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£355
pledged of £3,000pledged of £3,000 goal
9
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Sun, February 16 2014 9:25 PM UTC +00:00

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What is "Jimmy Blue" ?

Jimmy Blue is the story of a young man, his dreams, his band, his girl, his baby, his demons and his downfall. With a script that is honest and real and songs that lift the spirits with heart rending lyrics and simple melody to produce a play with music that fits, no shoehorn required. 

"A struck match faded like a nervous laugh, beyond the halo of a naked bulb"

It will appeal to fans of del Amitri who want to hear familiar songs used in a completely new context. Also to those who enjoy new, exciting, projects that try and break free from the pomp and ceremony of most music based theatre. 

"Eventually your world will shrink within four walls, of neglected debts and stolen stereos"

The chance to put together an independent, acoustic, high quality production depends on the support received here. 

"A drunk mother was the cue, for the legendary things that you do"

The performances are scheduled for Friday 5th and Saturday 6th September at a prestigious Liverpool theatre venue.

"Behind a carnival tent with mud on your face, behind the old glue factory too"

We are delighted to have received words of encouragement from Justin Currie of del Amitri. They are his songs and without them this project would not exist. He was kind enough to agree to sign some programmes for our rewards and share the following with us.......

Justin Currie
Justin Currie

"I'm incredibly curious about this project and as a result have pawned all my mother's jewellery to lend a hand with the crowd funding. It's just a shame she always shops at Claire's Accessories. Please help!" - Justin Currie

Why is "Jimmy Blue"?

Do you ever listen to a particular artist and their songs actually describe what's going on in your life? Well it happened to me back in the 90's as my marriage fell apart and the music of del Amitri seemed to find me and tell me my story with melody and lyrics that became a constant background to my day to day existence. Move on 10 years and an idea began to form in my head for a story using the songs of del Amitri to bring my words to life. 

"Jimmy Blue" was that idea and it came to fruition mirroring my dark mood and sense of despair. It was a personal project but one I was keen to share. Move on 5 more years and seeing "Jimmy Blue" take to the stage is close to reality thanks to Gerundagula Productions seeing something in it and making me believe it deserves a wider audience. 

Support "Jimmy Blue" through Kickstarter and you can take that journey with me. 

"Wet feet visit the same old places"

Who are we?

Dave Ross
Dave Ross

My name is Dave Ross, I'm the writer and "Jimmy Blue" is my project in association with Gerundagula Productions and Producer Mike Francis Carvalho who is helping my dream become reality.

Mike Francis Carvalho
Mike Francis Carvalho

 Why Do We Need Your Support?

We need to raise a minimum of £3000 to put on an independent, acoustic production. This will cover costs of theatre, production and ensure the cast and crew receive a fair remuneration. We hope this will be the first step to something unique and special in theatre using music to enhance a simple script that tells a poignant, credible, moving story.

What can we offer?

Please take a minute to review our rewards, these include

  • Programmes signed by cast, Justin Currie, Dave Ross and Mike FC
  • Tickets
  • Access to dress performances
  • Sponsorship and corporate opportunities
  • If you just want to show your support you can donate as much or little as you want, anything will be gratefully received. 

Thank you for your interest

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Risks and challenges

Everything is in place to proceed except the funding which is the biggest hurdle in any independent project of this nature. With the support of Gerundagula Productions, their contacts and support network this can and will happen when we meet our target.

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    If you can't make the performance £10 will get you a programme signed by the cast and writer and our undying thanks. Follow our Facebook and Twitter pages where we will name check all pledges.

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    For £30 you will receive 2 tickets to one performance and 2 programmes signed by cast and writer. Follow our Facebook and Twitter pages where we will name check all pledges. Your name will also appear in the programme as a supporter. Please note the performances will take place in Liverpool, England

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    For £50 you will receive 2 tickets to one performance and a framed, mounted programme signed by Justin Currie. Follow our Facebook and Twitter pages where we will name check all pledges. Your name will also appear in the programme as a supporter. Please note the performances will take place in Liverpool, England

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    For £100 you will receive 2 tickets to one performance and a framed, mounted programme signed by Justin Currie. 2 people will also be allowed full access to a dress run Follow our Facebook and Twitter pages where we will name check all pledges. Your name will also appear in the programme as a supporter. Please note the performances will take place in Liverpool, England

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    This is open to anyone who wishes to sponsor the project. For £500 your name will appear on all printed and online media as a corporate supporter of Jimmy Blue. You will also receive a framed, mounted programme signed by Justin Currie. 2 people will also be allowed full access to a dress run. Follow our Facebook and Twitter pages where we will name check all pledges. Please note the performances will take place in Liverpool, England

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Funding period

- (30 days)