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Old & new songs; old & new stories. 
A collection of traditional, re-imagined & brand new songs from BBC Folk Award nominee Rosie Hood.
Old & new songs; old & new stories. 
A collection of traditional, re-imagined & brand new songs from BBC Folk Award nominee Rosie Hood.
Old & new songs; old & new stories. A collection of traditional, re-imagined & brand new songs from BBC Folk Award nominee Rosie Hood.
166 backers pledged £4,334 to help bring this project to life.

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Rosie Hood's Debut Album

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I am finally recording my first full-length album and by pledging through this campaign you will help to get it finished and then get to hear it first!

There will be old songs and new songs on this album, traditional and re-worked folk songs as well as those I’ve written. Songs of women and from their voices, songs and stories from where I grew up in Wiltshire, songs of struggle, love and death (it is a folk album after all…).

My as-yet-unnamed debut album is already under way with demos of 12 tracks recorded with producer Tom Wright, the photo shoot in the diary with Louise Bichan, and Elly Lucas on board to work on styling and design. Melodeon player Ollie King and guitarist Jefferson Hamer are confirmed guests with more brilliant musicians yet to be announced.

If you’d like to help me make this album a reality then there are a number of rewards that you can pledge for; I’m not asking for your help with nothing in return! In addition to pre-ordering the CD, there are photo prints, exclusive unreleased tracks, limited edition artwork and even house concerts up for grabs. If I reach my target then the record will get made and you will receive your rewards!

The costs involved that will be covered by this target include:

  • Recording & studio time
  • Guest musician fees
  • Mixing
  • Mastering
  • Photos
  • Album artwork & design
  • Manufacturing of the CD
  • (plus producing & posting the Kickstarter rewards) 

If you amazing people get me beyond this target then any additional funds will go towards a PR campaign (to get the record into as many hands and ears as possible) and touring the record in Spring 2017 (I may be able to afford to take more accompanying musicians with me).

Thank you for reading about this project and being part of getting this album made, I can’t wait for you all to hear it!

Risks and challenges

There is a possibility that despite reaching this target, making the album goes over budget (if I need an extra day in the studio or another guest musician, for example). If this happens I will cover the extended budget myself and the album will still definitely get made.

I've already recorded demos of most of the tracks so nearly all the material is ready meaning I don't need to worry about a musical creative block. It's possible that some elements of the project might overrun causing the release of the record to be pushed back. I have scheduled in some contingency time but there's always the possibility that it won't be enough. If this happens I will keep all Kickstarter supporters fully informed of the new release date.

I guess the other potential risk is that some of the rewards take longer to produce than anticipated or it's difficult to find an appropriate mutual date (guest tickets/house concerts). If this is the case I will communicate with you all and make sure all pledgers are happy with what's happening.

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    Pledge £12 or more About $17

    Signed CD

    A signed, pre-release copy of the album + a digital download.

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    Signed CD (Advance Copy)

    A signed, pre-release copy of the album + a digital download.

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    Pledge £20 or more About $28

    5 x signed photo prints

    A selection of 5 signed images from the album artwork as 6"x4" premium photo prints. Photography by Louise Bichan. Illustration by me.

    Plus a signed, pre-release copy of the album + a digital download.

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    Pledge £35 or more About $49

    2011 EP + exclusive unreleased tracks

    A digital download of my (sold out) eponymous solo EP from 2011, plus exclusive unreleased tracks and demos from recording this album.

    (Note: I can burn these tracks on to a CD if you don't have that facility.)

    Plus 5 signed photo prints, a signed, pre-release copy of the album + a digital download.

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    Pledge £40 or more About $57

    Exclusive behind-the-scenes camera

    I will send you a disposable camera that I've filled up by taking photos during the making of the album. Think behind-the-scenes snaps of the recording, photo shoot, writing & arranging the final material and guest musicians in the studio. You'll receive the camera in the post, then it's up to you to get the photos developed. Each camera will be completely unique and no-one will see the images until you get them printed!

    Plus 2011 EP download, unreleased tracks/demos, 5 signed photo prints, a signed, pre-release copy of the album + a digital download.

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    Pledge £50 or more About $71

    Limited edition illustration print

    I will create an illustration based on one of the songs from the album and print a limited edition of the image. (It might be useful to know here that my degree was in illustration!)

    Plus 2011 EP download, unreleased tracks/demos, 5 signed photo prints, a signed, pre-release copy of the album + a digital download.

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    Pledge £100 or more About $141

    Pair of guest tickets

    A pair of guest tickets to one of my shows (date to be arranged between us in advance). We'll have a drink together before the show and you can help me decide on the set list. I'll make sure to fit in a couple of your favourite songs!

    Plus a limited edition illustration print, 2011 EP download, unreleased tracks/demos, 5 signed photo prints, a signed, pre-release copy of the album + a digital download.

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    Pledge £200 or more About $283

    Solo house concert

    I will come to your house/flat/country retreat/garden/castle etc and play a solo acoustic gig (2 x 45 minute sets) for you, your friends and family.

    (Note: A contribution towards travel costs will be required if over 50 miles from Sheffield, UK. Please contact me if you're based outside of the UK and would like to pledge for this reward.)

    Plus a limited edition illustration print, 2011 EP download, unreleased tracks/demos, 5 signed photo prints, a signed, pre-release copy of the album + a digital download.

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    Pledge £750 or more About $1,060

    Rosie Hood + special guests house gig

    I will play a special exclusive band gig at your house (or whatever space you have!) with 3 of my talented musician friends for your invited audience. We'll sort any technical requirements if necessary.

    (Note: A contribution towards travel costs will be required if over 50 miles from Sheffield, UK.)

    Plus a limited edition illustration print, 2011 EP download, unreleased tracks/demos, 5 signed photo prints, a signed, pre-release copy of the album + a digital download.

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