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Andre Bisson and his band Andre & the J-Tones Embark on their 2nd Tour to the UK. We need help for the high costs of the Flights to England!
Andre Bisson
Hamilton, Ontario
2 Team Members


Canadian RHYTHM & BLUES band goes to the UK this August 2013 to perform for festivals and venues. We are so honoured to be able to perform our favourite music for a living and want to share it as much as possible!

We are a 6 piece band for this tour! Andre Bisson (Vocals/Guitar), Loretta Hale (Trumpet), Francis Smith (Alto Sax), Kevin Matthews (Tenor Sax), Dan Willer (Bass), Matt Burns (Drums)

Our Tour SO FAR!

Tuesday, August 13 – Leaving Canada
Wednesday, August 14 – Arriving in Birmingham
Thursday, August 15 – Radio Interview with Dave Watkins from Blues Train Radio
Thursday, August 15 – The BeeHive – Swindon, England
Friday, August 16 – CafeJazz Blues Dragon Rhythm & Blues Club – Cardiff, Wales
Saturday, August 17 – TribFest – Driffield, East Yorkshire, England
Saturday, August 17 – Equalized Club – Nottingham, England
Sunday, August 18 – Bentworth Blues Festival- 2 performances Bentworth, England
Mon-Tues – Working on another venue date.
Wednesday, August 21 – Leaving Birmingham and back in Canada

Our Campaign is to help us with travel costs to the UK. This 6 piece group will be traveling from August 13 -21, 2013 and flying at the best possible price we could find with a total of $6742.02 with flights with 1 stop each way in Paris and Amsterdam.

  • With your help we will be able to afford the rest of our costs that we’ve been saving for from a portion of our gigs.
    Accommodations (£150 a day)
    UK Work Visa Costs (£200)
    Car Rentals ($850)
    Instrument Rentals (ie Drums, Bass Amp £300)
    Food (£250 per person for the week)

If we raise $7,000 - Fees  we will receive $6,510 which would be an amazing help!

What We Need & What You Get

  • By helping us with the flights, we are given a great opportunity to make the best of our tour to make efforts to make connections and do interviews. These first few tours we are doing are a great experience and also most importantly a great investment for the future of our band. Expanding our performance areas and getting imbedded in new areas with more and more friends of music/
  • PERKS you will get when you help us fly! Liner Notes, CD’s, Advance Copies, iTunes cards, Personal thank you video’s, Music Lesson, Stratocaster Guitar!
  • If we don’t reach the entire goal, we will do our best to fundraise after the fact through upcoming concerts.

The Impact

  • Last year the impact was unexpected, we were given many wonderful opportunities including; being followed by many different entertainment, PR, and management companies.
  • Expanding to different communities and countries is very important for music as you never know where your music could be popular. It shows a lot of trust and determination to many music business groups and companies that will help us perform as much as possible.
  • Andre’s music is just borderline of making big steps forward in many communities. This tour is a very important way to share his music especially at well attended Blues Festivals and Music Festivals around the world and hoping to bringing everyone with us in the future!


  • You can also help us just by spreading the word to other blues and music lovers around the world on facebook, twitter, Bebo, youtube, linkedin, etc. You never know who might be interested in supporting Canadian Music.
  • FUNDRAISING CONCERT on SUNDAY, JUNE 9, 2013 in Hamilton, ON from 4-8pm
    at Stonewalls Hamilton www.stonewallshamilton.com Tickets are $10, you can purchase them from members of the band any time even if you can’t make the event. Otherwise it’s going to be a release of new music by Andre Bisson and great classic Rhythm & Blues, Funk, Rock, Swing and Soul Music by all your favourites! Great dance floor and great horn players!
  • They have share tools on indiegogo to help promote this campaign! SHARE with everyone!

www.andrebisson.ca | www.andreandthejtones.com


Where you can watch video logs from last years tours of the UK & Ireland


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  • $10USD
    Digital CD

    Digital Copy of one of our CD’s – Your choice www.cdbaby.com/artist/andrebisson (or the new album before it’s released in August 2013) -A Thank You message on our website

    2 claimed
  • $25USD

    SIGNED copy of the CD of your choice www.cdbaby.com/artist/andrebisson (or the new album when available in August 2013) - an online Thank you Message!

    1 claimed
  • $30USD

    YOUR NAME in the liner notes of the next CD to be released in August 2013 (So basically immortality) and an advance copy of the CD Signed and mailed to you!

    4 claimed
  • $50USD
    iTunes for your Tunes!

    -Advanced Signed Copy of the 2013 CD “Bad Scene” in August 2013 -$10 Gift Card for iTunes -Online Thank You and Mention for contributions -Liner Notes thank you for “Bad Scene”

    1 claimed
  • $75USD
    Complete Digital USB

    -Custom USB Stick with all our CD’s and artwork from the albums -Digital download of the new album in August 2013. -Your name in the liner notes of the NEW album “Bad Scene” -High Quality Photo’s of Andre and the band.

    0 claimed
  • $100USD
    The whole kitten kaboodle

    Entire discography – Rhythm & Blues Experience Rhythm & Blues Christmas Beyond the Covers Till The Real Thing Comes Along Copy of the NEW album when it comes out in August 2013 Online mention for contributions Your name in the liner notes of the new album “Bad Scene”

    2 claimed
    Estimated delivery: August 2013
  • $150USD
    Lesson from Andre or a J-Tone

    Your choice of ONE 1 hour Guitar, Vocal, Bass, Drums, Saxophone, Cello, Violin OR Trumpet lesson (within 100 km of Hamilton, ON or via Skype) All 4 CD’s Liner Notes in the upcoming 2013 Album “Bad Scene”

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  • $250USD
    Blues Night Out for 2

    Augusta House – Friday, August 2, 2013 (or another day we could arrange if unable to make it) -Tickets or Reservations -Dinner $50 gift card for The Augusta House -The New Album "Bad Scene" when it's available in August 2013 www.andreandthejtones.com www.theaugustahouse.com

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  • $300USD
    The All-Inclusive Pack!

    -All 4 records -Advance Signed copy of “Bad Scene” -Your name in the Liner Notes under Thank Yous -Online Thank you mention on website and all of our social network pages. -$10 iTunes Card -Personalized Thank You Video from Andre and the J-Tones from a location on our UK Tour -Personalized Thank You card mailed to your home!

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  • $500USD
    We'll play your song!

    Andre will arrange and record one of your songs with the J-Tones

    0 claimed
  • $1,000USD
    VIP Show for you!

    We’ll play for your private party. (Within 250 km of Hamilton, ON Canada or organized into one of our tours) All 4 CD’s and a personal mention in the upcoming release liner notes Signed Advanced copy of the new 2013 CD “Bad Scene” to be released in August 2013

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  • $3,000USD

    AMERICAN STRATOCASTER GUITAR! -American Stratocaster Guitar – Same one Andre uses. -A copy of all 4 CD’s -A Video Thank you from the band in the UK -Liner Notes mention in the upcoming CD “Bad Scene” Guitar will be signed by the band if you wish!

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