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All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Fri, November 16 2018 11:00 PM UTC +00:00.

£10,355
pledged of £10,000pledged of £10,000 goal
153
backers
31hours to go

All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Fri, November 16 2018 11:00 PM UTC +00:00.

About

Our Journey 

Hello friends,

Thanks so much for visiting our Kickstarter page...

For those of you who don’t know much of our journey… we’re Michael and Steph Dickinson, musicians and songwriters based in Thanet, Kent, UK, along with our daughter, Sophie.

Michael, Steph and Sophie
Michael, Steph and Sophie

Music is in our bones and we have been privileged to work alongside many great people from beautiful and interesting places that share our passion. From the shantytowns of Tijuana, Mexico to Canterbury Cathedral, from many streets to many stages, it’s all a beautiful tapestry that makes us who we are today.  

Here's one of our songs, recored a couple of years ago...

We've been writing songs and leading worship together for a number of years and now, with your help, we're looking to bring together a collection of our songs, hit the studio, and record our first E.P.

The Plan

In January 2019 we will be heading to Brighton to work with the wonderful Jonny Bird, who has produced for the likes of Bright City, Worship Central and Martin Smith. We have gathered our good friends, who also happen to be incredible musicians, to take the creative leap of faith with us and breathe life into our lyrics and melodies. 

Jonny - Producer Extraordinaire
Jonny - Producer Extraordinaire
Joel - Drummer Boy
Joel - Drummer Boy
Andy - Bass and Sarcasm
Andy - Bass and Sarcasm
Sammy - Guitar and Tree Surgery
Sammy - Guitar and Tree Surgery

 … and that’s why we’re here, asking you, our friends, our family, and maybe even people we are yet to meet, to help us. Help us turn 10 years of dreaming, writing, crying, laughing, blood, sweat and tears, and calloused fingers into a reality. 

 The Nitty Gritty (aka money) 

We're looking to raise £10,000 to bring this project to life. You may think that sounds like a lot of money but let us explain a couple of things that should help to bring that into perspective. 

1. We value creativity and those who have spent years honing their skills. A practical way of showing how much we value creativity is by paying creative professionals at a fair rate. 

2. We have made an intentional decision to not scrimp to make this project happen but instead to aim for excellence and produce an album of the best possible quality. 

3. We’ve been waiting for a decade to make this album so we’re going in hard! 

The main costs will be: 

  • Producer, Mixing, Mastering & Musician Fees ( Total £7,000) 
  • Marketing / Design (Total £1,000) 
  • Distribution (Total £1,000)
  • Kickstarter Fees (Total £1,000) 

What others say

We’ve been privileged to work alongside some seriously lovely and talented people over the years and I asked my friend Tim if he would say a few words of endorsement for the project, thankfully he said yes… 

 “Steph has one of those stunning voices that draws you in. Over the years I’ve loved working with her and seeing her passion for people and for the church 

Tim Hughes, Worship Central 

Thanks Tim ☺ 

Join us 

So, there it is. The cat is out of the bag, our hearts are on our sleeves. 

We’d love you to partner with us by pre-ordering our E.P through this Kickstarter campaign and checking out the other fun things we’re offering. We’ve put together a range of exclusives to thank those who are able to support us and give you behind the scenes updates, as well as access to the E.P before it’s released into the world! We have always been blown away by the support of people over the years and we want to give you the chance to be part of the next step in our journey. 

All that is left to say is thank you. Thank you for believing in us, and thank you for journeying with us. 

Thank you, Thank you, Thank you.  

Risks and challenges

We're confident that there are no major risks involved in making this project happen.

By using professional people, who we trust, and sticking to deadlines, we will keep risks to a minimum. We both have experience managing big projects with large budgets and managing teams of people, so we're confident that our skills, along with Michael's attention to detail ;), will ensure that this project runs smoothly.

We have been wanting to make this record for a long time and we're hugely passionate about creating high-quality music. So, believe us when we say, we will overcome any obstacle that comes our way!

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    E.P - Digital Download

    Digital download of the E.P at least a week before it is officially released.

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    Acoustic Track (feat. Sophie)

    Limited edition video of one of our songs featuring our little girl, Sophie.

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    Personalised cotton Tote Bag

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    Creative Process Tour

    Join us for a creative process tour where we'll take you to our favourite local places of inspiration and tell you the stories behind the songs.

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    Limited Edition Artwork

    We'll create a unique piece of art using handwritten sheet music from one of our songs, frame it and post it out to you.

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    First Listen Party

    Come and join us for our first listen party before we release our baby (E.P) into the world

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    Skype Songwriting Session

    We will give you a Skype Songwriting Session where we will work with you on one of your songs

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    Cover Song

    We will record a cover song of your choosing in the style (and maybe costume) of your choosing, film it and send it to you.

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    Personalised Song

    We will write you a totally original song, record it and send it to you.

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    Concert

    We will travel to you (within approx. 100 miles of sunny Margate) and play a concert. It could be in your living room or at a venue - we don't mind :)

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    Name Steph's Indoor Bunny

    You get to name the indoor bunny that Michael has promised Steph one day and we promise to keep the name :)

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