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G’day music-loving friends and fans,


My new album of 12 songs is on its way! This is album #6 (or #7 if we include the 2008 "Almost Live at the Basement"… but we don’t talk about that… I was so young… .....cringe). Album #6 will be named Wild & Free after my favourite track on the album - a roots guitar/banjo tune that's been sitting on the shelf for years.

My trusty producer Sean Carey (he produced Hero in Me & Cover to Cover) and I have crafted this rather diverse assortment of songs, including funky-sizzling blues that make me smile non-stop, easy-listening country flavours, sweet mellow folks sounds, roots, plus more piano-inspired tunes I wrote since moving to Scotland, and of course the signature Jenny Biddle guitary bits for the guitar nuts, and finally….just to keep you on your toes, there’s a really freakin’ RANDOM gospel track in there that was a compositional challenge from a workshop I attended. If I were to categorise the album into one genre .... I'd say... Far out, I dunno! Rollercoaster Roots??? Life is a rollercoaster baby, as is music and this album is for the diverse soul! I say this every time, this is my proudest album to date (I guess it’d be really awkward if I felt it was worse than my back catalogue…)

I played a bunch of instruments including acoustic & electric guitars, banjo, harmonica, piano, synths/organs, and for textural purposes I pretended to play the mandolin I won at Port Fairy Folk Festival 2009 (we'll let you determine how successful I was at the mando...). We were also joined by some fabulous musos including Michael Quigley on the drums (he has like an inbuilt metronome, he is SO good), Sean Carey on bass, bvs, percussion and cool electric guitar effects (what a rockstar), and some chicky babes Mel Jackson and Miranda Murphy (from Pop Stars!) singing backing vocals (they are so vocally intuitive they blew me outta the water).

The songs are already recorded and awaiting lift off. Being an independent artist (without a record label throwing mega bucks at the project and consequently telling me what to sing and wear) I have full creative control to make songs true to my soul. But I am at a financial standstill with releasing the album. Thus I decided to set up this crowd-funding campaign as a platform for you to get involved in this New Music Industry. It’s essentially a pre-sale arrangement to fund these song babies into the universe. I need to pay off recording/mixing debts thus far, plus from here get the tunes mastered by dB Mastering, do the graphics/album artwork, CD pressing by Replicat, distribution and more. I’m selling some cool products/rewards/experiences, some exclusive to Pozible, so get in there and grab some treats and your copy of the album before the rest of the world gets onto it. 


It's true, I don't have a massive fanbase like Taylor Swift, but I’m eternally grateful to have you guys who have been my solid fanbase since I went fulltime in 2008 (after realising I was too short to be an effective primary school teacher). Your support has made all the difference sustaining independent new music. YAy! Together we can! This is the NEW MUSIC INDUSTRY, how was do things in 2017! I thank you for getting involved in my previous crowd-funding albums Hero in Me & Cover to Cover. Look what we did ey?! Since then I’ve created new music and I'm ready to share them!


How Pozible Works:


Pozible is a crowd-funding platform I’ve used twice before, whereby a creator sets a financial target needed to bring their masterpiece to life. Supporters "pledge" to pre-buy unique products/rewards, back the project and get it flying! BUT Pozible has an all-or-nothing rule that if the target isn't reached by the deadline, NONE of the money pledged is received, supporters' credit cards aren’t charged… and in this case there are no new song babies for the world. Oh my!  It’s one of those nightmares where you’re trying to run from the sasquatch, through the woods, into a cave, tripping over a stump, but you wake before knowing if you ever got away! So get pledging and grab yourself the brand new album or some quirky rewards!


DEADLINE SUNDAY 30 APRIL 2017 11:59pm (EST)


*PRICES INCLUDE SHIPPING!


Most Currencies Accepted:

Pozible is an Australian-based platform, but never fear; fans based in Ireland, UK, US and beyond, you’ll be glad to know Pozible accepts most currencies via Paypal or Credit Cards – they do the conversion and the maths (but maybe you should too, before you press click). 


I'll keep you up dated through pozible, and you can Join the Mailinglist.


Have fun browsing the rewards.

Let’s get WILD & FREE!



Some of my Previous Work:


New to the Jenny Biddle family? Here's a few links for ya:

OFFICIAL WEBSITE

LISTEN on SoundCloud

WATCH on Youtube

CONNECT on Facebook

CONNECT on Twitter

BUY on iTunes

JOIN the Mailinglist


Previous Pozible Campaigns:

- Album #3 Hero in Me 

- Album #4 Cover to Cover 




Here’s some of the songs that will feature on the album:


"Believe in Yourself" (anti-gospel gospel): https://soundcloud.com/jennybiddle/believe-in-yourself
This is a pre-mix of the song featuring on the album.


Above:  "Mildew Blues". Haha! Live in the office with a black backdrop bed sheet that did NOT make it look as professional as I expected). I need you to do the call and response! This tune ended up sounding so fat on the album!


Above: "Gifts & Words": live, recorded by Kookimoon Design




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Jen

How The Funds Will Be Used

Recording & Mixing
$8,500
Session Musos & Equipment hire
$1,800
Mastering
$1,600
Graphics & Album Artwork
$600
CD Pressing x 1000 CDs
$2,300
Online Distribution
$200
Postage
$300
Petrol/travel
$150
Estimated fees: Pozible 5%, Card/Paypal$1000

The Challenges

I anticipate you’ll receive your brand new album by August THIS YEAR (earlier for digital downloads). Other rewards depend on touring schedules, and when you & I can arrange our shenanigans. 


Releasing an album is an epic operation, one challenge is getting the timing right. In the past I’ve received CDs just days before the release date (panic!), but I’ve always managed to pull it off! I’m also planning my wedding (golly… releasing an album and getting married in the same year… who would do that? Exciting year though!). Thus, I have allowed extra time between mastering, graphics, walking down the aisle, pressing CDs and the CD release date in case of unexpected problems. If however, some unforeseen drama occurs (runaway bride!), I may take a bit more time to get the album to you - I’d rather you have a quality product than a rush-job.


The other challenge is money. I’m 100% independent, self-managed and self-funded. Your support and involvement, sharing and caring is essential.


Let’s get these new song babies out to the world.


Thank you thank you, love love


THE BASEMENT in SYDNEY on the recent Summer in Oz tour (YAY! Thanks for coming) Photo by Jai Honeybrook

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AU$5 +Thankyou & PromoThankyou on my website (www.jennybiddle.com) with a link to promote your business/band if you have one.
1 Chosen | Unlimited AvailableEst. delivery is May 2017
AU$10 +Digital DownloadDownload the digital version of the brand new album Wild & Free in its entirety before it's released to the rest of the world!
8 Chosen | Unlimited AvailableEst. delivery is August 2017
AU$20 +Postcard & Digital DownloadHow nice is it go get stuff in the mail? I’ll handwrite you (or a friend) a postcard from somewhere picturesque on my travels: Highlands of Scotland, pristine coasts of Ireland and more. What a feature piece for your fridge! + Digital Download of Wild & Free.
11 Chosen | 39 AvailableEst. delivery is September 2017
AU$25 +NEW "Wild & Free" CDReceive the brand new CD Wild & Free in your letterbox before it's officially released to the rest of the world!
67 Chosen | Unlimited AvailableEst. delivery is August 2017
AU$30 +Phone call with my MumMy mum's great! Not only is she my Australian merch distributor, and is behind my music career 140%, but she loves a chat. She's the life of the party. No doubt, I got most of my story-telling, stage banter and songwriting ability from her. Now's your chance to chat with my mum and get all the goss (uh oh). You'll love her! Phone chat can be via phone/facebook audio.
0 Chosen | 10 AvailableEst. delivery is May 2017
AU$35 +Secret Scottish SurpriseFor fans outside of Scotland , experience a piece of beautiful Scotland! I’ll send you a random little Scottish treasure. It’s like a lucky dip! + A love note from me! + Digital Download of "Wild & Free"
13 Chosen | 7 AvailableEst. delivery is November 2017
AU$35 +Mysterious Aussie MementoFor fans outside of Oz, experience a piece of Australia! My MUM will send you a little surprise treasure in the post, all the way from Oz. It’s like a lucky dip! + A love note from my mum + Digital Download of "Wild & Free"
1 Chosen | 19 AvailableEst. delivery is November 2017
AU$40 +Signed Photo from my WeddingI get to marry my best friend later this year! Gwen & I will send you a signed photo from our wedding day. Awwww love love!
4 Chosen | 6 AvailableEst. delivery is September 2017
AU$45 +Scottish Borders Guitar lesson #1Live in the Scottish Borders? Wanna learn guitar? Let's do an hour guitar lesson, one on one. I'll come to you, or you can come to me, and we'll begin getting your guitar on! This is the special discounted price for your first lesson. Standard rate is £30 per hour thereafter. Let's do this! (The currency exchange rate at the moment is approximately £1 = AU$1.64 - but we can do cash for your follow up lessons)
2 Chosen | 8 AvailableEst. delivery is May 2017
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5 Chosen | Unlimited AvailableEst. delivery is May 2017
AU$50 +New “Wild & Free” CD + any 2 previous CDsThis discounted TRIPLE SPECIAL includes the new CD Wild & Free + Any 2 Jenny Biddle CDs of your choice. If you’ve already got all the albums, they make great gifts! + Your name in the CD liner notes
19 Chosen | Unlimited AvailableEst. delivery is September 2017
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7 Chosen | 43 AvailableEst. delivery is August 2017
AU$75 +Tech Savvy ListenerFor the tech savvy music lover, receive a Jenny Biddle USB with 74 mp3s of all my releases 2009-2015 including lyrics & Hero in Me video + Your choice of either a Digital Download or physical CD of "Wild & Free" + Your name in the CD liner notes
6 Chosen | 44 AvailableEst. delivery is August 2017
AU$100 +Own the Collection on CDAt the very special discounted price exclusive to Pozible, own the collection of JB albums on CD! ALL 6 ALBUMS (almost 7 hrs of listening!) - Chest of Drawers 2009 - Little Treasures 2012 - Hero in Me 2013 - Cover to Cover 2014 - Live at Selby Folk Club Double Disc 2015 + The new album Wild& Free + Your name in the CD liner notes
7 Chosen | 43 AvailableEst. delivery is August 2017
AU$125 +RARITIES PACKFor the super fan this includes rare merch: + 2008 "Live at the Basement" album (my ACTUAL debut album, that I no longer talk about) - Limited Edition 2012 One Lonely Tree EP (with an awkward typo on the back no PUBIC performances ) + Limited JB TeaShirt (only 100 ever made) (mmm cotton! limited sizes available) + New Tailwind EP + New Wild & Free CD + Your name in the CD liner notes
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AU$150 +Singing TelegramI'll film a personal message to you/your loved one for a birthday, anniversary, Christmas, or just for fun (most probably on my phone) ! One JB song of your choice. + Your choice of the new album as a Digital Download or physical CD + Your name in the CD liner notes
1 Chosen | 4 AvailableEst. delivery is December 2017
AU$200 +Jam/Guitar Lesson/Songwriter ChatLet’s jam, chat, or have a guitar/piano/harmonica/songwriting session for 2 hours. I can come to you up to 200km from St Boswells, Scottish Borders, or while on the Australian tour route March/April 2018. Alternatively we can have an hour skype session. Email me to see how we can make it work: jen@jennybiddle.com + "Wild & Free" CD or Digital Download + Your name in the CD liner notes
4 Chosen | 1 AvailableEst. delivery is April 2018
AU$300 +Guitar TABI’ll TAB out one of my guitar songs of your choice. Pick your fav JB song and away we go! + Handwritten lyric/chord sheet + Your choice of the new album as a Digital Download or physical CD + Your name in the CD liner notes
0 Chosen | 5 AvailableEst. delivery is February 2018
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1 Chosen | 2 AvailableEst. delivery is March 2018
AU$600 +House Concert Anywhere in the UKI’ll do 2 x 45 min show in your place, farm, castle to entertain your guests – amplified or acoustic. This could be a birthday, etc, or just for fun. You could set it up that your guests pay an entry fee so you can re-coup costs, or shout them a fabulous evening of music. Email jen@jennybiddle.com to talk over logistics. + 5 x "Wild & Free" CDs + Your name in the CD liner notes
1 Chosen | Unlimited AvailableEst. delivery is September 2018
AU$700 +A Personalised SongI'll write a personal song just for you or your loved one. This could be for a birthday, memorial, anniversary or just because. You supply me with the sentiment, I will compose a song for you AND supply you with an acoustic recording of your very own unique song.
0 Chosen | 2 AvailableEst. delivery is January 2018
AU$1000 +Name your reward...Name your reward...... and I’ll consider it...... Obviously I'm not going to eat eggplant or give you my spleen, but get creative! Email me your ideas before you click pledge: jen@jennybiddle.com + Your name in the CD liner notes
3 Chosen | Unlimited AvailableEst. delivery is March 2018
AU$6000 +Private House Concert ANYWHERE in the WorldFor fans outside UK or Oz, I’ll play for you and your friends anywhere in the world, Monogolia, New Zealand, I’ll get there. Email me to see how we can make it work: jen@jennybiddle.com. Let's have a party yeha! + 10 "Wild & Free" CDs + Your name in the CD liner notes
0 Chosen | 5 AvailableEst. delivery is November 2018