Red Shoes, comprising of husband and wife duo Mark & Carolyn Evans, are currently recording their third studio album following on from All The Good Friends & Ring Around The Land, and this time there's 2 CD's!
The new album will be unlike any other released by Red Shoes before, produced and engineered by Jeremy Paul Carroll. A double album consisting of two halves; one being a full band outfit and the second being a stripped back guitar and vocals album, revealing the raw essence of Red Shoes . . . with a Spring release on the cards.
We have some incredible musicians back with us for this new album such as our long time guitarist Nigel King, plus the well known names of Dave Pegg & Ric Sanders of Fairport Convention along with other talented players.
Our album artwork is by the accomplished Birmingham artist Milan Topalovic, who has worked with the likes of Florence & The Machine along with some huge UK projects (The Big Hoot & The Big Read to name a couple!)
To make album number 3 happen, we need your help! Many of you will have been around when we funded All The Good Friends via Pledge, and this is a similar format for us, but if you aren't sure what happens then here are the basics . . .
Crowdfunder is a way where you, our friends, family, fans & audience can get involved. We offer a variety of exciting rewards that you can pledge on, and in return you get them posted straight to your door when we release in Spring 2017. There is no catch!
There are many rewards to choose from, ranging from the Double CD Album, signed heavy weight art prints, T-Shirts, all the way up to a house concert right in your living room!
As we can't put pictures and more details in the rewards list, this section might help with your choices. All items include postage right to your door when the album is released. Just click on the Reward you'd like and go to checkout!
THE CD - DOUBLE ALBUM
This is probably self explanatory, but pledging for the new album means you will get it as soon as released! There are two CD's and double the amount of mesmerising art work to cast your eyes on, along with a full colour booklet. The album comes in two options, signed & unsigned.
We have some brilliant crowdfunder exclusive T-shirts which we are really excited about! You will only be able to get these by pledging through crowdfunder as they wont be available to purchase after, so be quick!
Available in FIVE colours*, White, Sports Grey, Black, Royal Blue & Maroon, they are designed by artist Milan Topalovic and available in sizes Small, Medium, Large, X-Large, XX-Large & XXX-Large on Gildan Heavyweight cotton. Purchase these through our rewards button and choose your size & colour on checkout in the dropdown menu.
(Royal Blue & Maroon not available in XXX-Large)
*Colours may vary very slightly to what you see on your screen.
LIMITED EDITION HEAVYWEIGHT ALBUM ARTWORK PRINTS
Limited to a run of 50, and signed by the Artist Milan Topalovic himself, the album artwork will be printed on heavyweight 12x12" paper, perfect for you to frame straight away!
We will hand write the lyrics of a song of your choice from our new album. (Or if you wish from a previous album). Full track titles from the new album will be released as an update in our crowdfunder campaign and we will contact you once the campaign has ended in regards to what lyrics you would like.
A few of our new song titles include; Maple Tree Boy, Hostile Place, Dust In The Hallway, Salters Screen, Heart of Stourport Town, Pirates.
NAME IN LINER NOTES
A fabulous opportunity for your name to be featured in a special "Honorary Red Shoes" section of the CD booklet. See your name in print knowing that you've helped make this album possible!
We will contact you once our crowdfunder campaign is over to clarify the dedication.
We have a variety of bundles/packages to choose from saving yourself money on each one! So have a look through our list of rewards and choose what suits you best!
HOUSE CONCERT - ENGLAND & WALES
We will come to your house and play to an audience of your choice. Times will have to work around existing commitments (previously booked gigs, album recording etc) but we will try our best to accommodate and have a brilliant gig with you and your friends!
Due to logistics of travel, this is only available to England and Wales residents, we hope you understand! We will contact you once our campaign is over to organise the house concert.
A DAY IN THE STUDIO & LUNCH WITH RED SHOES
Be the first to hear the double album in its entirety while spending the day with us at the studio in Cropredy while we mix the album. We will have lunch at the Brasenose Arms and share the magical experience of the album coming together!
A maximum of two people per purchase will be able to attend (it's only a small studio!) and you must be able to make your own way to the studio in Cropredy. This will be held on a weekday between mid February - March (although we will try to be accomodating, you will need to be flexible with dates)