A little bit about us....
Blind Poets came together as a band two years ago. Time passed, we got to know each other and soon realised there was something very special in the music we were creating. Since then we've concentrated on writing and on honing our live sound and last July we started to track the songs with Martin Leahy in his studio and have been steadily working away since.
While Niamh, Tom and Leo write the songs, there is very much a whole band approach when it comes to enriching the existing material. The result: a rich tapestry of songs interwoven with five voices and instruments including guitar, piano, violin, clarinet, drums and synth. The collaborative aspect of creating is something that appeals to us so we are looking forward to inviting some very special guests to the studio to put down their own particular magic on the songs.
Niamh Murphy, Leo Mullane, Tom Jordan, Katie O'Neill and Karen O'Doherty make up Blind Poets. Between us, we have a lengthy list of accolades in music so far. Since being together we have impressed audiences throughout 2018/2019 at Festivals such as All Together Now, The Cork Folk Festival, The Galway Fringe and The Baltimore Fiddle Festival. We have released three singles to date which have been popular on RTÉ Radio 1, 2FM, Lyric FM and Today FM as well as numerous local stations. We are delighted to be recording with Martin Leahy who also regularly drums with us.
If we reach our target, the money pledged by you will be used in the following way:
Finish tracking, mixing and mastering €3500
CD/Poster Artwork €200
Duplication of cds €800
Crowd funding is so important in today's world where patronage is enabling music to be made. As independent artists without the financial backing of a record company, we have so far covered the cost of recording ourselves. However we now need your help to finish this project. By supporting our campaign, you will be at the very least pre buying our album, a copy of which we will send you upon completion in March.
Thank you sincerely for supporting this project. We are so grateful for your support and generosity. You're making this happen with us and we will be eternally grateful. We are completely inspired by the response to our music so far and we look forward to sharing this album with you!!