Second Album Creation! (World/Ska/Reggae)

by The Cabarats in Plymouth, Plymouth, United Kingdom

£3,530

raised so far

83

supporters

We aim to produce a quality second album at the reputable Momentum Studios and need some support to raise the funds to make it possible.

by The Cabarats in Plymouth, Plymouth, United Kingdom

We're still collecting donations

On the 8th April 2022 we'd raised £3,467 with 82 supporters in 56 days. But as every pound matters, we're continuing to collect donations from supporters.

Overview:

We are so excited to create and share our second album with you! It's a varied, multi-genre collection of music, with some tracks feeling more 'mainstream' with catchy, emotive vocal lines; accompanied by dub and reggae awesomeness. Other tracks draw from traditional Eastern-European and Turkish sounds which were not captured in the debut album; however they form a huge part of our overall style and live performance. You can also expect to hear a touch of upbeat, 'wacky' ska, progressive, avant-garde soundscapes and our first journey into the musical styles of Latin America.

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We've developed so much as a band since 2017. You may have noticed during recent live shows that we have introduced more instruments, pedals and effects into our set up! We cannot wait to capture some of this into the album and to share it all with you.

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Our Story:

The Cabarats formed in 2016 and the debut album was ready by the end of 2017 after the amazing support from all our new fans. Since then, we've been on a whirlwind ride, performing at grassroots venues all around the UK, circulating on the festival scene, embarking in mini tours to Croatia and France and we also gained a slot on one of the main stages at Boomtown Fair! 

During these five years, we have had the pleasure of supporting renowned acts such as Dubioza Kollectiv, Tankus the Henge, The Undercover Hippy, and Cut Capers. We gained the attention of BBC Introducing, performing on their stage at Looe Saves the Day. More recently, we were blown away by Jozines review naming us their highlight of Maui Waui festival 2021.

https://joyzine.org/2021/09/13/festival-review-maui-waui-2021/

Quotes:

''The Cabarats were probably the highlight of my festival. The vibe that they brought to that tent in the early Sunday evening was palpable. Every single person in that tent was a super-fan by the end of the show. Think eastern European folk, Balkan ska, punk-dub with accordions, ouds, bass and drums flying around all over the place.’’ - Joyzine, Review of Maui Waui Festival 2021

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(Maui Waui, 2021)

“If you want a band that’ll have you tapping your toes, bobbing your head and bouncing along then it’s The Cabarats you need. With a seamless mix of reggae folk and Balkan ska their lively, unique sound is definitely smile inducing. These talented musicians know how to put on a show and enrapture their audience.” - Rosie, Executive Producer: BBC Radio Cornwall.

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(Looe Festival, 2019)


The Plan:

We created our debut album 4 YEARS AGO! Like everyone else, we appeared to have lost two years to Covid19! In 2019, after the amazing response from the album and live shows, we had planned to take the next step and start planing for the second album.

We were in the early stages of planning the album creation. The new songs were ready, the tour was organised and in place (intended to help raise some funds for the album) and the production planning was to come next..

Unfortunately, due to C19, our spring tour 2020 was cancelled and it was not feasible to do the tour the following year either. The business made a loss financially last year and unfortunately we were not eligible for any financial support. All album and tour plans needed to go on hold for a while.


The Good News:

The good news is, the tour is being re-organised for 2022 and we have booked in at Momentum Studios to create our album in late Spring! We were so lucky to have created our debut album on such a tight budget, due to some of our band members dabbling in music production and artwork. 

However, almost five years have passed since the debut album and we feel we have developed so much as a band and want to ensure this album is created to the highest quality which is why we have chosen to work with Momentum Studios. We owe it to our fans, you've been waiting long enough!


The Challenge:

The challenge is of course, raising the funds to make this happen. We need to raise £7500 to ensure our album meets the highest standards to support us to progress to the next step in our career. 

We aim to match fund our Crowdfunder project by one third (£2500), through tour show payment, merch sales and busking our hearts out on the streets.

We therefore, need to raise an additional £5000 via the support of our fans and the wider community to ensure we can make it happen!

By supporting this campaign, you will be able to pre-order the new album, purchase our existing merch and invest in some more exciting perks such as a live show in your living room! You can also buy a unique Cabarats themed artwork print designed by our multi-talented band member, Jake!

Price Breakdown:

We need to raise a total of £7500 to make our album project possible. With this budget, we can ensure that all aspects of our work are captured at the highest quality which will support us to move to the next exciting step in our career.

- 12 day sessions recording the album at Momentum Studios, Plymouth

- All tracks produced and mixed by Josiah Manning at Momentum Studios

- Several radio edits created for marketing purposes 

(...if you know us, you know most songs are about 7 minutes long!)

- Mastering costs of all tracks

- Album artwork illustration and graphic design

- Manufacturing physical CDs in card based packaging

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The Cabarats contribution from gigging, busking and merch sales:

£2500

CROWDFUNDER SUPPORT NEEDED:

£5000

*If we happen to exceed our target, we will use any additional funding for marketing the album and creating some awesome music videos!

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(Us in France, estimating how much we need to raise for the album production and wondering whether it's possible...)

YES IT IS POSSIBLE WITH YOUR SUPPORT AND OUR HARD WORK <3 

Please share, spread the word, pre-order the album, buy tickets for the tour, donate and help us make our dream come true


PERKS:

Please consider buying our existing merch, debut album and/or preordering the new album to help us reach our target! New perks will be added throughout the project, please keep a look out for updates!!

*** Please consider adding the relevant postage cost (as an additional donation) if we need to ship outside of the UK***

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Rewards

This project offered rewards

£20 or more

Signed Copy of the New Album on CD!

It's what this Crowdfunder is all about! Pre-order the new album on CD and receive a signed copy for £20 to help support us to reach our fundraising target! We will also send you some stickers and a personalised thank you! Scroll down to check out the other exciting rewards and bargain bundles that we are offering!

£10 or more

Digital Download of the New Album

Pre-order the new album (digital download).

£15 or more

The New Album on CDs in card based packaging

Not bothered about having a signed copy? No problem, pre-order the new album on CD and receive it in the post from us as soon as it has been completed. We can't wait to share it with you!

£15 or more

Digital Download: Debut Album and New Album

Buy both albums (Out of the Bag and the New Album) to help us reach the target and receive a discount on our debut album

£25 or more

Debut Album and New Album (Signed)

Purchase both of our albums together! Our debut album 'Out of the Bag' and our new album! Receive a signed copy of the new album. Thanks for your support!

£30 or more

RE-STOCKED The New Album and The Cabarats T-Shirt!

A signed copy of the new album and a Cabarats T-Shirt! (Size XL and XXL sold out - sorry!) These are soft and high quality garments with full colour screen-prints on the front and back. Please check the design on the main Crowdfunder page!

£40 or more

RE-STOCKED The New Album and A Cabarats Hoody

A signed copy of the new album and a Cabarats Hoody! These hoodies are tried and tested and so cosy and soft! Check the design on the main Crowdfunder page!

£45 or more

New Album & Unique Digital Cabarats Artwork Print

Receive the new album (signed) and a limited edition A3 print related to The Cabarats, created by our bassist Jake!

£55 or more

SUPER BUNDLE

Received a signed copy of the new album, a limited A3 artwork print, a Cabarats T-Shirt, stickers and a personalised thank you card from us! Discount given for bundle purchase! (Sorry size XXL sold out)

£70 or more

SUPER-DUPER BUNDLE

Receive a signed copy of the new album, the debut album (Out of the Bag), a limited A3 artwork print and a super soft Cabarats Hoody. You will also receive some stickers and a personalised thank you card from us! (£20 Bundle discount applied - XXL sold out - sorry!)

£250 or more

A Life Time Guest List - (and the new Album!)

Receive guest list entry to any of our shows for LIFE! Excludes most festivals but we can certainly try our best to get you in to the occasional smaller festivals. Includes a signed copy of the new album. (Fulfilment date for album is Aug but the guest-list pass starts immediately).

£1,000 or more

A live show, party, wedding, garden party etc!

A live show from us from June onwards. It can even be in your living room! PA and sound engineer provided. Please check with us re availability if you have a specific date in mind. Travel expenses exceeding an 80 mile radius from Plymouth not included.

£30 or more

The New Album and The Cabarats T-Shirt!

A signed copy of the new album and a Cabarats T-Shirt! These are soft and high quality garments with full colour screen-prints on the front and back. Please check the design on the main Crowdfunder page! (Size XXL sold out - sorry!)

£40 or more

The New Album and A Cabarats Hoody

A signed copy of the new album and a Cabarats Hoody! These hoodies are tried and tested and so cosy and soft! Check the design on the main Crowdfunder page!

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