Ralph's Life Charity Music CD

by fruitbatwalton in Denton's Green, Merseyside

Ralph's Life aim is to produce a Double CD of 40 unsigned UK Indie bands and artists who have donated a track in support of The Fine Line Project which will raise funds and awareness for the mental health charity Rethink. The initial 1,000 copies will be a limited edition and available exclusively through the crowdfunder.co.uk campaign. After that they will go on sale through Indie record shops and a number of other outlets we are currently negotiating with. All proceeds go to Rethink.

by fruitbatwalton in Denton's Green, Merseyside

We did it
On 3rd January 2014 we successfully raised £5,120 with 246 supporters in 42 days

 

Ralph's Life Music Blog has covered the great work done by The Fine Line Project on two occasions now and in order to fully recognise their contribution to mental health charities we aim (with your help) to produce a double CD of unsigned UK Indie bands and artistes; featured in the blog, to raise both funds and awareness for mental health in the UK.

Why The Fine Line Project? Because we all tread that fine line between feeling great and not so great. It could be as simple as being tired, off colour or having overindulged. Most of us understand those feelings, but what if they’re enough to send you over the edge? Or what if you or someone you know has been diagnosed with something really serious?

Why mental health? Because it’s a difficult area and there’s still stigma attached to having mental health issues, even though 1 in 4 globally experience such problems at some point in their life; because it affects so many people from a bout of depression to conditions such as bi-polar and schizophrenia; because promoting fundraising events which support mental health is not as easy or engaging as, say, raising money for children or animals. And because the current recession means more stress, more pressure on services and less support available.

Why creative arts? Because artists and creative people in general, including many scientists, are often in tune with that fine line feeling, aware of the impact of life’s highs and lows and in a better position to express them in a language that reaches out to others. Just think of music, song lyrics, poetry, painting, drama and how they can touch the soul.

The Plan is to use the funds raised to produce and distribute a Double CD of up to 40 Unsigned UK Indie bands and artistes (the first 1000 limited edition available only to Pledgers) available in Indie Record Stores throughout the UK.

We will also be hosting 3 launch nights at venues still to be decided, featuring a number of the acts on the CD.

Please note all Rewards for Pledges are UK postage only and a further charge would need to be made for Rewards sent outside the UK and Northern Ireland.

Please note the Rewards involving the Launch Night/Nights are UK based and expenses are not included for transport to and from the gigs.

 

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CD1:

The Travelling Band - Took My Soul

Tom Robinson - The Mighty Sword Of Justice

Wullae Wright - Fight Or Flight

(prod. by Ambrose Chappel)

Culann - Jerusalem

Plum - Casting Shadows

Pumajaw - Mask

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Velocets - Secrets

The Varese's - Spotlight

Snippet - Celebration

Elia and The Low Tears - Sweet Lies

Fat Goth - Creepy Lounge

The Bedroom Hour - X Marks The Spot

Jess Harwood - Feeling Fine

The Mutineers - Tell Me Why

Steve Heron - Eleanor

Have Mercy Las Vegas - Pappy

Vukovi - Schwagger

Debs McCoy - Wendy

The Ninth Watch - Forever's a Long Time

The Folk Remedy - Sirens

The Fireflys - Hummingbird

Graham Marshall - Freedom Call

Whispery Club - The Boy

CD 2:

We Came From The Sea - Animalskin

Stillia - You Only Live Once

TiTORS iNSiGNia - Beg, Plead And Pray

Tingle In The Netherlands - Prostitute's Handbag

Helen McCookerybook - Monday's Mood

Mog Stanley - Mind Games

The Low Countries - At The End Of The Day

Robb Murphy - Never Letting You Go

Pick It Up (feat iKashFlo)

Ambrose Chappel - Pick It Up ( ft. iKashflo)

Matthew Hidden - A Berry Bursts

Fiona Soe Paing - Daymoon Sun(With thanks to the BBC Radiophonic Workshop'sDaphne Oram Trust who gave permission for thesample on this track)

Great Reckoning - Bleed For Your Life

Feral Five - Skin

King And Queen Of Sorry - (Couldn't Get) High Enough

Tea Street Band - Push The Feeling On (Tom Eno Remix)

Mono Life - Disco In Paris

Shiny Rhino - I Love My Radio

Radio KC where Ralph has his Indie Show on a Sunday have donated airtime from 9pm on Monday 18th November where they will be playing all the tracks and messages from some of the bands and artists involved. You can tune in by clicking on this link > rkc.noip.me

My thanks to Simon Meakin and SCG Advertising for the CD's graphic design work.

Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£1 or more

£1 Reward

A very nice email from Ralph thanking you for your donation and his everlasting gratitude.

£2 or more

£2 Reward

A very nice email from Ralph thanking you for your donation and his eternal gratitude PLUS a digital photograph of Ralph

£3 or more

9 of 97 claimed

£3 Reward

A very nice email from Ralph thanking you for your donation and his everlasting gratitude PLUS a digital photograph of Ralph PLUS a limited edition Ralph's Life pin badge (YAY)!

£3 or more

£3 Reward

Debs McCoy whose track 'Wendy' is on the album will send you a pdf file of her famous home made Gin recipe. Word on the street is, it's a must have, killer brew!

£5 or more

34 of 2000 claimed

£5 Reward

A very nice email from Ralph thanking you for your donation and his eternal gratitude PLUS a digital photo of Ralph PLUS a Ralph's Life Pin Badge PLUS an exclusive limited edition I Helped Ralph's Life wristband

£10 or more

38 of 500 claimed

£10 Reward

A guest pass to the London Launch Party in Proud Camden on March 2nd 2014 PLUS a Ralph's Life limited edition Wristband!

£10 or more

5 of 5 claimed

£10 Reward

A Debs McCoy Double CD (and I'm pretty sure she'll be happy to sign them). Her track Wendy is also on the Ralph's Life CD...and don't miss out on her Gin Recipe which is also a pledge!

£12 or more

92 of 1000 claimed

£12 Reward

A very nice email from Ralph thanking you for your donation and his eternal gratitude PLUS a digital photo of Ralph PLUS a Ralph's Life Pin Badge PLUS a copy of the Ralph's Life CD of 40 tracks donated by Ralph's featured artists!

£15 or more

1 of 1 claimed

£15 Reward

A copy of the Snippet DIY CD PLUS a rather spiffy & tres chic Cassette recording PLUS Snippet has crochet'd little Owl Brooches PLUS a Ralph's Life Button Badge. This is a one off so get your pledge in first!

£20 or more

68 of 100 claimed

£20 Reward

A very nice email from Ralph thanking you for your donation and his everlasting gratitude PLUS a digital photograph of Ralph PLUS a free download of the Ralph's Life Double CD PLUS a limited edition paw printed copy of the Ralph's Life CD PLUS a VIP Pass to the launch night.

£25 or more

1 of 1 claimed

£25 Reward

Culann have donated an exclusive limited edition T Shirt Plus a CD copy of their album for the first lucky person that pledges. Ralph will include a limited edition Ralph's Life pin badge too and postage is included!

£30 or more

2 of 1 claimed

£30 Reward

Dinner for 2 at the Manchester pop-up restaurant Food By Jonny Marsh Jonny has worked in Le Manoir Aux Quat' Saisons & Michael Caines Abode and this pledge at just £30 is a real bargain!

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