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A cast album of a brand new British Pop-Rock Musical by Tim Prottey-Jones (star of smash hit 'Kinky Boots' and ITV's 'Superstar')
89 backers pledged £5,930 to help bring this project to life.

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STRETCH GOALS

Thank you so much to everyone who has helped us reach our target. We still have some things we'd absolutely love to add to the project, so if you get involved now, your money will be put to good use (and there'll be some added rewards for all backers).

STRETCH GOAL 1 - REACHED!
With an extra £600 (total: £5350) - 
We'd be able to hire head mics, as opposed to handhelds for the album launch, so that the cast would be able to move around and give a better idea of the show. 

STRETCH GOAL 2 - REACHED! 
With an extra £1000 (total: £5750) - 
We'd also be able to invest in some lighting, staging and sound design for the album launch, to make it an even more epic event. Plus - we'll post all backers past and future a signed cast photo.

STRETCH GOAL 3
With an extra £2,000 (total: £6750) - 
We'd be able to do all of the above as well as pay for some much needed PR to push the album out there - this will really increase the chances of the show being picked up. Plus - we'll post all backers past and future a signed cast photo and Muted pin-badge.

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Project Story

With your help we will present the original cast recordings of the songs from 'Muted' - a brand new British Pop-Rock musical written by Tim Prottey-Jones, Sarah Henley and Tori Allen-Martin.

Muted is an edgy, fast paced, sexy and raw new show, about grief, guilt, self-discovery, forgiveness, and that thing we just can’t do without; love.

Why a Cast Album and Not a Full Production?

Good Question! 

Well, firstly, a full production of a musical couldn't be achieved for this little money - we'd be talking ten times as much at least! 

Secondly, we're hoping to generate interest and buzz from producers and directors who'd like to take the show to the next level - and to do that they want to hear proper recordings of the music and see what kind of a following we've got. That's where the album comes in! We see it as an achievable and crucial stepping stone to bigger things, whilst being something amazing in itself. 

Cast

The Muted album brings you an all star cast!

Featured artists include Tori Allen-Martin who appears on Idris Elba's 'mi Mandela' album (alongside Maverick Sabre) and leading lady Ashleigh Gray who recently wrapped up the UK tour of Wicked in which she played 'Elphaba'.

Additionally we've signed up Steven Webb, fresh from the National Theatre and Andy Coxon fresh out of Beautiful in town. 

Finally we have the wonderful Greg Oliver who is smashing the UK music scene at the moment and our heart-throb, Liam Doyle, who is fresh off the world tour of Ghost.

Tori with Idris Elba, Maverick Sabre, Mr Hudson and band after a live recorded performance
Tori with Idris Elba, Maverick Sabre, Mr Hudson and band after a live recorded performance

Creatives

This project has a crack team of creatives with Tim Prottey-Jones on the music, Tori Allen-Martin on the lyrics and Sarah Henley on the book.

Between them they have been nominated for multiple awards, written on incredible albums, nearly been Jesus on an ITV show and drunk a considerable amount of Jagerbombs! 

The Story So Far

An earlier draft of Muted, entitled 'After the Turn', previewed at The Courtyard Theatre in 2010 where it was dubbed as "the British Rent" by Mark Shenton for The Stage, and "a beautiful unique production" by Backstage Pass. 

After the Turn received a Broadway World nomination for Best Fringe or Regional Musical and a What's On Stage Award nomination for Best New Musical.

It has since been re-written, re-titled and developed with a West End cast ready to share with you on the album and live at the concert launch on the 4th February.

Can I Hear Some Of The Music?

Of course. Visit this soundcloud page (link below) where you can hear previous versions of 'Blame It On Me', 'Everything I Want It To Be' and 'I'll Be With You Always' which are all songs from 'Muted'. As well as examples of other songs Tim and Tori have written together for other projects, such as 'I For One', 'Sunshine' and 'Keep Your Distance', which will give you a good indication of what's to come.

https://soundcloud.com/user-153359848

Where Your Money Will Be Spent

In terms of the album for Muted, your funds will go to musicians, studio space, mixing and mastering and distribution costs. A small portion will go into the Album Launch Event on the 4th February so that we can have a live band etc, and an even smaller portion to Kickstarter Fees and delivery of our rewards. 

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 Stretch Goals

We are pulling in as many favours for this album as possible and doing it on the lowest possible budget to maximise the impact of your funds.

However, we've got plenty of ambition and if we get any more than our target on Kickstarter we know what we'd do with it!

With an extra £600 we'd be able to hire head mics, as opposed to hand helds for the album launch, so that the cast would be able to move around and give a better idea of the show.

With an extra £1000, we'd also be able to invest in some lighting, staging and sound design for the album launch, to make it an even more epic event.

With an extra £2,000, we'd be able to do all of the above as well as pay for some much needed PR to push the album out there - this will really increase the chances of the show being picked up.

Risks and challenges

We've got everything lined up and ready to go, and have plenty of experience as a team producing high quality music, releasing it to market and holding events. So...our main risk is not raising the funds and having egg on our faces at the launch!

After the album launch, the risk is artistic - people might hate it, hate us, and our reputations could go down the pan and we might never work again. However, having tested a lot of the material in an earlier version, we're confident that this shouldn't happen...hopefully!

Fingers crossed people will love the album and the concert and invest in taking Muted all the way to Broadway!

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    Pledge £1 or more About US$ 1.27

    *SNOG, WALLPAPER - TWITTER THANKS*

    - Consider yourself virtually snogged.
    - Receive our Muted desktop background

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    *DIGITAL DOWNLOAD*

    -Digital download of ‘Unspoken’, featuring all of the cast.
    - We’ll also follow and tweet you a thank from our Muted Twitter account.

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    Pledge £15 or more About US$ 19

    *DIGITAL ALBUM*

    - Get a digital download of the whole MUTED album
    - Exclusive access to behind the scenes updates
    - Plus EVERYTHING listed above!

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    *HAVE YOUR NAME SUNG* (special thanks)

    - Have your name (or loved ones) sung in our specially recorded thank you song
    - And featured on the 'With Thanks To' page of our website
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    *THE SIGNED ALBUM*

    - A hard copy version of the CD in clamshell case with inlay signed by the cast.
    - Plus EVERYTHING listed above!

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    Pledge £30 or more About US$ 38

    *THE SIGNED PACK*

    - A hard copy version of the CD in clamshell case with inlay signed by the cast.
    - Also receive a Postcard - with a handwritten message on the back thanking you personally for your support, signed by all the cast.
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    *THE LAUNCH PACK*

    - A ticket for the album launch concert - in a central London venue on the eve of February 4th 2016.
    - Plus EVERYTHING listed above!

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    *MICHAEL'S MESSAGE*
    - A video message of love to you or a person of your choice from our heart-throb character Michael.
    - Plus EVERYTHING listed above!

    - EXTREMELY LIMITED. ONLY ONE BACKER.

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    *AMANDA'S OUTRAGE*
    - A shouty video message to you or a person of your choice from our force to be reckoned with, Amanda.
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    *LOVER'S TIFF*
    - A video made especially for you, in which the characters of JAKE and LAUREN will have a fight over a person of your choice - choose wisely, this is about to get vicious!
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    - EXTREMELY LIMITED. ONLY ONE BACKER.

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    *THE MATERIALS PACK (SIGNED SCRIPTS OR SHEET MUSIC)*

    • - A personalised signed copy of either: a) the bound script for a sneak peak of the theatre production OR b) some of the album’s sheet music. You choose! Or add on £25 for both if you can’t decide.
    - Plus EVERYTHING listed above!

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    *MEET THE CAST*

    - 2 tickets to the show (4th feb) including an exclusive meet and greet with the cast and crew in a central London pub on the eve of February 3rd 2016.
    - Plus EVERYTHING listed above!

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    • *THE MUSIC BUNDLE*

    - Receive ALL of the above as well as receive digital copies of Tim's THREE previous albums and Tori's EP.

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    *SHOUT OUT ON STAGE*

    - As well as the album launch tickets (see above), get a shout out of your choosing from the Lost Boys band during the show (pretty decent way of impressing someone that mate!).

    - We’ll also upgrade your reserved seats to the front 3 rows!

    - Plus EVERYTHING listed above!

    - ONLY ONE PERSON GETS THIS REWARD. CLICK QUICK!

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    Pledge £150 or more About US$ 191

    *HAVE A SONG WRITTEN ABOUT YOU*

    - A 1.5 min video of a song written and recorded especially for you by Tim and Tori (you can choose what the song is about or whether it's to you or a loved one).

    - Only 10 lucky sods can get this option so click that button NOW. (Sorry, didn't mean to be bossy!)

    - Plus EVERYTHING listed above! (not including limited rewards)

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    *BE A PRODUCER*

    - You’ll be named as ‘Producer’ on our website and on the album.

    - Receive an invite to the final run through the evening before the show (Feb 3rd).

    - If you can make it to the album launch (see above) - we’ll upgrade your seats to the front row.

    - Plus EVERYTHING listed above! (not including limited rewards)

    - LIMITED AWARD. ONLY 5 BACKERS.

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    Pledge £1,000 or more About US$ 1,272

    *THE CD ALBUM IS DEDICATED TO YOU*

    - On the CD’s label, we’ll have ‘Dedicated to….’ text and right there, for all to see - we’ll put your name (or a loved one’s). Be quick - there’s only space for two backer’s names.

    - We’ll also show the album is dedicated to you on our website.

    - You'll also be named as a producer.

    - Plus EVERYTHING listed above! (including limited rewards)

    - LIMITED TO ONLY TWO BACKERS.

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    *A GIG IN YOUR HOME*

    - Tim and Tori will perform a half hour gig for you live in your living room (or wherever you’ll host us) anywhere within 50 miles of London. Do message us for other locations, we’ll try make anything work.

    - Plus EVERYTHING listed above! (including producer credit and limited rewards)

    - EXTREMELY LIMITED. ONLY ONE BACKER.

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