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Mongrel City: debut album by Carol Keogh

Carol Keogh | Dublin

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  • Target: €11800
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  • €12,027.33
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  • 271
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This project was funded!

rewards for funding this project:

€10 +

DOWNLOAD - Album 'Mongrel City' in high-quality MP3 download format only.

€15 +

CD - Album 'Mongrel City' CD with full colour artwork. (UK and international P&P please add €3.00).

€15 +

CHRISTMAS CD - Pre-order the album 'Mongrel City' in CD format as a gift for someone you love. They will receive an e-card from Carol this Christmas telling them you purchased this reward for them and that the album will be on its way in 2013. (UK and international P&P please add €3.00).

€30 +

VINYL - Album 'Mongrel City' signed limited edition vinyl + high quality MP3 download. (UK and international P&P please add €5.00).

€30 +

CHRISTMAS VINYL - Pre-order the album 'Mongrel City' in signed, limited edition vinyl format as a gift for someone you love (including MP3 download). They will receive an e-card from Carol this Christmas telling them you purchased this reward for them and that the album will be on its way in 2013. (UK and international P&P please add €5.00).

€45 +

ALBUM PACK - Album in both CD and signed, limited edition vinyl formats. (UK P&P please add €7.50, international P&P please add €10.75).

€45 +

CHRISTMAS ALBUM PACK - Pre-order the album 'Mongrel City' in both signed vinyl and CD formats as a gift for someone you love. They will receive an e-card from Carol this Christmas telling them you purchased this reward for them and that the album will be on its way in 2013. (UK P&P please add €7.50, international P&P please add €10.75).

€55 +

GREETINGS - Album Pack + dedicated Skype/mobile phone/landline birthday greeting for recipient of your choice, delivered on the day itself. (UK P&P please add €7.50, international P&P please add €10.75).

€80 +

MERCH 1: THE TEE OFF - Album Pack + limited edition, high quality t-shirt + 5 badges. (UK P&P please add €7.50, international P&P please add €10.75).

€100 +

MERCH 2: BEHIND THE MUSIC - Album Pack + handwritten and handcrafted lyrics booklet, including stories and inspirations behind the songs, exploration of lyrical meaning and compositional processes. (UK P&P please add €7.50, international P&P please add €10.75).

€150 +

MERCH 3: A FEW WORDS - Merch 2 + unique dedicated poem (50 -100 words) written by Carol. (UK P&P please add €7.50, international P&P please add €10.75).

€175 +

MERCH 4: FOR YOUR EARS ONLY - Merch 3 + exclusive acoustic cover version of your choosing in MP3 format (email delivery) - for your ears only. (UK P&P please add €7.50, international P&P please add €10.75).

€200 +

MERCH 5: THE HISTORY BOOK - Merch 4 + limited edition CD of acoustic versions of songs from back catalogue + booklet about back catalogue material explaining how songs came about and describing working processes in band situations. (UK P&P please add €7.50, international P&P please add €10.75).

€200 +

IN THE MUSIC 1 - Album Pack + participation in choir performance on album + album credit. Please note that travel expenses will have to be met by the funder. (UK P&P please add €7.50, international P&P please add €10.75)

€250 +

ARTWORKS 1 - Album Pack + dedicated small oil painting on board or canvas (e.g. 6" x 4"). (UK P&P please add €10.75, international P&P please add €17.00).

€300 +

ARTWORKS 2 - Album Pack + dedicated medium oil painting on board or canvas (e.g. 12" x 8"). (UK P&P please add €10.75, international P&P please add €17.00).

€350 +

IN THE MUSIC 2 - In the Music 1 + dedicated song written by Carol for you. Please note that any travel expenses for the choir participation will have to be met by the funder. (UK P&P please add €7.50, international P&P please add €10.75)

€500 +

IN THE MUSIC 3 - In the Music 2 + song co-writing session with Carol. The song will be registered with IMRO and other royalty collecting bodies as appropriate. (UK P&P please add €7.50, international P&P please add €10.75).

€500 +

ARTWORKS 3 - Album Pack + dedicated large oil painting (e.g. 2ft x 4ft or 3ft x 3ft) (UK P&P please add €20.00, international P&P please add €35.00).

€1000 +

BE A PRODUCER - Album Pack + listing on the album as associate producer. (UK P&P please add €7.50, international P&P please add €10.75).

€1200 +

LIVE 1 - Album Pack + 3-piece live performance at your corporate event or private function. Please note that this reward is limited to the island of Ireland.

€2000 +

LIVE 2 - Album Pack + an evening's entertainment at your home for up to 6 people, provided by Carol and band members (including food catering and acoustic live performance). Please note that this reward to the island of Ireland.

€2500 +

LIVE 3 - Album Pack + full band performance at your corporate event or private function. Please note that this reward is limited to the island of Ireland.

a project by:
Carol Keogh

The aim of this project is to raise funds to record my debut solo album, Mongrel City. I’ve been writing and performing for many years with bands like The Plague Monkeys and The Tycho Brahe. Now it’s time for me to write my own name on the wall and I’m hoping you’ll hold my hand while I do it.

The album material has been written, rehearsed and in some cases demo-ed, with my band, The City Fathers, and we’re now ready to roll into the studio and record the real deal. We want to get into a big live room and make some beautiful noise with some great vintage equipment, but unfortunately big live rooms don’t come cheap. Also, we’ll be working with a brilliant producer and bringing in some fantastic guest musicians. Then the album will be mixed and mastered to the highest quality and manufactured with beautiful packaging.

So the bulk of the money raised will be spent on getting the record made to the best specifications, and if there’s anything leftover it will be put towards marketing the album for self-release.

The songs for the album were largely inspired by my hometown of Dublin, though not exclusively so. Songs like Forty Foot and Grand Parade will be supplemented by songs about other places, such as Austin City Limits and London Song. You can hear snippets from some of the songs in demo form and from live radio sessions in the video. You can also find out more about some of the places that were the inspiration behind the songs.

I’ve put together a variety of reward packages including the album in digital download, CD and limited vinyl formats. I’m also offering a handwritten and handcrafted lyrics booklet, which will explain how the songs came about and the meaning behind the words. There are a number of opportunities to book Carol Keogh and The City Fathers for live performances, specifically in your home or place of business, and there is an exclusive chance to appear on the album as a group vocalist and be credited for your participation.

As well as songwriting, I am also a painter. I have recently been working on a series of oil paintings about the threat of oil exploration off the coast of Dublin Bay. But I intend to create works specifically for the individual funder. You might also like to commission a dedicated poem or a song, Perhaps you’d like if you and I could write a song together? These are all available as part of the reward packages here, as well as top quality merchandise like t-shirts and badges.

So, I hope you’ll watch my video and like what you see and hear and that you’ll be inspired by the reward packages to invest in what will be a really great album, For more information on me and my work, and for future updates on the Fundit campaign, go to www.carolkeogh.ie.

Mongrel City will be released in Spring 2013.