Help The Achievers get to Holland and Memphis!

by UKBlues Federation in London, England, United Kingdom

We did it
On 6th November 2019 we successfully raised £3,633 with 83 supporters in 28 days

Raising funds to help with the costs of The Achievers representing the UK at the 2020 International and European Blues Challenges

by UKBlues Federation in London, England, United Kingdom

                                Winners of the 6th UK BLUES CHALLENGE


Why are we Crowdfunding?


The Achievers are the winners of the 6th UKBlues Challenge which took place at the Bluefunk Rhythm & Blues Club, Poynton, Lancashire on Saturday 21st September 2019.

We are raising funds to help cover the costs of The Achievers representing the UK at the 2020 International and European Blues Challenges. 

The band will be representing the UK at the...

36th International Blues Challenge organised by the Blues Foundation between January 28 – February 1, 2020 in Memphis, USA and 

10th European Blues Challenge organised by the European Blues Union on 17 and 18 April 2020 in Zaandam, near Amsterdam.







   

  

About the Band

The Achievers are one of the most talked about and critically acclaimed new bands on the UK Blues and Roots Music scene. With a reputation for innovation and originality they prove that soul, groove and song-craft still matter in the blues.

Their own brand of modern, secular 'Dancefloor Gospel-blues' has catapulted them from near-complete obscurity to rave reviews and big-stage appearances across Europe. Thier new album 'The Lost Arc' was recorded mostly 'live in the studio' and is as much of an event as it is an album - it marks the arrival of The Achievers as a new force in British Blues & Roots songwriting.

The band draw on their obsession with American vintage dancing music and the songwriting pioneers of early Rhythm & Blues, Americana and Southern Soul. With their infectious rhythms, joyful melodies and four-part harmonies The Achievers stand proudly as British Blues & Roots outliers.

  

Here's what they have to say

"We are absolutely thrilled to have been selected to represent the UK at the International and European Blues Challenges. It's a such huge honour and an exciting opportunity, we can't wait to get started on our journey!

We now need your kindness and support to raise funds to help us cover some of costs of getting to Memphis and The Netherlands - in return we will be offering great rewards, lots of things we think you'll actually want! Without your support so far we would never be in this position to begin with and we can't thank you enough. 

The next stage of our story can't continue without you - we promise to do you proud and make it a lot of fun along the way!"

- Lots of love, Steve, Aron, Rufus, Jack & Robbie.

Check out their website and social media to find out more about the band.

  The Achievers  

 








      

The UK Blues Federation's Mission

  

The UKBlues Federation is a pan-UK not for profit federation that promote and support Blues in and from the United Kingdom in all its forms and styles.

As part of UKBlues’ mission to support the Blues in the UK we have set up this crowd funding campaign to raise funds towards the considerable costs which will be incurred by The Achievers representing the UK at the 2020 IBC & EBC.

The UKBF will be donating £2,000 directly to the campaign to support The Achievers. 

Visit UKBlues' website for details UKBlues 

     

What's in it for you?

    

By supporting this campaign, you will help The Achievers knock'em dead in Memphis and Zaanstad and show the world the power of the UK Blues!

Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£7 or more

DIGITAL DOWNLOAD - THE LOST-LOST ARC TRACKS

Receive a digital MP3 download of three EXCLUSIVE tracks from The Lost Arc recording sessions. 1) Dynamite. 2) Loving Part. 3) Circus. Schedule for release as a limited edition EP in 2020, you can get your hands on them early doors!

£10 or more

DIGITAL DOWNLOAD - LIVE AT THE SVA

Receieve a digital download of our debut album 'Live at the SVA', as MP3s. This is perfect for fans who already have the physical CD but would like to support the band further.

£10 or more

DIGITAL DOWNLOAD - THE LOST ARC

Receieve a digital download of our 2nd album 'The Lost Arc', as MP3s. This is perfect for fans who already have the physical CD but would like to support the band further.

£15 or more

0 of 30 claimed

LIVE AT THE SVA - PHYSICAL CD

A physical CD copy of our debut album 'LIVE AT THE SVA!! It's the album that launched us onto the UK & European Blues scene and pleasingly attracted amazing reviews around the world.

£15 or more

5 of 100 claimed

THE LOST ARC - Physical CD

A physical Copy of our new album - THE LOST ARC!! Release worldwide on 6th September 2019 and described thus: The fruits of a dedicated co-writing brotherhood, The Lost Arc is deliberately loose, quirky and intimate. Instantly catchy and irreverent, the 10 tracks whizz by in 39 soulful, fat-free minutes

£17 or more

8 of 30 claimed

T-SHIRT - "I GOT DOWN WITH THE ACHIEVERS"

A high quality Achievers T-SHIRT in the size of your choice -simply select your size and then parade around in it like a legend! Price included postage

£20 or more

DIGITAL DOWNLOAD - BOTH ALBUMS

Receieve a digital download of both of our albums. This is perfect for fans who already have the physical CDs but would like to support the band further.

£25 or more

COMPLETE DIGITAL BACK - CATALOG

Receieve a digital download of our debut albums - 'Live at the SVA', and 'The Lost Arc' as MP3s. PLUS...our limited edition 3 track EP of unrelease tracks from The Lost Arc sessions 'Dynamite' 'Lovin Part' 'Circus'

£30 or more

5 of 10 claimed

LIMITED EDITION ARTWORK - THE LOST ARC VINYL COVER

We have produced 10 strictly limited edition vinyl sleeves of the artwork from our new album 'The Lost Arc'. Illustrated by world-renowned artist Alex Merry.

£30 or more

1 of 1 claimed

SIGNED BLUES CHALLENGE POSTER

A unique and very special memento from that amazing night at The Bluefunk Rhythm & Blues club...A3 size, full colour and glossy as you like signed by all the band members!

£32 or more

1 of 50 claimed

CD ALBUM BUNDLE - BOTH ALBUMS

Physical copies of both of our critically acclaimed albums - 'Live at The SVA' & 'The Lost Arc'. Price includes postage, which is a little more because the package is bigger innit!

£32 or more

0 of 30 claimed

LIVE AT THE SVA CD + T-SHIRT BUNDLE

'LIVE AT THE SVA' , plus the T-Shirt - includes postage and please select size

£32 or more

5 of 30 claimed

THE LOST ARC CD + A T-SHIRT

THE LOST ARC ALBUM + T-shirt - includes postage, and please select your size

£50 or more

3 of 30 claimed

ULTIMATE ACHIEVERS MERCH BUNDLE

BOTH ALBUMS ON CD AND A T-SHIRT...Lovingly dispatched to you in a delicious jiffy bag, with added stamp! Please select your size.

£50 or more

5 of 5 claimed

CARICATURE OF YOURSELF - IN THE ACHIEVERS STYLE!

World renowned artist and illustrator (and our dear friend/loved one) Alex Merry has offered this amazing reward! She will hand draw a caricature of your lovely noggin (or a friend/loved one) in the style of The Achievers' album artwork and add you to our line-up! You will also recieve a standalone file of your caricature to do with what you like. A few conditions apply - but Alex and I will be talking to everyone.

£70 or more

0 of 1 claimed

BUDE BLUES, RHYTHM & ROCK FESTIVAL, CORNWALL

Two entry tickets to Friday 8th November 2019 – Full House, Del Bromhams’s Blues Devils, Kyla Brox, Jamie Williams & the Roots Collective, Deep Blue Sea & The Wang Dang Doodle - £70.00 – all details correct at time of publishing. Subject to change without notification. www.solidentertainments.com/blues/bude/index.html Our thanks go to Solid Entertainments for generously donating these tickets

£70 or more

0 of 1 claimed

LOOE BLUES, RHYTHM & ROCK FESTIVAL, CORNWALL

Two entry tickets to Friday 20th March 2020 – acts to be confirmed - all details correct at time of publishing. www.solidentertainments.com/blues/looe/acts.html – Subject to change without notification. Our thanks go to Solid Entertainments for this generous donation

£70 or more

0 of 1 claimed

CHELSEA BLUES, RHYTHM & ROCK FESTIVAL, LONDON

Two entry tickets - 28 March 2020 – Climax Blues Band, The Cinelli Brothers, Southbound, The Putney Modern, Mojo Preachers - all details correct at time of publishing. Subject to change without notification - https://www.solidentertainments.com/blues/chelsea/acts.html - our thanks go to Solid Entertainments for this generous donation.

£70 or more

0 of 1 claimed

LINCOLN BLUES, RHYTHM & ROCK FESTIVAL, LINCOLN

Two entry tickets - 9 May 2020 – Dr Feelgood, The Kris Barras Band, Bernard Allison, Zoe Schwarz Blue Commotion, Jimmy Regal & the Royals, Ryk Mean Band - £60.00 - all details correct at time of publishing. Subject to change without notification. www.solidentertainments.com/blues/lincoln/index.html Our thanks go to Solid Entertainments for their generous donation.

£70 or more

0 of 1 claimed

CLEETHORPES BLUES, RHYTHM & ROCK FESTIVAL

Two entry tickets - 21 June 2020 – The Animals & Friends, The Blockheads, Wille & the Bandits, Deep Blue Sea, Southbound, Lee Ainley’s Blues Storm - £60.00 - all details correct at time of publishing. Subject to change without notification. https://www.solidentertainments.com/blues/cleethorpes/index.html Our thanks go to Solid Entertainment for this generous donation

£75 or more

1 of 2 claimed

THE UKBLUES FEDERATION BUNDLE

Comprising 1 x limited edition UKBF Courier bag, 2 x limited edition UKBF metal water bottles plus two tickets to either the 2020 FORM UKBlues Awards or the 2020 UKBlues Challenge or one of the UKBlues Fuse events in 2020

£175 or more

0 of 1 claimed

O2 VIP TICKETS - THE LUMINEERS - 27 NOVEMBER 2019

Two tickets for the concert by the American Folk Rock Band, The Lumineers, at the O2 Arena, London on Wednesday 27th November 2019. The tickets have a face value of £200 and are in a VIP box. http://thelumineers.com/ Our thanks go to FORM Fit Out for generously donating these tickets.

£300 or more

0 of 1 claimed

FENDER ELECTRO-ACOUSTIC BASS GUITAR

Donated lovingly by our dear fan RAY! A 2nd hand, but essentially un-played Electro-acoustic bass guitar! Included gig bag. More info to follow.

£675 or more

0 of 1 claimed

THE UKBLUES FEDERATION LIVE BLUES BLOWOUT PACKAGE

With thanks for their support & generosity to all the festivals involved Two four day camping tickets from Upton Blues Festival 2020 - Two full weekend tickets from the Great British Rhythm & Blues Festival 2020, Colne - Four festival passes from Ealing Blues Festival 2020 - Two weekend passes from North Wales Blues & Soul Festival 2020 - Two festival passes from the Top Secret Blues Festival, Scarborough 2020

£750 or more

0 of 3 claimed

ACOUSTIC HOUSE CONCERT

We'll come and play an acoustic house concert for you! This needs to be in the UK, sometime in 2020 and is subject to our availability....we'll do our very best to accommodate and promise to make it a great party!!

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