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Critically acclaimed  Singer/Songwriter Tristan Mackay teamed up with Grammy award winning Martin Levan for his second album. It went on to top the iTunes blues chart, and received rave reviews from the music press.
Critically acclaimed Singer/Songwriter Tristan Mackay teamed up with Grammy award winning Martin Levan for his second album. It went on to top the iTunes blues chart, and received rave reviews from the music press.
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Tristan Mackay's second album - 'Wire and Wood'

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Tristan Mackay started out busking on the streets of Leeds to try and get his music noticed.

In 2010 he was discovered by Grammy award winning producer Martin Levan, and together with a world class team of musicians including Peter Van Hooke and Paul Carrack (Mike and the Mechanics) and John Garden (Scissor Sisters/Marina and the Diamonds) they made his debut album 'Out Along the Wire'.

The album was funded independently and released under Tristan's own label 'Battered Hat Records.'

The album received extensive media coverage including The Evening Standard, The Sun, Channel 5 News, BBC London and Radio 2.

It went straight to number 1 in the British Blues Chart and received 4 and 5 star reviews in the music press.

In the year since it's launch, Tristan has toured with Beth Hart, Jo-Shaw Taylor, Eric Johnson and Robben Ford.

Tristan is now Kickstarting his second studio album, once again with Grammy award winning producer Martin Levan, and the same world class band.

Risks and challenges

All creative projects have the potential for delaying problems.

However, this is not Tristan's first album and we are confident we can hit our official release of early 2014. We have allowed a lot of extra time to allow a comfortable buffer for its creation and distribution.

We promise to communicate at all times with our backers, and keep everyone in the loop throughout the process of the album coming together.

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    Pledge £10 or more About $13

    Digital copy of the album pre-retail release.

    Two tracks from the 'Wire and Wood Demos' collection (download available immediately upon successful funding)

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    Pledge £25 or more About $32

    Signed copy of the album pre- retail release.

    Exclusive 'Wire and Wood Demos' collection (download available immediately upon successful funding)

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    Pledge £40 or more About $52

    All of the above PLUS:

    A BIG THANK YOU with your name in the album liner notes for everyone to see, forever!

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    Pledge £60 or more About $77

    All of the above PLUS:

    An exclusive 'Wire and Wood' T-Shirt only ever available to Kickstarters.

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    Pledge £75 or more About $97

    All of the above, PLUS:

    2 x Tickets to the album launch gig.

    PLUS: A thank-you postcard, from Tristan to you, sent from the road!

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    Pledge £100 or more About $129

    I WANT EVERYTHING!!!

    All of the above PLUS: Framed and signed lyrics from one of any of Tristan's songs. Printed on really nice paper and personalised for you!

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    Pledge £250 or more About $322

    YOUR SONG: All of the above PLUS:

    Tristan will record a video of your favourite song, just for you, with a shout out at the beginning!

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    Pledge £1,000 or more About $1,289

    STUDIO VISIT:

    All of the above PLUS:

    Spend the afternoon in the studio watching Tristan record vocals and guitar for the album. (travel not included).

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    Pledge £1,000 or more About $1,289

    HOUSE GIG:

    All of the awards in the £100 package PLUS: Tristan will come to your house and perform an hour long show for you and your friends. (Subject to mutual agreement on dates, UK only, no later than March 2014).

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Funding period

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