, classical, pop and contemporary music. We created the melodies together and Niyati wrote the lyrics. The result is sensitive, deep and melodious, and we are very proud our work. We have all the songs written and 90% our own parts laid down, we just need your help to follow it through to conclusion and then share this beautiful music with you.
The Kickstarter push will allow funds to pay the rest of the musicians to do session work on the Album. We also need to cover studio time, mixing and mastering to polish it off, and an initial marketing push to let everyone know about it!
Contessa is a beautiful record for appreciators of musical expression, and with your help we'll raise the funds needed to finish it and give it to the world. Happiness shared is doubled, let's all make beautiful music together and help it come to life!
Risks and challenges
Between studio time, mixing, mastering, and manufacturing, making a good sounding record is expensive! Of course, we believe it is worth it, but have already committed as much personal funds to the project as possible. The project is in motion, and we really need help finishing it. Funds collected here will allow us to complete the recording, manufacture the CD and release the album for you to enjoy!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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