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Come join my family. Help me fund my next album that I will then go and record just for you. I can't do it without your help so... HELP! Read more

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This project was successfully funded on October 2, 2010.

Come join my family. Help me fund my next album that I will then go and record just for you. I can't do it without your help so... HELP!

About this project

Guys! I can't believe that with your help and support we hit my $20,000 in the first 14 days. It's truly amazing and I cannot thank you enough. Because of you I will be able to get my project started on time and I'm extremely excited. I also would like to thank the guys at Kickstarter for featuring my project on their front page. It was really nice to see them support me. Thank you!

I have 11 days left of my project, and I don't really want to just have it sit there un-active for the next week and a half, it's not in my nature to do that! So let's keep spreading the word, and not that I would expect it because what has happened so far has been phenomenal, but...
IF I HIT $30,000 BEFORE THE END OF MY PROJECT, THEN EVERYONE WHO HAS PLEDGED SO FAR, OR WHO PLEDGES FROM NOW ON WILL GET A FREE DIGITAL COPY OF MY NEXT EP 'I DON'T BELIEVE YOU'. NOT ONLY THAT BUT THEY WILL ALSO GET AN EXCLUSIVE VIDEO OF ME SINGING ALL THE SONGS FROM THE EP LIVE FROM A RANDOM LOCATION!!

I LOVE YOU!!!! Thank you so much! Greg xx

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Hello. I'm Greg Holden. I'm a poet and a singer from the North of England but I currently live in Brooklyn, NY. I self-funded and self-released my first 2 records which some of you may own & I'm about to do the same thing with my next full-length album, but it's going to cost me an arm and a leg and at this rate my first born child.

I'm an independent artist, so I have full creative freedom with my releases which is amazing, but on the flip side I have to fund EVERYTHING myself: Recording, mixing, pressing, publicising, my website, merchandise, EVERYTHING. If I want to do this properly and professionally, it's essentially impossible without some sort of financial help.

Thanks to the amazing people at Kickstarter I have been given a platform with which I can attempt to raise the money I need to get this project off the ground. I'm trying to raise $20,000 in ONE MONTH. This might seem like a huge figure, and it is, but as far as what this project will cost to complete, it's about a third of the budget, so I need all the help I can get. The great thing is, if I reach my goal, we can keep going and more cool things can happen! Who knows what will happen!

Why should you help me?

Well firstly, you can go to bed knowing that you helped get me a little closer to something I've been working towards for the past 3 years. Also, upon the completion of my project, which I hope to be at some point in the middle of next year, you will not only receive an abundance of rewards personally sent from me, but we may well be seeing each other too. A full list of incentives and rewards are listed on the right hand side of this page, take a look and see how much you'd like to pledge. Anything will be MASSIVELY appreciated.

If I reach my goal, then at the end of this year, I'll be heading to LA and into the studio to make my first full-length album that I'll be dedicating to you kind people. However, if I don't reach my goal, you all get your money back, I don't make my album and the rewards won't be born. The thought both saddens and scares me.

I'm really excited about this month. PLEASE PLEDGE WHAT YOU CAN! Spread the word, tell everyone you know! In October, I'm going to record a 4-track EP especially to raise funds for this project and I can't wait for you to hear it.

THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR CONSIDERING MY KICKSTARTER PROJECT EVERYONE!!! THANK YOU!!!!

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Rewards

  • You selected
    Pledge $15 or more

    69 backers

    You will get an advanced digital copy of the new album for your worldly adventures, you will also get exclusive emails containing regular updates, photos and videos of me during the recording process.

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    Pledge $35 or more

    127 backers

    A signed, physical copy of the new album with a little personal note of thanks, plus a digital version for your worldly adventures. I’ll also throw in some new stickers and fun stuff for all your decorative needs. Oh and a signed guitar pick.

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    Pledge $60 or more

    84 backers

    As well as everything above, you’ll get a personal handwritten poem from me, to you. You'll also get your full-name printed inside the album artwork as a thank you. Because I am indeed thankful.

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    Pledge $100 or more

    28 backers

    As well as everything above, you will get original demo mp3's that I tracked at home in the build up to the recording of this album. These are exclusive, unreleased home recordings I made myself and haven’t been heard by anyone.

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    Pledge $200 or more

    8 backers

    As well as everything above, I’ll give you a call and we can chat about life for a bit. You’ll also get 2 guest-list places to a gig of your choice or when I come through your town (a gig of mine that is!). On top of that I’ll dedicate the set to you and your kind heart.

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    Pledge $300 or more

    3 backers

    As well as everything above, you’ll get a personalised mp3 home recording of a song of your choice (of mine!), I'll introduce the song, talk about how you helped me, and dedicate the song to you. As if that wasn’t enough, I’ll send you handwritten lyrics of that song, signed from me to you.

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    Pledge $500 or more

    5 backers

    As well as everything above, we'll do a video chat together no matter where you are in the world, including a personal acoustic performance with a set list of your choice, with some time for questions and chit-chat after.

  • You selected
    Pledge $700 or more

    1 backer

    As well as everything above, you’ll get an exclusive collection of original poems and lyrics from one of my song books. You will be the only person to own these, because I only wrote them once, no copies or prints will be made, these will be 100% original. I'll also give you a personal phone call to check you got them ok.

  • You selected
    Pledge $1,000 or more

    2 backers

    As well as everything above, if you live in the New York Metropolitan area, or within the county of Los Angeles I will give you a private guitar lesson in an attempt to teach you everything I know. After that I'll play a few of my songs for you. If you already know how to play, I can just sing for you or we can go and get coffee or something...

  • You selected
    Pledge $2,000 or more

    3 backers

    As well as everything above, I will dedicate one of my “Not My Living Room Series’ videos to you, which I will record whilst performing to you and your friends during a 1-hour private living room performance IN YOUR HOME! (You must live within the Continental US for this one sorry guys!).

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    Pledge $10,000

    0 backers

    As well as everything above, if you’re crazy enough to give me $10,000, then I will perform something equally as crazy and get your name TATTOOED ON ME (I choose where). That's right, I'll do it, I swear to god. Not only that, but I'll have it filmed and put it online. $10,000 people, I'm telling you, I'll do it.

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