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Hi! This is Mabel and Ivy! Welcome to our Pozible page! We are Charm of Finches and we're a sister duo. We are aged 14 and 11.
We're very excited to be working on our debut EP!

We've been singing together all our lives, harmonising to a toy piano about the travelling guinea pig, recording pretty ditties on our mum's phone and singing it up at bath time. We started busking the streets of inner north Melbourne with our friend Bel when we were 11 and 8 as "The Highway Sisters", getting gigs at rallies and benefits singing as an acapella trio.

Then Mabel picked up the guitar and started writing her own songs, Ivy added harmonies and a sister duo was born. Charm of Finches.

Our EP will very much represent how we sound live, capturing the energy of our intuitive sister dynamic. Besides guitar and vocal harmonies, we will be adding cello (Mabel) and glockenspiel (Ivy). There will be 6 original songs, about journeys imagined and real, through the landscapes of the heart and of the imagination.

We are blessed to have renowned harpist and composer Michael Johnson supporting us, producing and mentoring our project, and most of our recording is already complete (recorded at Emotion Studios with sound engineer Evripedes Evripidou). Soon we'll be returning to The Aviary in Abbotsford for the finishing touches (we recorded there last year after winning the recording time in the Battle of the Bands). We will then get our EP mastered (a process all professionally recorded albums go through, in order to make all the levels even and ready for radio/media play, and replication) and it will be ready! We have saved our busking money donated by the good folk of Fairfield, Melbourne, to put towards a beautiful EP launch.

It has been our dream to record our songs and be able to send them out like little precious boats into the world.
We are so grateful to the many people who have helped and encouraged us thus far on our journey. We invite you to be part of this too by supporting our project here on Pozible.

Having a CD will help us promote our music more widely. We would love to play at festivals and all over Australia and overseas, and this EP is an important step in that process.

Please help us bring our music to the world! We need to reach our target or we don't get anything- Pozible is an all or nothing model. We are offering rewards ranging from a digital download of the EP, a real life EP, special packages with handmade delights, a private house concert for you, your family and friends (in and around Melbourne only), a cover of your chosen song uploaded onto YouTube just for you and the list goes on!

Thank you, thank you, thank you!
x Mabel and Ivy




"I had the great pleasure in recording Mabel and Ivy's new EP yesterday with Evri at Emotions studios. These two talented souls have their musical path laid out before them and both Evri and I were in a blissful state listening to what they had produced yesterday. Keep a watch for when they release their CD. Wow!!!"
- Michael Johnson, harpist and composer

(top photo and centre photo in mosaic courtesy of Mara Ripani)

Some Of My Previous Work

Here's a video of a recent performance of Home (one of the tracks on this EP):



Here's the Charm of Finches website.
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How The Funds Will Be Used

We need your help so we can pay for the printing and pressing of the CDs and the final mastering stage. We're adding in the 5% Pozible fee and postage costs.

CD manufacturing: $1200
Mastering: $500
Postage: $200 (estimate)
Pozible fee: $100

Any extra funds will be used to hire a beautiful venue for our EP launch later in the year, hiring extra musicians to join us on stage, posters and touring! So please, if we've already reached our goal, don't stop pledging! You will be supporting our ongoing musical adventures!

The Challenges

We have already learnt so much on this recording journey! We've seen how the pressures of time and money can potentially affect the creative process. We keep reminding ourselves to enjoy every step and take our time. Also, to sing our hearts out and trust that the soul of our music is the most important thing.
If we don't happen to reach our target, you can be sure we will be singing our hearts out on the streets until we can!

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A$8 +GREEN FINCH PACK a digital download of the EP and our heartfelt thanks!
9 Chosen | Unlimited AvailableEst. delivery is July 2014
A$15 +OWL FINCH PACK a physical copy of EP digital download of the EP and our heartfelt thanks! (international supporters add $5 for postage)
9 Chosen | 291 AvailableEst. delivery is July 2014
A$20 +ZEBRA FINCH PACK physical copy of EP digital download of the EP plus a sweet little hand stitched finch brooch made by us! and our heartfelt thanks! (international supporters add $5 for postage)
27 Chosen | 53 AvailableEst. delivery is July 2014
A$30 +STAR FINCH PACK a physical copy of the EP digital download plus, a handmade and embroidered Charm of Finches bento bag made by us - excellent for carrying your lunch, craft or bird seed and our heartfelt thanks! (international supporters add $5 for postage)
10 Chosen | 30 AvailableEst. delivery is July 2014
A$50 +BLUE CAPPED CORDON BLEU FINCH PACK 2 x tickets to EP launch in Melbourne (venue/date TBA) physical copy of the EP digital download of the EP and our heartfelt thanks!
10 Chosen | 90 AvailableEst. delivery is July 2014
A$100 +GOLD FINCH PACK your name in the liner notes on the EP and digital download of a bonus song (not on EP) plus 2 x tickets to the EP launch in Melbourne (venue/date TBA) physical copy of the EP digital download of the EP and our heartfelt thanks!
0 Chosen | 20 AvailableEst. delivery is July 2014
A$150 +DIAMOND FIRETAIL FINCH PACK We will do a cover of a song of your choice and upload it to YouTube with a personal dedication to YOU! (keep it G rated, we're kids you know) Your name in the liner notes of the EP, 2 x tickets to the EP launch in Melbourne digital download of a bonus song (not on EP) physical copy of the EP digital download of the EP and our heartfelt thanks!
3 Chosen | 2 AvailableEst. delivery is July 2014
A$300 +LADY GOULDIAN FINCH PACK A PRIVATE CONCERT at your house for you, your friends and family (only for those who live within 1.5 hours from Melbourne) plus your name in the liner notes on the EP digital download of a bonus song physical copy of the EP digital download of the EP and our heartfelt thanks!
1 Chosen | 4 AvailableEst. delivery is July 2014
A$500 +RUFOUS BREASTED WARBLING FINCH PACK CD of our song "Girl in the Lighthouse" plus a handmade illustrated book to go with it , all drawn, painted and bound by us! your name in the liner notes on the EP 2 x tickets to the EP launch in Melbourne physical copy of the EP digital download of the EP and our heartfelt thanks!!!!
0 Chosen | 1 AvailableEst. delivery is September 2014