Julia Turner 'Still Raging Storm' Album Campaign

by jtvocals in Bristol

We did it
On 27th November 2015 we successfully raised £3,022 with 96 supporters in 28 days

With the help of her fantastic band, guest backing vocalists and you the listener Julia Turner is recording her second album!

by jtvocals in Bristol

Help me record my second album of original songs.

The music industry has changed. In the past you had to be signed by a big label but today you can take the place of the record label by pre-ordering my as yet unfinished album so that I can afford to make it. Think of it as giving me an advance. You get an album of lovely music and I get to record the songs that are in my head. It's a win win situation. Photos: Dot Smith 

My name is Julia Turner.

I am a Bristol based musician. When I’m not out leading choirs in this fair city I am writing, performing and collaborating with other musicians. Singing is what I love to do. 

I have a number of songs that people have been asking me to record for a few years now, others that are hot off the press and many, many more lurking in the periphery of my mind waiting to be given the time and focus to properly form. I want to record my next album, in fact I’ve already put a few tracks down but without your help it’s never going to be fully realised any time soon. And I want you to hear it!

Here’s why it’s tricky. The creative process takes time and to get this precious time in a studio with a trained engineer and all that expensive technology is understandably pricey. Asking other musicians to take time out of their paid work to create music that is creatively fulfilling but doesn’t pay the bills is tough. Paying for a stack of CDs to be pressed up front is a big deal. For all these reasons and more it is essential that we raise some money to create this album so that nobody is out of pocket and we can enjoy our music making worry free.

This is where you come in. You wonderful people that support original music by purchasing CDs, coming to gigs and just generally giving your love and attention. I am asking you to pledge what you can to help me and the musicians I'm working with create new music for you to enjoy.I want to write you a poem, sing you your favourite song, write a song about you, perform in your living room or just give you that finished album for you to treasure knowing that you played a part in its creation.

It’s a big project but with your help we can do it!

Thank you!

Here are links to some of my songs that will feature on this album...

Fear of Music (at The Folk House with Annalise Lam, Roberto Nappi and Guillaume Ottaviani)

Still Raging Storm (co-composed with Sunniva Brynnel, played at cafe in Sweden)

Man Gonna Wander (first go at it at home with Vanessa Hartley in 2013)

Stormy Skies (Solo for Harboured Sounds)

Winter song (Originally arranged as a cappella piece for The Eko Trio)

 

More at juliaturner.co.uk

Here's where you can find my first album...

City Synchronicity recorded in Melbourne in Dec 2012

And here are some of the brilliant musicians who will feature on the new album with me...

Annalise Lam 

                                                                                        Photo: Dan King

Pasquale Votino

Photo: Dan King

Roberto Nappi

 Vanessa Hartley

 

Sunniva Brynnel

     

Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£3 or more

£3 Reward

A pre-release single download + a big thank you for believing in my project!

£5 or more

£5 Reward

Your name printed in the album notes + a pre-release single download + a big thank you for believing in my project!

£10 or more

£10 Reward

A pre-release album download + your name printed in the album notes + a big thank you for believing in my project!

£15 or more

£15 Reward

Get the signed CD in the post + a pre-release download of the album + your name printed in the album notes + a big thank you for believing in my project!

£15 or more

£15 Reward

NEW REWARD! A Christmas gift voucher! Do you have a friend who would love this music? Or who loves discovering and supporting new music? Why not buy them gift voucher for a signed copy of the album with personalised message. *You can specify your friends address or your own. Voucher will be with you by the 4th Dec.

£20 or more

£20 Reward

An invite to our online album launch gig (available live from any part of the globe) + Get the signed CD in the post + a pre-release download of the album + your name printed in the album notes + a big thank you for believing in my project!

£35 or more

£35 Reward

Special edition screen printed shopping bag + an invite to our online album launch gig (available live from any part of the globe) + get the signed CD in the post + a pre-release download of the album + your name printed in the album notes + a big thank you for believing in my project!

£50 or more

£50 Reward

A signed photo of the band + special edition screen printed shopping bag + an invite to our online album launch gig (available live from any part of the globe) + get the signed CD in the post + a pre-release download of the album + your name printed in the album notes + a big thank you for believing in my project!

£70 or more

1 of 10 claimed

£70 Reward

Commission a poem* + a signed photo of the band + an invite to our online album launch gig (available live from any part of the globe) + get the signed CD in the post + a pre-release download of the album + your name printed in the album notes + a big thank you for believing in my project! *Commission a poem. You can specify a subject, certain words to include or just leave it open. Copyright belongs to Julia Turner but this will be a poem written with you in mind and a handwritten copy will be sent to you in the post.

£100 or more

1 of 8 claimed

£100 Reward

Commission a cover of your favourite song* + a signed photo of the band + an invite to our online album launch gig (available live from any part of the globe) + get the signed CD in the post + a pre-release download of the album + your name printed in the album notes + a big thank you for believing in my project. *You choose the song and the band will attempt our own version which we will record on our zoom recorder and video camera live in the rehearsal studio. We'll email you the mp3 and a link to the video.

£150 or more

2 of 6 claimed

£150 Reward

A solo set in your living room* + a signed photo of the band + an invite to our online album launch gig (available live from any part of the globe) + get the signed CD in the post + a pre-release download of the album + your name printed in the album notes + a big thank you for believing in my project! *Please note if you live outside of Bristol extra travel costs may also apply. If you live outside of the UK extra travel costs will definitely apply! Please get in touch before choosing this option.

£250 or more

0 of 4 claimed

£250 Reward

A duo set in your living room* + a signed photo of the band + an invite to our online album launch gig (available live from any part of the globe) + get the signed CD in the post + a pre-release download of the album + your name printed in the album notes + a big thank you for believing in my project! *Please note if you live outside of Bristol extra travel costs may also apply. If you live outside of the UK extra travel costs will definitely apply! Please get in touch before choosing this option.

£300 or more

0 of 3 claimed

£300 Reward

Commission a song* + a signed photo of the band + an invite to our online album launch gig (available live from any part of the globe) + get the signed CD in the post + a pre-release download of the album + your name printed in the album notes + a big thank you for believing in my project! *Commission a song. You can specify a subject, certain words to include or just leave it open. Copyright belongs to Julia Turner but this will be a song written with you in mind and recorded on my zoom recorder and video camera. You will receive the mp3 and video link by email, the words and chords will also be handwritten and posted to you.

£350 or more

1 of 4 claimed

£350 Reward

Trio set in your living room* + a signed photo of the band + an invite to our online album launch gig (available live from any part of the globe) + get the signed CD in the post + a pre-release download of the album + your name printed in the album notes + a big thank you for believing in my project. *Please note if you live outside of Bristol extra travel costs may also apply. If you live outside of the UK extra travel costs will definitely apply! Please get in touch before choosing this option.

£450 or more

1 of 4 claimed

£450 Reward

The full band, live in your living room* + a signed photo of the band + an invite to our online album launch gig (available live from any part of the globe) + get the signed CD in the post + a pre-release download of the album + your name printed in the album notes + a big thank you for believing in my project! *Please note if you live outside of Bristol extra travel costs may also apply. If you live outside of the UK extra travel costs will definitely apply! Please get in touch before choosing this option.


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