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This project is to fund three music videos for the leading tracks from our new album.
This project is to fund three music videos for the leading tracks from our new album.
259 backers pledged £14,259 to help bring this project to life.

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Hi Mick Gallagher (Blockhead) here
 For those of you not familiar with the band, we were formed in 1977 after the first Stiff Records UK tour backing Ian Dury while promoting his album New Boots & Panties.

We continued touring and recording until Ian's unfortunate demise in February 2000. We made a decision to carry on as a band and continue to work independent of the music industry, as we were told by many a mogul that there was no point in The Blockheads without our iconic front man.

GOING ALONE... 

Since 2000 we have recorded and released a number of albums via the internet and live appearances. We have operated outside the industry with the exception of one disastrous flirtation in 2008 which almost finished us…We survived but lost all our money and the rights to our album’ Staring down the Barrel’ for 10 years. 

 We have recovered enough to get back in the studio and record a new album, paid for by ourselves and of which we are very proud . We have no label interest and not enough money to finance any kind of campaign to give the album the chance it deserves to be heard by a larger audience. 

 THERE MUST BE A BETTER WAY... 

Our music has inspired some very creative visual ideas from a small independent film company called Free Seed Films. 

 Like us, they operate on a no budget policy. This policy, although at times an aid to creativity, brings with it obvious restrictions when it comes to the finished product. 

 KICKSTARTER... 

 We would like this funding to enable us to make three music videos to accompany the leading tracks from our new album and complete an almost perfect package. Without quality visual representation music has a half life. The marriage of sound and vision has become an art form in itself and an essential element to the success of any album. 


Risks and challenges

The risks and challenges involved when undertaking any projects involving film can be minimized by proper planning. Of course there are many unforeseen pitfalls that can occur during any shoot but, with an experienced film company who are used to working with little to no budget and have achieved amazing results, we feel confident that we can successfully achieve our aims.

TO QUOTE...

"Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe."

To give an idea of some of the issues we face, they could include:
filming delayed due to weather, equipment failure, locations falling
through, or some other surprise, but with sensible heads and some
contingencies built into the planning, we shall overcome.

Aside from the actual production, the rewards offered will be
delivered by a pre-existing, proven merchandising system. In
addition, any unusual one-off rewards (such as the gig entry rewards)
are able to be fulfilled on multiple dates, minimising the risk of a
failure to deliver.

With an extensive fan base of loyal 'Blockheads' behind us, we
anticipate being able to spread the word about the campaign quite
quickly, building up to the critical mass needed to cross the finish
line. This will be helped by the promotional team that are work on
the new album, as well as by the fact that we are still actively
touring extensively.

Same Horse, Different Jockey, but we'll still be in the winners
circle.

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    A personal thank you email with a video message from The Blockheads

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    A signed photo of the band. A Blockhead badge with our iconic logo. A thank you email with video message from The Blockheads.

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    A limited edition one off "I sponsored The Blockheads" car sticker. A signed photo of the band. A Blockhead badge with our iconic logo. A thank you email with video message from The Blockheads

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    A signed CD of our NEW ALBUM. A limited edition one off "I sponsored The Blockheads" car sticker. A signed photo of the band. A Blockhead badge with our iconic logo. A thank you email with video message from The Blockheads.

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    A special one off limited edition Blockhead sponsor T-Shirt. A signed CD of our NEW ALBUM. A limited edition one off "I sponsored The Blockheads" car sticker. A signed photo of the band. A Blockhead badge with our iconic logo. A thank you email with video message from The Blockheads.

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    Pledge £100 or more About $155

    Be in one of the videos we are making where you will be credited as a sponsor. A special one off limited edition Blockhead sponsor T-Shirt. A signed CD of our NEW ALBUM. A limited edition one off "I sponsored The Blockheads" car sticker. A signed photo of the band. A Blockhead badge with our iconic logo. A thank you email with video message from The Blockheads.

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    Pledge £200 or more About $310

    Guest List passes for you and three friends to any live gig from the up and coming album tour. A signed limited edition collectors vinyl of our NEW ALBUM. Be in one of the videos we are making where you will be credited as a sponsor. A special one off limited edition Blockhead sponsor T-Shirt. A signed CD of our NEW ALBUM. A signed photo of the band. A Blockhead badge with our iconic logo. A thank you email with video message from The Blockheads.

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    Pledge £500 or more About $775

    Be a VIP guest at our exclusive album launch party / gig in London for our NEW ALBUM. Guest List passes for you and three friends to any live gig from the up and coming album tour. A signed limited edition collectors vinyl of our NEW ALBUM. Be in one of the videos we are making where you will be credited as a sponsor. A special one off limited edition Blockhead sponsor T-Shirt. A signed CD of our NEW ALBUM. A signed photo of the band. A Blockhead badge with our iconic logo. A thank you email with video message from The Blockheads.

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    Guest list for you and a friend for one whole year to all venued Blockhead gigs from Nov 2013. A signed copy of Johnny Turnbull's solo album "Quantum Frolics" A copy of Jemima Dury's brilliant book "Hallo Sausages" signed by Jemima and all ten surviving Blockheads including Wilko Johnson and Davey Payne (ONLY 3 copies) A signed copy of Norman Watt-Roys new album "Faith & Grace" Be a VIP guest at our exclusive album launch party / gig in London for our NEW ALBUM. A signed limited edition collectors vinyl of our NEW ALBUM. Be in one of the videos we are making where you will be credited as a sponsor. A special one off limited edition Blockhead sponsor T-Shirt. A signed CD of our NEW ALBUM. A Blockhead badge with our iconic logo. A thank you email with video message from The Blockheads.

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