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Welcome everyone, and thank you so much for visiting. Tea? Vodka? 

I am a singer-songwriter who loves to make music, and I would like to ask for your help in making my second album a reality (by reality, I mean real, physical in-your-hands ALBUM that you can touch, play and even lick, if you like the taste of polycarbonate).


(This is me. Hello)

In November 2011, I was lucky enough to release my debut album with the ABC. Due to time constraints, the list of original songs that was planned to be recorded had to be postponed, so I ended up making a traditional Celtic album with ambient and orchestral sounds. 



The album, named 'As Night Falls' was nominated for the 2012 Best World Music Album ARIA (how insane is that?! When the official nomination email came through, I actually thought it was spam and nearly deleted it. True story).

My new album is the project I have always wanted to make. A collection of original songs, a duet and a cover (one which I am repeatedly asked to record). My songs tell stories about love, loss, not fitting in, vanilla cities, chocolate crushes, redemption, salvation, heartache, heartbreak, happiness and Anne Boleyn (another true story, except we haven't met because she was executed in 1536, which complicates things).

With your kind support, I will be able to record, release and tour my new album in August 2015. Thank you so much, you beautiful people. Here we go!


(Photo by M. Lloyd)

How The Funds Will Be Used

Your contribution will help me to afford:

- Studio time
- Paying musicians
- Mixing and mastering the album
- Album artwork & graphic design costs
- Physical production
- Major capitol city tour
- Marketing costs
- Maintaining my hair (not really, that's just silly. Tips are welcome, though)

Any money I raise on top of the target will go towards more tour dates and making a film clip! I may even dance**

**Dancing is reminiscent of a frog in a blender. You have been warned.

The Challenges

There is a chance this project will not be successful. If that happens, I may just be doomed to live a nomadic existence eating cheese from a jar. If I am unsuccessful (other than the cheese thing), I will still try to make this album and release it digitally, using the sales and performance income to pay for the production. It will just take a little longer to release and won't be quite how I had originally envisaged. But I love my job, and the music is that important to me. I am a firm believer of finding ways around obstacles (like the movie Labyrinth, but without David Bowie. Shame)
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A$5 +Donation LegendAlso known as the 'I want to be a legend and just donate'. You are a legend and so shall feel legendary for the duration of this campaign. Plus you will receive a blooper reel of leftover edits from my Pozible video! Thank you.
1 Chosen | 99 AvailableEst. delivery is October 2015
A$15 +Download DelightOk then! You will receive an exclusive pre-release album download before the general public as well as a thank you shout-out on social media.
37 Chosen | 163 AvailableEst. delivery is October 2015
A$30 +Signed Album Signed album posted anywhere in the world + pre-release album download + artwork (fridge magnet featuring a caricature of me by award-winning artist Kathleen Jennings) + social media thank you.
46 Chosen | 154 AvailableEst. delivery is October 2015
A$50 +Happy Birthday CallIt's your birthday! It's someone you love's birthday! It's someone you dislike terribly's birthday! Whatever the reason, I will call or Skype you/your loved one/your despised one for ten minutes and sing Happy Birthday. Make sure you provide the correct number & tell me the actual date, otherwise I will pick randomly - after all, everyone's birthday comes around once every year! PLUS Signed album posted anywhere in the world + pre-release album download + artwork + social media thank you.
10 Chosen | 90 AvailableEst. delivery is April 2016
A$70 +Poetry and PhotographyWe all love presents, particularly ones crafted especially for you! I write haiku poems. This reward gives you a handwritten, personalised haiku (subject is of my choosing) posted in the mail, as well as posting a photo (subject is also of my choosing) and tagging ONLY YOU on my Instagram account, where it will also be shared on my website, Facebook page and Twitter. PLUS Signed album posted anywhere in the world + pre-release album download + artwork + social media thank you.
3 Chosen | 97 AvailableEst. delivery is October 2015
A$90 +Now It's PersonalI will spend 30 minutes with you on ONE of the following (in person or on Skype): - Classical or Irish flute lesson - Irish whistle lesson - Voice lesson - Mentoring (life coaching, artist feedback, discussing ways to help you further your career) PLUS Signed album posted anywhere in the world + pre-release album download + artwork + social media thank you.
5 Chosen | 45 AvailableEst. delivery is October 2015
A$100 +Facing The MusicYou are a CULTURAL CHAMP and you shall be rewarded with the following musical feasts: - Immediate download of my Christmas EP 'By Light of a Star' - Signed copy of 'As Night Falls', my debut ARIA-nominated album - A bound songbook of the new album with music, chords and lyrics to all original songs, including the stories that inspired them. PLUS Signed album posted anywhere in the world + pre-release album download + artwork + social media thank you.
16 Chosen | 34 AvailableEst. delivery is October 2015
A$250 +Like A VersionName a song (within reason). I'll perform a version, dedicate it just to you and post it on my YouTube Channel. PLUS Songbook + Christmas EP + signed copy of As Night Falls album + signed album posted anywhere in the world + pre-release album download + artwork + social media thank you.
4 Chosen | 96 AvailableEst. delivery is October 2015
A$400 +School Workshop WinWant me to come to your school and perform for your music class? Ever wanted to ask me about songwriting/the music business/performance tips? Here's your chance. I will come to your school and perform a 30min concert for your class and then follow it up with a 30min Q&A about a topic of your choice (subject to location & date availability in latter half of 2015). PLUS Each attendee at the session will receive a pre-release album download + social media thank you to your school.
1 Chosen | 9 AvailableEst. delivery is November 2015
A$600 +Your Very Own SongAre you in love? Did your dog just die? Are you going on an adventure? Do you have too many banjos? Well this is the reward for you. Tell me your topic and I will write you your very own song and post it to my YouTube account. PLUS Songbook + Christmas EP + signed copy of As Night Falls album + signed album posted anywhere in the world + pre-release album download + artwork + social media thank you.
1 Chosen | 9 AvailableEst. delivery is December 2015
A$800 +Executive Producer, Yo!You are the BEST and I'll name my kids after you.** You get PRIME REAL ESTATE space on my album as Executive Producer AND you can feature on a song (we'll figure it out)! I'll also personally email you exclusive updates about the album's progress. PLUS Songbook + Christmas EP + signed copy of As Night Falls album + signed album posted anywhere in the world + pre-release album download + artwork + social media thank you. **May not name my kids after you, but I'll name my fish after you, ok?
0 Chosen | 10 AvailableEst. delivery is October 2015
A$1000 +Loungeroom LegendWe (Paul and I) will come to your house and perform not one but TWO x 45min sets for you and up to 20 friends (depending on the size of your house)! We'll drink and sing and you'll forget we're hanging in your loungeroom (All gear provided. Subject to tour and date availability in Aug & Sept 2015). It'll be beautiful. PLUS Exclusive album updates, Songbook + Xmas EP + signed As Night Falls album + signed album posted anywhere in the world + pre-release download + artwork + social media thanks.
2 Chosen | 18 AvailableEst. delivery is December 2015