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.
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.
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.
… 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 ☺
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!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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