‘Above and Below the Tide’ have been playing together since 2014. We play original compositions blending a wide variety of influences which have inspired our musical journeys. Planxty, Horslips, Moving Hearts, Ennio Morricone, Arvo Part, Penguin Café Orchestra, Led Zepplin and Slayer to name but a few. We are recording an album which touches on these musical themes with a mixture of songs and instrumental music. We are attempting to produce our own unique sound with a nod to our musical influences. We have been writing, playing and developing these pieces which form a part of our live concerts over the past four years. Composition, innovation and musicianship are at the core of what we do. We appreciate any help meeting some of the costs of recording, mixing, artwork and duplication and help in bringing it over the line.
€1500 for duplication, €500 for artwork, €2000 towards some of the recording and mixing costs
Dave McLoughlin has been in many bands over the years and plays a wide variety of styles and writes much of the material. Ray Coen is a member of ‘No Crows’, ‘Craic Addicts’ and has a solo album to his name and has written much of the material also. Anna Houston is also a member or ‘No Crows’ ‘Sligo Baroque Orchestra’ and is a backbone of music in Sligo. Collette Sheerin has several solo albums and fronts her band ‘The Candles’. Bernard Tohill was a member of ‘Big Self’ and presently plays with ‘The Blowins’ and ‘Blackwater jack’.
Our risks and challenges would be reaching enough people to get the project known and getting people to invest in the album.
We are crowdfunding to meet just some of the costs of producing the album 'Deeper Blue'. We have paid for much of the recording time in the studio but need to cover the remaining costs.
Thank you for supporting our vision in creating our album 'Deeper Blue'. We hope you can come on our musical journey and we deeply appreciate those who have financially supported our dream!
Update posted on Wednesday 20th June '18 @ 01:06:28
Hello to all our funders. We have the physical album in our hands. We will be getting the album to ye in the coming weeks. If you want the album posted to you could you email email@example.com with your address and we will post the album etc asap.
Many thanks again, Dave, Ray, Anna, Collette and Bernard
Update posted on Tuesday 24th April '18 @ 02:04:53
Fantastic!!! We have made out target with just two days to go. A really big thank you to all our funders and we appreciate your support. The Fundit will finish in two days and we hope to have the album out in about a month or so. We will post updates through Fundit until all our rewards are delivered. We will also post updates on our Facebook page. 'Go raibh agat' from Dave, Anna, Ray, Collette and Bernard
Update posted on Wednesday 18th April '18 @ 10:04:45
After 5 weeks of sleepless nights we're nearly there. We really appreciate your support and will wing the album etc to you as soon as its off the press. Thanks again from the band!
Above and Below the Tide, Deeper Blue
Update posted on Tuesday 3rd April '18 @ 10:04:54
A massive thank you to all funders of our forthcoming album 'Deeper Blue'. Your support is really appreciated from all the band. We hope to have the album out in early summer and will have an album launch around that time too. It's very encouraging to see all the support and we hope you will enjoy album when you get it. We are half way there so keep spreading the word. BIG THANKS, Dave, Anna, Ray, Collette, Bernard
One week down
Update posted on Thursday 22nd March '18 @ 10:03:20
Thanks so much for those who have supported our Fundit campaign so far. It means a lot to us and we will be drumming up more supporters to help reach our target. We should have the album out early summer and we're really happy with it to date. Big thanks from the band.