I am raising funds so that my new album Butterfly Song can burst into life as Eco-CDs and with your help, this can become a reality! Read more
This project was successfully funded on March 25, 2012.
About this project
I have just finished recording my new album 'Butterfly Song' which has taken me 2 years to make, through rain, snow, sunshine and dullness, and the consumption of many spicy chai teas and cakes.
Through the kindness and generosity of friends and guest musicians, I have been able to get this album recorded, mostly in my home recording studio, as well as mixed and mastered by my friend Laz Harris but now I need the funds to actually make the CDs. I am still a humble independent musician, so I act as my own manager, producer, engineer, distributor, housekeeper and therapist on a budget of $0 and I would really cherish your support. In return I would love to share my heartfelt music with you, my humour about life itself and get to know more about you and have you be part of this new journey!
Whilst I realize we live in a digital age, I still think there is something really valuable about a tangible CD that you can hold in your hand, knowing that the energy from the artist has been burned into forever. I would personally like to indelibly stamp this CD with my positive healing intent for you and the earth. To me it’s an invaluable tool, like a talking stick handed from person to person. Plus what better way than to reduce the carbon footprint by making it an Eco Wallet made with natural products and biodegradable and recyclable packaging?
$1500 for a standard CD production run using Eco Wallets! If there are any excess funds I would love to pay some of the musicians who lovingly donated their time and talents for free.
This also includes fees of approx $150 for this project, plus postage
Butterfly Song is a story of metamorphosis, transformation, passion and compassion. It aims to soothe your soul, help comfort heartbreak, put a smile on your face and make you think about your world. It is practical and whimsical, happy and sad, as well as many other shades in-between.
I am the Queen of cross-genre! and this album is no exception. It is a hybrid of electronic, pop and folk music. It takes you on a kaleidoscopic journey melding the ambient and acoustic with my voice as your guide.
If you would like to check out the songs from Butterfly Song, please visit
Guest musicians: Joining me on this album are musicians from Seattle, Portland and Roslyn featuring: Maria Sherer Wilson (cellist on Rain), Ethan Matthews (acoustic & electric guitars Magic Queen remix), Jim Graham (upright bass on Magic Queen remix), Marcell Marias (doumbek Magic Queen Remix), Roger Beardsley (acoustic bass Shine Again and Back to Peace), Hugh Fraser (banjos on Shine Again).
Photo of Henta taken by Justin Suyama
Make-up by Jennifer Jenson
Butterfly Song design/artwork Henta and Brendan Beardsley
Thank you for supporting me on Kickstarter which could firstly transform this idea into the reality of CDs, as well as help me progress into being a full-time musician and musical/healing messenger. I really hope you enjoy my new album and feel the love from which it was made. This is my way of helping to bring about positive change in the world because it really comes from my heart.
If you have any questions please email me at email@example.com, I'd love to hear from you.
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Pledge $1 or more
Thank you so much! it's wonderful to have you as part of this team - Henta will email you an mp3 of Magic Queen from her new album Butterfly SongEstimated delivery:
Pledge $10 or more
You will receive a signed Butterfly Song postcard, mp3s of Magic Queen and Rain from new album Butterfly song, mp3 of the infamous "Puppy Poo Poo" (Henta's "environmental"' clean up song) from her Daisy Dancing album, plus an mp3 of Vision of Truth from Laserium for the Soul and an mp3 of In your Eyes from La Mint CollectionEstimated delivery:
Pledge $25 or more
You will receive a signed copy of Henta's last album 'Laserium for the Soul' which was Grammy-nominated (or you can choose a different one apart from Red into the Blue) as well a signed hard copy of the new album 'Butterfly Song'. Henta will also tweet about you and send you a signed Butterfly Song thank you postcard! If you live outside of the US, please could you add on a little extra for mailing, thanks!Estimated delivery:
Pledge $50 or more
You will receive the above recordings, plus a signed copy of Henta's 'Daisy Dancing' album, a signed photo of Henta, a signed Butterfly Song thank you postcard, a tweet and Henta will sing and record you a customised musical thank you mp3. If you live outside of the US, please could you add on a little extra for mailing, thanks!Estimated delivery:
Pledge $100 or more
3 backers Limited (9 left of 12)
You will receive all the above, plus a signed copy of Henta's first album La Mint Collection. As well as the recorded personalised musical thank you mp3, Henta will also sing her song 'Rain' to you over a skype/video call, as well as having a video chat.Estimated delivery:
Pledge $250 or more
2 backers Limited (3 left of 5)
You will receive all the recordings, a signed Butterfly Song thank you postcard, a signed photo of Henta, the customised mp3 musical thank you, the personal tweet and Henta facebook fan page mention, plus a private acoustic performance from Henta which could also be for a party or social gathering (location restrictions apply). You will receive all the recordings/tweets in April but a little more time will be needed to schedule the gigs with you.Estimated delivery:
Pledge $500 or more
1 backer Limited (2 left of 3)
You will receive all the recordings, including Henta's EP 'Red into the Blue' which is a limited edition. You will also receive a signed photo of Henta, a signed Butterfly Song thank you postcard, the customised musical thank you mp3, the personal tweet, the facebook fan page mention and have a mention in one of Henta's blogs on her main website. Plus Henta will write you an original song based on your idea/story, record for you in her home studio, burn to CD and perform for you live either in person or on video, dedicated just to you (location restrictions apply) You will receive all the CDs/mentions in April but the song will take longer to make for you!Estimated delivery:
- (21 days)