I am a musician and songwriter who lives by and for music. I came into contact with producer Gerry Diver in 2013 through his work with British folk artists such as Sam Lee, Lisa Knapp and O'Hooley and Tidow and was delighted when he agreed to work on a few tracks with me.
The results were fantastic and straight away lifted my songs in a new and powerful direction. You can hear our initial collaborations on my Soundcloud. This inspired me to write more songs with the idea of making a full album with Gerry. We've also made a video for one of the tracks, 'Smiling Loner'.
After presenting these initial recordings to record labels they have expressed keen interest in working with me on hearing a full album but being a full time working musician I just can't afford to have these recordings made any time soon. Neither do I want to take a bank loan or borrow the money from someone, and so hence my Kickstarter campaign.
The Kickstarter model enables me to raise the money needed to record the album with a producer of Gerry's calibre and to do it in a way that involves and rewards fans and supporters of me as an artist without me ending up bankrupt. All the money raised will go directly towards recording costs. I have a great opportunity to make an amazing album and I'm going to seize it!
So, please have a look at the video we've made, check out the rewards available to you as someone willing to pledge money, and consider being involved in this exciting project.
Risks and challenges
I have a strong team behind this project. Gerry has consistently delivered albums on time and to a superb standard, so I am confident of completing the recording in good time.
Timescales could change in the event that I am picked up by a record label and it may be that they have strategic and specific release dates that would mean it could be a while before it's all released.
Label support can only be viewed as a positive outcome for the project though, so I hope you understand if it takes a little longer. Of course I will endeavour to keep to the dates stated and with the songs ready to record and the studio ready to go there shouldn't be any changes to the schedule.
I want to get moving on this as soon as I can so that you can hear it as soon as possible so I will do whatever I can to make that happen!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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