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Final phase of releasing & promoting my 10-track ALBUM. - Chasing the dream, finding joy, waiting for love.
Final phase of releasing & promoting my 10-track ALBUM. - Chasing the dream, finding joy, waiting for love.
182 backers pledged £10,907 to help bring this project to life.

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The creative part is done! :) The songs are written, recorded and fully produced. This funding is for the next and most important phase. Mixing, mastering, distribution and promotion. 


About me, why this album means so much... and why now.

Since I was a little girl, music has always been my rescue, a safe place when I was sad or lonely. Writing songs was how I processed things. I was a very insecure girl, and struggled with self-acceptance, body image and fitting in. 

Writing music and singing allowed me to sense of my emotions. I never considered it as anything more than just for me and those little family events or at church in choir.

I was not confident to share my music beyond those spaces. However, a few years ago I summoned the courage to hit the streets and started busking. The people I met and connected with made me believe in what I was doing and to finally call myself a musician. 

I’ve grown as an artist and performer, and my voice and writing have evolved.

Busking in Bath :) ...2015
Busking in Bath :) ...2015
Busking Southbank London eye... :) 2017
Busking Southbank London eye... :) 2017

Fun facts about what I’ve done so far :)

  • Released 2 EPs through the help of friends 
  • I absolutely love performing live. I did over 300 gigs in the first year I moved to London
  • I've been running my own shows that support women in music "Soul Stripped Sessions"
  • Met my man crush Idris Elba when I sang at Buckingham Palace :)
  • Been a TV judge on BBC One's "All Together Now"
  • I work with music charities to mentor young musicians
  • I committed to being a full-time musician almost 2 years ago, turning down a seemingly more 'sensible' career choice. Best scariest decision ever!
  • Last year I started with a mission to tour, and self-organised multiple shows in over 17 cities around the world
On my 2018 Tour ...Nuremberg, Germany
On my 2018 Tour ...Nuremberg, Germany
"All Together now" singing Judge BBC one ...2019
"All Together now" singing Judge BBC one ...2019

Why an album?

I've had an album in me for so long but I've been unable to afford the costs hence, I’ve continually put it on hold. 

I wrote about 50 new songs over 9 months. These 10-tracks were not only the best and strongest ones, but also told a story as a collection. 

Having a full set of my best released songs for headline shows would be dreamy. There is a tour in the planning stages and I can't wait to share details. 


Why do I need your help?

Simply put it's a lot of money. The balance between what a full-time artist at my current level earns, and the cost of making an album and furthermore promoting it well, is disproportionate. 

Essentially, I'm an unsigned independent artist and sadly without a label behind me to foot the bill, it's expensive for one artist especially for a whole Album. PR, media and radio promotion especially are so key, but costly and along with studio costs, musicians etc. 

The largest cost of this process is Recording (self-funded) followed by...

PR and Mixing & mastering. 

To date, I haven't been able to fund the PR aspect of any release and the limitations without it are undeniable. Investment in a PR company can release radio opportunities, key blogs and playlists, exposure beyond of all the work I will be putting in myself. Some of the tracks especially are so radio-friendly. 

Quality is non-compromisable, I'm sure you'll agree. The dream for this album is to be a quality that matches the best.


Breakdown of kickstarter funding: 

Breakdown of funding
Breakdown of funding

 What's different this time? 

Meet the team. Oh my gosh. I've never had a team before. It makes all the difference knowing you're not doing this on your own. 

The Bee - team ;)
The Bee - team ;)

How we met: I was researching who produced some of my favourite songs and the same name kept coming up, like 'meant-to-be'. That's how I met Fez (producer & owner of OL creative). Time in the studio only PROVED that to be more true. He's an exemplary musician who's worked with the likes of Jake Isaac, Jorja Smith, Virgin Atlantic to name a few.

I remember in our first meeting, he said to me "The thing that excites me the most is what you said about hearing your voice like you've never heard it before" 

In this album I think you'll hear my VOICE in a way you never have before.

The team really believe and bring out the best in me. These musicians will also perform the album live in my band.


Finally...

Reaching this target means support from my friends, fans, family, supporters. This means the absolute world!

What I'm asking is for you to believe in me as much as I believe in myself and the success of this album.


Rewards

I have some fantastic rewards for every contribution made! 

If there is a reward you want to see let me know :)

Reminder: you can start getting rewards from July 2019 when the first single is scheduled for release. This is included in all Album rewards too.

For International orders, please allow for 'up to' 7 days in advance if any post office delays.

Please note if the target is not reached, no rewards will be given and you receive your money back.

Risks and challenges

Thankfully the music has been created which minimises a lot of risk with a project like this.

The biggest risk is not reaching the financial goal. Kickstarter is an all-or-nothing platform so if the goal is not reached, I receive nothing and sadly no rewards will go out.

Please share with family, friends and anyone that you know. I'd really appreciate it. Thank you :)

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    Pledge £1 or more About $1.24

    Thank you :)

    Every little helps, so i will be eternally grateful for your contribution to the album.

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    LIVE SESSIONS 14th & 16th May !

    For a pledge of £5 or more, I will sing any song for you LIVESTREAM! Choose any Bee Bakare original, OR I can cover a song from a list of songs I already know! Head over to my Instagram or Facebook page and select a theme from the list such as "90's classics" or "Love songs" Here's what to do:

    1) Make a PLEDGE first!
    2) Request a SONG in the comments saying "I've pledged"
    3) Tune in LIVE on Insta or Facebook
    4) Share with friends

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    14th May - All day various times
    16th May - 7pm Insta, 9pm Facebook

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    Pledge £10 or more About $12

    The first SINGLE!

    A week before anyone else.

    Includes:
    • Digital download of First single a week early!
    • Social media mention
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    Pledge £30 or more About $37

    The Full Album! digital only

    EXCLUSIVE digital download of the full album a week before anyone else!

    Includes:
    • Digital download of First single a week early!
    • Digital download of the Full album a week early!
    • Social media mention
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    Pledge £45 or more About $56

    One-on-One Songwriting workshop

    *JUST ADDED!* From having your Song reviewed to getting Gigs in London. In this discounted 1.5-hour session, Let's review your song, writing, singing, performance etc, let me know what you need. Get constructive feedback and ask any industry questions! Whether you're a beginner/intermediate/professional. I facilitate workshops on songwriting across all ages and through my London singer-songwriters meet up.

    Only available in London/Bristol/Bath. Location mutually agreed. Home sessions available. I can come to your accommodation, but local travel fees apply separately. Book a session from now until end of Aug 2019.

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    Pledge £50 or more About $62

    Full Album! Signed & Delivered

    EXCLUSIVE. Get the first Signed copies of a physical CD one week before release! along with that Early digital listen & download.

    Includes:
    • Signed & Delivered Physical Album a week early
    • Early Download of the first single and Full Album
    • Social media mention
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    Pledge £75 or more About $93

    Tickets + Album

    Includes TWO tickets for you and your plus 1 to any show I'm headlining as my "special guests". I will give you a shout out at the show. Why not use your tickets for the ALBUM or Single launch. Can also be used at any Soul Stripped Sessions show. Use anytime from target reached to July 2020.

    Includes:
    • TWO tickets, for you & plus 1 as my "special guests"
    • Signed & Delivered Physical Album a week early
    • Early Download of the first single and Full Album
    • Social media mention
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    Pledge £100 or more About $124

    Merch + Tickets + Album

    Bag an Exclusive limited-edition Album T-shirt (there will only be a few of these!) and a signed album artwork post-card as well as a handwritten personal thank you from me. Includes the above rewards too :)

    Includes:
    • EXCLUSIVE Limited-edition Album T-shirt
    • Exclusive signed album artwork post-card
    • Handwritten personal thank-you note
    • TWO tickets, for you & plus 1 as my "special guests"
    • Signed & Delivered Physical Album a week early
    • Early Download of the first single and Full Album
    • Social media mention
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    Bee's favourite things! :D

    This package brings you closer to the story behind me and the music :) You'll get a copy of my first ever poem written when I was 11 (no one but me has seen this), handwritten lyrics to any song of your choice new or previous, signed photo of me signing your CD, PLUS a surprise of one of my favourite things ;) also includes above rewards.

    Includes:
    • Secret copy of my first ever poem
    • Handwritten-lyrics to any song
    • Signed photo of me signing your CD
    • One of my favourite things :)
    • Thank you video :)
    • Plus reward "Merch + Tickets + Album"
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    The Bee's Knees! Let's chat

    Let's have some One-on-One time. I'd love to schedule a Facebook or Instagram video/audio chat with you (your choice). In this session you can ask me ANYTHING...okay within limits... haha make a list if you want or let’s just banter! I will also SING 30seconds of anything you want Acapella (even happy birthday maybe)... if I don't know the song, give me a heads up so I learn some of it ;) I really will for you.

    Includes:
    • 15-min Facebook or Instagram video/audio chat
    • Your choice of acapella song original or cover
    • Plus reward "Merch + Tickets + Album"
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    *You are Bee-autiful & Unique :)

    Your chance to own any stage or TV outfit you have seen me wear (seriously). They are custom and each only one of their kind. Also you'll receive a 1-minute video of some exclusive Bee tips! :) *Reward not included in any others.

    Includes:
    • Your choice of any stage outfit you've seen.
    • Style, hair, shopping or fashion tips!
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    It's a DATE !

    Alright hang on, just food and a chat. Let's do this in person. Bring your partner or one friend. I'd really love to meet you and we can chat about anything! Ask me whatever you like about the album, stories behind a song etc. I'm gluten-free though so I'll choose where please if that's okay :) Available in any city I'm living or touring. If outside the local area, travel fees may apply :) Available anytime from when we hit target until July 2020.
    I'll bring a team member, and we each cover the cost of our meals.

    Includes:
    • 2-hour Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner meet up
    • Plus reward "Merch + Tickets + Album"
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    Pledge £1,000 or more About $1,242

    HONEY, I WANT A HOUSE CONCERT !

    The "Bee" jokes, I can't help it. :D but YES indeed an acoustic house concert with me and a band member at a mutually agreed venue/location/home. You can request unreleased album songs if before the release date (yes my friend) though no camera recording if so, hehe. Invite anyone you like or just for you or you and yours. We'll LAUGH together, sing together, maybe dance all together. It'll be fun! We'll work out logistics during our private chat if you like. Outside of London, travel covered by you please for two people. Available anytime from target reached to July 2020.

    Includes:
    • Your own acoustic house concert! includes exclusive songs
    • Plus reward "Merch + Tickets + Album"
    • Plus reward "Bee's knees! Let's chat"
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    YOUR SONG, just BEEcause !

    I will write you a song about absolutely anything you want. Your story, love story, child, an experience, something/someone important in your life? your favourite food hehe...anything. I'll even send you updates on the songwriting process. Three short videos before the final song is edited. You'll get a professional audio acoustic recording of this song. I'll keep the copyright as it'll be amazing of course :) but the song is YOUR song, to use as you please! You can tell me about it in our phone chat. Available to discuss from target reached and sent to you within 4-6 months.

    Includes:
    • Your own Song written exclusively for you.
    • Three-short videos of working progress
    • Professional audio recording of the song
    • Plus reward "Bee's knees! Let's chat"
    • Plus reward "Merch + Tickets + Album"
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    You'll BEE the Associate producer!

    You've got the power! Your name of 'only 2 possible names' will be listed as Associate producer in the Credits in the Album sleeve, AND the music video for the first single. You'll be consulted on one important Album related decision, that you can take credit for (yes). If you would like, You get to come out and spend some EXCLUSIVE time with me and the band pre-show, backstage on the tour. You'll see first-hand my pre-show rituals, hehe, brace yourself. You get ALL of the ABOVE rewards of course but ALSO, your song I've written for you performed at any show of your choosing with your name mentioned. You can use your reward anytime between target reached and July 2020.

    Includes:
    • Your name as Associate producer
    • Album consultant on important decision
    • Exclusive time with me and band pre-show
    • Plus reward "Merch + Tickets + Album"
    • Plus reward "Bee's knees! Private time"
    • Plus reward "Honey I want a House Concert"
    • Song in reward "Your song just BEEcause" performed at a show
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