Hey there, My names Sam, I’m a musician and I write and record my own music
I’m asking for your money to make what I think is the coolest idea I’ve ever had. I want to make a musical about a consumerism in modern life, and a guy who’s driven crazy by the rigmarole of doing the same dead end job every day. At his lowest point he packs it all in and goes in search of happiness and a better way of living.
I’ve already written four of the songs for this record, I’m in a super creative space, and I’m asking you for some money to buy me just enough time to make as much of it as I can. I've already recorded one and you can hear it here:
It’s going to be like NOTHING THAT’S EVER BEEN DONE BEFORE!!!
You can here some of my other stuff here too!
I want to write about 1) The trappings of modern life 2) Consumerism - how it’s unsustainable and how we need to move towards an ecologically sound future 3) Depression - how it hurts people and some solutions towards fixing it 4) And happiness - what’s really important in life, and exploring how to find it.
I want to offer solutions, and write it in a way that it's a beautiful experience, not a harrowing bore or preachy to listen to. This record should feel like a heart to heart talk with a beautiful lover on a starry night followed by incredible sex for the ears. The music will be the most important thing, but hopefully you'll hear it and just feel really buzzing about everything by the end :)
There's four songs written already:
- Don't Think
- Trash Mountain
'Homeless' in particular is I think one of the best songs I've ever written, I really want it to come to life!
Thankyou, and much much love xxx
I’m not asking for very much money, because the size of the project will depend on how much you can give me. If we make the £100 I'll be able to make a baby record. If we get the thousand it'll be a beast and a beauty!
100 will let me make a four track EP with the music I’ve already written on it
200 and it will be a bit longer maybe with a music video or two
300 boy is this gonna be a good EP, looking like maybe an album
500 and you have the full musical, plotline, a cool looking cover, fancy artwork, music videos - an epic launch party you’re invited to!
1000 and not only do you have you’re album, but you’ll get a whole feature legnth wierd arthouse movie to go with it, featuring me, my friends, maybe some crazy animation, we’ll make something seriously cool. We’ll get more local artists and musicians involved make it an epic group project
2000 Not only is the movie going to be totally sick, but we’ll have a proper professional CD release, and we’ll give a copy to every pledger we can afford to.
3000 and we’re actually going to do a proper live version of the musical, involving as many people as we humanly can from Lincoln. We’ll hold the biggest party in the most lavish fashion, I will strip naked and you can write all over me with marker pens, the pictures will go on the internet.
5000 God, you’re so super generous, you’ve gone above and beyond and WE WILL DELIVER!!! There will be a beautiful vinyl pressing of the album, along with a movie premiere, the live performance of the musical. The album will be sent away to be mixed and mastered in a fancy studio, and will come back sounding like a late sixties beatles album
10,000 Holy cow, you are so amazing! If we get this much money, not only will the album be UNREAL!!! But so will everything else. For this much money I’d like to start a mini- animation studio with some talented artists I know and make a full on animated feature-film out of this. And of course all the rest - if I had this much money to spend on making art, what I’d create would be absolutely out of this world. I promise you this.
But, We’re kind of in fantasy land right now - let’s bring it down to earth.
£100 is ALL I need to start this project. We can do this!
If you feel like you can pledge, thank you so, so much, I won’t let you down, I’ll put in 110% of what I have to give into this, and I’ll make something truly beautiful.
REWARDS!!!! :D :D :D
£1+ - will get you the digital download at least first four songs to come out of the project
£5+ - will get you the whole project on digital download and a signed posted CD of the finished product
£10+ - will get you the download, the CD, and a signed, hand written letter of thanks with a drawing of mouse on it
£15+ - will get you the download, CD, handwritten Letter, some pics and a special video link to a secret video about the project
£20+ - will get you 2 SPECIAL LTD EDITION PIN BADGES, CD, handwritten letter, some pics, the video link, the download links to THE WHOLE BACK CATALOGUE including links to two uncirculating musicals of the past!!!
£35+ - HOLY COW!!! You have a T-SHIRT!!!! Pin badges, CD, handwritten letter, pics, the video link, the back catalogues too and a CD COPY OF YES HARD FEELINGS!!! (2012)
£50+ - HAVE A VINYL copy of ‘The Wish (2013) T-SHIRT, CD, CD of YHF, Pin Badges, handwritten letter, pics, the video link, back catalogue and link to a secret online gig just for you guys!
£100+ - CRIPES!!! Not only do you get all that lovely lot, but a link to a special acoustic performance of the whole musical for your ears only! You get a mention on the CD cover (if you wish)... OPTIONAL If you wish, you can also receive sexy naked pictures of yours truly, but for your eyes only, this is only for givers.
£200+ YOUR HAND DECORATED THEMED UKULELE IS ON IT’S WAY!!!
£250+ We’ll travel anywhere in the UK and do a gig for you and your mates. We’ll party with you and your friends, and perform at least bits of the musical live if you wish!
£500+ You get your own unique CD of performances no-one else will hear, as well as your optional personal gig. You’ll even get a unique hand decorated guitar themed around the musical! And a personalised song written for you. You also get to be in the film (assuming we hit the movie target, and should you wish it!)
£1000+ WOW. We have no idea what happens now. Whatever you get for this will be so epic we haven’t even invented it yet. We’ll make a statue of you and worship you. We’ll strip naked and paint each other with your efigy. And film it. And allow you to distribute the film as pleases you, should you wish. I will name my pet after you, should I ever own a pet. We’re open to suggestions.
EVERYBODY who pledges, gets a mention in a thank you video!
Risks and challenges
The biggest risk with this project is that my studio equipment will die. It's old a weary, and is behaving ever more erratically. If it breaks, I will have to buy more eventually, but the project will slow.
My voice gets wrecked after months of touring and there's always the fear in my mind that maybe I'll get nodules and my voice will die. I don't know what I'd do if that happened. Or if my hands fell off or something. I'd be pretty f**ked.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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