Thank you for looking at my Fund It campaign
I’m here on Fund It as I need to raise money to finish my debut album. As an actor and theatre-maker I've been described as 'fearless...the creator of audacious and inspired theatrical experiences" (The Sunday Tribune) and I have endeavoured to apply the same vision and energy to my debut album.
I’ve been busy working on it for the past two years and it’s almost finished. I need further funds to cover studio-time, mastering, pressing of CDs and Vinyl, artwork, publicity, I need at least €8500 towards these costs, although in fact they come to more than this – so this is the minimum I would need. If I don’t raise the full amount I don’t get to keep a cent, so please tell anyone else who might want to support my campaign and spread the word.
I’m planning to launch the album digitally in late May, with (very limited edition) physical copies going on sale in late June; This will tie in with a new accompanying theatre production I’m creating and will also perform in - a live-show incorporating songs from the album played live along with staged scenes and 16mm film. Also titled RECORD, the show will premiere at Cork Midsummer Festival in late June going on to tour nationally and internationally.
The songs on the album explore the impact of human distress on life and love. Fusing melancholic vocal lines with a richly layered sound-world of Hammond organs, stylophones, guitars, synths, samples, clarinets and brass, the 10 tracks of RECORD are intimate snapshots of a past filtered through pain, medication, and a search for meaning. My album aims to transform doomed love, torment, failure and disappointment into hymns to comfort the soul.
There’s a really great team involved in the album. It’s produced by Jimmy Eadie who’s worked with Jape, David Kitt, Si Schroeder and Valerie Francis amongst others. Aside from me on vocals, guitars, Hammond organs, bass, stylophone, it also features acclaimed musicians Seán Mac Erlaine on horns and woodwinds and Conor Murray on drums. The artwork for the album is going to be really special and will contain lyrics, archive materials, and much more. This will designed by the very talented designer Oonagh Young/Design HQ
I would greatly appreciate your support and I look forward to sharing the music with you.