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I've recorded an albums worth of new songs and with your help I hope to get them out into the world.
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Hello, 

My name is Norrie McCulloch, I'm a Scottish songwriter and I have recorded a bunch of new songs that I hope to share with you soon on an album that will be called ‘Compass’. 

With a lot of help from some kind and talented musician friends: Dave McGowan, Marco Rea, Stuart Kidd, Iain Thompson and Shane Connolly I was able to record the songs within one of my favourite spaces which is The Tolbooth in my home town of Stirling. 

Now that the recording is done, I’m looking for some help to see the album through to completion and that is where you can help. 

I’m hoping to raise enough funds through this Kickstarter campaign to have the songs mixed and mastered, have sleeve artwork designed, to get the album manufactured on vinyl and CD, a digital release put out and give the album a good PR campaign to hopefully get the music to as big an audience as possible.

All funds raised would be used to achieve these aspects of the project and if I should get anything additional over the £2000 I will use it towards advertising and costs for the album launch dates. 

Over the last few years I’ve recorded and released 3 albums and 2 EPs and achieved this on a completely self funded DIY basis and now with your help I’m hoping we can make this next album the best and most adventurous yet. 

If you are able to help in any way - either by pre ordering the album or going for any of the creative rewards I’m able to offer in exchange for your pledge it would really help towards reaching this goal.

When pledging, please consider that it’s technically only possible to pledge to a project once but you can, however, change your pledge amount and reward selection for as long as a project is live. So if there is anything you'd like or wish to swap about within the pledges I'll do my best to sort it out so please get in touch. 

Finally, the way Kickstarter works is that this is an 'All or Nothing' project, so if I don't reach my goal I'll get nothing so backing my project with a pledge no matter how large or small would really help towards getting this album out into the world and I really couldn't thank you enough if we can do this.

Cheers, 

Norrie.

Risks and challenges

We have the songs recorded but risks and challenges are now that without enough funds left I won't be able to get them mixed and mastered to a high standard or give the album a full release on various formats or the promotional push needed these days to spread the word.

Being able to solely self finance an album is becoming more difficult so with your help in supporting the project I can make the plans for this record achievable and get it out to the broadest audience possible.

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    Pledge £5 or more About US$ 6

    Limited Edition - Postcard Print

    Get yourself a ’Too Folked Up For Country’ Limited Edition Postcard Print. Each card is A5 size and features original artwork by myself and a download code for a track not available elsewhere. Printed on 100% recycled thick brown card.

    Includes:
    • Limited postcard print
    • Exclusive song download code
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    Pledge £10 or more About US$ 13

    Digital Album Download

    A high quality digital download of the album delivered direct to your email inbox before the official release date.

    Includes:
    • High quality digital download
    • Limited postcard print
    • Exclusive song download code
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    Pledge £15 or more About US$ 19

    'Compass' Physical CD

    The new album on a shiny new CD and beautifully packaged in a (plastic free) gatefold card wallet and delivered to you before release day (happy to sign it too if you like, just let me know).

    Includes:
    • Compass - CD album
    • Digital album download
    • Limited postcard print
    • Exclusive song download code
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    Pledge £20 or more About US$ 25

    'Compass' Vinyl Album

    Limited Edition - 'hand numbered' copy of the new album lovingly mastered specifically for vinyl and housed in beautiful sleeve artwork with a custom lyric insert (happy to sign the album too if you like, just let me know).

    Includes:
    • Vinyl album
    • Custom lyric sheet
    • Digital album download
    • Limited postcard print
    • Exclusive song download code
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    Pledge £30 or more About US$ 38

    Name in Album Credits

    Have your name printed on the album sleeve credits as a thank you for being a cherished supporter of this project.

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    Pledge £50 or more About US$ 63

    Mountain Blues - Test Pressing

    Get your hands on one of the vinyl test pressings of my 2016 album ‘These Mountain Blues’. Americana UK called it “McCulloch’s Opus Maju”. Each copy will come in a one off hand embellished sleeve and lyric insert.

    Includes:
    • These Mountain Blues - Vinyl test pressing
    • One off - hand embellished sleeve
    • Compass album on CD
    • Limited postcard print
    • Exclusive song download code
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    Pledge £100 or more About US$ 126

    Record A Song For You

    I will record my own version of a song of your choosing and send it to you.

    Includes:
    • One off recording
    • Compass album on your choice of CD or Vinyl
    • Digital album download
    • Limited postcard print
    • Exclusive song download code
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    Pledge £125 or more About US$ 157

    Blues for Aretha - Artwork

    Own one of my music inspired hand-painted artworks. This one is of the late Aretha Franklin and is called 'Blues for Aretha' and can be viewed via my website at: norriemcculloch.com/artwork. Only one of each painting is available. All work is fully framed and ready to hang. (Pick up/drop off in person preferred or postage within UK by arrangement).

    Includes:
    • Handmade artwork
    • Compass album on your choice of CD or Vinyl
    • Digital album download
    • Limited postcard print
    • Exclusive song download code
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    Pledge £125 or more About US$ 157

    Townes Patchwork 2 - Artwork

    Own one of my music inspired hand-painted artworks. This one is of a young Townes Van Zandt and is called 'Patchwork 2' and can be viewed via my website at: norriemcculloch.com/artwork. Only one of each painting is available. All work is fully framed and ready to hang. (Pick up/drop off in person preferred or postage within UK by arrangement).

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    • Handmade artwork
    • Compass album on your choice of CD or Vinyl
    • Digital album download
    • Limited postcard print
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    Pledge £125 or more About US$ 157

    Townes Patchwork 3 - Artwork

    Own one of my music inspired hand-painted artworks. This one is of Townes Van Zandt its called 'Patchwork 3' and can be viewed via my website at: norriemcculloch.com/artwork. Only one of each painting is available. All work is fully framed and ready to hang. (Pick up/drop off in person preferred or postage within UK by arrangement).

    Includes:
    • Handmade artwork
    • Compass album on your choice of CD or Vinyl
    • Digital album download
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    • Exclusive song download code
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    Pledge £200 or more About US$ 251

    Road Trip

    Fancy a visit to Stirling? Have an afternoon out with us in my VW Campervan in the beautiful Scottish outdoors. We’ll pick you and a friend up in Stirling and drive out to someplace cool. We'll provide tea/coffee and cake and the music too of course.

    Includes:
    • Road trip
    • Compass - Vinyl Album
    • Compass - CD album
    • Digital album download
    • Tea/coffee & cake
    • Limited postcard print
    • Exclusive song download code
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    Pledge £200 or more About US$ 251

    Johnny Cash Distressed - Artwork

    Own one of my music inspired hand-painted artworks. This one is of Johnny Cash and is called 'Johnny Cash Distressed' it can be viewed via my website at: norriemcculloch.com/artwork. Only one of each painting is available. All work is fully framed and ready to hang. (Pick up/drop off in person preferred or postage within UK by arrangement).

    Includes:
    • Handmade artwork
    • Compass album on your choice of CD or Vinyl
    • Digital album download
    • Limited postcard print
    • Exclusive song download code
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    Pledge £200 or more About US$ 251

    If I Needed You - Artwork

    Own one of my music inspired hand-painted artworks. This one is of Townes Van Zandt and is called 'If I Needed You' details can be viewed via my website at: norriemcculloch.com/artwork. Only one of each painting is available. All work is fully framed and ready to hang. (Pick up/drop off in person preferred or postage within UK by arrangement).

    Includes:
    • Handmade artwork
    • Compass album on your choice of CD or Vinyl
    • Digital album download
    • Limited postcard print
    • Exclusive song download code
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    Pledge £250 or more About US$ 314

    House Concert

    I will play an intimate acoustic gig for you and friends at your house (Within UK - Suitable date/s to be arranged). You will get copies of the new album on vinyl and CD too as well as limited postcard print and digital downloads

    Includes:
    • House Concert
    • Vinyl album
    • CD
    • Digital album download
    • Limited postcard print
    • Exclusive song download code
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    Pledge £300 or more About US$ 377

    Personalised Painting

    Did you know I do music inspired visual art too? I have worked as a visual artist for many years alongside playing music so if you have a favourite musician, person or thing that you would like a painting of this is the pledge for you. I will create you a one off artwork (approx 55x30cm in size) of your chosen subject and deliver it to you framed and ready to hang. Examples of previous work can be viewed via my website at: norriemcculloch.com/artwork

    Includes:
    • Personalised Painting
    • Name in credits
    • Compass - Vinyl Album
    • Compass - CD album
    • Digital album download
    • Limited postcard print
    • Exclusive song download code
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    Pledge £500 or more About US$ 628

    Compass - Paint & Play

    I'll play an intimate acoustic gig at your house for you and your friends and deliver your own personalised painting at the same time. You will get your name in the album credits, vinyl and CD copies of the new album, postcard prints and downloads.

    Includes:
    • Personalised Painting
    • House Concert
    • Name in credits
    • Compass - Vinyl Album
    • Compass - CD album
    • Digital album download
    • Limited postcard print
    • Exclusive song download code
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    Pledge £750 or more About US$ 943

    Compass Mega Pledge

    If you can't choose why not take everything in the MEGA pledge featuring all the rewards rolled into one.

    Includes:
    • Personalised Painting
    • House Concert
    • Hit the Road
    • Name in credits
    • Compass - Vinyl Album
    • Compass - CD album
    • Digital album download
    • Limited postcard print
    • Exclusive song download code
    • Full past discography
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Funding period

- (29 days)