Nashville EP recording

by The Kondoors in Sandy, England, United Kingdom

£2,624

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This project will only be funded if at least £5,000 is pledged by April 20th 2019 at 11:00am

Help us raise 5k for our Nashville EP.

by The Kondoors in Sandy, England, United Kingdom

We are Gavin and Jess, aka The Kondoors.  We have been a couple for 15 years and have somehow managed to sing, write and perform together, without killing each other! 

We knew when we first sang together we had something special. People couldn’t tell who was singing what and amazingly, we found that people wanted to come to our gigs. 

The most important thing for us musically is to be real. All our songs have ended up reflecting our relationship and everything that has gone on over that time. It has been a hard and emotional journey at times, to the point of giving up, but what we have created we are really proud of.  Our passion and love of what we do and sharing this with you is what has kept us determined to keep going, despite it being such a hard industry to break through in.  

Realness is so important to us, not only with our approach to songwriting, but also with our recording methods. We do everything in a raw way to give a real sound which is the heart of our music. We want to honour the old and heartfelt sounds of those great records from back in the day and also have elements of today in the sound too.  This can be pretty costly, once we’ve paid for all the musicians, studio, producer, mixing, mastering, PR, Promo etc, as an unsigned act without funding, we simply can’t afford to do much more. We made our first album this year at Monnow Valley Studio in Wales. It was recorded live, 11 songs in 3 days. It probably cost us about £10k to do and would have been impossible if it wasn’t for deciding to spend money from family and friends, given as a wedding present (we already had an oven and fridge) and most of our savings.  We can’t wait to release it, but before we do we want to do one more thing. 

A huge dream of ours had always been to go to Nashville and make an EP, but we have never had the time or money to do it. 

We were given the opportunity to work with the legendary Producer Ray Kennedy (Willie Nelson,Solomon Burke, Taylor Swift/ Joan Osbourne) in Nashville. We recorded it in January this year with the most amazing band and it sounds incredible.

BUT here’s the thing… We had orginally started a campaign on Pledge Music and in the middle of the Nashville trip, we found out they were on the brink of collapse and artists were not receiving pledgers money. Due to this and other factors, at the time of recording we didn't have the money to pay for producer Ray, the studio or any musicians and had to borrow money to do make it happen so are now in debt. 

This is where we need your help.

If YOU could help us raise £5,000 we can pay back what we owe and get this out there. 

In return for your help and support, we have some fun rewards for you (if you are kind enough to pledge) and if we go over budget (which would be unreal) then we can make vinyls of our album, pay for social media marketing, PR and maybe even another EP.  Every little bit helps!

Your support so far has been amazing and we are so grateful. We have so much more we’d like to do and share with you and we’d love it if you would come on this adventure with us. 

Follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

Thank you in advance

Gavin and Jess xx

Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£30 or more

1 of 70 claimed

Music Bundle

For just £30, get your hands on our 'Postcards' bundle! + Digital download of Nashville EP + Digital download of our single 'Postcards' + Handwritten lyrics to 'Postcards on a postcard + Limited Edition T-Shirt.

£7 or more

Nashville EP Download

Digital download of EP

£15 or more

9 of 200 claimed

Signed CD album

Get your hands on a download of our new EP AND a signed copy of our debut album 'Glorious' before it's released next year.

£20 or more

3 of 75 claimed

Limited Edition T-shirt

Get a Limited Edition T-Shirt made especially for you amazing people who kindly pledge to this campaign PLUS a digital download of our Nashville EP.

£40 or more

1 of 30 claimed

Kondoors cracker

This bundle is a cracker! + Download our Nashville EP + Download our single 'Postcards' + Handwritten lyrics to 'Postcards' + A signed copy of our album "Glorious" before its release next year (CD) + Limited Edition T-shirt.

£75 or more

1 of 10 claimed

Voicemail takeover

We will record a personal voicemail for you so you can NOT answer in style (let us know whether you want spoken or sung) + Digital download of Nashville EP + Digital download of 'Postcards' + A signed copy of our album "Glorious" before its release next year (CD) + Handwritten lyrics to 'Postcards' on a postcard + Limited Edition T-shirt

£300 or more

1 of 5 claimed

Name that cover

Is there a song you would love to hear us cover? Now is your chance! We will record and film your cover with a special personal message just for you. Perfect as a special Valentines gift, wedding anniversary or birthday present. + Digital download of our Nashville EP + Digital download of our single 'Postcards' + Handwritten lyrics to 'Postcards' + A signed copy of our album "

£1,000 or more

1 of 1 claimed

The Kondoors acoustic duo intimate gig

We will come to your house and do a 1 hour acoustic set, accompanied by guitarist, for you and your mates. (If you have a particular date in mind, please contact for potential availability before pledging. Gigs within an hour of the M25, any further travel/potential accommodation expenses to be added on top. (PA provided unless bigger setup is required for large venue) + Digital download of our EP + Digital download of single 'Postcards

£3,000 or more

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Mind-blowing Musical Bundle

FULL BAND SHOW (90 min set only, time to be mutually agreed, offer subj. to extra costs if outside Greater London area, may incur PA costs dependant on venue set-up - email for details) Two tickets to see Jess sing with Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds during their UK tour next year (excluding London shows) + Signed NGHFB official tour book + Digital EP download + postcards single. +limited edition t-shirt.


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