I am Ciara Carruthers, I am Irish, and I play the ukulele. Those who already know me already know (?) that I have been building up my musical career from having never even sung in front of my family, just a few years ago, to singing cover songs on stage, to then beginning to write my own songs, to learning the ukulele, and then to performing solo, me and the uke, on stages in Europe and the USA.
I'm very proud of how far I've come, and am very excited about the next step; releasing 'How to Care for an African Violet', a self-produced collection of six of the very first songs I wrote. It's hard for me to describe how my music is, so here are some words which could be used: ukulele, harmonies, poetry (most of my songs were poems before they became songs), raw beats, folk, indie, happy, sad, very sad, very happy, and...and....uhm...watch the video, and you can hear one of my songs in the making, so you can make your own mind up! And below you can see a video of four of the songs which will be on the record; this is the raw acoustic version of the songs.
In this video, you can see me playing an acoustic set of four of the songs which will be on the record; Spinning Figurine, White Fluffy Clouds, Moving on Time, and Your Song. The two other songs which will be on the record that I didn't play here are: George's Song, and Itch in my Feet.
I decided to create this Kickstarter project so that I can make this EP as good as it can possibly be. I am thrilled and excited about doing this, which is why I'm asking for some support from friends, family, and fans, so that I can create a really great product. All the money that comes out of this will go into buying specialised recording equipment, printing and copying the discs, and also, sending out the EP to record labels, radio stations, and bookers.
So, what am I asking of you? Well...any support that you can offer! If you know and like my music, then you can pre-order the CD for $8, and you'll see that there are more prizes offered to those willing and able to give more. If you can't afford to help financially, don't worry! You can also help by reposting the link to my Kickstarter project on your facebook page, blog, twitter account, or by sending out the link to your friends and family. Oh, and the way that Kickstarter works is that no money will come out of your account unless the project is fully funded by the end of the 30 day period.
I think that's all that I want to say, I hope you enjoyed my Kickstarter video; I'll be updating over the next 30 days to let you know how it's all going!
Photos and album art courtesy of Rosa Ospina
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