Darren Watson's First Ever Acoustic LP Project

By Darren Watson

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Darren Watson's First Ever Acoustic Lp Project

Project 2017-06-25 18:41:23 +1200

Hi folks! I’m here to ask for your help in making my new album a reality on a good, old-fashioned thirty three and a third, twelve inch vinyl record! My first acoustic solo LP! 

Limited Edition: Only 180 LPs will be pressed. Don't miss out!

I’ve written ten tunes I’m really happy with and can’t wait to get ‘em recorded. I may also record a few of my favourite old blues tunes and see which tracks work best over a 35 minute record. 

I'm talking with the incredible, internationally recognised New Zealand artist Ewan McDougall about a painting as part of the album artwork . . . so it's going to be a beautiful piece of art to look at too! 

The actual recording time won’t be super expensive but having it mixed and mastered for vinyl and then turned into records overseas will be tres expensive. And it’s frankly money I just don’t have.

So that’s where YOU come in. You can pre-order your copy of the new album now (NZ$55) and help me to get it recorded and produced. Of course I’m also offering a free quality digital download with each LP, or you can just pre-order a download on it’s own (NZ$20) if that’s more your style.

A Hard Day's Blues

I’m also offering a range of merchandise and older albums as downloads, Skype concerts (NZ$300) and in-person house concerts (NZ$550) as rewards for larger pledges. 

Or you can get a lifetime VIP pass to any and all of my own promoted shows, my eternal gratitude, and an executive producer’s credit (NZ$2500)

The rough budget looks like this so far:

  • Recording/tracking time 10-20 hours NZ$1600

  • Mixing time 10-20 hours NZ$1600

  • Mastering LP & Digital NZ$1600

  • Album production (incl. printing) NZ$3000

  • Freight of finished LPS to NZ NZ$1000

  • Postage NZ$ 1000

  • Promotion etc NZ$ 3000

  • Pledge Me Fees NZ$520

                                                                       Total NZ$13,320

So you can see the $9500 I’m seeking here will be a HUGE help towards getting this LP made. In fact without it it just ain't gonna happen. I will top up the balance or find a way. As always so many amazing people will be working for nothing or next to it, and for the love of music to make this album happen. No-one is gonna be getting rich here. 

If I get money over our Pledge Me target it will ALL go into making the record and getting it out into the world. 

I hope you can see your way clear to help me making my first acoustic album. At this stage we reckon it'll be out early or mid 2018. 

Please pledge and tell all your friends about this. 

Thanks heaps
DW

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Official Website : www.darrenwatson.com
YouTube: www.youtube.com/darrenwatsonband
Facebook: www.facebook.com/darrenwatsonband









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What a great start!

01/07/2017 at 11:36 AM

Blimey!

Thanks for the great start everyone. That's bloody brilliant!

I've started a facebook group for anyone who rally wants to help kick this campaign into overdrive. 

DARREN WATSON FACEBOOK STREET TEAM CLICK HERE

Y
ou need to ask to join. 


The more the merrier though!

Cheers
DW

    Pledgers 130

    Bg White
    2017-08-12 10:31:19 +1200

    "There had better be some bonnamassa...."

    William Creighton
    2017-08-12 09:09:08 +1200
    Don Deering
    2017-08-12 07:39:16 +1200
    Ben Sinclair
    2017-08-11 22:33:34 +1200
    Helen Rowland
    2017-08-11 18:36:50 +1200

    "Met you a million years ago, you impressed me then, nothing's changed. Wishing you well :)"

    JM
    2017-08-09 00:25:20 +1200

    "Go bastard. I'm so pleased to see you do this, despite your utterly indifferent Rockshop setup of my horrible Strat...about 22 years ago."

    RODGER FOX
    2017-08-07 22:44:40 +1200

    "Go for it Darren - I know how hard it is to do things. Best Rodger"

    Tat Up Cycle
    2017-08-07 15:35:10 +1200

    "Looking forward to the Darren. Well done mate for successfully making your target!"

    Anonymous pledger
    2017-08-07 15:00:48 +1200

    "So hilarious to hear about CD being a dead format these days"

    Andrew Bristow
    2017-08-07 13:34:14 +1200

    "This will be a fabulous album, Darren. If delivery to AUS is a problem, donate my copy to a deserving cause & I'll take the download. Cheers"

    DDM Design
    2017-08-07 06:30:15 +1200
    Kathy peszynski
    2017-08-06 20:34:52 +1200
    Tracey Butler Dempsey
    2017-08-06 14:18:52 +1200
    Anonymous pledger
    2017-08-06 14:14:38 +1200
    Anonymous pledger
    2017-08-06 14:07:30 +1200
    John Pallister
    2017-08-06 09:45:24 +1200

    "Fingers crossed you make it! Cheers, John :^P"

    Peter Keane
    2017-08-06 09:32:36 +1200
    Eric Medcalf
    2017-08-05 21:23:40 +1200

    "Good luck with this Darren! "

    Rob Matthews
    2017-08-05 16:53:45 +1200
    Jeff Ussher
    2017-08-05 14:03:05 +1200
    Dave W Currie
    2017-08-05 13:04:12 +1200

    "Go DW!"

    Anonymous pledger
    2017-08-05 12:58:42 +1200
    Rob McCabe
    2017-08-05 10:57:11 +1200
    Trevor Jeffries
    2017-08-04 18:39:40 +1200

    "Hope you get over the top with this."

    Matt Hay
    2017-08-03 12:56:48 +1200
    Clint Meech
    2017-08-03 09:54:38 +1200

    "Good luck DW!"

    Peter Baillie
    2017-08-02 22:34:12 +1200

    "Best of luck Darren - always a fan, and I'm looking forward to hearing the fruits of your labour!"

    Carlos Espinoza
    2017-08-02 22:08:34 +1200
    Dan Green
    2017-08-01 18:06:05 +1200

    "Good luck DW!! "

    Ben Thompson
    2017-08-01 11:11:28 +1200

    Followers 2

    Followers of Darren Watson's First Ever Acoustic LP Project

    Darren Watson's First Ever Acoustic Lp Project

    Project 2017-06-25 18:41:23 +1200

    Hi folks! I’m here to ask for your help in making my new album a reality on a good, old-fashioned thirty three and a third, twelve inch vinyl record! My first acoustic solo LP! 

    Limited Edition: Only 180 LPs will be pressed. Don't miss out!

    I’ve written ten tunes I’m really happy with and can’t wait to get ‘em recorded. I may also record a few of my favourite old blues tunes and see which tracks work best over a 35 minute record. 

    I'm talking with the incredible, internationally recognised New Zealand artist Ewan McDougall about a painting as part of the album artwork . . . so it's going to be a beautiful piece of art to look at too! 

    The actual recording time won’t be super expensive but having it mixed and mastered for vinyl and then turned into records overseas will be tres expensive. And it’s frankly money I just don’t have.

    So that’s where YOU come in. You can pre-order your copy of the new album now (NZ$55) and help me to get it recorded and produced. Of course I’m also offering a free quality digital download with each LP, or you can just pre-order a download on it’s own (NZ$20) if that’s more your style.

    A Hard Day's Blues

    I’m also offering a range of merchandise and older albums as downloads, Skype concerts (NZ$300) and in-person house concerts (NZ$550) as rewards for larger pledges. 

    Or you can get a lifetime VIP pass to any and all of my own promoted shows, my eternal gratitude, and an executive producer’s credit (NZ$2500)

    The rough budget looks like this so far:

    • Recording/tracking time 10-20 hours NZ$1600

    • Mixing time 10-20 hours NZ$1600

    • Mastering LP & Digital NZ$1600

    • Album production (incl. printing) NZ$3000

    • Freight of finished LPS to NZ NZ$1000

    • Postage NZ$ 1000

    • Promotion etc NZ$ 3000

    • Pledge Me Fees NZ$520

                                                                           Total NZ$13,320

    So you can see the $9500 I’m seeking here will be a HUGE help towards getting this LP made. In fact without it it just ain't gonna happen. I will top up the balance or find a way. As always so many amazing people will be working for nothing or next to it, and for the love of music to make this album happen. No-one is gonna be getting rich here. 

    If I get money over our Pledge Me target it will ALL go into making the record and getting it out into the world. 

    I hope you can see your way clear to help me making my first acoustic album. At this stage we reckon it'll be out early or mid 2018. 

    Please pledge and tell all your friends about this. 

    Thanks heaps
    DW

    -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Official Website : www.darrenwatson.com
    YouTube: www.youtube.com/darrenwatsonband
    Facebook: www.facebook.com/darrenwatsonband









    Comments

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    What a great start!

    01/07/2017 at 11:36 AM

    Blimey!

    Thanks for the great start everyone. That's bloody brilliant!

    I've started a facebook group for anyone who rally wants to help kick this campaign into overdrive. 

    DARREN WATSON FACEBOOK STREET TEAM CLICK HERE

    Y
    ou need to ask to join. 


    The more the merrier though!

    Cheers
    DW

      Bg White
      2017-08-12 10:31:19 +1200

      "There had better be some bonnamassa...."

      William Creighton
      2017-08-12 09:09:08 +1200
      Don Deering
      2017-08-12 07:39:16 +1200
      Ben Sinclair
      2017-08-11 22:33:34 +1200
      Helen Rowland
      2017-08-11 18:36:50 +1200

      "Met you a million years ago, you impressed me then, nothing's changed. Wishing you well :)"

      JM
      2017-08-09 00:25:20 +1200

      "Go bastard. I'm so pleased to see you do this, despite your utterly indifferent Rockshop setup of my horrible Strat...about 22 years ago."

      RODGER FOX
      2017-08-07 22:44:40 +1200

      "Go for it Darren - I know how hard it is to do things. Best Rodger"

      Tat Up Cycle
      2017-08-07 15:35:10 +1200

      "Looking forward to the Darren. Well done mate for successfully making your target!"

      Anonymous pledger
      2017-08-07 15:00:48 +1200

      "So hilarious to hear about CD being a dead format these days"

      Andrew Bristow
      2017-08-07 13:34:14 +1200

      "This will be a fabulous album, Darren. If delivery to AUS is a problem, donate my copy to a deserving cause & I'll take the download. Cheers"

      DDM Design
      2017-08-07 06:30:15 +1200
      Kathy peszynski
      2017-08-06 20:34:52 +1200
      Tracey Butler Dempsey
      2017-08-06 14:18:52 +1200
      Anonymous pledger
      2017-08-06 14:14:38 +1200
      Anonymous pledger
      2017-08-06 14:07:30 +1200
      John Pallister
      2017-08-06 09:45:24 +1200

      "Fingers crossed you make it! Cheers, John :^P"

      Peter Keane
      2017-08-06 09:32:36 +1200
      Eric Medcalf
      2017-08-05 21:23:40 +1200

      "Good luck with this Darren! "

      Rob Matthews
      2017-08-05 16:53:45 +1200
      Jeff Ussher
      2017-08-05 14:03:05 +1200
      Dave W Currie
      2017-08-05 13:04:12 +1200

      "Go DW!"

      Anonymous pledger
      2017-08-05 12:58:42 +1200
      Rob McCabe
      2017-08-05 10:57:11 +1200
      Trevor Jeffries
      2017-08-04 18:39:40 +1200

      "Hope you get over the top with this."

      Matt Hay
      2017-08-03 12:56:48 +1200
      Clint Meech
      2017-08-03 09:54:38 +1200

      "Good luck DW!"

      Peter Baillie
      2017-08-02 22:34:12 +1200

      "Best of luck Darren - always a fan, and I'm looking forward to hearing the fruits of your labour!"

      Carlos Espinoza
      2017-08-02 22:08:34 +1200
      Dan Green
      2017-08-01 18:06:05 +1200

      "Good luck DW!! "

      Ben Thompson
      2017-08-01 11:11:28 +1200

      Followers of Darren Watson's First Ever Acoustic LP Project

      This campaign was successful and got its funding on 13/08/2017 at 12:00 AM.