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Rebecca Nelson - Album

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 Hi Everyone Welcome To My Project!

My name is Rebecca Nelson and I am here to tell you about my exciting new project.  The rumours are true I am about to record a new CD but I can't do it without your help!

For those of you who don’t know me I am a cross over classical singer born and raised in Christchurch but currently living in Auckland. I started off as a Busker and have had some great success since. Some highlights include touring Ireland with The Priests as their guest soloist, joining Will Martin on his South Island concert tour, singing National Anthems for a number of countries at International Rugby Test matches (including the All Blacks) and in 2011 I released my debut Album “Pure Imagination”

As some of you may know, this year I enlisted as a reservist in The Royal New Zealand Navy and had the honour of travelling to Gallipoli to sing at the Anzac Dawn Service. It was truly the trip of a lifetime and is the inspiration for my new Album.

 

 

The Album is going to have a strong military feel, with old war songs from the likes of Vera Lynn as well as inspirational numbers and will be released in time for the 100 year anniversary of Anzac Day

 

I have some great people on board, I will again be working with the talented Michael Bell at Orange Studio in Christchurch and we are teaming up with some amazing musicians from the Royal New Zealand Navy Band

 

This is where you come in…. I have started this pledge me campaign to raise the necessary funds required to make my vision a reality. There are some great Rewards on offer which you can view down the right hand side of the page. You can pre-purchase the album, choose from one of the other reward options or even just make a donation. 

 

We have set the target at $10,000 but in reality the total cost of the album will be a lot more so if we can exceed the target it would be even better! Every dollar raised will go towards the production of this album.

 

Come on people lets spread the word ….

 

Thank you so much for all your support and your generous donations, this is a really exciting project and I will keep you all updated every step of the way

 

 

facebook.com/internationalsinger

 

twitter.com/RebeccaNelson01

 

www.rebeccanelson.co.nz

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rebecca Nelson

 

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Pre Order Reflection NOW!

01/03/2015 at 9:45 AM

Reflection

 

Pre Order “Reflection” today!!!!

 

The countdown is on until the official release date on 27 March but you can get in early and pre order your copy of the album now through my website. Spread the word, tell all your friends and family! The album will also be sold throughout New Zealand at The Warehouse.

 

http://rebeccanelson.co.nz/product/reflection/

 

The Australian and New Zealand National Anthems are available to be downloaded now through iTunes, where you can also pre order your online album.    

 

https://itunes.apple.com/nz/album/reflection/id966770189?uo=4&at=10lrHH

 

For those who brought an album through PledgeMe these will be posted out shortly.

 

Thank you for all your ongoing support!

 

Love Rebecca xx

 

Reflection - Release date announcement

31/01/2015 at 2:17 PM

 

Hello Pledgers

 

 

It’s update time!

 

I have some exciting news for you - 27 March 2015 will be the official release date of my new album titled “Reflection”. This week I received my mastered copy and it sounds beautiful! I am so happy with how it has turned out and I cannot wait for you hear it.  

 

We have also been busy designing the case and album booklet using some of the amazing photos from The Heather & Doug Records and the design work of the talented Michael Bell from Orange studio.  Below is a sneak peek of the cover!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thank you again for all your support

 

 

 

Love Rebecca xx

 

 

 

 

Stage Three - Recording Vocals in Christchurch and Photo Shoot

07/12/2014 at 10:59 PM

 

Hello Pledgers!!!!

 

What a crazy week it has been! Sometimes I just have to pinch myself to make sure I’m not dreaming. I am so lucky with what I get to do for my job and all the amazing people I get to work with. I spent the past week back down in Christchurch at Orange Studio. This time round we recorded my vocals, bagpipe and two Choirs. The CD is finally taking form and I am so excited.

 

On Friday I had my photo shoot for the album and guess what……. I have a sneak peak for you all. The photos were shot by the amazingly talented husband and wife duo Heather and Doug from “The Heather & Doug Records.” I will be posting it to my Facebook page tomorrow but as pledgers you are the first to get a look!

 

Thank you again for all your support

 

Love Rebeccaxx

 

 

Stage Two - Christchurch November Recording

28/11/2014 at 8:06 PM

 

 

Hello Pledgers!!!!

 

What a crazy weekend! I headed down to Christchurch to Orange Studio to start recording the music with my small band. I stole a few talented musicians from the Royal New Zealand Navy Band and then added in some local talent from Canterbury. We were in the studio Friday to Monday laying down all the tracks and I have to say it is sounding AMAZING. Below is a collage of photos from the weekend, needless to say we had a lot of fun. I am having the time of my life with this album and working with some amazing people. I cannot wait for you all to hear it. I am back in Auckland for a week before heading back to Christchurch to record my vocals along with some special guests so stay tuned. Thanks again for all your support. If you are wanting to see the full size photos check out my facebook page. www.facebook.com/internationalsinger

Love Rebecca xx

 

 

Christchurch Recording November

 

Stage One - Recording in Auckland. Hopefully Video is attached this time :-)

28/10/2014 at 9:49 PM

Hi Everyone!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nkNIcWCzBPY 

Here are a few snippets from when we recorded the first four tracks for the new album in Auckland. We were lucky enough to record at Roundhead Studio with The Royal New Zealand Navy Band. In just over 3 weeks we will be recording the smaller band in Christchurch at Orange Studio. IT’S ALL SO EXCITING.

Love Rebecca xx

 

www.rebeccanelson.co.nz

www.orangestudio.co.nz

www.roundheadstudios.com

 

 

 Roundheadstudios_RebeccaNelson

 

 

 

 

Stage One - Recording in Auckland

28/10/2014 at 9:40 PM

 

Hi Everyone!

Here are a few snippets from when we recorded the first four tracks for the new album in Auckland. We were lucky enough to record at Roundhead Studio with The Royal New Zealand Navy Band. In just over 3 weeks we will be recording the smaller band in Christchurch at Orange Studio. IT’S ALL SO EXCITING.

Love Rebecca xx

 

www.rebeccanelson.co.nz

www.orangestudio.co.nz

www.roundheadstudios.com

 

 

 Roundheadstudios_RebeccaNelson

 

 

 

THANK YOU x

06/10/2014 at 1:53 PM

 

WAHOO WE DID IT! 

 

Thank you so much for your pledge! Without your support I would not have been able to do this and I am extremely grateful. I am sending you all HUGE hugs! I am so excited about this new album and I will keep you all updated every step of the way.

On Wednesday the FUN begins. I am heading into Roundhead Studio with The Royal New Zealand Navy Band to start laying down a couple of tracks. We will also be joined by the amazing Michael Bell from Orange Studio in Christchurch who will be producing the Album from start to finish.

It’s going to be an amazing, full on couple of months and I am so glad I will be able to share this journey with you!

Watch this space for updates along the way…

 

Lots of Love

 

Rebecca xx

 

 
 

 

 

TWO DAYS TO GO

29/09/2014 at 8:37 PM

 

 

 

We are down to the final couple of days!

 

There are only two days to go or if you are reading this on the 30th today is THE LAST FULL DAY TO PLEDGE!!!! We are sooooooooooo close to the target, we just need that little bit more. Keep spreading the word to all your family and friends and I know we can get there!

 

Next week I will be hitting Roundhead Studios here in Auckland with The Royal New Zealand Navy Band to start laying down some tracks for the album. Requiem for a soldier is one of the tracks that they are featuring in. Here is a link to us performing it at the Bruce Manson Centre in Takapuna.

 http://youtu.be/L8WI6UQCS_8?list=UUspNIssecIijKQNCsS1CrJw

 

Thanks again for all your support J

 

 

 

Lots of Love

 

 

 

Rebecca Nelson xx

 

 

 

 

Musician Profile #6 Mark Hobson

29/09/2014 at 6:31 PM

 

Mark Hobson

 

Say Hello to the Saxiest member of The Royal New Zealand Navy Band - Mark Hobson. Mark is the very talented Saxophonist on my upcoming album.  Some of you may recognise Mr Hobson’s face from the days when he roamed the halls of Burnside High School as a teacher. This sax machine was originally based in Christchurch before moving to Auckland to join the RNZNB. In Christchurch He was the Artistic Director for the iconic Arts Centre of Christchurch lunchtime series up until the Centre’s closing in 2010/2011 due to the Canterbury earthquakes. As a teacher he worked annually with over one hundred students privately, in schools and at the University of Canterbury. This very talented man has featured performing solely New Zealand works at single reed conferences throughout Australia and World Saxophone conferences in Europe and Asia. Not many people are aware but Mark is one passionate fella, his passion you may ask? Dixie music, it is all about the Dixie! He is go go gadget man and was way ahead of the crowd with his fancy watch, he laughs at the I-Watch. Mark is currently “living on the North Shore and loving life” - Quote taken from a highly reputable source.

 

Mark Hobson

 

 

 

10 Days and Counting

21/09/2014 at 7:22 PM

 

10 DAYS TO GO

Here is a wee message from a few little friends and I.  http://youtu.be/jAyLEQXmzKg?list=UUspNIssecIijKQNCsS1CrJw

Can you believe it we are on the 10 day count down. We are on track with 82 pledges but we still need alot more to get another $3,020 to make target.

Remember to tell and share the PledgeMe link with all your friends and family.

Thank you for all your support, I really appreciate it.

 

Lots of love

Rebecca Nelson xx

Musician Profile #5 Tom Chester

13/09/2014 at 8:34 PM

 

TOM Chester

 

Lock up your daughters folks I am about to introduce my next musician.

Meet this English gentleman - Tom Chester, the French Horn player on my upcoming album. Not only does Tom play French horn, he is also a skilled pianist and is working on a number of arrangements for the album - he is one talented dude! Tom is all the way from Manchester, he joined the Royal Marines at a young age and studied at the Royal Marines School of Music. In 2012 he moved to New Zealand where he joined the Royal New Zealand Navy Band. Tom was selected as one of the musicians from The Royal New Zealand Navy Band to head to Gallipoli for this year’s Anzac Day commemorations. He is the musical director for the North Shore Concert Band and it’s no secret Tom’s favourite instrument is the bagpipes. This English heart-throb is one stylish dude, he loves his tweed Jackets, is handy in the kitchen and loves a good glass of red. It happens to be Tom’s Birthday tomorrow so I’m sure you will all join me in wishing Tom a very Happy Birthday!

 

Tom

Musician Profile #4 Megan McFarlane

12/09/2014 at 10:07 PM

MEGAN McFarlane

Everyone say “Buenos días” to the gorgeous Megan McFarlane, the flutiest on my upcoming album. Megan studied a Bachelor of Music at the University of Waikato where she graduated with HONORS. After graduating, The Royal NZ Navy Band saw how talented she was and snapped her up straight away. In 2012 she was selected as part of the NZ contingent to travel down the River Thames during the Queen's Diamond Jubilee as part of the Royal Commonwealth Honour Guard which surrounded Her Majesty's barge. Her and Liz are basically BFFs! Not only is she an amazing musician but she holds her own in a male dominated environment that is the Navy. She was recently awarded the DUX in the Leading Rate Promotion course up against some stiff competition. Don’t be fooled by her tiny frame, and sweet demeanour this chick is one tough mudder! Megan is a workout machine, she can lift double her weight, runs half marathons and she has a truck licence! She also speaks a bit of Spanish, her favourite colour is purple and she has a weakness for mcflurrys. I am in awe of this lady, she never ceases to amaze me and I’m not just saying that because she is one of the directors at Sing School (which means she’s my boss!) She as an absolute star and an amazing friend.

Megan

 

 

PROJECT UPDATE

08/09/2014 at 7:07 PM

 

 

HI EVERYONE

 

Thank you so much for all your support and pledges!! I really appreciate all your help

 

We are on countdown now with just over 20 days to go. I have been putting up profiles of some of the incredible musicians who will be featuring on the album on both my Facebook and PledgeMe pages. Make sure you check out their stories if you haven’t seen them yet.

 

Today I performed one of the songs I will be recording on my album on The Good Morning show in New Zealand. Below is the link to this clip.

http://tvnz.co.nz/good-morning/rebecca-nelson-video-6075327

 

Everything is coming together beautifully for the album, The Royal New Zealand Navy Band and I are booked in on the 8th October at Roundhead Studios for the first round of recording.

 

Thanks again for all your help and please keep spreading the word to all your friends and family! We still have another 4k to reach the target!

 

LOVE REBECCA x

 

  Good Morning

Good Morning_3

 

Thomas Chester on the keyboard

 

 

 

 

Musican Profile #3 Owen Clarke

08/09/2014 at 11:30 AM

OWEN Clarke

Introducing my boss Lieutenant Commander Owen Clarke who is the Musical Director/Conductor of The Royal NZ Navy Band. He is the one tasked with the mission of keeping all of us musicians in line. Owen graduated from Vi...ctoria some years ago and has served 15 years in the NZDF, both with the RNZAF Band and now the RNZN Band. I first met Owen while busking on the streets of Devonport (he obviously recognises awesomeness when he sees it) where he asked me to work alongside and ultimately join the RNZN Band. Owen has a beautiful family, loves a good coffee, is the selfie king and owns a pony which is currently for sale if anyone is interested. He, alongside The Royal New Zealand Navy Band will be featuring on the upcoming album and although you won’t be able to see or hear him, you know his presence will defiantly be felt

 

Owen Clarke

 

 

Musician Profile #2 JESS Hix

07/09/2014 at 2:10 PM

 

JESS Hix 

Everyone say “Hello” to this beautiful lady - Jess Hix. Jess is going to be the percussionist on my upcoming album. Another Christchurch born girl (brought up in the bustling metropolis of Rangiora), she studied a Bach...elor of Music, majoring in performance percussion at the University of Canterbury and has worked with the Christchurch Symphony Orchestra and percussion groups Pandemonium and Strike. Jess was one of the talented musicians who travelled to Gallipoli earlier this year to play at the ANZAC Dawn service and is currently on a tour of China and South Korea with the National Band of New Zealand. Jess definitely beats to the sound to her own drum, loves chocolate, has the uncanny ability to sleep anytime/anywhere and cuts some pretty sweet shapes on the dance floor. She lives by her favourite quote “To make memories, first you have to live them”

Jess Hix

Musician Profile #1 Hayden Sinclair

06/09/2014 at 7:59 AM

I mentioned the other day on my facebook page that I will be doing profiles on the amazing musicians that are featuring throughout the upcoming album, but I dont want you to miss out if you are not on facebook.  Here is lucky #1

 HAYDEN Sinclair 

Let me introduce you to Hayden Sinclair. Hayden will be playing Clarinet on my upcoming album. This talented young man graduated in 09 from the New Zealand School of Music in Wellington with no less than a HONORS degree. I first met Hayden back during our school yard days at Burnside High, it’s amazing how our paths have crossed years later with The Royal NZ Navy Band where he is currently the lead clarinet player. He is one talented dude, having worked with The Royal NZ Air Force Band and other awesome orchestras like the NZSO. Hayden loves a good glass of red wine (Pinot Noir is his drink of choice) and long walks on the beach, he is also the RNZNB limbo champion and has an amazing sock collection!!

Hayden_Rebecca

 

 

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    Rebecca Nelson - Album

    Project 2014-06-18 23:28:52 +1200

     Hi Everyone Welcome To My Project!

    My name is Rebecca Nelson and I am here to tell you about my exciting new project.  The rumours are true I am about to record a new CD but I can't do it without your help!

    For those of you who don’t know me I am a cross over classical singer born and raised in Christchurch but currently living in Auckland. I started off as a Busker and have had some great success since. Some highlights include touring Ireland with The Priests as their guest soloist, joining Will Martin on his South Island concert tour, singing National Anthems for a number of countries at International Rugby Test matches (including the All Blacks) and in 2011 I released my debut Album “Pure Imagination”

    As some of you may know, this year I enlisted as a reservist in The Royal New Zealand Navy and had the honour of travelling to Gallipoli to sing at the Anzac Dawn Service. It was truly the trip of a lifetime and is the inspiration for my new Album.

     

     

    The Album is going to have a strong military feel, with old war songs from the likes of Vera Lynn as well as inspirational numbers and will be released in time for the 100 year anniversary of Anzac Day

     

    I have some great people on board, I will again be working with the talented Michael Bell at Orange Studio in Christchurch and we are teaming up with some amazing musicians from the Royal New Zealand Navy Band

     

    This is where you come in…. I have started this pledge me campaign to raise the necessary funds required to make my vision a reality. There are some great Rewards on offer which you can view down the right hand side of the page. You can pre-purchase the album, choose from one of the other reward options or even just make a donation. 

     

    We have set the target at $10,000 but in reality the total cost of the album will be a lot more so if we can exceed the target it would be even better! Every dollar raised will go towards the production of this album.

     

    Come on people lets spread the word ….

     

    Thank you so much for all your support and your generous donations, this is a really exciting project and I will keep you all updated every step of the way

     

     

    facebook.com/internationalsinger

     

    twitter.com/RebeccaNelson01

     

    www.rebeccanelson.co.nz

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Rebecca Nelson

     

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    Pre Order Reflection NOW!

    01/03/2015 at 9:45 AM

    Reflection

     

    Pre Order “Reflection” today!!!!

     

    The countdown is on until the official release date on 27 March but you can get in early and pre order your copy of the album now through my website. Spread the word, tell all your friends and family! The album will also be sold throughout New Zealand at The Warehouse.

     

    http://rebeccanelson.co.nz/product/reflection/

     

    The Australian and New Zealand National Anthems are available to be downloaded now through iTunes, where you can also pre order your online album.    

     

    https://itunes.apple.com/nz/album/reflection/id966770189?uo=4&at=10lrHH

     

    For those who brought an album through PledgeMe these will be posted out shortly.

     

    Thank you for all your ongoing support!

     

    Love Rebecca xx

     

    Reflection - Release date announcement

    31/01/2015 at 2:17 PM

     

    Hello Pledgers

     

     

    It’s update time!

     

    I have some exciting news for you - 27 March 2015 will be the official release date of my new album titled “Reflection”. This week I received my mastered copy and it sounds beautiful! I am so happy with how it has turned out and I cannot wait for you hear it.  

     

    We have also been busy designing the case and album booklet using some of the amazing photos from The Heather & Doug Records and the design work of the talented Michael Bell from Orange studio.  Below is a sneak peek of the cover!

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Thank you again for all your support

     

     

     

    Love Rebecca xx

     

     

     

     

    Stage Three - Recording Vocals in Christchurch and Photo Shoot

    07/12/2014 at 10:59 PM

     

    Hello Pledgers!!!!

     

    What a crazy week it has been! Sometimes I just have to pinch myself to make sure I’m not dreaming. I am so lucky with what I get to do for my job and all the amazing people I get to work with. I spent the past week back down in Christchurch at Orange Studio. This time round we recorded my vocals, bagpipe and two Choirs. The CD is finally taking form and I am so excited.

     

    On Friday I had my photo shoot for the album and guess what……. I have a sneak peak for you all. The photos were shot by the amazingly talented husband and wife duo Heather and Doug from “The Heather & Doug Records.” I will be posting it to my Facebook page tomorrow but as pledgers you are the first to get a look!

     

    Thank you again for all your support

     

    Love Rebeccaxx

     

     

    Stage Two - Christchurch November Recording

    28/11/2014 at 8:06 PM

     

     

    Hello Pledgers!!!!

     

    What a crazy weekend! I headed down to Christchurch to Orange Studio to start recording the music with my small band. I stole a few talented musicians from the Royal New Zealand Navy Band and then added in some local talent from Canterbury. We were in the studio Friday to Monday laying down all the tracks and I have to say it is sounding AMAZING. Below is a collage of photos from the weekend, needless to say we had a lot of fun. I am having the time of my life with this album and working with some amazing people. I cannot wait for you all to hear it. I am back in Auckland for a week before heading back to Christchurch to record my vocals along with some special guests so stay tuned. Thanks again for all your support. If you are wanting to see the full size photos check out my facebook page. www.facebook.com/internationalsinger

    Love Rebecca xx

     

     

    Christchurch Recording November

     

    Stage One - Recording in Auckland. Hopefully Video is attached this time :-)

    28/10/2014 at 9:49 PM

    Hi Everyone!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nkNIcWCzBPY 

    Here are a few snippets from when we recorded the first four tracks for the new album in Auckland. We were lucky enough to record at Roundhead Studio with The Royal New Zealand Navy Band. In just over 3 weeks we will be recording the smaller band in Christchurch at Orange Studio. IT’S ALL SO EXCITING.

    Love Rebecca xx

     

    www.rebeccanelson.co.nz

    www.orangestudio.co.nz

    www.roundheadstudios.com

     

     

     Roundheadstudios_RebeccaNelson

     

     

     

     

    Stage One - Recording in Auckland

    28/10/2014 at 9:40 PM

     

    Hi Everyone!

    Here are a few snippets from when we recorded the first four tracks for the new album in Auckland. We were lucky enough to record at Roundhead Studio with The Royal New Zealand Navy Band. In just over 3 weeks we will be recording the smaller band in Christchurch at Orange Studio. IT’S ALL SO EXCITING.

    Love Rebecca xx

     

    www.rebeccanelson.co.nz

    www.orangestudio.co.nz

    www.roundheadstudios.com

     

     

     Roundheadstudios_RebeccaNelson

     

     

     

    THANK YOU x

    06/10/2014 at 1:53 PM

     

    WAHOO WE DID IT! 

     

    Thank you so much for your pledge! Without your support I would not have been able to do this and I am extremely grateful. I am sending you all HUGE hugs! I am so excited about this new album and I will keep you all updated every step of the way.

    On Wednesday the FUN begins. I am heading into Roundhead Studio with The Royal New Zealand Navy Band to start laying down a couple of tracks. We will also be joined by the amazing Michael Bell from Orange Studio in Christchurch who will be producing the Album from start to finish.

    It’s going to be an amazing, full on couple of months and I am so glad I will be able to share this journey with you!

    Watch this space for updates along the way…

     

    Lots of Love

     

    Rebecca xx

     

     
     

     

     

    TWO DAYS TO GO

    29/09/2014 at 8:37 PM

     

     

     

    We are down to the final couple of days!

     

    There are only two days to go or if you are reading this on the 30th today is THE LAST FULL DAY TO PLEDGE!!!! We are sooooooooooo close to the target, we just need that little bit more. Keep spreading the word to all your family and friends and I know we can get there!

     

    Next week I will be hitting Roundhead Studios here in Auckland with The Royal New Zealand Navy Band to start laying down some tracks for the album. Requiem for a soldier is one of the tracks that they are featuring in. Here is a link to us performing it at the Bruce Manson Centre in Takapuna.

     http://youtu.be/L8WI6UQCS_8?list=UUspNIssecIijKQNCsS1CrJw

     

    Thanks again for all your support J

     

     

     

    Lots of Love

     

     

     

    Rebecca Nelson xx

     

     

     

     

    Musician Profile #6 Mark Hobson

    29/09/2014 at 6:31 PM

     

    Mark Hobson

     

    Say Hello to the Saxiest member of The Royal New Zealand Navy Band - Mark Hobson. Mark is the very talented Saxophonist on my upcoming album.  Some of you may recognise Mr Hobson’s face from the days when he roamed the halls of Burnside High School as a teacher. This sax machine was originally based in Christchurch before moving to Auckland to join the RNZNB. In Christchurch He was the Artistic Director for the iconic Arts Centre of Christchurch lunchtime series up until the Centre’s closing in 2010/2011 due to the Canterbury earthquakes. As a teacher he worked annually with over one hundred students privately, in schools and at the University of Canterbury. This very talented man has featured performing solely New Zealand works at single reed conferences throughout Australia and World Saxophone conferences in Europe and Asia. Not many people are aware but Mark is one passionate fella, his passion you may ask? Dixie music, it is all about the Dixie! He is go go gadget man and was way ahead of the crowd with his fancy watch, he laughs at the I-Watch. Mark is currently “living on the North Shore and loving life” - Quote taken from a highly reputable source.

     

    Mark Hobson

     

     

     

    10 Days and Counting

    21/09/2014 at 7:22 PM

     

    10 DAYS TO GO

    Here is a wee message from a few little friends and I.  http://youtu.be/jAyLEQXmzKg?list=UUspNIssecIijKQNCsS1CrJw

    Can you believe it we are on the 10 day count down. We are on track with 82 pledges but we still need alot more to get another $3,020 to make target.

    Remember to tell and share the PledgeMe link with all your friends and family.

    Thank you for all your support, I really appreciate it.

     

    Lots of love

    Rebecca Nelson xx

    Musician Profile #5 Tom Chester

    13/09/2014 at 8:34 PM

     

    TOM Chester

     

    Lock up your daughters folks I am about to introduce my next musician.

    Meet this English gentleman - Tom Chester, the French Horn player on my upcoming album. Not only does Tom play French horn, he is also a skilled pianist and is working on a number of arrangements for the album - he is one talented dude! Tom is all the way from Manchester, he joined the Royal Marines at a young age and studied at the Royal Marines School of Music. In 2012 he moved to New Zealand where he joined the Royal New Zealand Navy Band. Tom was selected as one of the musicians from The Royal New Zealand Navy Band to head to Gallipoli for this year’s Anzac Day commemorations. He is the musical director for the North Shore Concert Band and it’s no secret Tom’s favourite instrument is the bagpipes. This English heart-throb is one stylish dude, he loves his tweed Jackets, is handy in the kitchen and loves a good glass of red. It happens to be Tom’s Birthday tomorrow so I’m sure you will all join me in wishing Tom a very Happy Birthday!

     

    Tom

    Musician Profile #4 Megan McFarlane

    12/09/2014 at 10:07 PM

    MEGAN McFarlane

    Everyone say “Buenos días” to the gorgeous Megan McFarlane, the flutiest on my upcoming album. Megan studied a Bachelor of Music at the University of Waikato where she graduated with HONORS. After graduating, The Royal NZ Navy Band saw how talented she was and snapped her up straight away. In 2012 she was selected as part of the NZ contingent to travel down the River Thames during the Queen's Diamond Jubilee as part of the Royal Commonwealth Honour Guard which surrounded Her Majesty's barge. Her and Liz are basically BFFs! Not only is she an amazing musician but she holds her own in a male dominated environment that is the Navy. She was recently awarded the DUX in the Leading Rate Promotion course up against some stiff competition. Don’t be fooled by her tiny frame, and sweet demeanour this chick is one tough mudder! Megan is a workout machine, she can lift double her weight, runs half marathons and she has a truck licence! She also speaks a bit of Spanish, her favourite colour is purple and she has a weakness for mcflurrys. I am in awe of this lady, she never ceases to amaze me and I’m not just saying that because she is one of the directors at Sing School (which means she’s my boss!) She as an absolute star and an amazing friend.

    Megan

     

     

    PROJECT UPDATE

    08/09/2014 at 7:07 PM

     

     

    HI EVERYONE

     

    Thank you so much for all your support and pledges!! I really appreciate all your help

     

    We are on countdown now with just over 20 days to go. I have been putting up profiles of some of the incredible musicians who will be featuring on the album on both my Facebook and PledgeMe pages. Make sure you check out their stories if you haven’t seen them yet.

     

    Today I performed one of the songs I will be recording on my album on The Good Morning show in New Zealand. Below is the link to this clip.

    http://tvnz.co.nz/good-morning/rebecca-nelson-video-6075327

     

    Everything is coming together beautifully for the album, The Royal New Zealand Navy Band and I are booked in on the 8th October at Roundhead Studios for the first round of recording.

     

    Thanks again for all your help and please keep spreading the word to all your friends and family! We still have another 4k to reach the target!

     

    LOVE REBECCA x

     

      Good Morning

    Good Morning_3

     

    Thomas Chester on the keyboard

     

     

     

     

    Musican Profile #3 Owen Clarke

    08/09/2014 at 11:30 AM

    OWEN Clarke

    Introducing my boss Lieutenant Commander Owen Clarke who is the Musical Director/Conductor of The Royal NZ Navy Band. He is the one tasked with the mission of keeping all of us musicians in line. Owen graduated from Vi...ctoria some years ago and has served 15 years in the NZDF, both with the RNZAF Band and now the RNZN Band. I first met Owen while busking on the streets of Devonport (he obviously recognises awesomeness when he sees it) where he asked me to work alongside and ultimately join the RNZN Band. Owen has a beautiful family, loves a good coffee, is the selfie king and owns a pony which is currently for sale if anyone is interested. He, alongside The Royal New Zealand Navy Band will be featuring on the upcoming album and although you won’t be able to see or hear him, you know his presence will defiantly be felt

     

    Owen Clarke

     

     

    Musician Profile #2 JESS Hix

    07/09/2014 at 2:10 PM

     

    JESS Hix 

    Everyone say “Hello” to this beautiful lady - Jess Hix. Jess is going to be the percussionist on my upcoming album. Another Christchurch born girl (brought up in the bustling metropolis of Rangiora), she studied a Bach...elor of Music, majoring in performance percussion at the University of Canterbury and has worked with the Christchurch Symphony Orchestra and percussion groups Pandemonium and Strike. Jess was one of the talented musicians who travelled to Gallipoli earlier this year to play at the ANZAC Dawn service and is currently on a tour of China and South Korea with the National Band of New Zealand. Jess definitely beats to the sound to her own drum, loves chocolate, has the uncanny ability to sleep anytime/anywhere and cuts some pretty sweet shapes on the dance floor. She lives by her favourite quote “To make memories, first you have to live them”

    Jess Hix

    Musician Profile #1 Hayden Sinclair

    06/09/2014 at 7:59 AM

    I mentioned the other day on my facebook page that I will be doing profiles on the amazing musicians that are featuring throughout the upcoming album, but I dont want you to miss out if you are not on facebook.  Here is lucky #1

     HAYDEN Sinclair 

    Let me introduce you to Hayden Sinclair. Hayden will be playing Clarinet on my upcoming album. This talented young man graduated in 09 from the New Zealand School of Music in Wellington with no less than a HONORS degree. I first met Hayden back during our school yard days at Burnside High, it’s amazing how our paths have crossed years later with The Royal NZ Navy Band where he is currently the lead clarinet player. He is one talented dude, having worked with The Royal NZ Air Force Band and other awesome orchestras like the NZSO. Hayden loves a good glass of red wine (Pinot Noir is his drink of choice) and long walks on the beach, he is also the RNZNB limbo champion and has an amazing sock collection!!

    Hayden_Rebecca

     

     

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