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Help Valerio release his baroque pop album! Honest, heartfelt and sophisticated songwriting fusing pop and folk with classical music.
WE DID IT! Thank you so much everyone for you support! My album will be in your ears very soon and that's all thanks to you! I'll be posting updates very soon so you all get to know how the project is coming along.Big hug and heaps of love
WE DID IT! Thank you so much everyone for you support! My album will be in your ears very soon and that's all thanks to you! I'll be posting updates very soon so you all get to know how the project is coming along.Big hug and heaps of love
84 backers pledged £3,117 to help bring this project to life.

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The recording of this album has been a very long process which lasted for two years, taking place in different studios and locations (including my bedroom and my kitchen) and involving many talented friends and musicians. Now I am very close to completion, but I need a little bit of help to give it the finishing touches.

But why a pledge campaign? I hear you ask.

You might have heard the tale of the struggling, penniless musician. Well, it’s not a myth, and there is a reason why that happens.

People study to make fridges, then they start making fridges, then they sell them. Because a fridge is a physical, touchable item, people understand it takes time and money to make it. 

People study to make music, then they start making music. Then... they need to find another job to survive. Because music is not tangible maybe people don't understand the long process that lies behind it and the costs musicians have to face to create it. 

It’s not magic, I tell you. 

Would you download a fridge for free if you could? If you did, and everybody else did too, nobody would make fridges anymore. No more cool beers for anybody, folks! 

Same applies to music. If you don't support an artist you like, they might stop making music at some point and all we have left will be the umpteenth Nicky-Minaj-feat-somebody-else's song about boobs and bums (which we might all like, but is that really the only thing you want to listen to for the rest of your life?).

Why should you help me anyway?

Half of a lifetime ago I was sitting on the floor of my room, listening to music that I loved and that made me feel full and happy. There and then I made a vow that one day I would be able to make people feel that, that I would use my music to make this world a better place, and give people something to make them happier.

Since then I have become this moth, flying tirelessly, attracted by the beauty of that light. But as the saying goes, I sometimes got burned during the flight and indeed it wasn’t a leisurely quest.

As I struggled with music, I also struggled in the other sides of my life, just like any other human being. I use music to heal my pains and amplify my joys. I have put my experiences in my lyrics and music, trying to offer my listeners tools that they could use in their own flights towards the sun.

A moth, towards so many different lights, I have written songs about the endeavours we all go through and collected some of these into my album “We Are Like Coloured Moths Towards The Sunlight”. This album is a suggested mode d’emploi for your own flights towards your lights, an atlas of human passions as I have experienced them, an obituary of human grief as I have learned to accept, live and learn from it. The 13 tracks are a journey that explores the struggles human beings experience when following their passions, in relationships, identity, career, society and so on.

But I can't send it into the world it without your help, now. Your support will help me with the final stages of mixing and mastering, distribution, PR and promotion of the album.

So if you like my music, or if you've just bumped into these words and notes and like them, consider the possibility of helping me finish my album and share my music with you and other beautiful people.

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Please note that you can only pledge for one reward, so feel free to email me if you want to personalise your rewards adding or removing items from other ones :)

Risks and challenges

The recording process has taken a long time and a considerable amount of time and efforts (recording costs, inclusive of studio rates, musicians, mixing, mastering...).
This kickstarter campaign will help me give the finishing touches and release the album with a boom!

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    Pledge £6 or more About $8

    THANK YOU!

    Free download of If You Were Me You Would Be and a postcard sent from wherever I am in the world.

    Includes:
    • If You Were Me You Would Be - Single Digital Download
    • Postcard
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    Pledge £10 or more About $13

    Digital Album Before Its Released!

    Digital Album before its release date + a postcard sent from wherever I am in the world.

    Includes:
    • "We Are Like Coloured Moths Towards The Sunlight" Digital Album
    • Postcard
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    Pledge £15 or more About $20

    DIGITAL ALBUM + LYRIC BOOK

    Digital Album before its release date + Lyrics book (including some original poems) + handwritten thank you note.

    Includes:
    • If You Were Me You Would Be - Single Digital Download
    • "We Are Like Coloured Moths Towards The Sunlight" Digital Album
    • Lyric Book
    • Handwritten Thank You Note
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    Pledge £20 or more About $26

    SIGNED PHYSICAL COPY

    Signed physical copy of the album

    Includes:
    • "We Are Like Coloured Moths Towards The Sunlight" Signed CD
    • Handwritten Thank You Note
    • "We Are Like Coloured Moths Towards The Sunlight" Digital Album
    • Lyric Book
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    Pledge £30 or more About $39

    PAST - PRESENT - FUTURE

    All my discography in one place! It includes a physical and digital copy of "We Are Like Coloured Moths Towards The Sunlight", digital and physical copy of my first EP "Tidal Mental Head", released in 2014, and a digital copy of the live album I recorded in 2018 "We're The Only People Left In The Room", now only available on Kickstarter!

    Includes:
    • "We Are Like Coloured Moths Towards The Sunlight" Signed CD
    • Handwritten Thank You Note
    • "Tidal Mental Head" EP Signed CD
    • "Tidal Mental Head" EP Digital Copy
    • "We Are Like Coloured Moths Towards The Sunlight" Digital Album
    • "We're The Only People Left In The Room" Digital Live Album
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    Pledge £35 or more About $46

    IF YOU WERE ME YOU WOULD WEAR THIS

    Do you ever feel tired? If yes is the answer, you might need this t-shirt to let everybody know what you feel.

    Includes physical and digital copy of the album.

    Includes:
    • "We Are Like Coloured Moths Towards The Sunlight" Digital Album
    • "We Are Like Coloured Moths Towards The Sunlight" Signed CD
    • Handwritten Thank You Note
    • "I'm Tired" T-SHIRT
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    Pledge £40 or more About $52

    VINYL

    You know how real music tastes like.

    Includes:
    • "We Are Like Coloured Moths Towards The Sunlight" Digital Album
    • "We Are Like Coloured Moths Towards The Sunlight" Vynil
    • Lyric Book
    • Handwritten Thank You Note
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    Pledge £45 or more About $59

    SPECIAL MOMENT

    Let me create a special moment for you with my music, handwritten lyrics, a bag of my favourite tea, a candle, a stick of my favourite incense and a bar of my favourite chocolate.
    Just sit down, and relax.

    Includes:
    • 1 bag of tea, 1 candle, 1 stick of incense, 1 bar of chocolate
    • "We Are Like Coloured Moths Towards The Sunlight" Digital Album
    • "We Are Like Coloured Moths Towards The Sunlight" Signed CD
    • Lyric Book
    • Handwritten Thank You Note
    • Handwritten Lyrics
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    Pledge £55 or more About $72

    SHARING IS CARING

    Isn't friendship the best thing in the world? And isn't sharing beautiful things with friends the most beautiful thing in the world?
    Show them your love with this!

    It includes 4 CDs or 2 vinyls

    Includes:
    • "We Are Like Coloured Moths Towards The Sunlight" Digital Album
    • 4 CDs or 2 Vinyls
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    Pledge £60 or more About $79

    THE MUSICIAN'S PACK

    Always wanted to play my songs but couldn't make up the chords or lyrics?
    Here is your solution!

    Includes:
    • "We Are Like Coloured Moths Towards The Sunlight" Digital Album
    • "We Are Like Coloured Moths Towards The Sunlight" Signed CD
    • Handwritten Lyrics
    • Handwritten Thank You Note
    • Vocal Scores + Chord Charts
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    Pledge £70 or more About US$ 92

    SINGING OR SONGWRITING LESSON

    In addition to being a songwriter and performer, my daytime job sometimes involves vocal coaching and songwriting tutoring.
    If you're a total beginner or you want to perfect your already awesome skills with me, this is the reward for you!

    You can come to my flat in London or in Rome or I can come to you if you live in Greater London (UK) or in the Province of Rome (IT), for a 1 hour session.

    Includes:
    • Singing / songwriting lesson
    • "We Are Like Coloured Moths Towards The Sunlight" Digital Album
    • "We Are Like Coloured Moths Towards The Sunlight" Signed CD
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    Pledge £100 or more About $131

    COVER SONG

    Name the song and I'll sing it. I'll arrange it in my own fashion and send it to you digitally!

    Includes:
    • Cover Song
    • "We Are Like Coloured Moths Towards The Sunlight" Digital Album
    • "We're The Only People Left In The Room" Digital Live Album
    • "We Are Like Coloured Moths Towards The Sunlight" Signed CD
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    Pledge £120 or more About $157

    YOUR SONG

    I'll write a song for you! Give me a theme or a story, I will write a song about it and send it to you!

    Includes:
    • Your Song
    • "We Are Like Coloured Moths Towards The Sunlight" Digital Album
    • "We Are Like Coloured Moths Towards The Sunlight" Signed CD
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    Pledge £150 or more About $196

    GUEST VOCALS IN YOUR ALBUM

    Do you want me to feature on your record?

    I will record vocals for one of your tracks from my studio and send it to you digitally!

    Includes:
    • "We Are Like Coloured Moths Towards The Sunlight" Digital Album
    • Guest Vocals
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    Pledge £400 or more About $524

    GIG IN YOUR LIVING ROOM

    I will come to you and sing from your sofa (or your carpet or your chair or your garden).
    It also includes 4 CDs or 2 vinyls for your friends :)

    (Only available in England and Central Italy)

    Includes:
    • "We Are Like Coloured Moths Towards The Sunlight" Digital Album
    • House Concert
    • 4 CDs or 2 Vinyls
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    Pledge £750 or more About $982

    THE ART COLLECTOR

    Original portrait of myself used for the cover of my album.

    "The Prince" by Martina D'Anastasio, oil on canvas, 30x30 cm.

    Includes:
    • "We Are Like Coloured Moths Towards The Sunlight" Digital Album
    • "We're The Only People Left In The Room" Digital Live Album
    • "Tidal Mental Head" EP Digital Copy
    • Handwritten Thank You Note
    • "The Prince" Original Canvas
    • "Tidal Mental Head" EP Signed CD
    • "We Are Like Coloured Moths Towards The Sunlight" Signed CD
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    Pledge £1,000 or more About $1,310

    THE MOST COLOURFUL MOTH

    You are just the best!

    You get all the rewards (except the canvas, sorry!), just name it and it's yours!

    In addition to those, you get a guest list pass for my concerts and all my love and gratitude!

    Includes:
    • "I'm Tired" T-SHIRT
    • "Tidal Mental Head" EP Digital Copy
    • "Tidal Mental Head" EP Signed CD
    • "We Are Like Coloured Moths Towards The Sunlight" Digital Album
    • "We Are Like Coloured Moths Towards The Sunlight" Signed CD
    • "We Are Like Coloured Moths Towards The Sunlight" Vynil
    • "We're The Only People Left In The Room" Digital Live Album
    • 1 bag of tea, 1 candle, 1 stick of incense, 1 bar of chocolate
    • Cover Song
    • Handwritten Lyrics
    • Handwritten Thank You Note
    • Your Song
    • Vocal Scores + Chord Charts
    • Lyric Book
    • Guestlist Pass
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Funding period

- (60 days)