From the very beginning, my aim was to press these 9 Tracks to Vinyl. Hugely inspired by 70's style production, we recorded live to tape in Blackmountain Studio Dundalk ( not just to be snobby or hipster ) but with the genuine ambition of giving the listener the most authentic sounding record that (we) could make. It was mixed and mastered both for digital and vinyl release by multiple grammy award winners Ben Kane and Alex De Turk at the legendary Masterdisk Vinyl Cutting in Brooklyn New York. This broke my wallet, actually my wallet is still in bits :) But I am very proud of what we have made and after putting so much time and money into the recording, mixing and mastering of this record for You, You the much appreciated listener, I would be remiss if I didn't finish the job properly
I will pay for the master cut and plating of the vinyl but I need additional funding via pre-sales for -
Pressing and Packaging 300 ( 180g Gatefold ) - 1909 euro and additional Shipment packaging and postage 150 euro
Fund it's cut of 4% - 100
Final Artwork cost - 375 euro
The album is titled 'Under The Influence' for many reasons, some of which I will let you decide upon hearing it. Mainly, I was under the influence of music that inspired me over the years, musicians that have opened my ears to new sounds, people that I met and places that I have been. Bringing my songs to life would not have been possible without my prouducer Peter Baldwin and the generous and beautiful playing of my band which includes some of the finest session musicians working in Ireland today from renowned keys player John Mccullough to Booka Brass. And beautiful singers Jess Kav of Barq and Stephanie Winters. The records gatefold package and textured cover below was designed by record aficionado Niall Hitone McCormack.
I'm crowdfunding because I want this record to be heard as we intended. Also because I can no longer work to earn the money to pay for it myself. Oh poor me ! There are bigger problems in the world I know. But I hope that if this campaign is successful, it will give your ears a well needed break from all the bad news. It's hard to give an exact date of completion of the vinyl but the digital release will be Friday July 24 and hopefully vinyl simultaneously, but slight delays may occur with with oversea shipment due to Covid and at pressing stage.
I want to thank everyone who has supported my music and anyone who is in a position to support this campaign, especially under the circumstances we are currently facing. Making Music is nearly a pointless endeavour without people to listen to it so I thank you sincerely from the bottom of my heart for whatever contribution you can make and in doing so, taking it a step closer to being heard.