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It takes many stars to make a galaxy…and it will take many Dark Stars to make true magic happen! Will you be one of them…?
It takes many stars to make a galaxy…and it will take many Dark Stars to make true magic happen! Will you be one of them…?
50 backers pledged £3,018 to help bring this project to life.

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Meet the band

We are Simonne and The Dark Stars, a collective fronted by classically trained pianist Simonne Weeks and playing music variously described as ‘indie noir’, ‘ethereal folk’ and other variations on the theme. 

We’ve been around for six years, and in that time have played many gigs, supported many artists, and even picked up a nomination for Band of the Year in the Brighton Music Awards along the way! 

Simonne and The Dark Stars playing live at The Prince Albert 2018 Photography: Guy Christie
Simonne and The Dark Stars playing live at The Prince Albert 2018 Photography: Guy Christie

 Over to you

We’re now looking to create our first full-length album, and we’d love you to be a part of it. We have been offered a recording opportunity with Marc Waterman in London. You may have heard his successful production of the award-wining, charting-topping album by Elastica. For us to make the most of this amazing opportunity we are turning to YOU! 

As a treasured patron of our music, we’d love you to help us capture what you see, hear and feel in our live performances on to CD. We’re keen to make this as collaborative experience as possible, as you can see from the various inclusive rewards on offer. We look forward to welcoming you in to the Dark Stars family!  

For us to create and launch this album, we need:

  • Recording + Production         = £2.5K
  • Manufacturing + Printing       = £2.5K
  • PR Promotion + Distribution  = £3.0K
  • Kickstarter Fees                     = £1.0K

TOTAL = £8000

BUT... we are hoping to reach the goal of £3000 and hoping our Dark Stars fan will push this figure beyond our wildest dreams! 

If we don't reach our goal we get nothing! Yep nothing.... so please pledge your support TODAY! 

Risks and challenges

What is the highest risk? Without funding there will be a huge delay in recording the album. This is massive shame as opportunities like this are one in a life time. If we don't reach our Kickstarter goal we do not get a penny.

What is our biggest challenge? We have such a amazing album ready to be made plus all the amazing rewards. However, with your help we can overcome this challenge of finances and launch this project to whole world!

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    Pledge £5 or more About $6

    EARLY MORNING STAR

    You will receive an inter-galactic personal thank you via email and Twitter. PLUS your name added to The Dark Stars Hall of Pledgers page on our website. Every pledge counts towards creating this album.

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    Pledge £15 or more About $19

    EARLY EVENING STAR

    You will receive a link to a playlist of tracks that inspired the album PLUS one song of your choice from the album as a free download PLUS an inter-galactic personal thank you via email and Twitter PLUS your name added to The Dark Stars Hall of Pledgers page on our website.

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    Pledge £25 or more About $32

    COSMIC STAR

    Your reward will include a digitally signed lyric book PLUS the whole album download PLUS an inter-galactic personal thank you via email and Twitter.

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    Pledge £50 or more About $64

    PHOENIX STAR

    This bumper pledge will get this project moving swiftly to the goal. You will be generously rewarded with a limited edition signed poster PLUS hand-signed lyric book PLUS signed copy of the CD PLUS your name in the sleeve as the inter-galactic thank you.
    As an added bonus there will be a personal video message of thanks from Simonne herself!

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    Pledge £100 or more About $128

    BRIGHT STAR

    You will receive all of the PHOENIX STAR rewards PLUS pre-gig bubbles with the band at a 2018 event. Overseas backers will have a SKYPE version.
    This reward will give you access to an exclusive pre-launch gig for the album: backers, bloggers and music press only. PLUS for overseas Dark Stars will receive a handwritten postcard from one of the 2018 UK tour locations.

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    Pledge £500 or more About $639

    DELUXE DARK STAR

    You will get everything from the BRIGHT STAR reward PLUS unlimited access to never published videos and photos PLUS your name on all 2018 gigs guest lists PLUS limited-edition print of album art cover.
    For an added bonus you will have access to backstage at the album launch gig. Overseas backers don't worry there is always a way to get you in! You will receive a personal video message of thanks, sung by Simonne herself! A personal mention in the 'Making-of-the-album' video footage.

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    Pledge £1,000 or more About $1,277

    ULTIMATE DARK STAR

    You will get everything from the DELUXE DARK STAR reward PLUS the original oil on canvas painting that is used for the album cover.
    For an added bonus you will receive an invitation to attend one of the recording sessions. Take part of the band home: Simonne's iconic hat as worn at the album launch gig, plus a plectrum and the drumsticks used at the gig. PLUS a private gig for up to ten people in your home or venue of your choice within the UK.

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Funding period

- (34 days)