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3000 years ago an on-the-run musician wrote songs while hiding in caves. His lyrics survived - we're recording them in an Irish cave!
3000 years ago an on-the-run musician wrote songs while hiding in caves. His lyrics survived - we're recording them in an Irish cave!
218 backers pledged £4,761 to help bring this project to life.

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Somewhere in the Middle East, around 1000 years BC, a musician was on the run from his powerful but insecure and jealous Father-in-Law over some political shenanigans.

He hid in caves and wrote songs from his experiences.

This project is about those songs... 

Songs of honest pain and desperation, songs of hope, prayer songs fueled by a vision beyond intimidation and fear.

Those songs have been handed down to this day. We don't have the original music but we do have the lyrics; words which have comforted and inspired generations ever since.

The Cave Sessions are about taking those words and creating songs and music inspired by them, then performing them... in a cave!

This time the caves will be in Northern Ireland (because that's where I live!) and you can be part of it.

Here's a video of the Causeway Coast where we'll be recording The Cave Sessions
Here's a video of the Causeway Coast where we'll be recording The Cave Sessions
Some caves we're considering are only accessible by boat!
Some caves we're considering are only accessible by boat!

This first Cave Session will be an audio & video project based on Psalm 57. A live performance recorded and filmed in an atmospheric Northern Irish cave with amazing musicians and other artists including Joanne Hogg from the band Iona.

Jo Hogg
Jo Hogg

Production and engineering on a project like this is challenging but fear not!

We're in the capable hands of Stu Reid. 

Stu has worked with the likes of Plan B, Duran Duran, Killa Kela, So Solid Crew, Big Brovaz, Muse, Saint Etienne, Liberty X, Daniel Beddingfield and Tom Copson and his music has appeared on various Films and TV shows including The Children, Grey’s anatomy, Ghost Whisperer and acclaimed short, Invisible.

I am more than stoked he's on this project - you won't be disappointed!

You can help make this happen and get your Exclusive Rewards only available to backers...

Rewards For Your Pledges

You can pledge as little as you want or as much as you want. 

Giving as little as a £1 will get you a digital download of the demo versions of the songs and for one of the pledges you can even get this amazing oil can guitar built by 'Chicken Bone' John! (this guitar was inspired by the DIY guitars from the townships of South Africa where the materials of choice were used oil cans, a piece of wood and a string or two!)

Oil Can 'Township' guitar by Chicken Bone John
Oil Can 'Township' guitar by Chicken Bone John

By backing this project now at the funding stage you'll be helping to create something unique, you'll get access to it before the general public, you'll get unique backer only versions of the music & video and you'll be considered a worthy and honourable patron of the arts!

If you've got questions or suggestions click the ask a question button below and we'll respond asap.

Choose your reward and jump onboard!

Cheers - Andy Rogers

PS Here's one of the early song ideas I shared with my blog readers:

*Andy Rogers is a singer songwriter from the Causeway Coast of Ireland with songs published and recordings produced on EMI’s Kingsway label.

An artist on Kingsway’s original ‘New Celts’ album (along with Robin Mark, Brian Houston & Joanne Hogg) and more recently on ‘Engage24’ with Ian Hannah, his style has been described as ‘Ethno-Celt’ – a mix of acoustic ethnic sounds fused with contemporary musical sensibilities.

Risks and challenges

As I'm sure you know, if we don't meet the funding goal then no money is collected from you and we don't get to do the project. We've set the target at the the low end of what we need to make it work and provide you with your early rewards ahead of the general public.

Although this is uncharted territory (who knew there were no electricity sockets in these caves!) we've field tested the process and we have a pretty good handle on making it work - what could possibly go wrong?!

Please know that no matter what comes our way, we'll handle it and get you your rewards! If anything that could cause a delay in reward fulfillment comes up, you'll be the first to know about it. But know that we'll work hard behind the scenes to overcome any obstacle that comes our way and make sure you get your rewards - thank you for your support.

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    Pledge £1 or more About $1.62

    {DIGITAL DOWNLOAD} Cave Session Demos: You'll get a download of the acoustic demos of the songs in their raw state with bonus songs & kickstarter-exclusive content.

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    {DELUXE DIGITAL DOWNLOAD} Early delivery of Digital mp3 of The Cave Sessions Full EP including Acoustic Demos (Above)

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    {BACKER-EXCLUSIVE LIMITED EDITION CD} Backer-only version of the CD including Acoustic Demos (Above)

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    {BACKER-EXCLUSIVE LIMITED EDITION CD & DVD} You'll get the full video on DVD and audio CD of The Cave Session EP as well as the Acoustic Demos (Above)

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    {BACKER-EXCLUSIVE LIMITED EDITION CD & DVD & HANDWRITTEN LYRICS} You'll get all of the above including handwritten songs lyrics PLUS your name in the project credits.

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    Pledge £100 or more About $162

    All of the above PLUS a unique coffee table photobook of stunning images from the very beautiful North Coast of Ireland where we're recording these sessions.

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    Share Pack of 8 sets of The Cave Sessions DVD & CD pack for you to share with your friends & family. Plus Early delivery of Digital mp3 of The Cave Sessions Full EP including Acoustic Demos.

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    {HANDBUILT OIL CAN ELECTRIC GUITAR + CD, DVD & EARLY DOWNLOADS] Oil can guitar built by 'Chicken Bone' John! (this guitar was inspired by the DIY guitars from the townships of South Africa where the materials of choice were disused oil cans, a piece of wood and a string or two!) - You'll also get the CD, DVD & early download of the recordings and demos

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    House Concert: A live performance in your home. Invite your friends, family & neighbours for a memorable, intimate gig at your place.

    If it's outside of Ireland we'd need to add travel costs etc but as the Beatles said 'we can work it out'!

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    Pledge £500 or more About $810

    Executive Producer Status: Seriously, you're an amazing, visionary patron of the arts! You get to join us for the recording sessions sit in on the audio & video production of the EP. You'll get the the share Pack of 8 sets of The Cave Sessions DVD & CD pack for you to share with your friends & family. Plus Early delivery of Digital mp3 of The Cave Sessions Full EP including Acoustic Demos.

    Plus Have dinner with us at an amazing restaurant on the North Coast

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