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Help complete the recording of my forthcoming album with the multi-award winning producer Gerry Diver and enjoy great rewards.
164 backers pledged £7,046 to help bring this project to life.

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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.

Thank you,

Wes

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!

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    Pledge £5 or more About $7

    Have your name in the thank you credits on the album artwork.

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    Free download of 3 new live tracks, plus the above

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    Pledge £15 or more About $19

    Download of the new album, plus the above.

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    Pledge £25 or more About $32

    Signed copy of the album, plus the above

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    Pledge £50 or more About $63

    Download of the original demos for the new songs, plus all the above.

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    Pledge £100 or more About $125

    Framed and signed handwritten lyrics sheet for a Wes Finch song of your choice, plus all the above

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    Choose a cover song to be sung by Wes and filmed exclusively for you, plus all the above.

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    Pledge £500 or more About $624

    Have Wes & friends come and play a private house concert for you, plus all the above

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    Pledge £750 or more About $936

    Pay for a track - Hear the demo, go to the initial recording in the studio, be copied into the editing process and an exclusive listen to the finished track with Wes and his team. Plus all the above!

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    Pledge £1,000 or more About $1,248

    Attend a studio session with Wes & Gerry in London during recording in 2014. Lunch with Wes and travel included. Plus all the above when available in 2015.

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    Pledge £5,000 or more About $6,236

    Wes will give you his custom designed guitar, which he has owned and played live since he was 10 years old!...plus all the above!

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