Stroke Association Creative Arts Award Winner 2014
Thank you for visiting my Kickstarter page. My aim is to fund the production of my debut music album. The tracks are ready - recorded, mixed and mastered with the very generous help of Russ Hepworth-Sawyer of Motto Sound and students of York St.John University. The album cover produced by the exceptional Nigel Maitland photography. All that needs doing is to get hard copies made and out there. Can you help?
Here's my story so far in the form of the press release for my recent Fringe performance.
Following a devastating stroke the once Arthur Kadmon of The Distractions, Ludus, Manicured Noise and The Fall has emerged as Pieter Egriega, a man who has pledged to make something brilliant come from a totally shitty situation. Pieter was an exceptional guitarist. Two years ago, he was left paralysed down the right-hand side of his body and inspirationally has fought back to regain his former musical skills. Whilst still in hospital, using his left hand, Pieter wrote, “Snapshots of a Stroke Recovery”, a series of short stories, giving a powerful insight into what life is like for a stroke survivor and when he’d done that he set about re-mastering the guitar and now regularly performs his stories and his tender and often outrageously funny, tango-inspired music at events around the UK.
** "Genius - one of the great people in Manchester who never got anywhere" (Mark E. Smith. The Fall)
** “Hugely talented but unsuitably bohemian - one of Manchester’s greatest under-achievers” (Mick Middles)
Risks and challenges
The easy part is done (writing,playing and recording the music and regaining the use of limbs!?!) - The hard part will be getting the music to widest of audiences.
Following a successful hour long show in the Manchester Fringe, the plan is to take the show to Camden and Edinburgh next year.
Enough music in the back catalogue to produce a second and third album.
- (24 days)