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$41,471
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228
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4days to go

All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Fri, June 28 2019 7:45 PM UTC +00:00.

About

Mishka's seventh full length studio album: "This Love"


Hi, welcome to my Kickstarter campaign. I’m so glad you’re here to join me in the making of my 7th full length studio album, This Love. 

The writing and recording of This Love has led me to a deeper engagement with myself and with my singer/songwriter roots: Through this process has come a full, fresh immersion in the authentic feel of the music - both for me playing the songs, and for you, my listeners and friends. 

You’ll hear lyric driven melodies backed by raw acoustic guitar and sparse but focused studio instrumentation and sound.

This album is an intimate meditation on life, destiny, loss, forgiveness, renewal. Above all, it’s a celebration of love. 

The release of This Love will also mark the 20 year anniversary of my 1999 debut album. And the sound of this new album is reminiscent of that first album in the acoustic nature of the songs. So, it truly is a reflection on all the years gone by: of living, of loving

becoming a father and a husband traveling the world meeting the most amazing people everywhere that the music has taken me, making friends and playing with great musicians

There have been a few sad goodbyes along the way but essentially it has been a journey of adventure and gratitude.

At the heart of it, I’m still A Guy With a Guitar and I am still here singing these songs for you. I am so grateful to be able to share this inspiration with you. 

I am pleased to invite you all to be an integral part of the making of This Love.

Scroll down below to find lots of different ways in which you can dynamically contribute and support the release of This Love into the world.

Thank you for all the support and love over the years. I give you This Love in heartfelt return. 

Risks and challenges

Over the past few years we have learned much about the challenges associated with crowdfunding campaigns and how unexpected bumps in the road can lead to poor supporter experiences.

With This Love, the risk reduction strategy started with the demo process. This time I have really slowed the music marination down, not rushed, not settled for ‘good enough’. Musically, I gave myself the time to thoroughly test a few different approaches to the writing process. Songs you believe in is half the battle in this game.

With the benefit of a solid local team and Garage Band, our demo and pre-production costs have also been close to zero, which helps a lot. We are recording at home here on Maui and mixing and mastering in Australia with the best in the business so I’m 100% confident the product will be quality. We have been far more proactive with our rewards fulfilment strategy and have resisted offering items that we will later come to regret.

We have also taken time to build the right partner network. My biggest partners in promotion, live performance, streaming are signed onto be part of the project team and will ensure we get our message in front of more than just my followers.

Of course, the main risk is that we just don’t make it.

But we’ve done it before and we’re doing it again.

One Love. This Love.

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    Digital download of the new album.

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    Special acoustic 7 song download.

    A special 7 song acoustic digital download of Mishka performing some of his older songs in a "one take" style in the studio, plus an acoustic version of one of the new songs from the new album.

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    Notebook with logo + digital download

    A blank eco friendly notebook with Mishka "This Love" logo on the front, plus the digital download of the new album. Write down ideas, write songs, poems, "even take the time to write yourself a letter".

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    Signed Maui Postcard + download

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    Shaka Street soap + download

    Mishka's favourite naturally scented signature soap. Handcrafted in Maui by Shaka Street Soap Works. Limited edition "This Love" packaging.

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    "This Love" t-shirt + download

    Extra soft organic cotton t shirt hand printed in Maui with natural organic ink. Includes digital download of the album

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    "This Love" on vinyl

    The new album "This Love" on vinyl

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    "This Love" Hoodie + download

    100% organic fabric (cotton/hemp/bamboo) hoodie with "This Love" logo. includes digital download of the new album.

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    Re-release of "Mishka" on vinyl

    A special signed 20 year anniversary double vinyl re-release of Mishka's first 1999 album "Mishka". Includes singles and B-sides from the 1999 release era. Also includes digital download of "This Love".

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    "This Love" vinyl record, signed and dedicated by Mishka. Includes digital download.

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    Signed vinyl, t-shirt, download bundle

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    Print of Original Mishka Painting

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    Hand written lyrics on watercolor

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    Limited edition signed photo

    A limited edition photo of Mishka taken by world famous photographer Daniel Sullivan in a beautiful Maui Location, Signed by both Daniel and Mishka. Includes digital download, but download not available till Jan 2020.

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    Hand built Stomp box.

    Designed by Mishka and built by Mishka and master carpenter Steve Mack. This is the exact replica of the stomp box that Mishka uses on his acoustic shows. Built to last a lifetime out of solid Ironwood with the highest quality K&K pickups, This stomp box packs a real punch and is a great gift for any serious acoustic performer. Includes digital download but download not available till Jan 2020.

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    Original 18x24 Painting

    An original Mishka painting, painted to the inspiration of any song title you choose. Includes digital download.

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    Art bundle

    An original 18 x 24 Mishka painting on canvas inspired by any Mishka song of your choice, plus an original water colour painting by Mishka with the lyrics of any Mishka song handwritten and signed by Mishka. Plus the digital download of "This Love".

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    Mishka's signed Koa Godin Guitar

    Mishka's very own hybrid Koa topped Godin A6 Guitar. Played on dozens of shows around the globe. This is a really beautiful and very exceptional guitar.

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    Mishka's Cole Clark Guitar

    Mishka's very own Cole Clark Acoustic "Angel" Made of all African Mahogany. Played by Mishka on hundreds of shows, signed by Mishka and delivered to you in it's original hardshell case. This is not only a very personal item but a truly magnificent guitar.

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    Private Acoustic Concert

    Mishka will come play a 90 minute solo acoustic set in your home. Travel and accommodation and food expenses will be an additional cost.

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    Plant 40 trees with Mishka

    All expenses paid for two, (economy air travel from mainland USA to Big Island of Hawaii, two nights accommodation and ground transportation) Spending the afternoon with Mishka planting 40 Koa trees on the Big Island of Hawaii. Includes digital download and signed vinyl of "This Love" and Mishka will also play for you for one hour "unplugged".

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    Executive Producer Credit

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    Private Show with full band

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    Access to any two shows and a meet and greet with Mishka for you and a guest of your choice in 2020. Plus the signed "This Love" vinyl record and the digital download. You can also designate the live show passes to a couple of friends if you cannot make the show date or location.

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    Limited time Hawaii eco Bundle

    Limited to the first 250 supporters. You get the signed vinyl record of "This Love" and the digital download of "This Love", the "This Love" blank notebook, the "This Love" Shaka Street soap, signed Maui postcard, and most importantly you get a Koa tree planted in your name by Reforest Hawaii.

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    Original Painted Guitar

    An original Mishka art piece. One of Mishka's old Nylon String Guitars hand painted by Mishka. This guitar while playable, is not a great sounding guitar, it is an art piece and the guitar was also used in an underwater photo shoot for "This Love" Includes the digital download of "This Love" but download not available till Jan 2020.

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