I hope you are all well, and thank you for taking the time to be here.
I realise over the last few years I’ve been hibernating, not very present online, and haven’t released music for quite some time now.
I left Manchester to come to London in hopes to make my first album, but unfortunately things didn’t go as planned, but now I’m independent, able to release music and I'm determined to finally share the album I dreamed about after recording my first EP with the help of my friend Rich Williams back in 2015.
I lost my way for a while, but after joining Patreon (an amazing site for supporting artists) I started to get my confidence back, and I’m so incredibly grateful for the support I’ve received there in the last year. A few people there suggested I start an album funding campaign, so here I am.
I’ve been really nervous about doing this, and I feel it’s a strange time to ask people for financial support as we have been living through a global pandemic, but there’s no pressure for anyone to donate.
I’m back in London after 3 months of daffodil picking down in Cornwall, and I’m determined to release an album later this year, and if anyone can help in this journey it would be amazing.
The album will be called Small Things and will be made up of old and new songs - stories about growing up, family, and times spent in Bolton and Manchester.
Some of the guitar tracks will be recorded by a kind friend who's not charging for his time or studio, but I will need help with some of the additional costs.
Any donations made here will go directly towards:
- Recording for 3 days on a piano in a studio.
- Hiring some amazing musicians I’ve met over the years. Such as Patrick, a brilliant guitarist who plays pedal steel guitar & mandolin. Also I'd love to record with a cello, violin, double bass, and depending on the final budget, possibly a session with Luke, an amazing drummer I know.
- Mixing the tracks.
- Manufacturing the CDs, and doing the graphic design & artwork.
- Finally, if money allows, hiring a videographer to help shoot a few videos for YouTube promotion whilst recording the piano and cello.
Anyone who donates £15 will receive a digital download of the album.
For a donation of £25 I’ll post you a physical CD, as well as receiving the digital download.
Any donation over these amounts will receive my eternal gratitude - you’ll be helping massively in the recording process as the donation might help pay for an extra hour of the cellist's time, or cover the cost of a professional mixer on one of the tracks, so each contribution will make such a difference to the album.
Thank you so much for taking the time to be here, and for being part of the journey. I really can’t wait to share these songs with you.
Take care ❤️
Love Jani xxx
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