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£4,275
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73
backers
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Funding Canceled
Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on Sep 25 2018

About

WE'RE REBOOTING THIS CAMPAIGN! :D

We've heard you guys loud and clear and have decided to reboot the campaign with a new goal and revamped rewards! Read the latest update and look out for the launch day announcement! Here's some things you can expect from the rebooted campaign:

 

 25% GOAL UNLOCKED! THANK YOU!

You pushed us to 25%! Here's your first unlocked bonus content!

'Distracted': Behind the Scenes

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Last year you guys helped bring my biggest album yet to life. 'B.R.A.V.E' was released in November 2017 and it’s been a rollercoaster ever since. My music reached more people than ever before and it’s all thanks to you… but the story doesn’t finish here. My new EP 'Gemini' is the next chapter.


The idea for 'Gemini' was born from a lyric in a song I wrote when I was younger called 'Tomorrow.' That lyric was:

'Gemini' is about self-discovery and learning to be your own guide. It’s about acknowledging the conflicting traits that make us whole. It’s about loving yourself for all that you are and most importantly, being in control of your own future... and this time, we're taking this EP on tour.

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I'm excited to offer physical copies of 'Gemini' exclusively here on Kickstarter. With every EP pre-order through this campaign, you'll also receive a fun and unique 'Fortune' card that will have some wise words that you can carry with you wherever you go in your purse or wallet. You may even recognise some of these wise words from the lyrics on the EP.

I talk with and perform to so many of you every day through my YouNow livestreams and having that connection has always been special to me. Not only have you guys been in the audience… even more so you’ve been like MY RECORD LABEL. Because of your support on the last campaign we made something successful together that I couldn’t be more proud of. 

The funding from this campaign will kickstart the new EP and enable me to take that first step into being able to tour EVERY YEAR overseas. The aim of this first tour is to earn enough on ticket sales and merch to fund another tour the following year. We'd like to get to the point where we can eventually branch out even further afield to reach Australia, Saudi Arabia, Japan and more. Without this initial funding in place, it’s just not a possibility.

O2 Academy 2018 - Photo by Shaun Joyce
O2 Academy 2018 - Photo by Shaun Joyce

Honestly, I miss touring. In 2012, my partner James and I set out on a UK tour. We didn’t have much at all. We slept in the back of a van at dodgy rest stops, ate nothing but peanut butter sandwiches for a month and sometimes performed 3 shows in one day. And I still loved EVERY second. And promised myself that we needed to make this happen again in the future but on a bigger scale.

I loved waking up everyday in a new city not knowing what to expect. We always wanted to tour overseas but simply couldn’t financially. Until now.

We want my 2019 tour to be as intimate and spontaneous as my livestreams always have been… where it’s just you, me, the music. And we want you to be as much a part of the tour as we are! Because your involvement and meeting you guys along the way has always been one of the most fulfilling and enjoyable parts of my music. I've loved having you guys with me on this journey so far.

Meeting you guys is always such a blast!
Meeting you guys is always such a blast!

 SO... WHERE ARE WE HEADED?!

We're headed to North America, UK and the EU in 2019. But we want you to be a part of the plan. We want to hear which states, cities and countries you'd like to demand a show for. Every pledger will have the opportunity to request their country, city or state in a survey that will be sent out if we hit our goal on this campaign. Our aim is to get to as many places as possible. One of the rewards even allows you to book me for a house show, which immediately secures your city for a show on the tour!

I've enjoyed performing house shows here in the UK. Now I'm offering to do the same while on tour stateside and throughout the EU!

Performing a house show - 2018
Performing a house show - 2018


WHAT WILL THE FUNDING… FUND?

So where will the money be going? Here's a visual breakdown of exactly where the funding will be used:

Costs involved for the Tour in UK, EU & US include:

Travel
Accommodation
Venue Costs
Food (Something more substantial than peanut butter sandwiches)
Target Advertising


Visa costs for us to head to the US gets... pricey. But we're happy to share that these costs and a portion of the US side of the tour is being funded externally by the BPI & Department of Trade through MEGS (Music Export Growth Scheme). It's so fantastic to have their support.

SO... WHO'S TOURING?

If you don’t know me by now then hello! I'm the singer-songwriter and artist behind the 'B.R.A.V.E' album and 'Gemini' EP. I've been writing for over 10 years and have worked professionally as an independent musician and songwriter for the last 8 years, since graduating from University with a First Degree in Music Composition & Professional Practice. I pride myself on interacting with and performing to my listeners daily through live streaming. 

You can find out more about my musical journey here: www.emmamcgann.com

James is our TM and FOH engineer for every show. A tech-savy gentleman and professional musician himself, James has worked as an engineer and producer since a very young age. He has worked closely with me behind the scenes on all of my music releases over the past 10 years. We’re incredibly lucky to have James for his unrivaled skills in live sound, production, driver duties and dad jokes. James also produced the previous album 'B.R.A.V.E' and will be producing the 'Gemini' EP.

Well sought after the world over for his guitar licks and good company - Tom will also be my support act at every show. Tom was responsible for the majority of the guitar tracked on the first album and also co-wrote 'Love Can Happen Like This' from the record. I'm so happy that we're able to whisk him away with us on tour. If anything you should just come along to each show to see those dreadlocks bounce.

Here's a look at what you'll be able to unlock through-out the progress of this campaign:

25% (£3,000) - 'Distracted' Behind the Scenes Video
50% (£6,000) - ‘Distracted’ single preview for pledgers
75% (£9,000) - ‘Distracted’ Acoustic Video (Exclusive Look)
100% (£12k+) - Unlock Stretch Goals

Speaking of locks... be sure to check out the love lock reward where I'll be writing your name and my name on a 'Gemini' branded padlock and locking it to a love-lock location somewhere in the world! Popular love-lock locations include Dublin, Cologne, Italy & Nevada's very own Lovelock in Persching County!

For those interested in the Tour Sponsor reward, your name will feature on the EP itself, on any promotional materials we utilise i.e. posters, flyers, backdrops, etc. You'll also be eligible for ALL the rewards on this campaign!

How Do You Add Extras To Your Pledge?

If you'd like to combine multiple rewards, select your first reward as normal and then just add the cost of the second reward Item plus the shipping cost to your total pledge amount.

For Example: To add 'Signed EP' on top of your existing reward, just add £20 + country shipping costs to your total pledge.

To add 'Signed Poster + EP' on top of your existing reward, just add £50 + country shipping costs to your total pledge.

Once you have done that send a message through the Kickstarter private message system with details of the extra rewards you wanted. (You can find this through the 'contact me' link on the main project page)

Risks and challenges

Our biggest challenge will be deciding upon venues and booking these venues in advance to make for a perfect, unfaulted tour.

As we plan to begin the tour in July/August 2019, this gives us plenty of time to arrange. We're happy to say we already have sponsors for the tour.

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    Pledge £5 or more About US$ 7

    Thank You Video

    A short thank you video sent direct from me while on tour!

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    Be our DJ on Tour!

    Add a song to our tour playlist for us to blast and rock out to on the road!

    This playlist will be made public so you guys can enjoy it too!

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    Signed EP

    A physical copy of the new EP 'Gemini' signed by Emma! To be released in 2019.

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    • Fortune Card
    • Thank You Video
    • My E-Book - 'The Songwriter's Handbook: Volume 2'
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    Pledge £25 or more About $33

    Mystery Postcard

    Me and the band will send you a local postcard with a tour update and personal message from one random city while we're on the road!

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    • Thank You Video
    • My E-Book - 'The Songwriter's Handbook: Volume 2'
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    Pledge £30 or more About US$ 39

    Ticket to ANY show + Meet & Greet

    Once venues and dates are announced, pick your date for any headline show and you'll get VIP entry which will include entry to soundcheck and a meet and greet with photo op before the show.

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    • Thank You Video
    • My E-Book - 'The Songwriter's Handbook: Volume 2'
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    Pledge £50 or more About $66

    Signed Poster + EP

    After the tour I'll send you a signed tour map poster showing all the locations we performed! If I met you along the way, I'll mark it with a love heart and personal message on your one-of-a-kind map!

    Includes:
    • Signed 'Gemini' EP
    • Thank You Video
    • My E-Book - 'The Songwriter's Handbook: Volume 2'
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    Ticket to ANY Show + EP

    Ticket & EP Bundle

    Once venues and dates are announced, pick one date for any headline show and you'll get VIP entry which will include entry to soundcheck and a meet and greet with photo op before the show.

    You also get a signed 'Gemini' EP!

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    Pledge £60 or more About US$ 79

    Our very own Love Lock

    I'll attach a love padlock with my name and your name to a bridge somewhere in the US, UK or EU! (Where it's legal and allowed of course!) I'll also snap a photo of it for you too!

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    • My E-Book - 'The Songwriter's Handbook: Volume 2'
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    Pledge £75 or more About US$ 98

    Roadtrip Skype Call

    Jump on a call with me and the band while we're on the road! We'll give you a tour update, hang out for a while and maybe perform a song or two for you!

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    • My E-Book - 'The Songwriter's Handbook: Volume 2'
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    Pledge £100 or more About $131

    Your Name on the EP Sleeve + EP

    Your name will be included on the physical (CD) EP sleeve of the record alongside the team of people behind the scenes and the family and friends that will be supporting the project.

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    • Signed 'Gemini' EP
    • Thank You Video
    • My E-Book - 'The Songwriter's Handbook: Volume 2'
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    Pledge £150 or more About US$ 197

    Your Name on my Guitar Case

    To commemorate the tour and the people who helped make it happen I want to have something permanent to remember you by! I'll be permanently writing your name on my touring guitar case! This can be your name or nickname which I'll inscribe myself on my case before we hit the road so you can be with us in spirit on our travels. I'll snap a photo of the case in a cool location for you too!

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    • My E-Book - 'The Songwriter's Handbook: Volume 2'
    • Thank You Video
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    Pledge £175 or more About US$ 229

    Cover Song of your Choice

    You’ll receive a professionally mixed and mastered acoustic recording of a cover song of your choice!

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    Pledge £200 or more About $262

    Tour Care Package + EP

    Receive a care package filled with our favourite things we pick up on tour! Included items could be music, food or even location specific gifts! Setlists from a show, venue placemats, mini-flags... whatever we come across! I'll throw a signed EP and mystery postcard too!

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    • Mystery Postcard
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    Your Name Everywhere + EP

    This mega bundle reward includes:

    - A physical copy of the EP
    - Your Name credited on the EP
    - Your Name on my Guitar Case
    - And our very own Love Lock!

    Includes:
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    • Fortune Card
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    • Love Lock
    • Your Name on my Guitar Case
    • Your Name on the EP
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    Original Song Commission

    You’ll receive a fully mixed and mastered acoustic recording of an original song written for you. We’ll talk about what you’d like the song to be about and I’ll tailor it to be a fitting song especially for you.

    The song can be used for both personal or commercial use. If you do choose to use it commercially we have a bit of small print we'll shoot your way so you're able to use the song for your own business or ventures!

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    Pledge £500 or more About US$ 655

    Dinner with Emma + CD + Poster

    We'll park up for a tour pitstop and buy you dinner at your fave restaurant! I’ll introduce you to the band and I'll sign a CD and poster on the day for you and let's grab a band selfie with you too!

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    • Signed Tour Map Poster (A3)
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    Pledge £1,000 or more About US$ 1,310

    Perform in your Living Room!

    I'll book a show in your hometown or if you'd prefer, I'll perform in your humble abode! I’ll acoustically perform your favourite originals and a selection of tracks from the new EP and the ‘B.R.A.V.E’ album. Invite your friends and family over for the show or have a performance just for you! I'll bring along a signed CD + Poster too. This reward is eligible for backers based in the US, UK & EU. (This reward is available to pledgers from Alaska & Hawaii at an additional cost for us to cover our travel expenses.)

    Includes:
    • Signed 'Gemini' EP
    • Signed Tour Map Poster (A3)
    • Thank You Video
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    Pledge £3,000 or more About US$ 3,931

    Gemini VIP Package

    As well as a show in your living room or hometown, you’ll be a VIP ticket holder to ALL of the headline shows on the tour (travel not included). You’ll also receive:

    Dinner with Emma + Band
    Your Name Everywhere + EP
    Original Song Commission

    Includes:
    • Perform in YOUR City
    • Dinner with Emma & the Band
    • Signed 'Gemini' EP
    • Your Name on the EP
    • Your Name on my Guitar Case
    • Fortune Card
    • My E-Book - 'The Songwriter's Handbook: Volume 2'
    • Original Song Commission
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    Official Tour Sponsor Credit

    You’ll be credited as an Official Tour Sponsor on all promotional materials we may use, e.g. posters, flyers, promo videos, backdrops etc. All Tour Sponsors here through Kickstarer will also hear the EP before anyone else and have their name proudly displayed alongside our other Tour Sponsors on the EP sleeve.

    You’ll also receive ALL the rewards listed on this campaign!

    This includes:

    Includes:
    • Thank You Video
    • Be our DJ on Tour
    • Signed 'Gemini' EP
    • Mystery Postcard
    • Ticket to ANY show + Meet & Greet
    • Signed Tour Map Poster (A3)
    • Love Lock
    • Roadtrip Skype Call
    • Your Name on the EP
    • Your Name on my Guitar Case
    • Cover Song of your Choice
    • Tour Care Package
    • Original Song Commission
    • Dinner with Emma & the Band
    • Perform in YOUR City
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