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Help bring storytelling back into music!


Niq trumpets like a singer, keyboards like a bass player, sings like a narrator and ukuleles like an electric guitar - his musical performance is best described by picturing Tim Minchin, flying a trumpet through a thunderstorm.  

He spreads songs of beauty, mirth, camaraderie, inspiration and action to a world that craves the social zest of  an Irish pub and the hopeful melodies of nature.

Greetings and welcome to my curious project!

Do you remember being read fairy tales by your parents when you were a kid?
Does that still happen?  I hope so! - My dad used to read Tolkein to me when I was a kid and I'll never forget it!!
The world needs more storytelling - it's almost a lost art.  It's part of what builds our culture!

I’m niq reefman and I'm writing to you because my music will be part of the revival of storytelling ....through music!


For years I've been crafting tunes that explore curious topics - like clag paste, witchdoctors, banana skins and permaculture!

This project is about recording these songs into a full-lenght album.  It will be called A selection of musical tales" and will contain songs that build camraderie, story telling, permaculture and mirth! - These are messages we need more of in the muic world!!

With your help, there will be more stories and songs of camraderie, beauty, permaculture and plain fun!

Musical tales like Storm at Sea, clag paste  & witchdoctor  are waiting to be produced, but this requires money that I don't have enough of yet.  

So I ask you for your help!  

Late this year, I've found an amazing team in Bairnsdale, East Gippsland who are doing a great job to produce my music at Marban Music Studios.  I'm excited where this album is going - they've all been very supportive and a great help, but to keep up our high-quality work, I'll need more funds.  

Now you must know, this is an all or nothing project - If I don't make the funds, they'll get returned and I won't be able to finish recording till next time.  
If you can only do one thing, please share this with your entire social networks.  

Here’s a bunch of things you could do:


I love how crowdfunding makes projects like this possible and that we can bypass big labels, choosing our own culture and community!  Join me in this journey!

To reward you for your help, I've got querky prizes like:  

Kleptomaniac - recieve an autographed item pinched from a venue I’ve performed

Cheeky - choose a mascot for me to take on tour which will photobomb all the images I take to put on social media

VIP - recieve a free drink for every performance of mine you attend


Thankyou so much for supporting this project!  - every comment, share and contribution you make puts us closer to the goal of this project!  

Now scroll down and choose your prize to make this Selection of musical tales become real - Let’s make something beautiful together!


Your comrade,
Niq Reefman

http://www.niqreefman.com.au 

How The Funds Will Be Used

Total cost

$4400 


Details

  • Mixing & mastering (4.5days at $500/day in studio) $2250 - this was a bargain!! - it's supposed to be much more than that!!
  • Album artwork $400
  • CD production (1000 first release) $1750


Timeline 

Recording in early-late December with possible January follow-up

Artwork produced in January

Social media and online purchasing setup by Februray

Produced & released by mid Februray.  

Any extra funds go towards 

  • Making an animated movie for the single Witchdoctor (Could be upwards of $5,000)
  • Physical USB production ($1000 for 500 units)
  • Artwork for singles within the Album ($200 per artwork)
  • Lyric videos ($200 each)

The Challenges

This project is not too crazy...it's totally doable - the crazy part will be making a music video for these tunes!!! - wanna help with that?  Message me and give me your ideas!!! - I'll give you the topics and you can tell me what your idea is


The most challenging part left will be organising the bike tours for those of you who choose that option...but 'twill be fun!!

Delivering the bike tour (This will ideally be a group activity if many people choose this option - we'll have a lot of fun!  I've been doing the tour in my head already)

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AU$5 +Budget contributorEmail of thanks
0 Chosen | Unlimited AvailableEst. delivery is March 2017
AU$10 +SupporterElectronic copy of EP
1 Chosen | Unlimited AvailableEst. delivery is March 2017
AU$25 +FanAutographed hard-copy CD
6 Chosen | Unlimited AvailableEst. delivery is March 2017
AU$30 +KleptomaniacAutographed item pinched from a venue where Niq has performed
0 Chosen | 20 AvailableEst. delivery is March 2017
AU$45 +SpongeAutographed CD with booklet full of Niq's lyrics
9 Chosen | 1 AvailableEst. delivery is March 2017
AU$50 +DetectiveInterview me on Skype - 10 questions
0 Chosen | 5 AvailableEst. delivery is March 2017
AU$50 +AltruistAdd $50 donation
2 Chosen | Unlimited AvailableEst. delivery is February 2017
AU$60 +All GoneCheekyChoose a mascot for me to take on the road that will photo-bomb every image/video for that tour
1 Chosen | 0 AvailableEst. delivery is March 2017
AU$70 +VIPFree drink at every future performance you attend
0 Chosen | 10 AvailableEst. delivery is March 2017
AU$95 +NosyElectronic copies of historic home-recordings, from oldest to newest
1 Chosen | Unlimited AvailableEst. delivery is March 2017
AU$100 +DazzledLive music serenade at your choice of cafe/restaurant
4 Chosen | 1 AvailableEst. delivery is March 2017
AU$200 +TouristA 1 hour talking-bike-tour with snacks past inspirational locations of mine (choose from hornsby, bairnsdale or sydney)
0 Chosen | 10 AvailableEst. delivery is March 2017
AU$300 +ZealotConcert at your home
1 Chosen | 9 AvailableEst. delivery is April 2017
AU$400 +All GoneHoarderAn autographed ukulele hand-made to Niq’s specifications
1 Chosen | 0 AvailableEst. delivery is March 2017
AU$500 +All GoneBenefactorIncludes EP and 4 choices to the value of $100 or under *Optional extra: Listed as a benefactor on EP, website & facebook
1 Chosen | 0 AvailableEst. delivery is March 2017
AU$1000 +All GoneInvestorLifetime recipient of newly released CD's, merchandise and free tickets to upcoming events
2 Chosen | 0 AvailableEst. delivery is March 2017