Happy New Year and Thank you for visiting my Kickstarter project and that it launches TODAY on New Years Day! I am so excited about this campaign! Let me tell you about “Far & Near”.
As a songwriter worship leader I have had some amazing times in worship, where songs have been created while encountering God. Over the years, the songs have been used as vessels to bring refreshing in people's lives. Whether it be miracles in people’s bodies, liberty in people’s hearts & joy being released in their lives.
There is a unique sound to these songs and theme of this album. The sound and songs have developed from vulnerable times of grief as well times of joy. Over the years I’ve been encouraged people of all walks including international speakers to record these songs well, saying things such as “these songs will set people free and give people wings to fly” etc. I have had many people approach me after experiencing the music and unique sound asking for albums and resources.
Along with these interactions with people around Australia, I have received prophecies regarding sounds and songs that will enrich Nations. I was specifically leading at Caboolture, North Brisbane at an event of 2,500 in attendance, and when I finished playing, a woman approached the stage and asked me, "Are you Elliot Bonser? When you were in your mother's womb, I laid my hands on your mother's belly and prophesied over you; that you would be a worshipping warrior (partially meaning that my songs would bring freedom and life)!" I was astounded. This meant so much to me.
So this year (2017), I have begun planning the creation of Far & Near that will be accessible for people to experience the fulfillment of these dreams and prophecies anywhere through music devices and iTunes.
In order for this dream to go beyond the backyard to connect with people globally, I need your support.
So this is how it's going to happen: Over the course of 4 months (including November just gone) we will have been in preproduction, creating sounds, forming compositions based on already existing plans and sample tracks. Until now this has cost virtually nothing. Come January 30th we will begin recording tracks with a producer and engineer on the Gold Coast, QLD.
This album will take the listener on a journey that is about connection to God in seasons of transition change or grief. The songs are themed towards lifting listeners to a place of recovering unshakable hope through relationship to God’s Love, that anyone can experience in their home, car, or where ever they may be.
The songs on the album would include songs like:
* Far and Near
* You Are My Song
(10 tracks on album)
To ensure we have sufficient time for production, mixing, mastering and the print my goal is to release the album on the 31st of March. This will only happen if we raise a specific amount that has been budgeted from the list of expenses in recording an album well.
So what will it cost? I need to raise $12,113 in 30 days to see this happen. Yes it actually costs that much to make an album! But I can't do this without you. Your contribution will get this dream off the ground into full flight.
I want you to know that it’s a priority to me that you know exactly what it is being spent on.
In order to do this well this is what we need:
* Equipment for programming and recording ($363.90)
* Session musician hire ($1260)
* Producer [engineering & mixing 10 tracks] ($6000)
* Graphic design ($249)
* Mastering ($1000) [$100 per track]
* Video production ($1000)
* Printing ($830)
* Promoting the album ($1,411).
The only way we can complete this project is with your contribution. I want to ensure your contribution is honoured, so I am going to go all out to make sure you receive something back for your support!
If I don't reach my target of $12,113 by 11pm, Tuesday January 30th, you will receive all your Money back!
I cannot do this without you. I literally won't do it without you.
Therefore to show my gratitude for helping make this a reality, I am going to reward you for your generosity. The more you contribute, the higher your reward! See the rewards section for more details.
I believe with all my heart that stewarding these songs plays a significant role in inspiring and impacting people’s lives!
I invite you on this journey with me. So grab your computer or pull out your smart phone now, and go to this address to see how you can make your contribution.
Thank you! I am confident that you will be blessed by being apart of this project.
Elliot Bonser (Singer, songwriter, worship leader)
BACKERS: I will send a PDF document upon request for the rewards breakdown of costs and profit to ensure you are informed on the prices around rewards and if I am to raise more than $12,113 how that will be used. Thank you everyone!
Risks and challenges
The risks within this project are around coordinating the people and time frames required to produce this album to the quality standard I want to bring to you.
What I have planned ahead of time to deal with these challenges is to allocate 6 recording days in total with a buffer time frame of 10 days (Feb 15th) to ensure there are available replacement days in the case of any session musicians being unable to attend allocated scheduled sessions for any possible reason.
In total for studio recording, this allows a 2-3 week period to select the days if the original 6 days have not fulfilled the required outcomes in the recording studio.
Following this I have allowed a further 10 day period for mixing, which the Producer will oversee and manage (Feb 25th).
Following that will be a 3-5 day period for mastering the album with a local contact of my Producer (March 2nd).
Then the 10-18 days for printing and online preparations (March 20th) allowing an 11 day buffer for album launch (March 31st).
- (29 days)