'Sound Travels'

AU$5018of AU$10000
7days left

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.

Thank you.

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.

Budget Overview

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!

Potential Challenges

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!


Jack Shepherd

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AU$15 +DIGITAL ALBUM•1 x Digital Download of 'Sound Travels', including Full hi-res album art!
1 Chosen | 59 AvailableEst. delivery is May 2018
AU$25 +ONE SIGNED ALBUM (Early Bird)•1 x Signed physical copy of 'Sound Travels', + handwritten thank you note First run will feature exclusive/limited artwork!
25 Chosen | 25 AvailableEst. delivery is May 2018
AU$50 +TWO SIGNED ALBUMS (Early Bird)•2 x Signed physical copies of 'Sound Travels' + Note (First run will feature exclusive/limited artwork!) •3 x Download codes to give to family & friends!
7 Chosen | 43 AvailableEst. delivery is May 2018
AU$70 +AAA PASS•All Previous Rewards, plus… •3 x Full Digital Album downloads •Personalised Shoutout on my Facebook/Instagram story •AAA Videos - behind-the-scenes album recording videos/extras, exclusive to Pozible backers at this level and above!
1 Chosen | 49 AvailableEst. delivery is May 2018
AU$90 +LET'S CHAT•All Previous Rewards, plus… •Personalised •POST• on my Facebook/Instagram •Personal Demo Collection (CD) of 70+ voice memos, ideas and song demos •Phone/Video Chat with me - let's chat!
6 Chosen | 44 AvailableEst. delivery is May 2018
AU$200 +ALBUM CREDIT•All Previous Rewards, plus… •Album Credit - Your name in the liner notes of every single copy of 'Sound Travels’! •Signed Album Lyric Print (Limited run!)
3 Chosen | 17 AvailableEst. delivery is May 2018
AU$350 +SKYPE/COVER VIDEO•All Previous Rewards, plus… •Handwritten Letter - from me to you •Instagram Song - Your choice of song, dedicated •Video Concert/YT Cover - You choose: Personal Skype concert OR a full YouTube cover song of your choice!
1 Chosen | 9 AvailableEst. delivery is May 2018
AU$500 +All GoneLOOPER•All Previous Rewards (Check on left) plus… •My own BOSS RC-300 Loop Station, signed, with all my old loops! Has brought music to 1M+ people! (Just serviced!)
1 Chosen | 0 AvailableEst. delivery is May 2018
AU$600 +ORIGINAL LYRICS•All Previous Rewards (Check on left) plus… •THE original lyric book for sound travels, with all of my notes, lyric ideas, scribbles, thoughts; and a handwritten letter to accompany it all
0 Chosen | 1 AvailableEst. delivery is May 2018
AU$700 +All GoneMY FIRST GUITAR•All Previous Rewards (Check on left) plus… •My First Guitar, signed. Played all over, the guitar I learnt and wrote on for years - your turn!
1 Chosen | 0 AvailableEst. delivery is May 2018
AU$1000 +HOUSE CONCERT•All Previous Rewards (Check on left) plus… •House Concert - I'll come to your place and play a private concert! (You pay travel outside of Sydney/Australia)
1 Chosen | 4 AvailableEst. delivery is May 2018
AU$1600 +BUILD A GUITAR•All Previous Rewards (Check on left) plus… •Build a Guitar at my place! We'll design and build your own custom electric guitar over a couple days/beers here in Sydney! (you pay travel outside of Sydney/Australia)
0 Chosen | 4 AvailableEst. delivery is May 2018
AU$2500 +EXECUTIVE•All Previous Rewards (Check on left) plus… •Executive Producer Credit - you'll own a negotiated percentage of the album - actual part-ownership: Royalty rights and of course, your name in every copy of the record
0 Chosen | 4 AvailableEst. delivery is May 2018