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'All Of Our Hands' - Making A Beautiful New Album
Support me on my musical journey - help birth positive music into the world!
James Frost
UK, United Kingdom
£11,062 GBP total funds raised
131% funded on December 9, 2017
Overview
Sound the horns ... I'm following my dream and recording an album! This is my calling and I ask you to believe in me and the spirit my songs carry. Their magic, their message, their woodsmoke, their love. The album will be called 'All Of Our Hands' and be held by many. Because I can't do it alone. And the songs want you all involved. They told me so. So please pre-order your copy... and come sing on the album with me x

Welcome!

 

Join over 300 people from around the world that have backed my crowdfunding project to make a beautiful new album 'All Of Our Hands'.

Over £10,000 has been raised and the circle is growing all the time as more people pledge their support. I'd love you to be part of it.

To join us, please pre-order a CD or treat yourself to one of the gifts listed.

Or contact me if you’d like to make a direct donation. I can send you bank details or Paypal information.

If you have any trouble making a payment then read this or contact me as above.

We are approaching our PRO target of £12,000 and then reaching for our DREAM target of £15,000! With your backing, the album will be recorded, mixed and mastered to the highest professional quality and be launched with some beautiful supporting videos and live events. Any new pledges will make all the difference.

Please support independent music!

James

 

 

About the songs

 

From the stages at Glastonbury to campfires in the Norfolk fields, my songs have travelled far and wide.

They pray and they feast, like all the good songs, finding a home where many voices rise up with them.

They’ve twinkled in the African sunsets and sparkled in the Spanish kitchens. Dressed for dancing, they’ve touched the heart of many a dear fool.

Back home, they often stay up too late, keeping me company in the silent hours, whispering their names.

These are the songs that call to the deeper part of us, to the waking up of humanity. They are simple songs with big messages.

They want to connect with you too and remind you of the joy and beauty in this Life. And they love it when you sing with them … over and over again.

It’s incredibly important we all follow our passions, you know, especially in the changing light of this fragile world. And it’s incredibly important that we all sing!

So they are calling me to crowdfund for a new album and invite you all to the party. The songs would love to come out in their finest clothes and play for the great turning of the world. Would you like to hear them play?

This is about community, voices and life-affirming songs. This is about supporting independent music. This is about birthing positive music into the world, from the ground up.

Are you with me?

All agreed say DONATE!

:)

 

 

Who am I?

 

I’m James Frost and I’m a musician and songwriter from the UK.

I play left-handed acoustic guitar and sing modern-day folk songs for the alternative communities of this world.

I’ve been honing my craft for many years, touring and travelling; walking the tightrope of the independent artist. It’s been hugely challenging and deeply joyful, like all the best things in life, and I believe in it passionately.

I've studied songwriting at the British Academy of New Music in London with many other great artists and DJs. I've played shows with James Yorkston, Martha Tilston, Tiny Ruins and many other folk heroes. I've lived in magical musical village communities in Zimbabwe and danced to my own music in 5Rhythms classes. I've self-released an EP and had a song remixed in Russia. I’ve performed at Glastonbury, on BBC Radio, in living room concerts organised by fans, in 13th century churches and in naked festival saunas. Yes, it's been eventful!

You can read more about my recent musical journey in this blog: 'Living The Dream?'

You can also watch an ultra cool video below for my previous single ‘Nameless’, to get a taste of my music.

 

 

 

"It takes all of our hands to build a brighter world..."

 

CREATING THIS ALBUM

The next step for me is to make a professionally recorded, full-length album with all the great musicians that I’ve been working with in the last few years.

The songs are written, road-tested and ready to record. It will be a joy to step into the recording studio and bring their vision to life. The sound will be natural and acoustic, with guitar, piano, strings, percussion, world instruments and many voices. It's a very exciting prospect!

The album will be called ‘All Of Our Hands’. That’s one of the songs for the album and one of my favourite tracks when I play live. It’s also the essence of crowdfunding … by each giving a little, we make the whole thing possible.

This is a pay it forward scheme! You invest now and later you have the pleasure of listening to a beautifully recorded album, full of positive, heart-opening songs.

PLUS everyone that pre-orders the album will be invited to sing on the album, at special fan-only recording sessions next year or through the power of the internet. The songs really want your voices!

Are you still with me? :)  I'm excited...

 

 

How you lovely folk can help...

 

You can do any of the following!

1. PRE-ORDER THE ALBUM: Choose download or CD. Or buy one gift wrapped for a friend.

2. CHOOSE SPECIAL GIFTS: Choose from my entire back catalogue of music, a personal guitar lesson, a phone call from the studio, a gig in your living room or a song written personally for you. And more!

3. SPREAD THE WORD: Please share this campaign through Facebook and Twitter (here's the link https://igg.me/at/jamesfrostmusic). Tell your friends. Write to your MP. Get a tattoo. Fly a banner from the sky :) Any help to spread the word is massively appreciated by me and the songs.

4. DONATE: You can also make a straight donation to my work. And I’ll be forever grateful, of course. Contact me for PayPal or bank transfer details.

Whether you pre-order the CD, choose other gifts, donate or simply spread the word about my music... I deeply appreciate it. Any help, however large or small, will be lovingly received.

Note: This is an 'All or Nothing' campaign. If we don't raise the minimum target, the project will not go ahead and your money will be returned. But this is unlikely - I fully believe we can raise it and much more!

I feel a song coming on...

 

 

"One of the secrets is to believe it,

 as if it's already ours..."

 

TARGETS AND BUDGETS

To make this album I will need to hire a professional recording studio, hire a brilliant recording engineer, pay musicians a fair rate, mix and master the recordings to a professional standard, design artwork and manufacture the actual CD for the community that supports the work. The reality is that the more money that is raised, the more the project can ripen and come into its fullness.

It also feels important to make a contribution to the wider world from this fundraising effort. So a donation will be given to the 'Hope Cafe' in Athens from the monies raised. 'Hope Cafe' is a grassroots clinic and support service for refugees doing amazing work at the front line of the refugee crisis.

Here's my budget:

FIRST (MINIMUM) TARGET: £8000. This is the minimum I need to get this project off the ground. BUDGET: Studio and Engineer Fees: £1910, Musician Payments and Rehearsals: £1600, Community Recording Sessions: £300, Mixing/Mastering: £1200, Artwork Design: £250, Manufacturing: £1300, Crowdfunding Project Admin: £400 (5%), Postage Costs plus Indiegogo/Banking Fees: £800, Hope Cafe: £240

SECOND (PRO) TARGET: £12000. This would give me much more scope to develop the songs in a fuller way, adding more instrumentation and texture to the recordings and mixing/mastering to the finest professional finish. It will also allow filming of the community recording sessions. BUDGET: Studio and Engineer Fees: £3370, Musician Payments and Rehearsals: £2800, Community Recording Sessions: £300, Mixing/Mastering: £1200, Artwork Design: £250, Manufacturing: £1300, Crowdfunding Project Admin: £600 (5%), Postage Costs plus Indiegogo/Banking Fees: £1200, Hope Cafe: £480, Video budget: £500.

THIRD (DREAM) TARGET: £15000. This would allow me to record the album in its fullest expression, launch and market the album successfully and tour it to communities throughout England. BUDGET: Studio and Engineer Fees: £3850, Musician Payments and Rehearsals: £2800, Community Recording Sessions: £300, Mixing/Mastering: £1200, Artwork Design: £500, Manufacturing: £1300, Crowdfunding Project Admin: £750 (5%), Postage Costs plus Indiegogo/Banking Fees: £1550, Hope Cafe: £750, Video budget: £500, PR campaign: £1000, Tour promotion: £480, cigar: £20.

By the way, I do not pay myself as one of the musicians and I do not pay myself for managing the recording project. Such is this crazy dream! You are looking here at the bare minimums to pay other good people for their time and create this music. I simply do it because I’m called to do it. Offers of massage will be greatly received along the way though…

The first aim is to hit the minimum target of £8000 so the album itself can get made in a simple and beautiful way. Then the sky is the limit! £15000 is the full vision. I shall be staying up long into the night, chanting incantations and lighting incense for good fortunes and your beautiful support...

 

 

Making A Contribution

 

I’m using this website Indiegogo.com which has helped crowdfund many other albums across the world. It is one of the biggest crowdfunding platforms on the internet. Payment are securely processed by VISA, Mastercard, American Express and all the other major players. Your details will be received by me personally. You’ll be on the list! Examples of successful crowdfunding on Indiegogo here: https://learn.indiegogo.com/success/

However, if you want to order directly or make a direct deposit into my bank account, then just email me and I'll send you the details x

I will be writing to you personally when I receive your contribution and thanking you on social media (unless you choose to be anonymous). The album will be made next year and I'll send you updates by email as we make progress. And I'll invite you all to recording sessions when we are nearing completion to add a choir of voices to a few of the tracks. I can't wait!

Thank you for taking the time to read this through. Please consider jumping in.

Big love from me and the songs.

With deep gratitude and humility for this musical path, 

James X

james@jamesfrostmusic.com

 

www.jamesfrostmusic.com

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A track on the album will be dedicated to you. This will be your special song. Receive the demo, get first listen and have it forever dedicated to you in the album credits. Plus receive 'All My Music' (above).
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Commission me to write and record an original acoustic song especially for you. Maybe to mark an event in your life or simply because you are worth it. I'll record it for you and give you a copy to keep. I can't wait! Plus receive 'All My Music' above.
Items included:
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Overview
Sound the horns ... I'm following my dream and recording an album! This is my calling and I ask you to believe in me and the spirit my songs carry. Their magic, their message, their woodsmoke, their love. The album will be called 'All Of Our Hands' and be held by many. Because I can't do it alone. And the songs want you all involved. They told me so. So please pre-order your copy... and come sing on the album with me x
Perks
£12
GBP
Digital Download
Receive a digital download of the new album emailed to you before the release date, with a digital copy of the full artwork. Plus a personal thank you and an invite to sing on the album.
Items included:
  • Digital Album Download
  • Invite To Recording Session
  • Personal Thank You
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+ Shipping
Signed CD
Receive a limited edition signed CD of the new album, complete with full artwork and lyric book, posted to your home address before the release date. Plus a personal thank you, an invite to sing on the album and a digital download.
Items included:
  • Signed Album CD
  • Digital Album Download
  • Invite To Recording Session
  • Personal Thank You
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Gift Package
Receive TWO limited edition signed CDs of the new album. One will be for you, ready to play. The other will be gift-wrapped for you to give to a friend. Plus a personal thank you, an invite to sing on the album and a digital download to share.
Items included:
  • Gift Wrapped Signed Album CD
  • Signed Album CD
  • Digital Album Download
  • Invite To Recording Session
  • Personal Thank You
25 claimed
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£50
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+ Shipping
All My Music
Over three hours of music! Includes a limited edition signed CD of the new album, a signed CD of my previous EP 'Nameless' and a download link to all my previous live and studio recordings, including many exclusive unreleased tracks. Plus receive a personal thank you and an invite to sing on the new album.
Items included:
  • All My Music (Digital/CD)
  • Signed Album CD
  • Digital Album Download
  • Invite To Recording Session
  • Personal Thank You
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Give A Donation
Receive the Signed CD (worth £20) as above. Give a £50 donation on top. For those who just want to support.
Items included:
  • Signed Album CD
  • Digital Album Download
  • Invite To Recording Session
  • Personal Thank You
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Handwritten Lyrics + Letter
Receive unique and handwritten autographed lyrics of your favourite song from the album. A collectors item - unavailable anywhere else. Together with a personal thank you letter, a signed copy of the new album and 'All My Music' (above).
Items included:
  • Handwritten Lyrics
  • All My Music (Digital/CD)
  • Signed Album CD
  • Digital Album Download
  • Invite To Recording Session
  • Personal Thank You
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GBP
I'll Sing You A Song
I'll sing you a song (or two!) over the phone or by Skype. A personal concert! You could arrange it on a special occasion, buy as a gift for a loved one or gather with a few friends and dial me in! Plus receive 'All My Music' (above).
Items included:
  • I'll Sing You A Song
  • All My Music (Digital/CD)
  • Signed Album CD
  • Digital Album Download
  • Invite To Recording Session
  • Personal Thank You
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£125
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I'll Teach You A Song
Receive a personal 90 minute guitar lesson from me by Skype or in person (South West - to be arranged). I can teach you how to play your favourite song(s) of mine and sing it with you. Or I can help you with your own songwriting or any other aspect of creativity. Plus receive 'All My Music' (above).
Items included:
  • Personal Guitar Lesson
  • All My Music (Digital/CD)
  • Signed Album CD
  • Digital Album Download
  • Invite To Recording Session
  • Personal Thank You
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Get this perk
£250
GBP
Your Special Dedication
A track on the album will be dedicated to you. This will be your special song. Receive the demo, get first listen and have it forever dedicated to you in the album credits. Plus receive 'All My Music' (above).
Items included:
  • Album Track Dedication
  • All My Music (Digital/CD)
  • Signed Album CD
  • Digital Album Download
  • Invite To Recording Session
  • Personal Thank You
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£300
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Solo Concert
I will come and give a solo concert in your own home for you and your friends! Celebrate a special occasion or arrange as a gift for a loved one. Bookings for venues or weddings also pledge here. Date to be mutually agreed, over the next 12 months. Please enquire about any additional travel costs. Plus receive 'All My Music' above.
Items included:
  • Solo Concert
  • All My Music (Digital/CD)
  • Signed Album CD
  • Digital Album Download
  • Invite To Recording Session
  • Personal Thank You
3 out of 5 claimed
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£750
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Your Heart Song
Commission me to write and record an original acoustic song especially for you. Maybe to mark an event in your life or simply because you are worth it. I'll record it for you and give you a copy to keep. I can't wait! Plus receive 'All My Music' above.
Items included:
  • Original Song Written For You
  • All My Music (Digital/CD)
  • Signed Album CD
  • Digital Album Download
  • Invite To Recording Session
  • Personal Thank You
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£1000
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Band Concert
Book me and my band for a birthday, wedding, Anniversary or to mark any other special occasion. We can play in your home or at a hired venue. It could be a surprise gift for a partner/friend. Please enquire about any additional travel costs. Plus receive 'All My Music' above.
Items included:
  • Band Concert
  • All My Music (Digital/CD)
  • Signed Album CD
  • Digital Album Download
  • Invite To Recording Session
  • Personal Thank You
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£1500
GBP
Album Patron
Throughout history, artists and musicians have had Patrons of the Arts. I invite you to be a Patron for this artistic work. Visit the studio and see the album being made. Choose a gift you would like. Be credited on the album sleeve. This will be a huge act of kindness, in support of me and independent music.
Items included:
  • Album Patron - Credit
  • All My Music (Digital/CD)
  • Signed Album CD
  • Digital Album Download
  • Invite To Recording Session
  • Personal Thank You
0 claimed
Ships Worldwide
Get this perk
£5000
GBP
Angel Investor
Invest in me as an artist, as a bringer of music to the world. Invest in this wider vision of community and shared joy. See the light this project brings to many and support it to shine brightly. Give £5000 to empower and enable this vision. For higher donations or creative exchanges use the 'BACK IT' button above. Very happy to connect in advance.
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