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We need further sound proofing to ensure the continuation of our music licence. We need improvements urgently.
We need further sound proofing to ensure the continuation of our music licence. We need improvements urgently.
200 backers pledged £5,358 to help bring this project to life.

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It's very simple. Following noise complaints from our neighbours and a subsequent acoustic report we need to improve our sound proofing urgently. 

The problem is we don't have any cash. The bar is bank-rolled by my parents and we literally have nothing left. We are creating something special but that takes money and there is nothing left in the pot. Even rent is a struggle at the moment. Any delays in sound proofing will almost certainly end in a licence review and the removal of our live music licence. Even with the great support from the town we wouldn't survive longer than the summer.

We also have a new landlord wanting to move toilets downstairs and out the back. While he is willing to foot the bill for the layout change we will need to pay for further sound proofing, a new stage and sound equipment and with his permission a few other layout changes meaning additional seating and increase in capacity up to 150.

Obviously, I don't need to tell you that this will mean bigger bands coming to Worthing. The plan is also to change our licence to close at 2am and have an alternative DJ after gigs until 2am.

The future of 42 is in the balance but a positive result would be awesome and ensure the alternative scene in this town is here for many years to come.

I'm dead against asking you to donate. Your custom in the bar should be enough but the noise issues and urgent requirements for sound proofing has forced me to ask for help. I'm currently talking to the council, PRS and The Arts Council about funding. Ben Napier-Raikes fired off some begging emails to massive bands asking for donations explaining the back story of Forty Two and has already received positive feedback from Bullet For My Valentine and Enter Shikari. 

People are starting to rally round now they know the problem. We need to save the bar and while we're saving it, let's make it more awesome so we survive well in to the future.

Mark Forty Two Knowles

Risks and challenges

This will be the first Kickstarter project. This is to cover the cost of the sound proofing. Any thing left over will go towards equipment or the layout changes. This depends completely on what funding we get from other sources. If we need further funds we will raise it as we go. There are other ideas in the pipeline where we don't have to ask our customers.

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    Pledge £1 or more About $1.31

    £1 gets you entry in to a raffle of UK Techfest.

    Tech-Fest was created in order to give a platform to the biggest and best upcoming bands in the UK and give them a chance to play alongside some of the most talented acts from around the rest of the world.

    They've kindly donated a ticket to our cause and we'll raffle that off in the next few weeks.

    Rich and Steve from Mammothfest have made this happen and are going anyway so if you fancy hanging out with them I'm sure they'd buy you a beer.

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    Entry into the draw for One Gold Access Weekend Pass for Mammothfest in Brighton in October 2015. One of only 50 giving you full access to backstage areas for the whole weekend.

    Onslaught, Psycroptic & Feed The Rhino to name but three.

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    Entry into BOTH festival ticket draws. Please be aware that there will be ONE Tech Fest winner, and ONE Mammothfest winner drawn at the end of the kickstarter. Pledgers cannot win both tickets.

    Please see earlier rewards for individual festival info.

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    Pledge £7 or more About $9

    You'll receive a CD from a fine local singer/songwriter Alex Thomas who has kindly donated to our cause.

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    Pledge £10 or more About $13

    You will receive a T-Shirt from a fake local band called "Non-Existent".

    £10+ is for collection from the bar.

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    You will receive a T-Shirt from a fake local band called "Non-Existent".

    £10+ is for collection from the bar. £12 includes delivery. £15 outside UK

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    Pledge £20 or more About $26

    Firstly, you'll get a T-Shirt

    Secondly, you'll get entry to the two draws.

    Thirdly, you'll be given a location on the wall (after the one opposite the bar has been knocked down) to put up a statement, photo or just sign to prove you helped us in our hour of need.

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    Pledge £25 or more About $33

    Signed vinyl from Verses, a Brighton-based rock

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    Pledge £50 or more About $66

    At some point we'll be doing a total refurbishment. This is including up to 35 seats.

    This reward is to get your name on one of the seats so people can see how generous and awesome you are.

    You don't own the seat like Duke used to own the sofa by the quiz machine so you can't demand people let you sit down but you'll be branded on a comfy piece of Forty Two for ever.

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    Pledge £50 or more About $66

    ROYAL BLOOD LIMITED EDITION VINYL ALBUM.

    Thanks to the chaps for the donation. We'll spend the money wisely.

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    Pledge £100 or more About US$ 131

    Have your own birthday party at Forty Two. Because we love our customers the bar will be open to the public too but if you're buying this you know them all anyway!

    Some of you will remember Phoebe's last March. It was epic!

    You'll get a fantastic poster done by Doug and can choose the genre of the bands you want. We'll get the bands for you unless you have someone specific in mind and we'll get them.

    The whole night dedicated to you to make you feel special on your special day.

    For logistical reasons the birthday needs to be after April this year. Contact me if you're interested in this reward and I'll check the diary to see if it's free before you pay.

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    Pledge £500 or more About $657

    Stage naming rights. Are you a company or just an individual?

    The stage will be named after you for as long as Forty Two exists (which will be quite a long time hopefully!)

    Free advertising or just evidence of your commitment to us.

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