INFL: 15 years of blood, sweat & beers

by ImNotFromLondon15Years in Nottingham, England, United Kingdom

INFL: 15 years of blood, sweat & beers

£1,109

£1,500 target 21 days left
73% 47 supporters
Flexible funding – this project will receive all pledges made by 11th November 2020 at 6:03pm

To raise £1500 through pre orders of our new ale, our book and new I'm Not From London fan gifts.

by ImNotFromLondon15Years in Nottingham, England, United Kingdom

                                        I'M NOT FROM LONDON turn 15!
I'm Not From London are fifteen years old!!!


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We had a massive party booked for the summer but then the world contracted a virus that left the music and events industry lost and flailing with neither job nor purpose.
Our sound techs, bands and venues had to batten down the hatches, we put on our last gig on March 16th and put out a statement saying it was time to stop what we were doing and we'd see you when there was a vaccine.


I say "we" when I talk about I'm Not From London not because I have multiple personality disorder but as I see it as a group of people. It's a community of bands, musicians, partner promoters, sound techs, interns, venue owners, graphic artists, video makers and creatives who all play their part.
 I appreciate all of the freelancers who work for me, the people who've played and paid to see my gigs, those who have helped me stick up posters, the students that have interned for me, driven a van to help me pack down a festival but  INFL isn't a 20 person, 5 day a week workforce. It's mainly me working every hour I can juggling responsibilities with priorities, gambling on events when I can and somehow trying to make all the pieces work.

And when it goes right it's amazing. It's a vocation but let's not kid anyone, no one's forcing me to do it. I'm thankful that for the last seven years I've been able to work for myself. As I tell prospective interns and people wanting to work for themselves in any sort of fun creative career, the hours are long and the pay is low, but ultimately, it's a long way to the top if you want to rock and roll.


For me I've always wanted to stay as an independent promoter and the projects I get to create are fun. It's always been important to me to reinvest any profit back into our bands and the night. I always strive to make sure the bands and crew get paid from our gigs. I feel a responsibility to younger acts and people wanting to learn the ropes. I still get the same joy I always have when a night or a hair brained scheme goes well. I've always been interested in working on community ideas and more recently trying to get projects funded from the get go so everyone gets paid to deliver what they do best.
After 15 years of putting on gigs in other people's venues we took the plunge and with a couple of like minded partners, signed a lease on a community arts venue as a hub for our friends and fellow creatives to thrive. We signed in Feb and the biggest pandemic since the Spanish flu hit the UK the following month. You have to laugh really. 

The idea was that to work successfully in music, you need to have the beer. That's how the festivals succeed and that's how the music venues keep going. You can't digitally stream a beer and unlike music, people accept that they need to buy a beer if they want to drink it. Some of our finest ideas were planned in pubs whilst drinking beer which is why we're so very proud to be launching our I'm Not From London Ale with Nottingham brewery Black Iris. The design on the can and T shirt by artist Dewayne, features imagery inspired by the cult film, "Withnail and I", a favourite of mine, and whose influence led me to name INFL after a much quoted line in the film. The label on the reverse of each can will feature an INFL band profile and free music download. We are also including a selection of INFL music and exclusive merchandise with the launch.

We're accompanying this with a clocks and coasters bearing INFL album covers designed by designer "Livan" and a T Shirt,  both based on my favourite film and inspiration behind the INFL name the cult film "Withnail and I" designed by the artist Dewayne and we're including a selection of I'm Not From London music and merch with it all.  A few years ago I was lucky enough to have a T Shirt designed for me by a Nottingham artist who put my influences down into the tee, please have a read of it here as it explains a bit more about the INFL/Withnail and the roots of INFL.



To save on postage on the beer we will make up the collection packages of any pledgers who have beers in their order to be able to pick them up from a choice of either the Golden Fleece, The Angel Microbrewery or Black Iris Tap Room.

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We've made a commemorative book, 15 years of I'm Not From London, with our good friends from Leftlion who offered to produce, design and compile some of the best posters, photos and anecdotes from friends and crew from over the years and special thanks to Jared Wilson for suggesting crowdfunding as a way of letting people know about what we've done and where we going and make no mistake, it will definitely help I'm Not From London survive the uncertain time ahead.


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We hope you like the ale, our campaign and thank you from the bottom our hearts everyone who has supported us so far,
Love Will and all at I'm Not From London X


#WeMakeEvents #LetTheMusicPlay #BlackLivesMatter

Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£5 or more

5 of 200 claimed

An I'm Not From London beer!

We've made a beer, that beer is here. It's our blood, sweat and tears (symbolically) so here it is, cheers! A lovely can with a design by Dewayne the artist based on Ralph Steadman's Withnail and I art and incorporating scenes from the film and our brand new mascot Pat the pigeon.

£8 or more

2 of 100 claimed

INFL Enamel pin badge and sticker!

We've had some charming enamel badges made up. Plus some vinyl stickers. You get one of each.

£15 or more

7 of 40 claimed

15 year INFL commemorative book, a badge & sticker

A fifteen year compilation book of some of our best posters complete with rare photos and tributes and stories from the crew and friends throughout the years

£17 or more

1 of 40 claimed

Two beers, a sticker and a cd!

You get two I'm Not From London Beers, a CD of one of our amazing acts and an INFL sticker! To save on postage they will be available for pick up at either one of our following outlets, The Black Iris Taproom shop, The Golden Fleece or The Angel Microbrewery, please specify on notes when buying.

£20 or more

6 of 40 claimed

A beer, book, badge and a sticker

You get one of our commemorative ales, an INFL book (with your name in it), an INFL enamel antique silver pin badge and a sticker.

£20 or more

1 of 40 claimed

Four/four prize

You get four I'm Not From London Beers, plus 4 CD 's of one our amazing acts and an INFL sticker! To save on postage they will be available for pick up at either one of our following outlets, The Black Iris Taproom shop, The Golden Fleece or The Angel Microbrewery, please specify on notes when buying.

£28 or more

Got the book, got the Tee (and badge & sticker)

A T shirt (white soft Gilden) with our 15 year Withnail and I inspired design plus a book with your name on it and a badge and sticker.

£30 or more

0 of 1 claimed

Lunch for two plus drinks at SOBAR & more...

Lunch for two at Sobar plus an INFL book (with your name in it), an INFL silver pin badge, a vinyl a CD and a sticker.

£32 or more

5 of 30 claimed

Four pack of beers, a book, badge, cd and sticker.

A four pack of beer, a book (with your name on it`), a badge, a cd of one of our amazing artists, an antique silver effect enamel pin badge and a sticker.

£34 or more

0 of 30 claimed

Eight pack of beers

You get 8 INFL beers, 3 cd's and a sticker To save on postage they will be available for pick up at either one of our following outlets, The Black Iris Taproom shop, The Golden Fleece or The Angel Microbrewery, please specify on notes when buying.

£35 or more

T shirt, a beer, book, badge, sticker and a cd

You get a T Shirt, an I'm Not From London ale, a book with your name on it, a badge, a sticker, and a cd of one of our amazing artists!

£37 or more

2 of 30 claimed

A four pack, a vinyl plus book, badge & sticker.

A four pack of I'm Not From London beer, a vinyl album of one of our finest releases, a cd, a book (with your name on it), an enamel pin badge and a sticker.

£50 or more

1 of 20 claimed

4 pack of beer, T shirt, book, cd/vinyl & sticker

You get a four pack of beer, a Decade of Distortion vinyl, a T Shirt, an enamel pin badge, a book with your name on it and a sticker

£60 or more

0 of 30 claimed

Beers, T Shirt, book, badge, patch, vinyl, cds

You are a true fan, friend and amazing person. You get four beers, a t shirt, a book with your name on it, a badge, a patch a sticker, a vinyl of one of our awesome releases and an assortment of INFL cds from throughout the years

£80 or more

0 of 20 claimed

12 pack of beer, T Shirt, Book, Vinyl, cd's, badge

I'll drop the beers round yours and have my own to have a beer with you on your garden (optional) , you have a T Shirt, a book with your name on it, INFL Enamel pin badge, arm patch, cd's a vinyl and a sticker

£100 or more

1 of 15 claimed

£100 - Clock, coaster and the rest

I'll drop an 8 pack of INFL beers round yours on your garden (optional) , you have a T Shirt, a clock and coasters with an INFL album cover image, a book with your name on it, INFL Enamel pin badge, arm patch, cd's a vinyl and a sticker.

£150 or more

0 of 20 claimed

A singsong in your garden, Beers, T Shirt,book,etc

One of our finest singer songwriters will sing a half hour set in your garden, you'll get a 12 pack of INFL beer, a T Shirt, a book with your name on it, an INFL enamel pin badge, a sticker, a vinyl, a load of cd's and my undying love and respect plus a free pass to all INFL gigs in 2021.

£200 or more

0 of 10 claimed

Beers, barbecue, singsong, T, badge, stickers etc

We'll come round urs (Notts only) we'll have a barbecue or steak dinner if it's cold. We'll bring the food and I'll cook it in a little apron and precious little else (optional) plus a singer/songwriter and a 12 pack a t shirt, an enamel INFL badge, an INFL 15 year book with your name on it and a selection of vinyl and cds from throughout the years +2021 free gig pass. This can happen in 2021 too though you'll get all the other prizes by 30/11/20

£333 or more

0 of 10 claimed

The Ultimate Warrior

We come round your house dressed as Mexican and other wrestlers and have a wresting match in your garden with mobile ring, compere and intro tunes. Most likely next year. You're welcome to join in but we're also fine on our own. You get a 12 pack , a t shirt, a book with your name on it, free entry to any INFL gigs next year, some of our finest vinyl and cd releases, a badge and a sticker.

£350 or more

0 of 10 claimed

You're Simply The Best

We come round yours (Notts based preferably) with a band in your garden (next year) and a P.A system, you choose the genre, we'll sort the rest. I dress as Tina Turner and sing "Your Simply The Best" either before during or after guests arrive/leave. You get a 12 pack, T Shirt some vinyls and cds of our finest release of, a book with your name on it, a badge and a sticker.

£666 or more

0 of 666 claimed

We sell you our soul

We come round yours, dressed in ceremonial hooded robes and perform a ritual sacrifice followed by an evil/sexy dance where we pledge our soul to you and whatever demonic entity or religion you feel appropriate. (We will give you a certificate for that). You also get a couple of INFL T Shirts, a crate of 24 INFL beers, loads of our finest vinyls and cds, an INFL enamel badge, patch & sticker + free entry for any gigs of ours until the end of time

Let's make 'INFL: 15 years of blood, sweat & beers' happen

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