Ash Mandrake - Vehicle Replacement

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Ash Mandrake - Vehicle Replacement

Now raising funds for a replacement caravan (update: vehicle replaced for £1,150) so this highly original artist can continue touring.

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We did it
On 26th August 2015 we successfully raised £1,540 with 49 supporters in 21 days

New stretch target

Any additional funds will be used to improve the quality of ther vehicle purchased and maybe to get a replacement caravan


Project aim

Revised Aim: (10/08/2015) To raise funds for a replacement caravan.Original Aim: Raising funds for a replacement vehicle so this highly original artist can continue touring.See below, "the reason for the need" for an update.

About the project

The Aim: To raise 700 pounds for a vehicle. The vehicle will be used for touring and living on the road.

The Reason For The Need (This has been updated): Ash Mandrake has been touring in vehicles since 2008. and living on the road in a car and caravan for the last one and a half years. In a recent motorway accident, his car and caravan were irreprably damaged by a careless driver, who then lied about the accident. The caravan was not insured and after costs, monies from the car insurance claim are expected to be minimal and insufficient to replace the lost vehicle. As a result of this accident, Ash has lost the means to continue the activities that form his business and his home. UPDATE: At the time of editing, this crowdfunder balance stood at £1,320. Ash was able to borrow on the strength of this amount and has now secured a vehicle for £1,150. The remainder of the fund which stands at £170 will be used towards the cost of a replacement caravan. If you would like to help with this, anything you pledge will be put towards the caravan.What Does Ash Mandrake Do?:Live Performances: Ash has developed a highly original show that includes music, story, comedy, the use of loop machines and hats. He designed his double neck guitar and made the hats and costumes. He has been touring throughout England since 2008, performing paid pub gigs, festivals and in open mics.Photography from the live show(Photography by Stephen Green)Studio Work: Ash finances his studio work using the money from gigs and CD sales in open mics.  He collaborates with musicians, producers and photographers. He has produced four albums since 2010. Two of them consist of music and the other two consist of stories. Many of the songs and stories are supported by photography, with hats and costumes which Ash makes.Examples of the photography generated to supplement the recorded tracks and stories produced in the studio.(Photography by Krystyna Fitzgerald Morris)(Photography by Krystyna Fitzgerald Morris)(Photography by Krystyna Fitzgerald Morris)What Will It Mean If You Help With This Project?:You will make it possible for Ash to get his business back on the road, and continue producing high quality art and performance.

 Click here to visit Ash Mandrake's websiteClick here to view Ash Mandrake's hats

Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£7 or more

£7 Reward

Three live CDs 2011 HYBRID LIVE E.P. Disc A: Stories And Touring Recordings of stories from the live show, and the songs that accompany them, plus radio interviews about story telling and the processes involved in touring Ash Mandrake style. 2011 HYBRID LIVE E.P. Disc B: Guitar And Covers A mixture of covers and original tracks using the Ash Mandrake double necked 16 string guitar. Plus radio interviews about the guitar and its building. 2011 HYBRID LIVE E.P. Disc C: Hats Loops And Pumpkins Live tracks featuring live loops, the use of hats and recordings of Pumpkin Brains. Includes radio interviews about the use of loop machines, Ash’s hat making activities and The Bath Squash and Pumpkin Project. These CDs are burned and hand written - they do not include a track list or insleeve. They are packed in plastic wallets. The price for this reward includes postage and packaging.

£7 or more

£7 Reward

3 Studio CDs 2012 STUDIO ALBUM: Footprints From A Tribal Id (10 Tracks) This album was launched in West Yorkshire in Nov 2012. 2013 DOUBLE STUDIO E.P.: Fell Edge 2013: Pumpkins, Hermits and Kings + A History For “Paupers” And The Chronicles Of The Chestnut Bard Part I These were launched in West Yorkshire in Nov 2013 and were included on a single CD. 2014 TRIPLE STUDIO E.P.: Fell Edge 2014: Wizards and Kings + A History For “Paupers” And The Chronicles Of The Chestnut Bard Part II + The Compulsive Art Of Shipwreck These were launched in West Yorkshire in Nov 2014 and were included on a single CD. The price for this reward includes postage and packaging.

£10 or more

£10 Reward

A thank you for believing in my project! a list of backers who pledge £10 to this project will be published on Ash Mandrake's web site (@ http://www.ashmandrake.com/crowdfundcontributers) and on Ash' Facebook page.

£10 or more

0 of 2 claimed

£10 Reward

A copy of a drawing by Pete Farrier, the Staffordshire based artist. This copy has been donated by the artist to help with the crowdfunding, and can be viewed at (The original is hung in The Market Vaults Stafford) http://www.ashmandrake.com/crowdfunder-specials

£15 or more

3 of 3 claimed

£15 Reward

The Triple Album Barons And Bananas The Chronicles Of The Chestnut Bard A Brief History For Paupers This package will include a 32 page colour booklet and three CDs (N.B. The CDs are not printed they are blank CDs which have been burned with hand written titles)

£15 or more

6 of 150 claimed

£15 Reward

A3 Poster of "The Chestnut Bard Rising". You can view an image of this poster at: http://www.ashmandrake.com/crowdfunderA3

£15 or more

2 of 20 claimed

£15 Reward

Ash Mandrake Forked Leather Beard (brown). These beards will be attached with boot-lace and tied behind the head. The forked part of the beard will be formed from platted leather (Thanks to Adam Daffurn for suggesting this reward)

£15 or more

0 of 20 claimed

£15 Reward

Ash Mandrake Forked Leather Beard (black). These beards will be attached with boot-lace and tied behind the head. The forked part of the beard will be formed from platted leather (Thanks to Adam Daffurn for suggesting this reward)

£15 or more

10 of 10 claimed

£15 Reward

Ash Mandrake Shamanistic Belt Pouch (brown) A leather pouch with bootlace drawstrings and a means of attaching to a belt

£15 or more

6 of 10 claimed

£15 Reward

Ash Mandrake Shamanistic Belt Pouch (black) A leather pouch with bootlace drawstrings and a means of attaching to a belt

£20 or more

£20 Reward

CDs THE FULL SET 8 DIFFERENT ASH MANDRAKE CDs This pack includes. 3 Live and Radio Interview hybrid CDs: (A - Stories and Touring, B - Guitar and Covers, C - Hats, Loops and Pumpkins) 2 CDs from 2007: D - Studio, Meditations; E - Live Music and Comedy Bootlegs. These include work by Ash Mandrake Solo and his band from 2007 The mandrake Project. 3 Studio CDs: F - Footprints From A Tribal Id. G - Fell Edge 2013 (hybrid story and music) H - Fell Edge 2014 (hybrid story and music). These CDs are burned and hand written and come packed in a plain polythene wallets.

£30 or more

0 of 1 claimed

£30 Reward

A framed copy of a drawing by Pete Farrier, the Staffordshire based artist. This framed copy has been donated by the artist to help with the crowdfunding, and can be viewed at (The original is hung in The Market Vaults Stafford) http://www.ashmandrake.com/crowdfunder-specials

£50 or more

0 of 4 claimed

£50 Reward

A semi, proper or whopper topper. I am going to source the leather for these top hats - They can be in black or brown. I would need a head circumference measurement in cm - So I would need to liaise with the person who decided to purchase this reward. Please visit http://www.mandrakehats.com to view a semitopper, propertopper and whoppertopper.

£50 or more

1 of 1 claimed

£50 Reward

A semi, proper or whopper topper. I have enough leather supplies to make one top hat at the moment. There may not be much choice regarding colour. I would need a head circumference measurement in cm - So I would need to liaise with the person who decided to purchase this reward. This would be a one off; "The Crowdfunder Topper" Please visit http://www.mandrakehats.com to view a semitopper, propertopper and whoppertopper.

£75 or more

1 of 2 claimed

£75 Reward

A necklace made from the fabrics and leather used in the hat and costume of the Wheaten Harvest; a character from the Ash Mandrake stories "The Beast Keeper" and "The Tree Cathedral". The Wheaten Harvest is an embodiment of Karma and appears at pivotal points in the stories to either enable compassionate healing, or open the flood gates of retribution. You can view a photograph of the hat for the Wheaten Harvest here: http://www.ashmandrake.com/crowdfunder-Specials

£75 or more

0 of 2 claimed

£75 Reward

A necklace featuring motifs from the hat of Magpie The Jesterly Corvid and using the materials used in its crafting. "The Dark Tale Of Magpie The Jesterly Corvid" is the story of the first ever Jester and also provides a mythology for the creation of the first ever Jester's hat. You can view a picture of the hat here: http://www.ashmandrake.com/crowdfunder-specials

£100 or more

£100 Reward

A weekday gig in your living room. a 1hr gig. Please check with Ash before purchasing this reward. The delivery date stated is 30th Nov 2015, because I can envisage managing to fit in a gig in England before that date (the gig would not be on 30th Nov). It will be important to check whether your location fits in with my existing routes before booking. Please email bookings@ashmandrake.com and wait for a reply before purchasing.

£100 or more

£100 Reward

Prepaid gig. This is for any venue that already books Ash, and would be happy to pay for the gig up front. It is also for venues who have not previously booked Ash, but would like to book him and would like to help in this way. The feasibility of these bookings will depend on availability and Ash's existing tour routes. Please email Ash at bookings@ashmandrake.com and wait for a reply before purchasing. It is envisaged that these gigs would take place before the end of November 2015.


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