Help us bring our music and videos to as many eyes and ears as possible!
Why we need more than half a penny...
We need your help to produce our next two singles and accompanying music videos…
These new singles are called ‘This is Just me’ and ‘Can’t Feel the Floor’ (have a listen below!) and we’ll be shooting the new music videos over the coming months. Then we’ll be releasing them early 2018.
Getting your voice heard in this competitive industry is one of the biggest challenges, so the money will also go towards funding the distribution and social media campaigns behind the videos and singles to try and get our stuff heard far and wide!
Who are we?
We're all old friends and family trying to bring something a little different to the UK music scene, with a unique sound that combines live instrumentation; including saxophones, flutes, beatbox, rapping and singing with digital Hip-Hop and Trip-Hop.
We've played alongside some cool artists over the past year, like Bombay Bicycle Club and Andreya Triana, and we were showcased by BBC Introducing (check out one of the filmed performances below) at the start of 2017.
We've worked tirelessly since forming over two years ago and we've played across numerous venues and festivals including Hootananny Brixton, The Troubadour, Oxjam Islington, The Magic Garden, Proud Camden and Rich Mix to name a few.
All our music is original and we're truly proud and excited to be able to share it with you. We've got big, bold ideas and we don't fall into any pop genres. We genuinely try to make music that is different and stands out.
Want to hear the new music? Here's a taster...
This is Just Me
Here's a sneak peak of our first ever video Sunrays...
(Shhhh it's currently unreleased)
Here's what we're spending the money on...
We’ve produced and finished the new singles and funded them out of our own pocket and money earned through gigging. The money will also be spent on:
- Music distribution
- Marketing/Social media campaigns
- Physical manufacture
- Editing and all post production
- Equipment hire
- Art design
We will also be using funds to build our following; including social media, radio play and on platforms like Spotify and YouTube, in order to grow our audience and fan base. We want as many people to hear our stuff as we can!
It can be really tough for new acts these days, as a lot of modern day music is marketed towards a pre-teen audience and doesn't encourage exploration and curiosity. We're striving for a career in music without simplification or compromise and we can't express enough how vital your backing will be in helping us achieve this.
We hope you'll join us in championing new, authentic music.
How we got here...
We've been musicians all our lives and came together as Halfpenny through shared ideas and tastes but also through very old friendships and close family ties. For instance, rapper Mark and saxophonist Nick have been writing together for 15 years and vocalists Rosie and David are brother and sister.
We self-funded and released our debut EP 'halfcut' in 2015 with renowned producer George Shilling, who's worked with the likes of Oasis, De La Soul, Mary J. Blige (to name a few). Everything we do, we do to the highest standard possible and we take pride in high quality production with both our music and videos. Since then have been on a journey of exploration and refining both our live act and the music we release. We try and inject our enjoyment and energy of what we do into our music and really hope to be able to bring a smile to the faces of everyone who listens.
Here are some tracks from our EP 'halfcut':
Here's some examples of what we're offering you lovely people (full reward details shown to the right):
Book a full live show
The full Halfpenny Pass live experience! Just like our performance here on BBC Introducing.
Book a stripped-back, acoustic show
Here's one of our recent Sofar Sounds shows. An example of our stripped-down set and what a night at Sofar Sounds is like.
T-shirts & vests
These are our original and completely exclusive Halfpenny Pass T-shirts and vests. Once they're gone, they're gone. Be the coolest and most underground person at the party with one of these bad boys.
EP and stickers
We've got a limited number of hardcopy versions of our debut EP 'halfcut'. This EP is the very first thing that we ever worked on together as a band and is a little piece of Halfpenny history.
Grab yourself a signed photo from our most recent photoshoot. We've picked out three of our faves for you to chose from:
Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!
We genuinely couldn't do what we do without everyone's help. Even if you're not able to fund us this time round, thanks so much for thinking of us. We hope that our music and ideas are as much fun for everyone as they are for us! We welcome you all into the Halfpenny Pass family.
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Risks and challenges
As is the nature of new music, it's possible that release dates may be pushed back ever so slightly to fully maximise their success. We want to give you guys the best we possibly can and would never want to rush through anything that wasn't entirely finished and we weren't entirely happy with.
As much time and energy as we give to Halfpenny Pass, we will also dedicate to ensuring that all the rewards are delivered to each and every person who has been generous enough to support us. As with the music though, we won't rush anything out before we're completely happy with it - this includes ensuring we have all the correct sizes of t-shirts and every single member of the band has signed your copy of our EP, for instance. So please do bear with us as we deliver each individual reward to you and know that every single one is personal and will be treated with the time and energy it deserves.
Live performances do of course come with their complications and we'll need to have a proper chat about how we will play for you at your event etc. and all the details involved. However we all do this day in, day out and we have lots of experience of playing in a number of different formats and in all manner of locations (seriously!). We'll work with you to ensure that your private performance is tailored to you and your location.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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