101% Funded


Target: €5000


€5,097 Raised


137 Funders

Exit: pursued by a bear, Album 2.

By EO'Sullivan


EPBAB, comprises of Tadhg Hickey (Spirit of Poznan Bear), Brian Lane (Christopher Columbus Bear), Paul O Driscoll (Berlin's unreal Bear) and Eoin O Sullivan (Train to Krakow Bear). We have been musically touching ourselves and our fans since 2004, assisted no end by Phil Lambert on percussion (please come back all is forgiven Bear). With an output of 2 EPs, a handful of singles and one album, you might say our working pace is more befitting a tortoise than a bear. With the help of you and fundit we can transform this resilient tortoise into a roaring bear. I know we might normally say all sorts of mean things about you but we won't this time because we desperately need your cash! 

Exit: pursued by a bear's first album was unreal. All of our mams have gone on record saying this. And they weren't completely alone in their praise...

RTE RADIO 1 ARENA - ****4 Stars “A Benchmark for the year.”

Sunday Business Post-****4 Stars "..their sound is distinctly grand and lush and in Tadhg Hickey they have a velvet voiced theatrical singer who knows how to deliver a witty lyric. It's early days but EPBAB have set a high standard for Irish albums in 2011.

Daily Star - ****4 Stars “Superb.”

RTE 2FM DAN HEGARTY "Brilliant.....Really strong (self-titled) debut album from EPBAB. Ten tracks on it, and not a bad one in there."

TODAY FM, PAUL MCLOONE "One of my new favourite things in the world!"


Bear banter aside, we are very proud of our first record. Radio sessions and regular spins from every major station in the country (Today FM, 2FM, RTE Radio1, Newstalk, Phantom etc.), and the critical responses mentioned above are pleasing for an entirely self-funded venture. We have spent the last few months recording new ideas and developing a new, more stripped back sound. The result is 12 demos that we feel constitute our best work yet. We are excited and confident that we have the bones of a great album but we need your help to make it happen.

The cost of producing and promoting the first album was well in excess of €5000 which nearly made bankrupt bears out of us! We don't have the resources to repeat the trick and so without the help of generous funders, we will be unable to turn these demos into the high quality productions that would make up our second album. We believe this would be a real shame. The more upbeat feel to the new tunes is, in a way, a thank you to our old fans for sticking with us, as well as a welcome to potential new fans!

The €5000 would go towards professional studio time, mixing/mastering and promotion and packaging. We feel album one achieved as much as it possibly could with no external funding. With the help ofFund it and your generous contributions we believe we can do something really special with album two.



Party/gig this Sunday on 4th Floor Studios in the old Fas office from 7pm

Hi Guys, This is just a reminder to all of you about or gig/party happening on Sunday evening around 7 for our album funders to celebrate the completion of our album. Ye are obviously all welcome to come and bring any friends if you wish. We are hoping to have light refreshments ( some free drink ;-) ) on the evening for people and funders can collect their prizes also. The general approach of the evening will be a relaxed celebration/gathering; starting with a listening party for the album from 7ish, followed by a short gig/performance by ourselves and then a DJ set afterwards. Funders only will be getting and an exclusive copy of the album before its general release. Hopefully see ye Sunday for those of you around Cork. Cheers, Exit pbab

Oct 6th - Celebration gig for funders

Hi Funders, A date for your diaries for those of you that can make it! To celebrate the completion of the recording we are having a thank you gig/celebration for our funders in the shared space in the 4th floor studios (Old Fas Office) on Sullivan's Quay Cork City - Sunday afternoon/evening 6th of October. This will be an opportunity for you to collect your rewards and to party with us as we celebrate the completion of the recording. To update you all on the recording process, the mixes will be ready in the next week to be sent from Lettercoloum Studios for mastering to Skymastering in the UK (See link below). All that remains after that is for the album to be printed. http://www.skyemastering.com/pastmasters.htm More details on the party and rewards to follow next week. :-) Epbab

Album update

Hi Funders, we are coming to the final stages of mixing the album we are very happy with how it's all coming together. For further info check thejournalist.ie article( see link below) about our Fund-it campaign and the new album. :-) Epbab http://thejournalist.ie/entertainment/indie-spotlight-exit-pursued-by-a-bear-2/

Studio Time Booked - Thank you!!

Hi Guys, Just a quick update, your pledges have come through to us and this has enabled us to book recording time in a top notch studio so we can mix and put the finishing touches to our album. We are booked in for some time early July and we can't wait. Without all your help this wouldn't have been possible. :-) Epbab http://www.lettercollumrecording.com/www.lettercollumrecording.com/Studio.html

final day 500 quid to get!!

hello again funders... exciting times: going in to the last day we've got less than €500 to raise!! we're just blown away by the generosity of our fans and friends and can't believe that we actually might make it. album2 is hopefully going to happen:):) So...one last annoyance from us!! if you've time, please share and/or promote the page to help us with the final push. the campaign finishes at 11.50am friday and if we don't reach our target we don't receive any cash. so if you know any other bear lovers out there who've been hibernating, wake 'em up straight away;) e:pbab

2 Grand and 1 week to go !!

hi funders! just a quick note to say thank you all so so much for supporting our campaign. it really is overwhelming to see the level of goodwill out there towards arts projects like our own. it's no exaggeration to say that quite simply - without your help - the album wouldn't be happening:) we're reluctant to ask you for more help when you've already been so good to us but we will anyway! if ye get a chance to share the fundit link on your facebook pages etc. please please do. we've got a week to raise the last €2000 or so OR we don't get any of the money which would be sad! the synth pop bears are nearly out of the woods! thank you all so so much for your generous donations. we are indebted to ye! hope you all enjoy the album:) e:pbab

funders (137)

There are 130 public funders of this project

There are 7 anonymous funders of this project