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Li'l Chuck - NEW ALBUM - Utility Blues
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Li'l Chuck New Album Utility Blues
Project 2016-11-04 15:57:09 +1300
Hi, I am Li’ Chuck The One Man Skiffle Machine from Christchurch, New Zealand.
I recently finished recording my second album UTILITY BLUES and I need your help to release it.
My request is pretty simple, I would love you to buy a copy in advance!
You can grab yourself a signed copy of the album, get your name in the liner notes, have me come play a house concert for friends and family or even come to my own home have a cuppa, home baking, a harmonica lesson and see my recording set up!
All rewards are to the right of the page ⇒
Your contribution will go towards:
Mixing | Mastering | Graphic Design | Pressing | PR | Marketing
Planned release date : March 2017
PledgeMe is an all or nothing crowdfunding site, so, if I don't reach the target goal of $8,000 I don't see a cent!
If you can contribute MARVELOUS, if not, I completely understand!
Sharing this campaign via social media + word of mouth will help make a huge difference!
I am the real deal. I am not a novelty act or a flash in the pan. You won't find me on a bandwagon. My One man Band journey started in the late 1980's when I saw my first one man band busking on the streets of Manchester, England. The release of my first album (almost 25 years later) was met with such positive reviews that it gave me a massive boost of confidence and the drive to have a crack at a follow-up. Personally, I am really chuffed with the result of UTILITY BLUES.
I have spent years working on my craft and the album is an absolute snapshot of where I am currently at - "what you see and hear is what you get". The album is 100% live with no overdubs, additional instruments or tweaks. Just me in the studio recording everything simultaneously, choosing the best 'takes' that I could capture. My personal pride is in my songwriting above anything else.
I am a multitasking man on multiple levels, I am a family man with very supportive children and a very supportive & patient wife... in addition to my music career, my other main gig is being Daddy Daycare to my 2 young girls.
In essence, being a one man band is not only about being the musician but being the songwriter, album engineer, website designer, marketing manager, shameless self-promoter, artistic director, social media guru, booking agent..... I am 100% self-managed! I have no funding or record company backing, all I want to do is make music for YOU - the folks who want to listen.
Whoever invests in my album can have the nice warm fuzzy feeling that no corporates are gonna earn a penny from this, just me, Li'l old me, the Li'l old ( well, middle aged) one man band from Christchurch.
Oh did I forget to say it is 100% NZ too?
Recorded in Christchurch
Mixed in Lyttelton by Ben Edwards
Mastered in Christchurch
Cover designed in Christchurch
Album cover shot on The Port Hills
Pressed by Stebbing in Auckland
Thank you for taking the time to read about my campaign!
Thank you for your support and please do share with family and friends.
Your support is very much appreciated!
Davey aka Li'l Chuck
The People Behind Li'l Chuck - NEW ALBUM - Utility Blues
Thanks you! No.6 in the charts...
28/03/2017 at 7:20 PM
HI Pledgers, I hope you all recieved your rewards and albums ok.
Just a quick note to say my album is currently at No. 6 in the Official NZ Music Charts, NZ albums.
Thank you I couldn't have done it without you!
If you are in Auckland on 8th April, I will be performing at The Wine Cellar.
Cheers for now, Davey / Li'l Chuck.
My album 'Utility Blues' is released!
17/03/2017 at 6:55 AM
Utility Blues is released!
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Thank you to all of you who have pledged so far! - 4 days to go...
20/12/2016 at 10:37 AM
4 days to go...
Thank you to all of you who have pledged so far!
I have been overwhelmed by your support so far and it feels wonderful to know that you have faith in me and my music.
I still have a fair way to go to achieve my 8k goal but there is still time. Please can you spread the word.
If you have friends who may be interested on my harmonica & lesson package, house concerts etc, please tell them about my campaign. The wider the net, the more chance I have... remember its an all or nothing campaign.
Thanks again and best wishes for the festive season.
Keep rockin', Davey / Li'l Chuck
Thank You & Reward Video
30/11/2016 at 3:51 PM
HI Folks, well Im am about 6 days into my campaign! What a start.. a whopping 20% of the way there. Thank you to all who have pledged in the first week! I still have a long way to go so please keep spreading the word and sharing my PledgeMe posts. Don't forget to tell ya mates, friends, family & bloke you meet in the pub.
I have made a new reward video for my $500 queen of home baking reward. Please take a look and let me know what you think.
I had a great launch show on Saturday night. top gig! Thanks to those who came.
remember you can also follow me on social media - please subscribe to -
All the best for now and many thanks again. Cheers, Davey / Li'l Chuck.
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"Davey is a fantastic musician"
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"Can't wait to hear the new album!!! "
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"Merry Christmas!!!! Can't wait to get the album and learn how to play harmonica!"
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"Hope you get there - this will make a fantastic gift!"
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"All the best, Davey !"
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"yay we can't wait to hear it Davey! We loved having you play at our music festival wedding & want to support your music in anyway possible!"
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"Good luck with the album Davey!"