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Charlie Moon - Debut Album

By Charlie Moon

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Project Background

Two years ago I wrote a score for a film called 'Ask Me Now' named after a Thelonious Monk composition. My main inspiration for the soundtrack was the music of legendary jazz instrumentalists Wayne Shorter (tenor sax) and Lee Morgan (trumpet). I loved the blend of these two instruments accompanied by a quartet of guitar, piano, double bass & drums and I decided to compose with these instruments in mind. The music was nominated for best soundtrack at the Kerry Film Festival and since then I have wanted to do something more with these songs.

One positive that can be taken from the quarantine period was that I was finally able to dedicate the necessary time to developing this music with the addition of vocals too. Along with some of my favourite jazz standards that I have been arranging & developing on live gigs over the past two years, I finally have an album on my hands. If all runs smoothly I aim to have this record in your hands by next summer!

 

Your Contributions

Your contributions will go towards:
-Musician's fees
-Rehearsals
-Studio space and equipment rental (four or five days).
-Studio engineer (four or five days).
-Mixing
-Mastering
-Photography
-Filming
-Editing
-Album artwork / Digital Design
-CD manufacturing + postage
-Vinyl pressing + postage
-Promotion

 

Band & Crew

I am very honoured and privileged to be able to work along side some of the best in the business. The Johnny Taylor Trio are the most in demand jazz rhythm section in Ireland and have extensive experience backing a host of jazz musicians. They consist of JT (piano) Barry Donohue (double bass) Dominic Mullan (drums). To complete the sextet; Bill Blackmore (trumpet) & Peter Dobai (tenor saxophone and horn arrangements for the album). With your help I will be afforded the luxury of recording at the legendary Camden Recording Studios Dublin with sound engineers Cian Boylan & Conor Brady.

 

The Risks

A recording is like a tattoo, it is frozen in time, representing your mood, your musical tastes, ability & experience. You have but one chance to perfect it which is why it is so important to be able to reflect and return to studio if necessary before it's completion.

 

Why Crowd Funding?

The reason I have decided to crowd fund this project is because these are very uncertain and precarious times for musicians. The impact of the COVID-19 crisis on the music world is unprecedented. Cancellations of gigs, festivals and tours means all performing artists need to turn to other sources of income e.g. record sales. I am also extremely grateful to be able to provide work for other musicians in making this album because of you!

 

Patrons Of The Arts, Thank You!!!
Thank you all so much for taking the time to read about this project. I hope I have outlined clearly for you how much your support means to me in getting this album over the line, and to the wider music community, to see people supporting the arts. Thank you, thank you, thank you! 

 

Charlie Moon

·      www.charliemoonmusic.com 

·      https://www.facebook.com/Chamoonmusic/

 

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CD Shipping

Hi folks, more CD packaging arriving early next week with any luck so I will be sending out CDs as soon as. Remember to send on your postal address if you haven't already. 

Thanks, 

Charlie

ALBUM LAUNCH - TODAY @ARTHUR'S, 4PM

Hi folks,

Almost two years to the day since we recorded this project and finally launch day is upon us.

There are still tickets on the door (3.30pm) music starts at 4pm so make sure you get down early. For those of you with tickets already through Fundit or Arthur's website and are collecting CDs please let us know at the door but we will have a record. CDs will be available to purchase also.

For those who can't make it today can you please send your address to my personal email contactcharliemoonmusic@gmail.com for posting out CDs and vinyl (vinyl arrival date still tbc).

Arthur's Blues & Jazz Club is located at 28 Thomas St, The Liberties, Dublin, D08 VF83.

Once again, a massive thank you to all of you who helped me fund the record and bring all of these ideas to life, and for your patience during the process which took many unexpected twists and turns around some extremely long corners.

Hope to see you later today.

Best,

Charlie

Ticket Link

Hi all, here is a link from Arthur's for those of you who don't already have tickets to the launch. C

https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/the-charlie-moon-sextet-patchwork-album-launch-tickets-391868237447

Album Launch

Hi again, just to note that confirmation of attendance is only necessary for those who have already pre bought tickets through fundit, this way we can have a better idea of availability of tickets online / on the door through Arthurs. Best to just double check which reward you chose and if you don't already have a ticket you can then go through the Arthurs website. Thanks for your patience and see you soon.

 

Best,

 

C

Album Launch - RSVP Address

Hi all, it was brought to my attention that there may not be a reply option through the fundit email so if you could reply to contactcharliemoonmusic@gmail.com to confirm your attendance at the album launch. Thanks a mil :) Charlie

(RSVP)- ALBUM LAUNCH - AUG 14TH - ARTHUR'S - 4PM

Dear funders, great news, the album launch date is finally set and will take place at Arthur's Blues & Jazz Club on Sunday the 14th of August at 4pm, please let me know if you can make it. 

It has been difficult trying to find an appropriate time and venue but thankfully Arthur's opened it's doors again this month after a long hiatus and no better place for it. I have also been extremely busy completing my master's degree in The Netherlands up until now so I do apologise for the lack of communication. 

Those who purchased a ticket as part of the reward, your names will be on the door and your signed CDs will be available to collect. CDs will also be available to buy. Unfortunately the vinyl production is still moving very slowly on a global level but I will keep you posted on that as soon as I know more and will arrange to post/ship ASAP.

I hope you can all make it and I can't wait to perform the album live for you. More updates soon.

Best,

Charlie

 

Release day tomorrow! / Pre-save link

Hello again,

just to remind you that PATCHWORK will be released tomorrow on all streaming platforms. Please follow this link to presave: https://hypeddit.com/charliemoon/patchwork

I'd like to sincerely thank you all again for your support and your patience. Unfortunately there is still no date confirmed for the commencement of the vinyl production due to a major back log of distribution since Covid, however the CDs should be with you soon.

I am in the process of working out a date / venue for the launch gig so I hope to have more information for you on that soon. In the meantime, the record will be available from tomorrow to stream so please give it a listen on your finest speakers / headphones, share it and I do hope you enjoy it.

 

Sincerely, 

Charlie

 

 

New single Atoms For Peace out now.

Dear Funders,

 

I finally have some exciting news to share with you! The first single from the album is out today on all streaming platforms. It is an arrangement of a song called Atoms For Peace by Radiohead's Thom Yorke from his solo album The Eraser. Please follow the link below.

https://hypeddit.com/charliemoon/patchwork

I want to thank you all so much again for making this project possible for me and for your patience as it has been almost 2 years in the making but finally things are starting to move forward.

Updates:

I signed to a New York jazz label called Dot Time Records last year who have some pretty big stars on their listings such as David Liebman and Catherine Russell and we have some really exciting plans in the pipeline.

The album itself will be released on May 27th with a launch gig yet tbc at some point during the summer in Dublin.

The artwork is finished and the CDs are in production so it's only a matter of weeks now until I have the physical copies! However, inevitably Covid caused all sorts of disruptions and delays so unfortunately the vinyl production has been back logged due to all of the major labels getting priority. I hope to have the physical copy by then end of the summer and posted to all of those who purchased it in advance. But in the meantime the album will be available to stream on all streaming platforms from the 27th of May.

I hope you enjoy the single, please share it if you can and I will keep you posted on the album release and any updates in the meantime. 

Thanks.

 

Charlie

Project update: Recording Session Teaser

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FojFqjpAoVA&feature=youtu.be

Hey folks, I just wanted to apologise for my radio silence and finally update and inform you all that after a long hiatus due to Corona measures and personal circumstances, I am now on the home stretch of the recording / mixing & mastering process. My good friend Darragh Bambrick @Brickfilms put together this nice little video of an afternoon in studio (youtube link above).

Once mastering of the album is complete, the processes that follow should go a little quicker and smoother, irregardless of restrictions, as they are possible to carry out remotely.

An album launch is naturally a big priority of mine and hopefully I will get a chance to tour it in some capacity too so I still have my sights set on this summer (2021) for the release but perhaps a little later in the year if necessary.

Thank you all for your patience, your contributions and help in spreading the word, your support means the world to me and it would not have been possible without you.

Stay tuned,

 

Charlie 

 

STUDIO IN 6 DAYS!!! All horn parts are finally complete, written and ready to be performed.

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