Richard Glassby Quartet 2nd Studio Album

by Richard Glassby in Aberdeen, Aberdeen City, United Kingdom

We did it
On 10th December 2022 we successfully raised £2,500 with 40 supporters in 42 days

To raise funds to help support the recording and distribution costs of my upcoming album.

by Richard Glassby in Aberdeen, Aberdeen City, United Kingdom

 New stretch target

Any extra money will be put toward the rest of the costs of the CD's.

A bit about me

I am a drummer, composer and classroom music teacher from Scotland teacher.1666993630_richard_glassby.jpg

I initially took lessons on piano but fell in love with the drums which eventually lead me to study music at the university of Aberdeen. During my time in Aberdeen studying music education I discovered jazz. This quickly turned into a passion of mine and I began to regularly performed around Aberdeen and Scotland in variety of different jazz ensembles. After graduating, I spent two years at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland completing a masters in jazz.

During lockdown I released my debut album Eclipse that was recorded as part of my masters, which I was very grateful to received the Peter Whittingham Award for Jazz Composition. I am now looking release my second album "Travels".


How will your money be spent?

There are many aspects of recording and releasing an album and the money raised will help me fund the recording / mixing / mastering of the album as well as help toward the production of CD's.

I am hoping to raise £2500 to help cover:

£1100 - Days in the studio

£900 - Mixing / Mastering

£500 - Go towards CD production (400 CD's)

If we reach the target, any extra funds will be put toward the CD production.


The Band

Matthew Kilner - Tenor Saxophone

I met Matthew whilst studying at Aberdeen University and discovered jazz together. I have played with Matthew for years and he has been a source of inspiration and guidance since I met him. Matthew is a creative and expressive player with a sound like Seamus Blake and his playing takes inspiration from the likes of Coltrane.

Ewan Hastie - Double Bass

When I first heard Ewan play, I couldn't believe a bass player could sound the way he did... and he was 17. Ewan's powerful and driving sound, along with his ability to solo like a horn player, is making him one of Scotland's most in demand bass players.

Pete Johnstone - Piano

Before I met Pete, he was a piano player I would always seek out to go listen to, his approach to improvising was always so fresh and exciting. I was given the opportunity to study with Pete when I was at the RCS and he really changed my approach to composition and constantly kept me on my toes!


Thank you for taking the time to read about my project, and I really appreciate your support. You can find more information from my website or my social media, and you can listen to my debut album Eclipse on Spotify now! If you have any questions please get in touch


This project offers rewards in return for your donation. Please select a reward below.

£15 or more

CD and Digital Download + Extra track

We will send you a physical copy of the album, along with a digital copy. Also, an extra song* that wont be on any streaming services or the CD's! *The extra song and digital downloads are included in all rewards up from £15

£10 or more

Digital Download

You will receive a digital copy of my album on the day of release

£20 or more

Band Signed CD

We will send you a physical copy of the CD signed by the whole band when the album is ready.

£25 or more

Physical CD and Hand - Written Tune

You’ll receive a tune of your choice hand written by myself along with the PDF to that tune (and a cd!)

£50 or more

CD and All Tunes Hand Written

We will send you a physical CD, and all of the tunes on the album hand written, along with the PDF's for the tunes.

£100 or more

Mention on the album

I'll send you a copy of the CD, and you will get a special thanks on the album for your extremely generous donation!

£300 or more

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Workshop with Richard and Matthew

Me and Matthew will come and deliver a 2 hour workshop in music or specifically jazz at your school / band / community group / college etc, and will be personalised for you and your group. *Travel expenses not included*

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