New album by Tom Francis
I'm making a new record!! These songs constitute what I believe is my best work and I need your help to get me over the line.
This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Wed, October 24 2018 8:00 AM UTC +00:00.
Hey folks! Thank you for visiting!!
I'm a full time musician based in Brisbane, Australia and count myself so lucky to do what I love every day. As a fully independent artist without the help of a record label I'm so grateful to my community for supporting me in bringing these songs into the world. I have released 3 albums to date - Wishing Wells, From Up There and One Step Away, the last two of which were crowdfunded thanks to your amazing support!!
I'm still amazed that my music has reached people around the world and I'm so grateful for the messages of support that you guys send, it really lifts and inspires me to create and produce more music.
Let me say I'm SUPER excited about this project. This album is a collection of autobiographical songs and I really believe they are the best songs I've written. I've been waiting for 5 years for the right time to put this particular album together and the time has finally come! These songs constitute the most personal I will have ever recorded. People have said over the years -"When are you recording that one?!" and "Please let me know when you record it!" Well with your help it's gonna happen!
I'm currently two songs into this album but need your help for a final big push to finish it in style! I'll be recording with Jordan Power (Angus and Julia Stone/Xavier Rudd) and will be doing the mixing and mastering with Grammy Nominated engineer Kamal Engels in Byron Bay. I'll also be working with the wonderful jazz drummer/percussionist Hugh Jones.
This is an all or nothing campaign!! So I'm really hoping we can make it across the line in 30 days.
I am 100% committed to bringing this album into the world to the best of my ability and with your help I'll be sending out the finished CDs in February 2019.
If we can make this goal I'll be able to bring these songs to life in style, but if we can go beyond it I'll be able to add some real sparkly bits! It would mean I could hire cello and trumpet players to be involved to add some luscious layers of strings and horns. I could also spend more time in the studio with wonderful analogue gear making the record really sing!
By supporting this project you guys will be the first to hear the new music. The official online release of some of these songs will be some time after the kickstarter campaign and will not be all at once but as a supporter of this project you will be the first to hear and have all the songs in full.
You'll also have an inside perspective of the creative and production process, in the form of photos and progress updates.
Some of the unique and one off prizes available include a recorded cover song of your choosing and an 'exclusive to this campaign' live acoustic album which will include the songs from the album, live and stripped back.
Thank you guys so much for coming along for the ride and for helping me to make this album happen!
Risks and challenges
There are always obstacles to overcome with big projects and things do not always turn out how you imagine them but that's the beauty of a musical journey like this. I'm 100% committed to carrying it through to the end and riding any bumps and waves that come my way!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter