we’ll be dancing while we regroup!

video explaining state of play + a wee song!…and since this project is for the moment on hold, we shall turn our attention to other things, including dancing for joy at the wonder of it all…

my heartfelt thanks to the following backers who have joined us since the last update…
John Cochrane
Chris Barron
Kristen Nelson
Simon Chardiet
Mary Waygood
Kip Gresham
Claudia McKenzie
Cath Coombs
Marcel Kunkel
Dawn Bainbridge

the world cannot stop us!….
love & peace to you all,
George

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just a week left

tramps dogs 1990The Dogs! Tramps NYC circa 1990. Four members of this infamously fabulous band will be involved in the album we are planning to make. We’ve known each other, and been collaborating on and off, for a long time!

I am so very grateful to all of you who have demonstrated your faith in me and stuck your necks out and pledged. All of you have already earned my undying gratitude.

Now it is CRUNCH TIME! If we are to make it we have to raise another £23000 by Wed, Mar 16 2016 3:09 PM GMT.Thats a pretty tall order. I STILL believe its do-able, but we need a miraculous surge of enthusiasm to pull it off! So please, in any way you can think of, encourage people you know with comparable music tastes to join us. A mere £7 will secure their digital copy.

Here’s the link http://dld.bz/eppkD

One exciting byproduct of this whole endeavour is that a couple of different people have approached me suggesting songs of mine I had forgotten all about. I have large backlog of unrecorded material, so fresh music we got!

Here’s a video clip of us performing, last Sunday, a song Fabian and I have come up with recently, that is destined for the album…’I Love Crazy’

Profuse thanks to the following backers who have pledged since the last update,
Amy Faust
Rachel Park
Mike Mockford
Ryan Pancoast
SJ Mortimer
Paul McGovern
Christina Aplin
Todd
Richard Friend
Nicholas
Libercom
Richard Lee
allb
Emily
Dan Wilde
Richard Williams
Brenda Waldemar
Richard Keys
Dianna Jones
Jack Whelpton
RuckJack

Your support means the world to me…
I am praying now for a miracle, and in the meantime any help you can muster would be great!
love & peace,
George

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11 days to go!

Here’s me in my home studio singing a song that might well end up on our new album. There’s another one on the campaign page, which was too big a file to go here!…

When I was getting this campaign together, with Jono Manson‘s help I diligently thought of every conceivable expense, and came up with a terrifying total! We chipped away at as best we could, and whittled it down to £29000. This is what we need to get the job done. No extras, payoffs, weekend getaways, or even a new pair of shoes.

Money changes everything, doesn’t it? To some this amount is an unimaginable small fortune, to others a respectable sum, and to a privileged few, small change! In my micro-economy I would normally expect a house, a car, and maybe a small island for this kind of money.

Nonetheless, we need to raise this amount, or the record will not get made….which would be a great shame! I still believe its do-able, but we need a great deal of help and shared enthusiasm if we are going to make it in time.

We are so grateful to all of you who have already pledged. I am now asking you to PLEASE ask anyone you know who might enjoy hearing our record, to consider joining us and help make it a reality. THANK YOU!!

check out the latest FEATURED REWARD…

FLY ON THE WALL SPECIAL!!
•a download of an exclusive video diary of rehearsing, recording and goings on throughout the making of this record…you’ll be hanging with the band!
+High Quality CD of our New Recording and a personal thank you on our Kickstarter update page.
+ Digital Download

I want to personally thank the following people who have pledged since the last update…

Eddie Zengeni
Ron Sunshine
Liz Grace & Joe Flood
Sue Luxon-Seymour
Annie Lacey
Sean Thornton
Severine Fox
Jenny Skiltzen
Bente Svendsen
Lisa J Hann
James Marshall
Leslie Werstein Hann
Charles Wilson
Hugh Salt
Alice Mockford
Kate

I do believe in miracles…let’s make one happen!
big love to you all,
George

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Kickstarter campaign: new goal

dawn pic 5Firstly, big thanks to everyone who has pledged so far! Your support is invaluable and very encouraging.

I have come up with a new goal. Based on the amount pledged so far, and the number of you who have pledged(just under 100), we need to round up another 550 backers to reach our target sum. A daunting task!…but certainly do-able.

Perhaps you could reach out to anyone you know who you think would enjoy hearing the album we are planning to record, and encourage them to preorder it. Use your own words, or copy and paste this –

Please consider helping my friend George record his next album. Check out his plans and his Kickstarter campaign here http://dld.bz/eppkD

If you’d do this you would earn my undying gratitude! Here is a demo of one of my new songs as an early reward –

I shall be working this campaign right up till the end, no matter what, and still firmly believe we can do it. I’d like to personally thank the following backers who have pledged since the last update,

Jeremy Tepper
Mark Smith
Margaret Burke
Stephen Tunnicliffe Wilson
Alistair & Lizzie Mack
Josephine Sims
Terese White
Cree McCree
Roberto Sasso
Michael Sjöholm
Agnes Badoo
Søren Dyhr
Francesca
John Bacon
Birgitte Bruun
Charles Bacon
Toni Ostrow
Berrak
Paul Goodwin
Jonathan Sheehan
Fabian Bonner
Francesco Calazzo
Belinda Gent
Peter
Darren Wiseman
Leigh Chambers
Cathy
Sebastian Walton
Tommy
Scott Harrow
Hanna Tesfaye
Beatriz
Peter Hoare
Joe

I am so heartened by your kind support. If for no other reason, this is going to be a great album because there is so much love already going into it!
more soon,
love
George

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Day 7 – momentum slowly building

dawn pic 1what a hair raising business this crowdfunding malarkey is!…luckily most of my hair fell out long ago…

I am very grateful to all of you for the support you have given me…since the last update the following people have joined us –

Luc Borms
Lee Cave-Berry
Stephen B Antonakos
Lucy Plewman
Kevin Buxton
Guy Coombe-Whitlock
Mark Ettinger
Alexandra Keane
David A Holmes
Mike Boursnell
Susan Sorensen
Richard Ashman
Dana Lacroix
Loz Lozwold
P(?)  I’d love to know who you are!
Martha Filonowicz
Mike Nathan
Daneet Steffens
Yannic
Claudine Lazar
Kieron  not sure who you are either!
Roberta
Ricky Howlett
Henrietta Treyz
Dutch Van Spall
Tony   you too are a mystery!
William Troiani
Clelia

big, big thanks to you all for having faith in me….you make me more determined than ever to bring this all to pass..

here is a live video of us performing one of the songs we may record..

and please, tell anyone you know who might be interested to have a look themselves and consider joining us…we’re gonna make this happen!
love & peace
George

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Day 4 – starting to cook!

Hello there!…our Kickstarter campaign is starting to pick up a little momentum, and I’ve got a couple more irons in the fire that should see an upswing over the next week or so…

big thanks to the following supporters who have generously pledged in the last couple of days…

Jay Sherman-Godfrey
Dolly Bonner
Chris Forman
Marina Bush
Wade Beatty
Michael Caiati
Tom
Mike Chamberlain
Gregor Huss
Georgina Culham
Mark Farmer
Debra Irizarry
Mary-Jane Brown
Mark Horn
Bruce Donnola
Tony Collins
Larry Blasius
Simon Camps
Romy Gensale
Paddy Keane
Jack Adams

I am humbly grateful to you all!

Here’s a little live video of one of the songs we plan to record…

With your help, we’re going to make this happen,
and I cannot thank you enough,
big love
George

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Day 2 of Kickstarter campaign

George Breakfast line up

So we are into Day 2. The 1st day has been an excellent start. The following people have generously made pledges…

Dan McLoughlin
Rob Wain
Rosie McMurray
Bill Kelly
Clare Hayes
Stuart Fraser
Dan Levy
Tom Bainbridge
Laura
Frankie D
Gwyneth Woodford
Hank Bacon
Jay Williams
Jaime Michaels
Derek

Thank you all very, very much…WE ARE ON OUR WAY!!!

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launch complete!


and we’re off!
This morning I launched my 1st ever Kickstarter campaign. Please check it out.

We are looking to raise quite a sum, but not a penny will be wasted. No new cars…or even shoes! Just the money we need to pay for the many facets of this project.

We hope you will consider joining us, so together we can make a great record. Thank you so much,
love & peace
George

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about to Kickstart…

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Tomorrow I am launching a Kickstarter campaign to raise the money to record a new album. You can look at a preview of the campaign here.

I have been working on this since early January, doing research on how it works, how other people have fared(including a handful of musician friends), and figuring out in miniscule detail what every aspect of our plan will cost. With the help of my talented friend Fabian Bonner, we have come up with a video which hopefully tells the whole story in a clear and engaging way.

I am not going to go into detail here. You can very quickly go check out the project and what we are going to do on the campaign page itself. Rather I am starting a sort of log here and will post most days and report how the campaign is doing.

If you are reading this today, please go have a quick look, and leave a comment if anything strikes you. We hope you will consider joining us and so help us to make what we believe is going to be a great album!

More very soon…

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Nov/Dec Tour Day 13

After 6 hours sleep on Saturday night, upstairs in the Blue Anchor in Brixham, Devon, I hit the road at 7.30am bound for Cambridge to make our regular 1st-Sunday-of-the-month gig at the Geldart with Andy & The Sure Can Play Boys.

Not only had Andy brought his new resonator guitar but also had come armed with presents for the band comprising hang-off-the-mike-stand drinks holders!

I got to Cambridge in time to pop home and shave then head to the pub. After 5 hours in the car I was more than ready for what Andy likes to call ‘beer drinking music’. From 1.30 till 4.30 we proceeded to explore said genre pausing only to eat a delicious lunch….and of course drink beer!

A grand time was had, after which I found my way home to do some much needed laundry…

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