Support The Making of Kelly Bayfield's Debut Album

by Kelly Bayfield in Framlingham, England, United Kingdom

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Funding the creation of Singer Songwriter Kelly Bayfield's debut album, through the offering of rewards & advance CD sales.

by Kelly Bayfield in Framlingham, England, United Kingdom

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Extra funding will be invested in the ongoing promotion of the album.


Hi there, and thank you for landing on my Crowd Funding page!

About Kelly Bayfield

 I am a singer songwriter working and living against the stunning backdrop of Eastern England's Suffolk Coast. Despite this being my first solo album, I have been involved in many musical collaborations and projects in recent years, performing on radio, and at many popular festivals and prestigious venues; however following on from the the insistence of my good friends and musical family, and in particular my much missed late husband and fellow musician, Mat, I decided to widen my horizons, and take the plunge to go solo! Along with my music, I am also known locally for my ongoing fundraising efforts for The Brain Tumour Charity, starting the 'Walk & Talk' movement together with Mat back in 2017. 

About The Campaign

Having postponed this campaign  back in March due to the uncertainty surrounding the Covid pandemic, I am delighted to finally get this crowdfunder up and running. As anyone who has ever trained for a marathon will attest to, just getting to the start line is often the biggest achievement.  Like most great adventures though, this one would not have come in to being with out the faithful encouragement of so many wonderful people,  who’s support continues from near and afar, to carry and inspire me. This has truly been a long time coming; the journey thus far laden with lofty hurdles and glorious diversions; the experiences of which  have truly transformed and distilled their way in to this collection of songs. 

About The Album

The Influences upon my writing  span many styles and genres; acoustic shades of Laurel Canyon, woven together with English Folk, and a twist of Roots and Jazz, all realised and brought to life by my producer, co-writer, music partner, good friend and mentor, David Edward Booth. The subject  of 'Transformation', both personal and universal is often explored, extolled and questioned, through story, philosophy and melody. The track 'Hitchhiker'- the first single from the record, was well received on its release and is now available to download and stream from all major sites. 

The target of four thousand appears steep, but whilst I am fortunate enough to benefit from a generous 'mates rate' discount from David's usual engineering fees, there are still many other costs to cover, such as musicians, mixing, mastering, design work, pressing, launch and promotion. Your contribution to this organically creative and rewarding process will help turn a long held ambition and life long passion into an exciting reality. In return I will remain eternally grateful to you all,  and gift you with the companion of music; an anthology of songs that I hope you will be as proud to own as have been to write. 

About The Rewards

As with similar campaigns, the funds will not reach me unless the full target is reached, however there are a variety of different rewards on offer in exchange for your Pennies, from signed CDs,  to amazing limited edition  artwork prints designed by my good friend Lucy Hart (a.k.a. 'Honey' from Honey & The Bear music fame!) There are even House Concerts (or should that be 'Greenhouse' Concerts - current lockdown rules withstanding!) 

Speaking of Lockdown, whilst we hope to release the album sometime this Autumn, the current nature of 'returning to normal' I fear may impact negatively on our expectations to do so, in which case your patience will be enormously appreciated. I promise to keep you regularly updated though, through newsletters and Social Media channels.

Thank you, once again, and please help spread the word!

With much love and gratitude, 

Kelly.

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