The Honeybirds record with TSJO!

by The Honeybirds in Leeds, West Yorkshire, England

£520

raised of £3,000 target

19

supporters
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This project is using Flexible funding and will receive all pledges made by January 21st 2019 at 9:00am

We, The Honeybirds, would like to record a new album with the Tom Sharp Jazz Orchestra - a fantastic 18-piece big band based here in Leeds.

by The Honeybirds in Leeds, West Yorkshire, England

The Honeybirds have been singing together since 2012.

We have been lucky enough to make 2 recordings in that time: one with backing tracks, and one with a live trio.

The last album we made was back in 2014, and we successfully crowdfunded it with the help of family, friends and fans - 4 years is a long time though, so we've been thinking we must to head back into the studio and do another.

And this time, we want to make it even more fantastic, by using a Big Band!

Tom Sharp's Jazz Orchestra are based in Leeds, and have previously won the 'Best Band' in the Great North Big Band competition.

After performing with them as part of the Jazz Leeds Festival, 2018, we started plotting and approached Tom to see if he wanted to collaborate.

To our delight, he said yes!

Then began the tough stuff; we started to tot up the amount of money that a project like this would require.

There's musicians to pay, studios and engineers to hire, licenses to purchase and manufacturing costs to consider.

A big band, plus all the singers of The Honeybirds (Tessa, Jenny, Daisy, Kate and Molly) totals 23 people! That's loads!!

In order to fund this dream, we decided to go back to the crowdfunding model, and ask people to consider purchasing the album in advance; giving us the ability to fund the album as we go, rather than recoup the costs afterwards. Simple!

We also came up with a little list of other things we could offer people, in case they wanted to pledge more. Every little will help though; and we will be very grateful to anyone who donates.

Thank you!!

Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£15 or more

The New Album!

Once the CD has been manufactured, we will pop it in the post with a thank you note, and send it straight to your door! UK postage and packaging included (International postage will be a little more! - please use the 'additional donation' box on the payment page to add £3.50 to cover this.)

£5 or more

A Song from The Honeybirds!

If you pledge for this reward before December 21st, we will email you a little Christmas song as a festive thank you! (You can pledge for it after then too, but the jingle bells might sound a little out a place in January!)

£25 or more

The New Album PLUS 'Pennies From Heaven'

Haven't got our first full album? Then why not purchase both?! When the new recording is manufactured, we will pop both CDs in the post for you! UK postage and packaging included (International postage will be a little more! - please use the 'additional donation' box on the payment page to add £3.50 to cover this.)

£30 or more

2 of 10 claimed

Have your name on the album!

Along with a copy of our new album, we will thank you (or your business) in the liner notes! Won't that feel special?! Once the CD has been manufactured, we will pop it in the post with a thank you note, and send it straight to your door! UK postage and packaging included (International postage will be a little more! - please use the 'additional donation' box on the payment page to add £3.50 to cover this.)

£30 or more

Vocal/Instrumental Lesson!

Ever wanted to learn trumpet? Used to play guitar in days gone past and fancy taking it up again? Interested in having a singing lesson? This reward will give you a 45-minute taster lesson on the instrument of your choice. The date and time will be arranged between yourself and the tutor, and will most likely take part in Leeds, West Yorkshire. *This reward does not include the new album*

£40 or more

Vocal/Instrumental Lesson PLUS the new album!

Ever wanted to learn trumpet? Used to play guitar in days gone past and fancy taking it up again? Interested in having a singing lesson? This reward will give you a 45-minute taster lesson on the instrument of your choice AND a copy of our new album. The date and time will be arranged between yourself and the tutor, and will most likely take part in Leeds, West Yorkshire.

£750 or more

0 of 2 claimed

A Gig from The Honeybirds

Planning an event in Yorkshire and want The Honeybirds to be there to perform? We will come and sing 2 sets of 45 minutes with backing tracks for you and your fabulous guests. Date to be agreed between The Honeybirds and pledger, subject to availability - email us in advance of pledging if you have a specific date in mind!


Let's make 'The Honeybirds record with TSJO!' happen