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£2,319
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46
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Sun, August 11 2013 10:59 PM UTC +00:00

About

SO. HERE‘S THE PLAN...

It‘s taken a while to compile a collection of tracks that we‘re proud of. About 5 years to be honest!

Even me, the total drama queen that I am needs a bit of time to muster up the right amount of excitement, joy, melancholy, heartfelt happiness and tears thats needed to deliver my story. Keeling Lee (ex Groove Armada), Rob Macdonald (Speeka, Tru Thoughts) and little old me have been very busy in the studio. Now the songs are all written and recorded it‘s time to work the magic. It‘s important that we get the right mastering to enhance the vintage and modern sounds that we‘ve used so that you get the full experience through your stereo at home.

We then want the right remixes. I have a list of special people who are guaranteed to make you dance but arranging these can be expensive. Make no mistake, I think they are worth every penny, it‘s all part of the bigger picture and they, as artists, deserve to be paid accordingly.

Unique lyrical artwork available made by my own fair hands!
Unique lyrical artwork available made by my own fair hands!

Then we move onto the manufacturing of the physical side of of the plan. The artwork to prepare... It might take a while for us to type all your names onto the cover but I promise it will happen, even if I‘m up all night doing it! Then there‘s the CD's, the inlays, the limited edition full LP on vinyl and, of course, the distribution.

For the friends of Kathy Diamond · Eau de Parfum!
For the friends of Kathy Diamond · Eau de Parfum!

I have learnt over the years that there‘s no point in spending loads of time and money on manufacturing if you‘re going to end up with thousands of copies in the cupboard under the stairs so we need to support the project with some strong PR. This will involve employing a great and relevant PR company to get to get the word out to the right newspapers, magazines and radio stations. I want to make everyone dance!

mmmmmmmmmm delicious xxx
mmmmmmmmmm delicious xxx

Finally we need to prepare for a tour. This is the final bit of the campaign that will bring the project to life. I love being in the studio but taking the album on the road will be fantastic. We will be rehearsing the best musicians that we can get our hands on and promise to put a really great show together. I might even do outfit changes in the guitar solos!

One thing‘s for sure.. We‘re going to make you dance so polish those shoes!

Here‘s a taste of things to come..even Liz and Dicky are dancing!

Check out the awards and incentives and be a part of my new album!

So.We got the music, we got the pics...now all we NEED is YOU :-)
So.We got the music, we got the pics...now all we NEED is YOU :-)

Risks and challenges

Obviously this Kickstarter thing is unknown territory to me and who knows what will happen. I‘ve heard a few stories of people making mistakes, whether it‘s not organising the postage properly or just rushing into it. I‘m sure there‘s some dodgy pitfalls somewhere but as a friend said to me, "you have to go for it and run at it shouting!" So here I am and I haven‘t done this lightly. I am active in the industry already and I know how hard it is out there to be an artist. Things have completely changed since I first started and might I say, for the better. However, it‘s not easy and funding has usually been saved for people who are out of work or need to be given a new direction. I have had the same direction for 20 years and at times my personal life has suffered. Music has always been my lover, sometimes my tormentor and always my drug of choice. I am passionate about my music, I will always do it regardless. I just wanted to give it one last big push as it's bloody hard work juggling real working life with my music life.
I promise to endeavour to meet targets as much as I possibly can. Everyone will receive the award/incentive I have promised. Maybe there might be some things that arrive a little late but my intention is honourable.
If there is anybody that would like to bid for one of the live shows but the dates don‘t match, please contact me as, like I said before things are negotiable. To be honest I just really appreciate this opportunity within Kickstarter. Thank you.

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    Pledge £5 or more About $6

    For a donation of £5.00 you will get a download of the first single one week prior to release, your name on the artwork and a personal thank you on my THE FRIENDS OF KATHY DIAMOND Facebook page.

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    For a donation of £10.00 you will get a download of the full album one week prior to release, your name on the artwork and a personal thank you on my THE FRIENDS OF KATHY DIAMOND Facebook page.

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    For a donation of £15.00 you will get a physical CD copy of the album, check out your name on the artwork and a personal thank you on my THE FRIENDS OF KATHY DIAMOND Facebook page. Please add £6.00 for deliveries outside the UK.

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    Pledge £35 or more About $42

    For a donation of £35.00 you will receive a signed limited edition mini lyrical canvas board by my own fair hands and a physical CD copy of the album, check out your name on the artwork and a personal thank you on my THE FRIENDS OF KATHY DIAMOND Facebook page. Please note that canvas colours and lyrics vary.

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    Pledge £55 or more About $67

    For a donation of £55.00 you will receive a limited edition THE FRIENDS OF KATHY DIAMOND 50ml Eau de Parfum. Sexy and Unisex with sandalwood, amber, honeysuckle, frangipane, neroli, orange blossom and tangerine. Mmm.. delicious! Your name on the album artwork and a personal thank you on my THE FRIENDS OF KATHY DIAMOND Facebook page.

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    For a donation of £65.00 you will receive a signed, limited edition small lyrical art canvas board by my own fair hands and a physical CD copy of the album, check out your name on the artwork and a personal thank you on my THE FRIENDS OF KATHY DIAMOND Facebook page. Please note that canvas colours and lyrics vary.

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    For a donation of £150 you will receive a signed, limited edition large lyrical art canvas by my own fair hands and a physical CD copy of the album, check out your name on the artwork and a personal thank you on my THE FRIENDS OF KATHY DIAMOND Facebook page. Please note that canvas lyrics and colours vary.

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    For a donation of £500, Keeling and myself will play a personal 60 minute Skype acoustic set, played live but videoed incase of any skype technical issue. We will be beamed into your own home or bar from Casa Diamond!... How romantic! Dates will vary.

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    For a donation of £500 I will come to your club or party and perform a 60 minute PA.All you need to do is provide transport to get me to your venue,somewhere for me to sleep,a CDJ and a bit of gin!

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    Pledge £1,500 or more About $1,819

    For a donation of £1500, we as a full band will play a personal full 90 minute set via Skype played live but videoed incase of any skype technical issue. Beamed live into your own home or club, I will throw a few of my oldies in too..Aren‘t we modern?!! Dates will vary.

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    For a donation of £2000 Keeling and myself will play an exclusive 60 minute acoustic set at your party for you and your friends. We will play the new album and a few of my oldies too. I have always said that I would never play a wedding again but for you I will bend the rules! Dates will vary but negotiable. Please note that travel and expenses are extra as it would probably break my budget!

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    Pledge £5,000 or more About $6,063

    For a donation of £5000 we as a full band will play a full 90 minute set at your venue and party with you until the gin runs out! That kind of aftershow performance could be worth more than the gig!..Although it could double your budget too ;)
    Please note that travel expenses will have to be provided on top as 6 flights to Mars will definately leave me broke. Again! Dates will vary but negotiable.

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