When I was discovering music for the first time, Michael McGlynn worked at the music store up the road, where I would spend hours marvelling over guitars and bugging the employees about music gear. I was lucky enough to have a guitar in my hands, and I spent many long hours forming a bond with the instrument - it's taken me to places I never thought I'd get to go, and let me meet genuinely amazing people from all walks of life.
Nearly two decades later, I've been lucky enough to travel around the world - playing, singing, writing, performing - and he's become an ARIA Award-nomiated Producer with his own studio, Vienna People.
We're excited to work together on my first professional release, but we need your help to make it happen!
I've been travelling, learning, writing, collecting songs for nearly 8 years. I've finally put my songwriting, technical ability, and (most important) love for music, all into the same place. I feel alligned and motivated, creatively powerful - my goal is to record my music properly - to translate my ideas and intent into an honest, emotional, energetic, exciting statement - to deliver it to your ears and heart in the best way possible!
I've put all of myself into this project - I want to share everything about the record with you, invite you into my life as much as possible, and hopefully create something that can be cherished - exciting - thought-provoking. A joyous and positive thing, for as many people as possible.
Brand new songs
As an example of the songs I've been writing, here are a couple of work-in progress/demo tracks. These are guitar+vocal only, without all the production, other instruments, loops, layers, energy and life that a full studio production could give them
"Where it Lands"
With your help, these songs (and more) will be getting the full studio treatment!
I want to take my thoughts, my experiences; the songs that have come to me on my travels; and turn them into something great.
A full sound, drums, bass, percussion, guest musicians, and the professional touches that will help this music reach far and wide!
If you're reading this, chances are that we've met on a street corner, in a mall, at a bar, by a stage - and had a beautiful exchange. One that has had a special place in my heart for a decade now.
A little energy from my music to your heart, and a little energy in return from your pocket that has helped me continue to travel, write, learn, grow, and most importantly; let me continue to make music as my life's purpose.
Please consider sharing that exchange with me again, here on Pozible, today.
Help me make this album - I hope that the music that comes out of it brings you all the joy, love and peace I intend it with.
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There are a tonne of rewards for helping me make this dream a reality!
From signed copies of the album, handwritten letters and skype shows - all the way up to my first looper and first guitar, a show at your house, and building your own custom electric guitar at my place!
You can even become an executive producer (including royalties)
Here's a breakdown!
UPDATE: All rewards now include a full album digital download (this includes all pledges already made!)
(Greyed-out rewards have already been snapped up!)
Please don't hesitate to get in touch with any questions, ideas or feedback!
This campaign is all or nothing - If we don't hit our target, we won't keep any of the funds raised, and I won't be able to record this music for you!
Please, choose a reward you love, and let's make this happen, together.
If we reach our initial $10,000 goal (AUD), it will pay for a basic 4/5-track EP....
- $7,500..... Recording, Production, Mixing of 4/5 songs
- $800......... Replication/Printing of 500 street/demo-style CDs
- $700......... Mastering (4/5 songs)
- $700......... Fees for Pozible and Credit Cards/Paypal (7%)
...Leaving just $300 for all guest musicians, promotion, release (iTunes/Spotify etc), all artwork/design, and any other incidental costs!
To produce the full-length album - with all the trimmings - professionally released - and get out on the road to perform it for you; we need your help to reach our stretch goal...
- $14,500..... Recording/Production/Mixing of 10 to 13 songs, with full instrumentation
- $1,800........ Replication/Printing/Wrapping of 1,000 gorgeous four-panel CDs
- $1,400........ Fees for Pozible and Credit Cards/Paypal (7%)
- $1,200........ Mastering (Full Album)
- $600............ Guest Musicians/Equipment
- $500............ Promotion, Release, iTunes/Spotify fees, Artwork and Design
With everything over the goal going toward shows, more show promo, travel, time taken to record, and help make the release a success!
Getting this project out there, to all the people I've met, and who may want to be a part of making this album reality.
Please, help me spread the word!
After you've backed the campaign - share the link to this page, and support the creation of this album
You can copy/share the campaign link
or, my website (redirects to Pozible)
I hope these songs can bring as much joy into your life as I've had in my years of making music.
I'm look forward to being able to make something truly special with you!