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Help fund an album featuring a 13 piece big band!
This is our time to shine but we need your help!
Help fund an album featuring a 13 piece big band! This is our time to shine but we need your help!
362 backers pledged £11,701 to help bring this project to life.

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We hit the basic £6,000 target, this is amazing but as we still have a couple of days to go we're going to go for the £10,000 secondary target and I know we can do this.
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The last two years have been very serious for the Dutty Moonshine name with the establishment of the Dutty Moonshine Big Band, the conquering of some serious stages and it's time to make 2017 the year to remember, the year that we took over!

BUT!

We need the help of the Dutty fans far and wide. We're writing an album and we're going to release and manage it independently and so we need some help.

Writing and recording an album isn't cheap particularly when there's 13 of us! So while the size of us is a winning feature it's also at the same time sometimes a curse.

I've personally funded everything I possibly can but the looming bills of mixing, mastering, recording, artwork, press, promo, videos etc etc is too much for little old me to handle on my own!

We really want to have full control of what we can do with the songs regarding social media, permissions, publishing and video sites but without a label's money behind you it's not easy. 

This is that chance in life that everyone hopes for, by helping fund this you are directly helping create that opportunity to change the lives of others, care to be awesome?

What is the Album Going to Sound Like?

It's a mutli genre album using the essence of Swing, Blues and Jazz to tie it all together. 

We're using polyrythms, key changes, unusual time signatures and more of what anything using those influences should be using.

We've also got the kind of basslines you'd expect if the Moulin Rouge was set in Peckham? Or if J. Gatsby was from E3? Someone reviewed the show at Boomtown and called it "brass band meets Grime"...it's not quite that but you get the picture.

Featuring on the album is a 7 piece brass section (Temple Funk Collective), piano and synth (Martin Badder), drums (TFC and Binge), various vocals (Maria Laveau, Hypeman Sage, Dutty Moonshine, Jamie Dogspocket), cuts (Binge) and then of course all the studio production.

Enough Chit Chat, Let's Get Down to Brass Tax, How Much for the Ape?

£6,000 is our minimum target and that will cover the basics

£10,000 will really help achieve the dream.

£20,000 is ridiculous and won't happen but if by some messed up chance it does we'll be building a 3d mappable stage set that will come with us for shows AND I'll do a dead serious and filmed burlesque routine to a song chosen by the internet (if we could not reach the £20k target that would be great, I'd like to keep the shred of diginity I still have).
This tap dancing double staircase is what the the mappable prob will be based on - https://youtu.be/zBb9hTyLjfM?t=104

So people far and wide cough up some doe, grab yourself a reward from the side bar and be part of something that one day will be massive and you can say "I helped create that"...

Peace out!

Mike - the incredibly handsome chap

Risks and challenges

The Risks!
Being sick of all these phoney mobsters controlling the dance floor there is a risk that we'd actually just use these funds to take out the competition tommy gun styley.

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    Signed Physical Album and Shout Out

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    Dutty Big Band T-Shirt, Signed Album

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    Thanks on Lyric Sheet and DMBB Tshirt

    Get a personal message written on the lyric sheet.
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    2 x Swingamajig Tickets (see info)

    The lovely guys at Swingamajig HQ love themselves some Dutty Moonshine and are happy to give me a couple of tickets for this and if there is an artist on the line up you want to meet I will personally introduce you to them.
    You'll be given artist wristbands and some tokens so can use the crew bar as well.
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    Night out in Bristol, be in Music Video

    I'll take you and 19 others out on a speakeasy/nightclub crawl in Bristol, we'll get on the moonshine, bring a film crew and turn it into a music video.
    Any money earned through this that won't be spent on the album we'll go to the cost of the film crew and editing so you're buying your own drinkies ;)
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    2 x Shindig Festival Tickets (see info)

    I'll come meet you at the car park, carry bags across site, help set your tent up, you can drink my rider with me as well.
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    Personal 64 Bar Verse From a Big Band MC

    Pick one of the MC's, send us a track if you have one in mind along with ideas and they'll do a bad ass personalised 64 bar for you.
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    DJ Set Anywhere in the UK

    I'll come play any style and anywhere for you in the UK!
    Earlier this is booked in the better to avoid date clashes.
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    Big Band Show Anywhere in the UK

    We'll come play anything from your wedding to your nightclub to your bar mitzvah!
    Book asap to avoid date clashes.
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    2 x Glastonbury Tickets and Night Out

    Come for a mad night out Dutty Moonshine style in Glasto fest, all drinkies and tings paid for and we'll have a butler with us to carry bags (or us) and stand in queues for us if needs be.
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- (30 days)