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Have you ever cherished someone who was in pain and wished you could heal them? Have you ever loved and lost? Have you ever been afraid of revealing the true you, the one you keep deep down inside? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then you will connect with the stories told through my new project.

After a difficult year, dealing with post-natal depression, and the loss of several people close to me, I am renewed and ready to begin recording that which has kept me strong over the last twelve months: ten new songs that reflect the tumult of this time and the simultaneous outpouring of love that I experienced when I finally reached out for help.

My as-yet-untitled debut album explores the dark places of human nature, where fear and grief reside, as well as the positive forces of love and compassion that rise to the own in times of need.



I'm very excited to be working with Josh Schuberth of Endomusia Productions (Dustin Tebbutt, Brett Winterford, Sara Storer, Alison Avron) again. Josh and I understood each other so well on the last EP, Oneiro, and the resulting recordings were exactly what I wanted for my four track release. This album is much more ambitious, both in scope and in sound. We are building on the previous work, and the results so far are revealing a sonic maturity and immediacy to the recordings.

Intrigued? To get an idea of what this album might be like, you can listen to (and download) my EPs at Bandcamp or listen to the teaser of the first single below.


***Why Pozible?***

I am an independent artist with no label, PR company or management. I released two EPs (in 2012 and 2013) with the generous support of friends and fans on Pozible. Without their help, I would not have had the funds to create these records. Making an album is expensive, because the professionals involved deserve to be paid for their time and expertise. I know that I have fans who want to hear more from me, so I'm making more music for you. I believe in this album, but it will only get made with your help.

***Helen, we want to help! What can we do?***

Great! Thanks for coming along for the ride! You will make this album possible!
- You can pledge for any of the rewards listed. There's plenty to choose from!
- You can share this with your social networks.
- You can make your friends listen to my songs on repeat until they feel compelled to pledge as well. Sounds like great road trip fun! ;)

Every dollar counts.

In return, you will have my undying gratitude, plus your chosen reward.

Have a browse. They range from $1 for exclusive supporter updates, videos and audio snippets to $10000 for the Extreme Fan Experience, with digital albums, physical albums, merch, recording session previews and house gigs in between.


Acknowledgements

Main project photos are from the Oneiro EP photoshoot and are courtesy of M. Ellen Burns.
Studio recording photos are by me and Josh.

How The Funds Will Be Used

Approximate costs of the project

$14000 - Studio recording and mixing
$1000 - Mastering
$2000 - Photography, Artwork and Graphic Design
$1500 - Manufacture of CDs and packaging
$6000 - Promotional film clips
$1000 - Additional package items (merch etc) and postage

Total cost = Approximately $25500 (holy moly!)

So why am I only asking for $14000? Because that's the bare minimum I need to cover initial costs (artwork for the first single, and recording and mastering of the album) and tide me over until I figure out how to fund the rest.

I've also already invested thousands of dollars myself to pay for the recording of the first single, equipment to live stream the March 7 gig, and venue hire and flights for a mini tour.

If I can raise the full amount listed, it means I can focus on making the album (and breathe a huge sigh of relief). If I exceed my goal, all money will be put towards covering the remaining costs. If I exceed my stretch goal of covering all costs, all money above that figure will go towards touring costs and promotion.

The Challenges

I have successfully completed two Pozible campaigns, one for each EP I've released, and am now a Pozible Ambassador, so I'm an old hand at this crowdfunding thing.

The major issues for recording and releasing an album generally only impact on time and money, which will affect me and not you, dear supporters. I am mitigating potential issues by working with a trusted team of creative professionals, many of whom worked on the previous release. I'm giving myself plenty of time to meet my deadlines, as I know from experience how much time is needed to get the high quality results I'm after. This is reflected in the estimated delivery time of the rewards.

If I don't meet my campaign target, I will not be making an album. Sad face. Do you really want that to happen?
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Unsuccessful in meeting the target on 2nd Apr 2015 at 3:11am.
A$1 +Hitchin' A Rideexclusive access to updates and video and audio sneak peeks of the process
0 Chosen | Unlimited AvailableEst. delivery is March 2015
A$5 +Single Ladiespre release download of the singles exclusive access to updates and video and audio sneak peeks of the process
4 Chosen | Unlimited AvailableEst. delivery is November 2015
A$19 +Digital Lovepre release download of the singles and album exclusive access to updates and video and audio sneak peeks of the process
9 Chosen | Unlimited AvailableEst. delivery is February 2016
A$20 +All GoneDigital Lovepre release download of the singles and album exclusive access to updates and video and audio sneak peeks of the process free entry to the Sydney March 7 gig* *venue limited to 40 people
7 Chosen | 0 AvailableEst. delivery is February 2016
A$34 +Let's Get Physicalsigned copy of the album posted to you pre release download of the singles and album exclusive access to updates and video and audio sneak peeks of the process
15 Chosen | Unlimited AvailableEst. delivery is February 2016
A$35 +All GoneLet's Get Physicalsigned copy of the album posted to you pre release download of the singles and album exclusive access to updates and video and audio sneak peeks of the process free entry to the Sydney March 7 gig* *venue limited to 40 people
8 Chosen | 0 AvailableEst. delivery is February 2016
A$49 +New Sensationsigned copies of both Flesh & Oneiro EPs posted to you at the completion of the Pozible campaign signed copy of the album posted to you pre release download of the singles and album exclusive access to updates and video and audio sneak peeks of the process
6 Chosen | 93 AvailableEst. delivery is February 2016
A$50 +All GoneNew Sensationsigned copies of both Flesh & Oneiro EPs posted to you at the completion of the Pozible campaign signed copy of the album posted to you pre release download of the singles and album exclusive access to updates and video and audio sneak peeks of the process free entry to the Sydney March 7 gig* *venue limited to 40 people
1 Chosen | 0 AvailableEst. delivery is February 2016
A$99 +Thank Youyour name included in the thank you section on the album a signed poster from one of my gigs a tote bag signed copy of the album posted to you pre release download of the singles and album exclusive access to updates and video and audio sneak peeks of the process
2 Chosen | 93 AvailableEst. delivery is February 2016
A$100 +Thank Youyour name included in the thank you section on the album a signed poster from one of my gigs a tote bag signed copy of the album posted to you pre release download of the singles and album exclusive access to updates and video and audio sneak peeks of the process free entry to the Sydney March 7 gig* *venue limited to 40 people
4 Chosen | 1 AvailableEst. delivery is February 2016
A$149 +Cover Me With KissesI will perform a cover version of your choice and upload it to YouTube, dedicated to you your name included in the thank you section on the album signed copy of the album posted to you pre release download of the singles and album exclusive access to updates and video and audio sneak peeks of the process
1 Chosen | 8 AvailableEst. delivery is February 2016
A$150 +All GoneCover Me With KissesI will perform a cover version of your choice and upload it to YouTube, dedicated to you your name included in the thank you section on the album signed copy of the album posted to you pre release download of the singles and album exclusive access to updates and video and audio sneak peeks of the process free entry to the Sydney March 7 gig* *venue limited to 40 people
1 Chosen | 0 AvailableEst. delivery is February 2016
A$249 +Behind Closed Doorsspend an hour with me in the recording studio during the album recording process** your name included in the thank you section on the album signed copy of the album posted to you pre release download of the singles and album exclusive access to updates and video and audio sneak peeks of the process **must make own way to the studio in Sydney
0 Chosen | 4 AvailableEst. delivery is February 2016
A$250 +All GoneBehind Closed Doorsspend an hour with me in the recording studio during the album recording process** your name included in the thank you section on the album signed copy of the album posted to you pre release download of the singles and album exclusive access to updates and video and audio sneak peeks of the process free entry to the Sydney March 7 gig* *venue limited to 40 people **must make own way to the studio in Sydney
1 Chosen | 0 AvailableEst. delivery is February 2016
A$500 +Better Be Home SoonI will play an hour's set at your home (within an hour's drive of Sydney) just for you or for up to 40 friends your name included in the thank you section on the album signed copy of the album posted to you pre release download of the singles and album exclusive access to updates and video and audio sneak peeks of the process
1 Chosen | 4 AvailableEst. delivery is February 2016
A$1000 +On the Road AgainI will play an hour's set at your home (outside Sydney, anywhere in Australia or New Zealand) just for you or for up to 40 friends your name included in the thank you section on the album signed copy of the album posted to you pre release download of the singles and album exclusive access to updates and video and audio sneak peeks of the process
0 Chosen | 5 AvailableEst. delivery is February 2016
A$5000 +9 to 5: Corporate PackageI will come to you anywhere in Australia or New Zealand and play an hour's set at your company's function have your company name/logo printed on the album social media shoutout on Facebook and Twitter a blog post thanking you for your support on my website five signed copies of the album posted to you pre release download of the singles and album exclusive access to updates and video and audio sneak peeks of the process
0 Chosen | 2 AvailableEst. delivery is February 2016
A$10000 +Never Gonna Give You UpExtreme Fan Experience absolutely everything in all previous rewards (except corporate package) PLUS I will workshop a song with you or write a song just for you up to 5 hour long singing/piano lessons in person or via Skype/FaceTime a copy of everything I've ever released (inc. merch) guest list for life at all gigs pre release copies of all future releases and merch a special "extreme fan thank you" on the album Please contact me before choosing this reward.
0 Chosen | 1 AvailableEst. delivery is February 2016