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UPDATE: 
THE UNIVERSE WILL PROVIDE
Bosko & Honey's new album of original songs has been successfully funded and is now complete!
You can order the CD on our website...
Or download it from iTunes or CD Baby!

A huge THANK YOU to all our Supporters - you made it possible for the Universe to Provide!



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Hello!
Thank you for visiting Bosko & Honey's Pozible crowdfunding campaign!

"YOU CAN HELP THE UNIVERSE PROVIDE!"
We're asking for your support to help us produce our second album of original songs.
It's been 3 years since our 8-song release, PRETTY PLEASE, and now we have a whole bunch of new material... enough for a full-length album of at least 12 songs.

"The Universe Will Provide" is the title track. We've already recorded a rough mix of it and you can hear a snippet in the video at the top of this page.

WE'RE RECORDING AT PEGASUS STUDIOS
As with "Pretty Please", this album will be recorded at Pegasus Studios in Cairns with the legendary Nigel Pegrum.
Nigel is a musician and sound engineer of great reputation who has played in countless bands including Steeleye Span, Uriah Heep and the Small Faces.
He has recorded and produced many successful works over the years, including Seaman Dan's Aria Award-winning albums.

B&H with Nigel Pegrum at Pegasus Studios:


Some of our other work

First up here's a sample of each track from our last CD, PRETTY PLEASE, also recorded at Pegasus Studios with Nigel Pegrum:



As with "Pretty Please" we want this new album to express the sound and energy of our live show... just a little slicker.

Here's a playlist of a complete show from 2012 at the Newkulele Festival:


And a playlist of various live performances from over the years:


Still want to know more?

Some B&H links:
Website
Facebook Page
YouTube Channel
iTunes
B&H in the Media
Discography:
2008 - "...just quietly" (CD-R) Self-recorded, 6 original tracks
2009 - "Ukulele Now" Japanese Compilation CD (VICL-63106) 
2010 - "Bosko & Honey Present... Ukulele Safari Volume One" Compilation CD (BHUS001)
2011 - "Pretty Please" 8 original songs (BHUS002)

READ ON only for THE FULL BOSKO & HONEY EXPERIENCE:


Our aim

Nigel managed to record, mix and master our last CD in only 18 hours! 

We need more time for this album... so we'll be working on it through July and August for a November 2014 release.

THE UNIVERSE WILL PROVIDE will be a full-length album with at least 12 songs, so we need extra funds to be able to afford the additional studio time.
We also want to spend as much time as we can on each track, especially at the mix-down stage.

Our aim is to do the best job possible on this one - which is why we're asking for your help!


We're hoping the $4,000 target will be exceeded

Because of fees and the cost of the Rewards, we'll need more than the target amount in pledges to actually have $4,000 available for the album.

The more the target is exceeded, the better the album will be... plus we'll eat better while we're doing it!

If it's well and truly exceeded (any "Universal Providers" out there?) we might also be able to take the time to finish other projects, like the Ukulele Safari Oz videos!


The Bosko & Honey story

We began our musical journey together when Bosko gave Honey a ukulele for her birthday... It was 2005. 
We'd been married for a year and we were living where we still live - in Kuranda, a little tropical rainforest village in Australia's Far North Queensland.
Without the internet and totally unaware the ukulele was entering a global explosion, we taught ourselves to play and began performing locally with our band "Ukulé Flambé".

Later we began performing as a duo... and "Bosko & Honey's Ukulele Love-In" was born!

We finally "got connected" in 2006 and uploaded our very first "Love-In" to YouTube.
It was a cover of Miles Davis' "All Blues"
Back in those days, basically anyone who uploaded ukulele videos to YouTube knew of each other and we started to make friends and fans with our "Ukulele Love-In Online" videos.

Here's a playlist of BOSKO & HONEY's UKULELE LOVE-IN from over the years:


Bosko & Honey's Ukulele Safari

In 2007 we were invited to play at the New York Uke Fest, and jumped at the chance to meet other ukulele players... which we certainly did!
This experience changed everything for us... and gave us an idea: 
What if we travelled for a year meeting other ukulele players who we knew from YouTube?
We could do a video together and upload them as we travelled!

So, in 2008 we set off on "Bosko & Honey's Ukulele Safari" 

We travelled the world for 11 months, staying with ukulele players in Japan, the USA, Europe and the UK.
It was a grand and naive project which was self-funded but relied heavily on the generosity of people we had never met... kind of proto-couchsurfing combined with the near-instant sharing of personal experiences with the wider public that facebook and twitter has now normalised.

Here are the video results of our travels:


Ukulele Safari Oz

Following the Ukulele Safari 2008 project we were exhausted and broke, however by 2010 we felt ready for an even more ambitious project: Ukulele Safari Oz

The idea was to fly 2 of the people we had met in 2008 - Yan Yalego from France and Gensblue from Japan - to Australia for a 3-month road-trip around the country... performing, visiting schools, giving workshops and documenting the journey.

This time we needed more support so we were able to secure some sponsorship but also used over $20,000 of our own money, saved and borrowed.

Yes, now we know we were crazy!

We even ran an international ukulele video competition to fly the winner from anywhere in the world to join us for part of the trip.
So, starting in Kuranda, we drove clockwise around the country (sometimes with up to 10 people) until we hit Perth in Western Australia, where our trip ended... having covered over 10,500 kilometres!

It was an incredible adventure but an unfinished one. To this day we have not completed editing the countless hours of video.
We are still in debt from this project and have become less inclined to enter into such gigantic undertakings!
However, the hiatus has enabled us to concentrate on making music instead...

Nevertheless, as soon as we are able, we intend to finish the mammoth task of editing Ukulele Safari Oz!

Here's a playlist of UKULELE SAFARI OZ so far:


That's it! Thank you and congratulations if you've read this far... and may The Universe Provide! 


Bosko & Honey in the community

We've done a lot of community and ukulele community-related stuff over the years.

Best known are our UKULELE SAFARI travel videos (scroll down for the whole story!)

More recently we've enjoyed hosting:
- A series of house-concerts at our home in Kuranda
- the annual Ukulele BBQ at the Kuranda Amphitheatre after the Cairns Ukulele Festival
- the annual Ukulele Table Tennis Tournament after the Melbourne Ukulele Festival
And performing at various charity and fundraising events.


Rewards

You can help by simply Pre-Ordering the album or choosing Rewards ranging from the ridiculous to the sublime!
If there are any other combinations of Rewards you might like, or if you need a different T-Shirt size, just let us know...

How The Funds Will Be Used

Up to 50 hours at Pegasus Studios for recording, mix down and mastering, although we'd like to allow for some flexibility if more time is needed...

Recording/Mix/Master - around $6,000
CD Design - $500
CD Replication - $1,500

Total = $8,000

We've already paid for recording the title track, and are working very hard to save as much money as we can.

So, we're asking for a minimum $4,000 crowdfunding target, contributing up to $4,000 ourselves (although with fees and Reward costs our contribution is actually much higher).
Successful
on 14th Jul 2014 at 3:03am. The payment portal is closed now.
A$2 +Our appreciation and an advance digital download of the title track, "The Universe Will Provide"
1 Chosen | Unlimited AvailableEst. delivery is August 2014
A$5 +DOWNLOAD REWARD: * An advance digital download of the title track "The Universe Will Provide * Remastered Bosko & Honey tracks including "Samidare" and "Earthquake"
1 Chosen | Unlimited AvailableEst. delivery is September 2014
A$10 +REMIX REWARD: * Vocal Trance Club Remix of The Universe Will Universe Provide * "Tuck Me In" Remix + DOWNLOAD REWARD
1 Chosen | Unlimited AvailableEst. delivery is October 2014
A$20 +DIGITAL ALBUM PREORDER REWARD: * PREORDER a Digital Download of "The Universe Will Provide" Album + REMIX and DOWNLOAD REWARDS
17 Chosen | Unlimited AvailableEst. delivery is November 2014
A$21 +LOCAL PREORDER REWARD: * Local "Pick-Up From Us" of "The Universe Will Provide" Album on CD * Bonus Signed Photo of Bosko & Honey + REMIX and DOWNLOAD REWARDS
9 Chosen | Unlimited AvailableEst. delivery is November 2014
A$25 +CD PREORDER REWARD: * PREORDER "The Universe Will Provide" Album on CD * Bonus Signed Photo of Bosko & Honey + REMIX and DOWNLOAD REWARDS
30 Chosen | Unlimited AvailableEst. delivery is November 2014
A$35 +NEW! ONLINE WORKSHOP REWARD: * Two Bosko & Honey Video Workshops for streaming/download: - The C-A-G-F-D System, explained in detail by Bosko (with updated worksheets). Understand the patterns of moveable chord shapes underlying the ukulele fretboard and throw away your chord-book! - Hot Strumming Workshop, including Honey's percussive Güiro Strum and Bosko's take on the elusive Fan Stroke Triplet, plus his unique "Craw Four" strum! + DIGITAL ALBUM PREORDER, REMIX and DOWNLOAD REWARDS
12 Chosen | Unlimited AvailableEst. delivery is November 2014
A$50 +TUCK ME! REWARD: * White "TUCK ME IN!" T-Shirt designed by Honey + CD PREORDER, REMIX and DOWNLOAD REWARDS
4 Chosen | 21 AvailableEst. delivery is December 2014
A$55 +TUCK ME! REWARD: * Ash Grey "TUCK ME IN!" T-Shirt designed by Honey + CD PREORDER, REMIX and DOWNLOAD REWARDS
2 Chosen | 23 AvailableEst. delivery is December 2014
A$60 +TUCK ME! REWARD: * Black "TUCK ME IN!" T-Shirt designed by Honey + CD PREORDER, REMIX and DOWNLOAD REWARDS
8 Chosen | 17 AvailableEst. delivery is December 2014
A$80 +HONEY DOODLE REWARD: * A unique hand-drawn ukulele-themed comic strip by Honey + TUCK ME! (we'll ask you what colour shirt), CD PREORDER, REMIX and DOWNLOAD REWARDS
2 Chosen | 2 AvailableEst. delivery is December 2014
A$90 +TUCK MY SHIRT IN! REWARD: * Design Your Own Custom "Tuck Me In!" Shirt! What Design Colours (up to 3), Shirt-Colour AND Shirt-Style do you want? We'll be in touch to find out what you're thinking, and together we'll get it made! Tank Top? Singlet? Long Sleeves? Tall T? Polo? Kids or Babies Sizes and Styles? Team Colours? Dog T-shirt?
1 Chosen | 9 AvailableEst. delivery is December 2014
A$100 +LESSON REWARD: * 2 Skype Ukulele Lessons with Bosko or Honey + CD PREORDER, REMIX and DOWNLOAD REWARDS
2 Chosen | 3 AvailableEst. delivery is December 2014
A$150 +PORTRAIT REWARD: * A stipple Portrait of you in a tropical background, with or without ukulele, by Bosko (A4 in pen and black ink on acid-free cartridge paper) + HONEY DOODLE, CD PREORDER, REMIX and DOWNLOAD REWARDS
1 Chosen | 1 AvailableEst. delivery is December 2014
A$160 +HOODIE REWARD: * Black "TUCK ME IN!" Hoodie + CD PREORDER, REMIX and DOWNLOAD REWARDS
0 Chosen | 3 AvailableEst. delivery is December 2014
A$200 +TUCKED UP PACK: * Black "TUCK ME IN!" Hoodie * Hot Water Bottle Cosy, hand-crocheted by Honey * Set of 2 "TUCK ME IN!" Cotton Pillow Cases + CD PREORDER, REMIX and DOWNLOAD REWARDS
1 Chosen | 4 AvailableEst. delivery is December 2014
A$300 +All GoneUNIVERSAL REWARD: * TUCKED UP! PACK + PORTRAIT REWARD, HONEY DOODLE, CD PREORDER, REMIX and DOWNLOAD REWARDS
1 Chosen | 0 AvailableEst. delivery is December 2014
A$400 +CONCERT REWARD: * A Bosko & Honey Concert in your home or venue (You need to provide transport there and back from our home in Kuranda)
0 Chosen | 4 AvailableEst. delivery is December 2014
A$500 +All GoneCONCERT SHOWBAG REWARD: * CONCERT REWARD + TUCKED UP PACK, CD PREORDER, REMIX and DOWNLOAD REWARDS
1 Chosen | 0 AvailableEst. delivery is December 2014
A$1000 +WEEKLY LESSON REWARD: * Weekly Skype Ukulele Lessons with Bosko for 6 months! + TUCKED UP PACK, CD PREORDER, REMIX and DOWNLOAD REWARDS
0 Chosen | 1 AvailableEst. delivery is May 2015
A$2000 +BOSKO DISCIPLE REWARD: * Weekly Skype Ukulele Lessons with Bosko for a full year! + TUCKED UP PACK, CD PREORDER, REMIX and DOWNLOAD REWARDS
0 Chosen | 1 AvailableEst. delivery is November 2015
A$3000 +OZ CONCERT REWARD: * We will travel to your home or venue for a Bosko & Honey Concert anywhere in Australia (within the next 12 months at a mutually convenient time) * Ukulele Workshops with Bosko and Honey, + TUCKED UP PACK, CD PREORDER, REMIX and DOWNLOAD REWARDS
0 Chosen | 1 AvailableEst. delivery is November 2015
A$10000 +THE UNIVERSAL PROVIDER REWARD! * UKULELE SAFARI PRODUCER STATUS - We will be able to finish editing all the outstanding Ukulele Safari OZ videos! * Complete Ukulele Safari and Ukulele Safari Oz video series on DVD and hard drive in HD * Bosko & Honey Concert anywhere in the world (within the next 24 months) * Ongoing Skype ukulele lessons with Bosko, * We will arrange and professionally record any song you like, just for you! * You name it, we'll try!
0 Chosen | 1 AvailableEst. delivery is November 2016