Ciaran McMeeken - New Collection of Songs for Summer

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Ciaran McMeeken - New Collection Of Songs For Summer

Project 2014-10-02 11:35:09 +1300

Hi Friends,


Firstly - thank you everyone for your comments, support and just general positive attitude towards what I have been doing over the past 18 months. Without it, I simply would not have the courage to do what I do. I am constantly in your debt. It has been an amazing period of growth and learning for me and I am so grateful to be able to call myself a musician and be on the path to sustainability. I am very close to the completion of my first album, The Valley, which I am incredibly excited to get out to you.  


Moving right along to the next project though - I am due to start recording the next batch of songs at the beginning of November. I am going to be working with Greg Haver (Producer of Manic Street Preachers/Opshop/Six60/Kimbra) in Auckland, which is an awesome opportunity and one that I am not taking lightly!


Now I'm going to be straight... I need a hand with this. I hate talking about money and especially asking for it, but as a starting-out musician (small business owner) there is little financial reward for the hours put in. (which I'm cool with - I know these are the years your meant to work super hard and grind it out) But I just don't have enough to fund the recording on my own. (Totalling around $14,000 incl. GST) Now I hear you, "If you don't have enough money, then bad luck! Ain’t my problem!" - Hey, I'll certainly be telling my kids that one day!! - But I will say this.. Sometimes life offers you a small window of opportunity and you just have to do what is required to take that opportunity! I have these songs that are fresh and are ready to go and a great producer that is ready to record! The time is nigh! I am contributing all that I have. Also, I am lucky enough to have a small amount From NZ ON AIR (for 1 of the songs). I'm sure I will be able to bludge a small amount from my parents too, but it still leaves me around $4000 short. So yeah, what say you? - Can you help me out?! 


So basically guys, I have set up this Pledgeme campaign to enable you, if you wish, to support this project by either "pre-ordering" albums or by pledging small or larger amounts in return for some sweet rewards! All amounts received will be equally appreciated and you will also get a huge THANK YOU on the insert sleeve of the album! 


I just received this message this morning. 


"I've been getting a drilling at work all week; my boss doesn't think I'm good enough for the job. She decides tomorrow whether she signs me off or not... I've been pretty stressed and kinda freaking out but then tonight I rediscovered "The Valley". I've just been driving for hours with it on repeat and up real loud! Honestly, that line "every day I question whether i was right"... I've been pretty close to packing it in lately and wanting to go lose myself overseas for a couple of years and restarting. But then "there's no time to look back" keeps ringing in my ear motivating me to be like *#!% what the boss thinks, I know where I'm going so it's time to pull finger and get the work done!" 


I thought I would share with you all because it highlights exactly why I play music and why I am so adamant on getting more music recorded and out there for you. It's stuff like this that reminds me how lucky I am and inspires me to keep going.


I'll finish by just saying a big thank-you-in-advance to any of you that choose to support this. Words can’t really express how generous and selfless you are. I am going to put up teaser clips of demo songs and also previews of songs from "The Valley" over the next month so keep your eyes out! 

Here is a breakdown of what the money will be spent on.

  • Engineer’s fee
  • Producer fee
  • Mixing & mastering fee
  • Session Musicians
  • Additional fees strictly related to the project.

 Aiming to release in January.


(I would say thanks again but nobody likes the guy that says thanks to much! - just know that I am deeply grateful)


Ciaran

       

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Morning Song Teaser

26/10/2014 at 8:39 PM

Hey Everyone, hope you're all well and flourishing! Just wanted to share this video with you! Hope you enjoy it! :)

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    Ciaran McMeeken - New Collection Of Songs For Summer

    Project 2014-10-02 11:35:09 +1300

    Hi Friends,


    Firstly - thank you everyone for your comments, support and just general positive attitude towards what I have been doing over the past 18 months. Without it, I simply would not have the courage to do what I do. I am constantly in your debt. It has been an amazing period of growth and learning for me and I am so grateful to be able to call myself a musician and be on the path to sustainability. I am very close to the completion of my first album, The Valley, which I am incredibly excited to get out to you.  


    Moving right along to the next project though - I am due to start recording the next batch of songs at the beginning of November. I am going to be working with Greg Haver (Producer of Manic Street Preachers/Opshop/Six60/Kimbra) in Auckland, which is an awesome opportunity and one that I am not taking lightly!


    Now I'm going to be straight... I need a hand with this. I hate talking about money and especially asking for it, but as a starting-out musician (small business owner) there is little financial reward for the hours put in. (which I'm cool with - I know these are the years your meant to work super hard and grind it out) But I just don't have enough to fund the recording on my own. (Totalling around $14,000 incl. GST) Now I hear you, "If you don't have enough money, then bad luck! Ain’t my problem!" - Hey, I'll certainly be telling my kids that one day!! - But I will say this.. Sometimes life offers you a small window of opportunity and you just have to do what is required to take that opportunity! I have these songs that are fresh and are ready to go and a great producer that is ready to record! The time is nigh! I am contributing all that I have. Also, I am lucky enough to have a small amount From NZ ON AIR (for 1 of the songs). I'm sure I will be able to bludge a small amount from my parents too, but it still leaves me around $4000 short. So yeah, what say you? - Can you help me out?! 


    So basically guys, I have set up this Pledgeme campaign to enable you, if you wish, to support this project by either "pre-ordering" albums or by pledging small or larger amounts in return for some sweet rewards! All amounts received will be equally appreciated and you will also get a huge THANK YOU on the insert sleeve of the album! 


    I just received this message this morning. 


    "I've been getting a drilling at work all week; my boss doesn't think I'm good enough for the job. She decides tomorrow whether she signs me off or not... I've been pretty stressed and kinda freaking out but then tonight I rediscovered "The Valley". I've just been driving for hours with it on repeat and up real loud! Honestly, that line "every day I question whether i was right"... I've been pretty close to packing it in lately and wanting to go lose myself overseas for a couple of years and restarting. But then "there's no time to look back" keeps ringing in my ear motivating me to be like *#!% what the boss thinks, I know where I'm going so it's time to pull finger and get the work done!" 


    I thought I would share with you all because it highlights exactly why I play music and why I am so adamant on getting more music recorded and out there for you. It's stuff like this that reminds me how lucky I am and inspires me to keep going.


    I'll finish by just saying a big thank-you-in-advance to any of you that choose to support this. Words can’t really express how generous and selfless you are. I am going to put up teaser clips of demo songs and also previews of songs from "The Valley" over the next month so keep your eyes out! 

    Here is a breakdown of what the money will be spent on.

    • Engineer’s fee
    • Producer fee
    • Mixing & mastering fee
    • Session Musicians
    • Additional fees strictly related to the project.

     Aiming to release in January.


    (I would say thanks again but nobody likes the guy that says thanks to much! - just know that I am deeply grateful)


    Ciaran

           

    Comments

    Morning Song Teaser

    26/10/2014 at 8:39 PM

    Hey Everyone, hope you're all well and flourishing! Just wanted to share this video with you! Hope you enjoy it! :)

      Vanessa
      2014-10-31 13:15:16 +1300
      Nick Borren
      2014-10-28 22:57:36 +1300
      Jon Thom
      2014-10-28 08:00:41 +1300
      Joe Latta
      2014-10-27 19:03:09 +1300
      Kathleen Brentwood
      2014-10-27 18:33:54 +1300
      Anonymous pledger
      2014-10-27 17:14:25 +1300
      Katelyn Waugh
      2014-10-27 09:43:54 +1300
      Kathy Lewis O'Leary
      2014-10-27 08:12:52 +1300
      Marc Hamilton
      2014-10-26 20:19:18 +1300
      Jan Verberne
      2014-10-26 19:25:11 +1300
      Nicola Willson
      2014-10-26 17:18:48 +1300
      Amy Bennetts
      2014-10-25 12:22:35 +1300
      Katie Brown
      2014-10-22 19:44:12 +1300
      Katie Brown
      2014-10-22 19:41:56 +1300
      Lorraine Macmillan
      2014-10-21 21:14:18 +1300
      Luke Haslemore
      2014-10-20 22:30:26 +1300
      Vanessa Adey
      2014-10-19 19:49:13 +1300
      Nicola Collie
      2014-10-19 08:48:03 +1300
      Rory McKenzie
      2014-10-18 10:16:43 +1300
      marianne gardener
      2014-10-18 01:06:31 +1300
      Ryan Edgar
      2014-10-17 22:05:18 +1300
      Wendy O'Connell
      2014-10-17 21:18:34 +1300
      Courtney McLauchlan
      2014-10-17 20:39:37 +1300
      Glenys
      2014-10-17 19:22:42 +1300
      Matt
      2014-10-17 19:03:15 +1300
      George Spittle
      2014-10-17 18:02:28 +1300
      Regina S Durst
      2014-10-17 16:14:57 +1300
      Kirk
      2014-10-13 21:05:23 +1300
      Caleb Lesa
      2014-10-12 16:28:24 +1300
      Stuart Malthus
      2014-10-12 12:09:14 +1300
      This campaign was successful and got its funding on 31/10/2014 at 1:15 PM.