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!

 

Many thanks
Davey / Li'l Chuck

        

 

 
 
 

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

 

 

FACEBOOK | TWITTER | WEBSITE

SPOTIFY | ITUNES

 
 
Facebook
Twitter
Website
YouTube
Spotify

 

 

Comments

Updates 5

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.

http://www.undertheradar.co.nz/ticket/6401/Lil-Chuck---Utility-Blues-Album-Release-Show.utr

 

Cheers for now, Davey / Li'l Chuck.

 

My album 'Utility Blues' is released!

17/03/2017 at 6:55 AM

Utility Blues is released!

Thank you, thank you, I couldn't have done it without you!
All the albums and rewards have been dispatched via NZ post, Hand or Email and should be with you now or very shortly - Please keep your eye out!
Remember it is my album release show at The Wunderbar, Lyttelton tomorrow (Sat 18th March). Please spread the word and I hope to see you!
 
To celebrate, attached is a new live video.. one of the tracks on the album - Whiskey and Ginger.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jIr7N9pT3AA
 
Cheers for now, Davey / Li'l Chuck.
 

You need to pledge to see this update.

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!

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. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k1iUnkCBY_o

 

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 -

Facebook https://www.facebook.com/skifflemachine/

Twitter https://twitter.com/skifflemachine

Youtube https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAJ5wzUNjPqNR5pdSQm3TxA

 

All the best for now and many thanks again. Cheers, Davey / Li'l Chuck.

 

    Pledgers 84

    Brian Norton
    2016-12-24 21:49:14 +1300
    Anonymous pledger
    2016-12-24 21:48:58 +1300
    Anonymous pledger
    2016-12-24 21:36:20 +1300
    Craig gribble
    2016-12-24 21:33:16 +1300

    "Davey is a fantastic musician"

    Kelvin
    2016-12-24 21:29:17 +1300
    Stephen Frayle
    2016-12-24 21:08:04 +1300
    Cara
    2016-12-24 20:35:56 +1300
    Grayling Pingel
    2016-12-24 17:50:08 +1300
    Sophie Baty
    2016-12-24 17:43:01 +1300
    Jasmine Josland
    2016-12-24 16:24:45 +1300

    "Can't wait to hear the new album!!! "

    Quirky Music
    2016-12-24 16:13:17 +1300

    "Merry Christmas!!!! Can't wait to get the album and learn how to play harmonica!"

    Jos Lane
    2016-12-24 14:30:15 +1300

    "Hope you get there - this will make a fantastic gift!"

    Craig Pierce
    2016-12-24 14:12:36 +1300

    "All the best, Davey !"

    Rebecca
    2016-12-24 12:20:02 +1300
    Stephanie Lam
    2016-12-24 11:18:25 +1300

    "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!"

    Sandii
    2016-12-24 08:44:38 +1300
    Rick
    2016-12-24 06:26:37 +1300
    Eddie Simon
    2016-12-23 22:41:07 +1300
    Mcg Gary
    2016-12-23 12:41:15 +1300

    "Good luck with the album Davey!"

    Cameron Foggo
    2016-12-23 11:39:34 +1300
    Chris Shaw
    2016-12-23 10:52:53 +1300
    Brendan Gregg
    2016-12-23 10:43:09 +1300
    Lisa Attewell
    2016-12-23 10:38:53 +1300
    Michael Hodder
    2016-12-23 08:50:33 +1300
    Laura Mitchell
    2016-12-23 05:51:24 +1300
    Maree baker-galloway
    2016-12-22 19:28:57 +1300
    Graeme Randle
    2016-12-20 10:45:20 +1300
    jenny cookson
    2016-12-20 10:38:49 +1300
    Jonathan Rosanowski
    2016-12-20 09:27:59 +1300
    Matt Donaldson
    2016-12-20 08:28:08 +1300

    Followers 2

    Followers of Li'l Chuck - NEW ALBUM - Utility Blues

    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!

     

    Many thanks
    Davey / Li'l Chuck

            

     

     
     
     

    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

     

     

    FACEBOOK | TWITTER | WEBSITE

    SPOTIFY | ITUNES

     
     
    Facebook
    Twitter
    Website
    YouTube
    Spotify

     

     

    Comments

    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.

    http://www.undertheradar.co.nz/ticket/6401/Lil-Chuck---Utility-Blues-Album-Release-Show.utr

     

    Cheers for now, Davey / Li'l Chuck.

     

    My album 'Utility Blues' is released!

    17/03/2017 at 6:55 AM

    Utility Blues is released!

    Thank you, thank you, I couldn't have done it without you!
    All the albums and rewards have been dispatched via NZ post, Hand or Email and should be with you now or very shortly - Please keep your eye out!
    Remember it is my album release show at The Wunderbar, Lyttelton tomorrow (Sat 18th March). Please spread the word and I hope to see you!
     
    To celebrate, attached is a new live video.. one of the tracks on the album - Whiskey and Ginger.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jIr7N9pT3AA
     
    Cheers for now, Davey / Li'l Chuck.
     

    You need to pledge to see this update.

    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!

    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. 

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k1iUnkCBY_o

     

    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 -

    Facebook https://www.facebook.com/skifflemachine/

    Twitter https://twitter.com/skifflemachine

    Youtube https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAJ5wzUNjPqNR5pdSQm3TxA

     

    All the best for now and many thanks again. Cheers, Davey / Li'l Chuck.

     

      Brian Norton
      2016-12-24 21:49:14 +1300
      Anonymous pledger
      2016-12-24 21:48:58 +1300
      Anonymous pledger
      2016-12-24 21:36:20 +1300
      Craig gribble
      2016-12-24 21:33:16 +1300

      "Davey is a fantastic musician"

      Kelvin
      2016-12-24 21:29:17 +1300
      Stephen Frayle
      2016-12-24 21:08:04 +1300
      Cara
      2016-12-24 20:35:56 +1300
      Grayling Pingel
      2016-12-24 17:50:08 +1300
      Sophie Baty
      2016-12-24 17:43:01 +1300
      Jasmine Josland
      2016-12-24 16:24:45 +1300

      "Can't wait to hear the new album!!! "

      Quirky Music
      2016-12-24 16:13:17 +1300

      "Merry Christmas!!!! Can't wait to get the album and learn how to play harmonica!"

      Jos Lane
      2016-12-24 14:30:15 +1300

      "Hope you get there - this will make a fantastic gift!"

      Craig Pierce
      2016-12-24 14:12:36 +1300

      "All the best, Davey !"

      Rebecca
      2016-12-24 12:20:02 +1300
      Stephanie Lam
      2016-12-24 11:18:25 +1300

      "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!"

      Sandii
      2016-12-24 08:44:38 +1300
      Rick
      2016-12-24 06:26:37 +1300
      Eddie Simon
      2016-12-23 22:41:07 +1300
      Mcg Gary
      2016-12-23 12:41:15 +1300

      "Good luck with the album Davey!"

      Cameron Foggo
      2016-12-23 11:39:34 +1300
      Chris Shaw
      2016-12-23 10:52:53 +1300
      Brendan Gregg
      2016-12-23 10:43:09 +1300
      Lisa Attewell
      2016-12-23 10:38:53 +1300
      Michael Hodder
      2016-12-23 08:50:33 +1300
      Laura Mitchell
      2016-12-23 05:51:24 +1300
      Maree baker-galloway
      2016-12-22 19:28:57 +1300
      Graeme Randle
      2016-12-20 10:45:20 +1300
      jenny cookson
      2016-12-20 10:38:49 +1300
      Jonathan Rosanowski
      2016-12-20 09:27:59 +1300
      Matt Donaldson
      2016-12-20 08:28:08 +1300

      Followers of Li'l Chuck - NEW ALBUM - Utility Blues

      This campaign was successful and got its funding on 24/12/2016 at 10:00 PM.