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Last updated September 6, 2019

Luke Leighfield's sixth album — 'Home' (Canceled)

Help me record some new music.

Luke Leighfield's sixth album — 'Home' (Canceled)

Help me record some new music.

£2,220
pledged of £6,000pledged of £6,000 goal
67
backers
Funding Canceled
Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on Sep 2 2019
Last updated September 6, 2019

About

I recorded my last album 'V' in 2014. Since then, I've lived in a bunch of different countries, got married, grown a moustache, adopted a dog, and settled in London. Now, I'm ready to record the songs I wrote over those years. These songs are about love and depression and travel and friends. They're about a search for meaning – a search for home.

'Home' is going to be a simpler affair than 'V'. I'll be making it in London with a group of friends:

🎸 Stephen Davidson will play bass. While he's known for playing six strings in Tellison, he's pretty good at playing four strings, too. He can sing (much better than I can). We've been crossing musical paths since 2006. He's a real catch.

🥁 Scott Hislop will drum. I first met Scott on tour in Germany in 2008 with his old band, Kyte. Since then he's cut his hair and played drums on my 2015 UK tour and for my musical, Noser: The Startup Musical. I like him a lot.

🖥️ Andy Jenkin will record the thing. I experienced Andy's studio skills while playing keys on the last Tellison album. He's a talented producer and also a really nice man. He knows how to rock. 

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Rewards

A lot's changed since I last made a record. No one wants CDs anymore. And I don't think I'm popular enough to press the album on vinyl. However, I've done my best to come up with some titillating rewards that might tempt you to part with some of your hard-earned cash.

Every reward comes with a handwritten 'Home' thank you card, download code for the album, and a download of 17 album demos as soon as the campaign's over – including songs that won't make it to the record. They're on the rough side (I made them on my phone) but I hope it's a fun insight into how an album enters the world.

You can also pick up an exclusive 'Home' t-shirt. It's a must-have wardrobe staple for SS20.

Finally, you can get this sweet 'Home' logo in the form on an enamel pin. Perfect for adding some rock 'n' roll credibility to your favourite jacket or cap.  

All the merch is designed by Mr Gordo. And if merch isn't your thing, there are plenty of other rewards that might tickle you right.

 All post-Kickstarter profit goes to Refugee Action 

I'm not doing this Kickstarter to make money – I just want to break even. Once the album costs are covered, any profit from album sales or streaming royalties will be donated to Refugee Action, a charity that helps refugees build new lives in the UK. 

I'm lucky to have somewhere to call home. I hope this record can help other people make a home here in the UK.  

Why Kickstarter?

Most people don't pay for music in 2019, and I make mere pennies each month from streaming royalties. So if I want to create music that sounds good, I need to raise the money before making the album.

Um... who are you?

I'm Luke, a musician from London. Since 2005, I've released five albums and played over 700 shows around the world. This year, I co-wrote a musical called Noser: The Startup Musical. I've previously Kickstarted 'V' (an album), Run for Your Life (a magazine about running), and Eis Life (ice cream-inspired clothing).

When I'm not making music, I work as a copywriter. I also like reading books and running. Every Friday, I send a newsletter about things that I like. It's called Ten Things.

Here are some places you can find me on the internet: 

Timeline

We start album rehearsals at the end of August. We'll enter the studio at the end of September. I'm planning to get the album to you at the start of 2020.

Costing

I'll put every pound that you donate to good use. This is the plan:

  • £3,000 – production, mixing, mastering
  • £1,000 – producing t-shirts, pin badges and cards
  • £500 – artwork / merch design
  • £300 – Kickstarter fee (5%)
  • £300 – payment processing fee (5%)
  • £250 – rehearsal
  • £250 – photos / videos
  • £250 – feeding the crew
  • £150 – contingency

Risks and challenges

Making a record's hard work, but I've done it five times before and I'll do my best not to mess it up. I've also run three successful Kickstarter campaigns and haven't disappeared with anyone's money.

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    Handwritten thank you card

    Get a handwritten thank you card from Luke, plus a digital album download and the album demos.

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    Pin badge & thank you card

    Get an exclusive 'Home' enamel pin badge designed by Mr Gordo, along with a handwritten thank you card from Luke. Includes a digital copy of the album, plus an instant download of 17 album demos.

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    Live in London, pin & card

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    T-shirt, pin & card

    Illustrious doodler Mr Gordo designed this exclusive 'Home' t-shirt. And you get to wear it! It'll be printed on an organic, ethical tee.

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    Live in London, t-shirt, pin & card

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    On the run

    We'll go on a run together in London (you pick the distance, I'll plan a route). Followed by a sweaty coffee.

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    Netflix 'n' chill

    You and a friend can come to my house in London to watch a film (of your choosing, preferably with a 7+ IMDb rating) with me and my dog. We'll talk about deep stuff.

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    House show (UK)

    I'll play a solo show for you and your pals in your house. You can pick (some of) the songs. I'll bring my dog.

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    Like the UK house show but further away. We'll need to coordinate on dates but anything is possible if you believe.

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