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A recording of original music for the festive holiday season from composer Bella Barlow & lyricist A.C. Smith - something for everyone!
A recording of original music for the festive holiday season from composer Bella Barlow & lyricist A.C. Smith - something for everyone!
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Composer Bella Barlow & Lyricist A.C. Smith met over a piano. In the past year, we’ve gone from a sold-out cabaret at the Pheasantry, to writing for two-time Olivier Award winner Janie Dee at the Globe Theatre for the London Festival of Cabaret, to being short-listed for the Kevin Spacey Foundation Artists of Choice Awards… to this! 

We’re very excited to announce our first Barlow & Smith recording project!

(Because it’s never too early to start thinking about the holidays – particularly if you want to have an EP ready for the festive season!)

We had such a strong response to the songs from our Christmas Cabaret that we really wanted to share these with a wider audience. So this July we’re heading into the Cowshed Studio to fully realise our songs with full band arrangements and top recording talent.

We’re so excited to have our first-ever experience of working in the studio, and to share the songs as they’re truly meant to be heard. But we can’t do it without your help!

We set up this Kickstarter to cover a portion of our costs of making the album, including: studio hire, sound engineer fee, musician & singer fees, professional production, producer fee, mixing, mastering, album design, and instrument hire.

These things don't come cheap, and the more we raise, the more we'll be able to record - and the better this album can be.

We’ve set up rewards to say thank you for your support – but make sure you CHOOSE carefully - due to Kickstarter rules you can only pledge once! (Though you can pledge as much as you like over the reward threshold.)

Thank you so much – and Happy Holidays!!!!

Love, Bella and Alli

Risks and challenges

Any artistic project is a risk, but we’ve got a great team behind us and we’re really confident we can get this off the ground and realise these songs to a really high standard.

A few of our pledge rewards are dependent on scheduling, so if for any reason we can’t make the dates work we’ll be in touch with you to make sure you feel you’re treated fairly, and we’ll refund your money if we can’t deliver. (But this shouldn’t be an issue – we are women of our word!)

Thank you again for your support!

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    Pledge £1 or more About $1.56

    THANK YOU! Our love, our gratitude and a twitter thank you (if you want one!).

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    HIT SINGLE! Free song (digital download) from the EP.

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    HOLIDAY PLAYLIST! Digital Download of Christmas In The City EP.

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    BONUS TRACKS! Digital download of Christmas In The City EP with bonus material (whatever we can squeeze in during our studio time!).

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    Pledge £50 or more About $78

    HOLIDAY SONGBOOK! Digital download of the Barlow & Smith Holiday Songbook featuring sheet music from the EP.
    PLUS: full EP download and bonus tracks.

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    Pledge £100 or more About $156

    PRIVATE WORKSHOP! One hour private workshop session (either in person in London, or on Skype) with Barlow & Smith - a great present for aspiring songwriters or singers working on new material.
    PLUS: Songbook, EP & bonus tracks.

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    Pledge £250 or more About $389

    PATRON CLUB! Patron credit in album notes and a special mention on the Barlow & Smith website and a signed thank you note (worth money someday?!).
    PLUS: Songbook, EP and bonus tracks.

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    Pledge £500 or more About $778

    PERSONALISED SONG! Barlow & Smith will write you a song on the subject of your choice (within reason!). A one of a kind gift perfect for a wedding or a big birthday.
    PLUS: Patron credit, signed thank you note, songbook, EP and bonus tracks.

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    Pledge £800 or more About $1,245

    SINGALONG! Barlow & Smith will bring cookies and Christmas songs to your home for an evening of festive singalong entertainment of classics and their new material. LONDON ONLY. As well as a special mention as a premier patron on our website.
    PLUS: Patron credit, signed thank you note, songbook, EP and bonus tracks.

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    Pledge £1,000 or more About $1,556

    GUEST OF HONOUR! Table for four at our December Christmas Cabaret (dates to be confirmed). Special recognition as our Guest of Honour with festive treats and a special mention as a premier patron on our website.
    PLUS: Patron credit, signed thank you note, songbook, EP and bonus tracks.

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