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Jim McCarty (The Yardbirds) to tour this June performing songs from his solo albums, Renaissance and some Yardbirds favourites!

I'm planning a short tour  this coming June in order to play out my vocal “solo” material which I really love to play. I shall be working with my old friend from Renaissance and Illusion, John Hawken, and also playing some of the songs we recorded together. .. I need to put on a great show with a band of great musicians and consequently need to pay them. This is the reason for the Fund Raising – please help us all to spread this music. I hope you enjoy the music video as this is the sort of material that we will be performing along with some Yardbirds favourites.

Jimbo...
 

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Just added to our Thank You gifts...an exclusive boutique pressing of The Flip Side Tour Live in Canada. Only 100 copies to be pressed. A true collector's item. Be one of only 100 fans worldwide to own it. Yours for a pledge of only $40.00.

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The Flip Side compilation CD will not be available retail or anywhere else on the internet. You can only get it here either as a download or the actual CD. Help keep this music alive both in recorded form and live presentation by supporting our project.
 
We have also added some new 'Thank You' gifts in the past few days. So take a look at those. "High Tea With Yardbird Jim McCarty" is one of the new ones. (In Toronto...first week of June)
 
 
 
 
 
We will be keeping you updated on my site www.jimmccarty.co.uk  as well as The Yardbirds site and Facebook page.
 
Russ Garrett (Mooreland Street Records) will also be updating you via his Facebook page.
 
Here is just one of the great 'Thank You' gifts we are offering:

The Yardbirds’ new two-DVD set, Making Tracks  The release captures band whose current lineup includes founding drummer Jim McCarty and rhythm guitarist Chris Dreja, along with three much younger musicians as they deliver inspired renditions of many of the group’s classic tunes. Disc one features performances filmed at several concerts the legendary blues-rockers played over the last couple years, while the disc two features a variety of bonus material.

Founding drummer Jim McCarty chatted recently about Making Tracks and The Yardbirds’ upcoming plans.

Speaking about the goodies on the DVD’s bonus disc, McCarty reveals, “There’s interviews and there’s some stuff backstage. There’s stuff of us talking backstage and some of the things that we get up to, some funny things, and some traveling shots. It’s interesting. It’s sort of candid.”

The album art for 'The Flip Side' compilation album:

Remember now...the only place this CD will be available is on the tour and right here. So if you cant make the tour you can still make a difference. Pto get this great new CD.

One of a kind Rock Royalty Poster. Signed by members of The Yardbirds, Zombies & Spencer Davis Group. ($150.00 pledge)  Suitable for framing

High Tea with Yardbird Jim McCarty in beautiful Toronto, Canada, Plus 2 tickets to see Jim at the world famous El Macombo Club.

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We will be on tour in June if all goes according to plan and as soon as we are done we will ship what has to be shipped and get you your MP3s. It's pretty simple really and we dont anticipate any problems.

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    Two downloads from the Flip Side compilation CD. Heavy Weather & Drifting (with original Yardbirds guitarist Top Topham)

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    Signed Songsheet for one of the songs on “Sitting on the Top of Time” Plus the two free downloads.

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    A digital download of the Flip Side compilation album featuring 11 tracks. Includes music by Renaissance, Renaissance/Illusion, The British Invasion All Stars and other recordings that Jim has made outside of his work with The Yardbirds.

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    Signed copy of 'Outside Woman Blues' by The Jim McCarty Band. Also featuring former Yardbirds John Idan and Ray Majors. Rod Demick (The Wheels) on bass. Out Of Print collector's item.

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    The Sundazed reissue of Ha Ha Said The Clown b/w Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Sailor. (Limited Edition-Sold Out) 45 rpm. Signed by Jim McCarty

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    Signed songsheet for one of the songs on “Sitting on the Top of Time”. And a copy of the new best of compilation album 'The Flip Side' featuring some of Jim's best work outside of The Yardbirds including Renaissance, Illusion and a track featuring original Yardbirds guitarist Top Topham.

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    Here is a chance for you to own a true collector's item. A boutique pressing of one of the live performances of this tour tour. We will record one of Jim's Canadian concerts and press up ONLY the amount that is ordered here on Kickstarter.Limit 100. So at the most there will be only 100 copies of this live show pressed. Now THAT'S pretty exclusive. Renaissance, Illusion, Yardbirds and Jim McCarty solo material to be performed and as you know Renaissance co-founder John Hawken will also be on this recording. This is a unique opportunity. Grab one today.

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    4 CD set. The Yardbirds Story by Giorgio Gomelsky. (Charly Records) 1963-1967

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    A copy of the new Making Tracks double disc DVD by The Yardbirds. Jim McCarty, Chris Dreja, Ben King, Andy Mitchell & Dave Smale. Recorded live in concert 2010-2011. Disc two features bonus tracks and a documentary.

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    Signed Songsheet for one of the songs on “Sitting on the Top of Time” Plus the 2 disc 'Making Tracks' Yardbirds DVD.

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    A copy of the 5 CD Yardbirds boxed set 'Glimpses' Includes rare and never before released tracks.

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    Signed Songsheet for one of the songs on “Sitting on the Top of Time”and a copy of the 'Making Tracks' DVD by The Yardbirds and a personal thank you phone call from Jim McCarty. (Phone calls within the U.S. only)

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    Rock Royalty Tour poster. Signed by members of The Yardbirds, The Zombies and Spencer Davis Group. One of a kind! Suitable for framing,

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    Enjoy High Tea with Yardbird Jim McCarty at The Royal York Hotel in Toronto. You and a guest will be Jim's guest for tea. Jim will be in Toronto for a while so the exact date can be worked out once you make your pledge. (High Tea served week-ends only. These dates available: June 15th, June 22nd, June 29th. You will also recieve 2 tickets to see Jim McCarty at the world famous El Macambo Club in Toronto on June 6th.

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    If you are able to attend any of the June shows you and a guest will be on the guest list and will have a personal meet and greet with Jim, John Hawken (Renaissance) and the rest of the band backstage before the show. The venues will be in the Northeast. Check www.jimmccarty.co.uk to see if Jim is playing in your area. A rare chance to meet rock and roll hall of famer Jim McCarty. You will also receive a free copy of the Yardbirds DVD 'Making Tracks'

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