Bronwyn - Wish Me Luck EP!

By Bronwyn Halley

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Bronwyn - Wish Me Luck EP!

Project 2017-04-25 15:21:50 +1200

I don't know about you but i think "It's About Time" I get back into the studio and get some work done - get it! 'It's About Time'! Like my debut Ep! I actually considered naming my new release 'Long Time Coming' but i thought that might have been a bit much...

Hey! My name's Bronwyn and i'm a contemporary country singer/songwriter from Dunedin. Thank you so much for taking the time to check out my project!

 

Photo by Paul S Allen

Photo by Paul Allen

I would say i've lost my mind trying to crowdfund so much but given i'm currently travelling around the country without a 'real' job (HI DAD!) and living in my car and on friends and strangers couches then i would say i lost it a while ago! :p

Plus one of the things i learnt from partially crowdfunding my last release is that if you try to keep costs down too much (forever an accountants daughter) the quality can be jeopradised in places and that's what i'm trying to avoid this time around.

ABOUT THE EP (& Tour)

For those of you who have been following my tour journey you'll know i met an amazing guitarist only a few days into my travels who does some producing work on the side. Sam Ross knows my sound almost better than i know it myself, he's already suggested a couple of changes to some of my songs (nothing too major don't worry - a key change here, a different chord there) and it's crazy how something so small can add so much to a song! This is before we even got into the studio! We had a bit of a play around at his studio when i was still in the central otago area and i definitely liked what i heard and i know you will too!

I named the tour after a song i wrote before i set out on the road. I knew i wanted to go and explore and play my music full time but making those first few phone calls to lock in the initiall gigs had me stuck. One day when i thought i was just procrastinating as usual i sat down and wrote the song 'Wish Me Luck' that some of you might have heard me play at my recent gigs and not long after i got of the couch and starting making some phone calls and the rest, as they say, is history! This song is going to be the title track of the EP. There will be 5 original tracks including 'Wish Me Luck' and one bonus track because i really like my song 'Someone Else You've Lost' and i know lots of you do too and i want to rerecord it so i can do it justice.

The money raised will help cover the costs of:

  • Producing
  • Mixing
  • Mastering 
  • Session Musicians
  • Graphic Design
  • Photography
  • Manufacturing 
  • PledgeMe Fee

Any extra money raised will go towards promotion and music videos! Wouldn't that be exciting!?!

I have some deadlines in mind. I would love to be able to do a bit of a release tour on my way back home after travelling around the north island so my goal is early to mid August. I'm actually heading into the studio a few weeks from now and would hate to have to cut it short because i can't cover all the costs.

I've put together a great range of pledging options for you to have a look over and see if there's anything that takes your fancy! I've tried to keep the price of pledges down as much as i can as i know i am still starting out but we do have to reach the total goal for me to be able to access the money and make this happen so there's only so much i could do. I hope you understand!

WHO AM I?

I'm not gonna lie, i don't have a lot to my name being i'm still new to pursuing music as a career. My claim to fame is that i studied at MAINZ (Music and Audio Institute of NZ) in 2014. Since then I have written lots of songs, i recently made the leap to tour my music full time and am looking forward to sharing these songs with you and discover what else is to come. 

Photo by Paul Allen, Design by Yours Truly

I have one EP and it's not the greatest because i tried to cut corners financially which also involved rushing it a bit. It was greatly delayed due to the health issues (If you thought i was insane when i announced my crazy impromptu plan to tour then this will probably help you understand my all or nothing approach to life/touring) and even though i waited for the majority of the issues to pass i still wasn't in the greatest of spaces when i recorded it. Don't get me wrong, everyone who worked on it was amazing and people like it, it's a great starting place. It got me used to the recording and music release process and gave me a way to share my songwriting with people. But it's not a high enough quality to apply for professional music opportunities like festival performances and i know i can do so much better! It's been two years since i recorded it and i've been thinking about doing some more recording for a while but given i knew i'd have to crowdfund again i wanted to make sure there was a fair amount of time between asking and to make sure i was truly ready to put my best foot forward!

SO i'm pleased to say I AM READY!

I always second guess myself so the fact that i truly believe this is insane. It's amazing what gigging and busking on a regular basis, and being on tour can do to your ability and confidence. Not to sound like i'm getting a big head or anything but having strangers come up to me saying they like my music is one of the best feelings because not only is it nice to hear but most of the people who have said this in the past are friends or family who i've dragged along to gigs so they have to say it. If this is the proof that i'm not completely insane for trying to pursue this as a career then i'll take it!

 

Thank you so much for taking the time to read over my project, i know i ramble alot, the fact that you saw it through is amazing and it really does meant the world to me!

 

You can check out how hard i'm currently working to make my dream a reality and follow how this projects going at one of the following links:

Official Website  -  Facebook  -  Instagram

Comments

Updates 3

My EP is HERE!!!

15/09/2017 at 7:30 AM

Thank you all so much for preordering my new EP! Everyone who's ordered a physical copy should get it any day now. 

For those of you who ordered a digital copy (and to tide anyone who's still waiting for their physical copy over) you can download your copy of the tracks here! For the sake of all of our hard work i would appreciate that you don't share this link with anyone. If you want to help spread the word you can share these spotify, iTunes and Facebook store links.

Thanks again for all your help making this happen! I hope you all like these new songs as much as i do! 

P.S. If don't receive your reward by the end of next week let me know and i'll look into it!

Just Under 4 days to go!

29/05/2017 at 10:38 AM

Hey Guys!

Thank you to all 54 amazing pledgers so far!

It's a bit scary with just under 4 days to go and over half the funding still to raise but that's the nature of crowdfunding. There's almost always a burst at the end.

If, by any chance, we don't reach the goal, there is a bank number set up for those that would like to still contribute & get the reward promised.  This will mean i'll have to scale back a bit but that's fine.

I would love to stick to the original plan though so if there's anyone you can think of who'd be willing to chip in please send them this way! I'm also open to any reward suggestions if it helps win some people over! Remember every little bit helps!

Thanks again for believing in me enough to pledge! I've been working so hard lately and really want to create something that shows this.

Bronwyn

 

 

Update 1! (Video Update from a couple of days ago)

21/05/2017 at 11:54 AM

Thank you so much to everyone who's pledged so far! I know we're not anywhere near the target yet but i've seen a few of these things turn around at the last minute so i'm still holding onto the hope of that happening!

We have 11 days left! That's still plenty of time to help spread the word to friends and family and anyone that might be interested in pledging! It doesn't have to be alot, every little bit counts!

On the off chance that the target is not met i will set up a bank account so those that still want to help can but i won't do it yet because i'm still optimistic that it will come through and i hope you are too. Positive thoughts! 

Thanks for believing in me enough to get us this far!

Bronwyn

    Pledgers 70

    Anonymous pledger
    2017-06-01 22:17:07 +1200
    Duane Donovan
    2017-06-01 19:29:01 +1200
    Mary Miller
    2017-06-01 19:08:47 +1200
    Sarah Fitzgerald
    2017-06-01 18:52:45 +1200
    Glenda Rogers
    2017-05-31 20:00:36 +1200

    "All the best, Bronwyn."

    Dorothy Redfern
    2017-05-31 17:53:09 +1200
    Barbara and Geoff Anderson
    2017-05-31 15:24:53 +1200

    "Good luck Bronwyn from Oz!"

    Christy Ellis
    2017-05-30 20:41:05 +1200
    Heather Fagan
    2017-05-30 19:07:42 +1200

    "Good luck Bronwyn"

    Jenny flack
    2017-05-30 18:00:31 +1200

    "Good luck from Gwenda & wanda"

    PaulWS
    2017-05-30 16:59:36 +1200
    Anonymous pledger
    2017-05-30 16:28:50 +1200
    Anonymous pledger
    2017-05-30 09:43:33 +1200

    "Top up "

    Anonymous pledger
    2017-05-30 09:41:21 +1200

    "Steve Brocklebank"

    Jenny Mitchell
    2017-05-29 22:46:36 +1200

    "All the best! Can't wait to hear x "

    Jenny Fleming
    2017-05-29 19:41:54 +1200

    "Good luck Bronwyn"

    Jessa Chronican
    2017-05-28 18:08:58 +1200
    Abby Neill
    2017-05-28 12:56:27 +1200
    Dave Coleclough
    2017-05-28 11:39:31 +1200
    Darryl Baser
    2017-05-28 11:22:43 +1200

    "Looking forward to hearing the result Bronwyn...wishing you all the best..."

    Geoff Barkman
    2017-05-28 11:10:13 +1200

    "I hope you make it :)"

    Anonymous pledger
    2017-05-28 01:55:44 +1200

    "Bonus waikaia "

    Kelvin Cummings
    2017-05-28 01:47:27 +1200
    Lorna Jones
    2017-05-27 21:23:24 +1200
    Dianne Angell
    2017-05-27 19:06:26 +1200

    "Good luck!! "

    Kylie Ann Price
    2017-05-27 17:09:32 +1200
    Sharon Miller
    2017-05-27 11:07:31 +1200

    "All the best Bronwyn"

    Eden
    2017-05-27 10:37:04 +1200

    "You go girl!!! "

    Phil Doublet
    2017-05-27 09:51:33 +1200
    Patsy Murphy
    2017-05-26 21:45:58 +1200

    Followers

    Followers of Bronwyn - Wish Me Luck EP!

    Bronwyn - Wish Me Luck EP!

    Project 2017-04-25 15:21:50 +1200

    I don't know about you but i think "It's About Time" I get back into the studio and get some work done - get it! 'It's About Time'! Like my debut Ep! I actually considered naming my new release 'Long Time Coming' but i thought that might have been a bit much...

    Hey! My name's Bronwyn and i'm a contemporary country singer/songwriter from Dunedin. Thank you so much for taking the time to check out my project!

     

    Photo by Paul S Allen

    Photo by Paul Allen

    I would say i've lost my mind trying to crowdfund so much but given i'm currently travelling around the country without a 'real' job (HI DAD!) and living in my car and on friends and strangers couches then i would say i lost it a while ago! :p

    Plus one of the things i learnt from partially crowdfunding my last release is that if you try to keep costs down too much (forever an accountants daughter) the quality can be jeopradised in places and that's what i'm trying to avoid this time around.

    ABOUT THE EP (& Tour)

    For those of you who have been following my tour journey you'll know i met an amazing guitarist only a few days into my travels who does some producing work on the side. Sam Ross knows my sound almost better than i know it myself, he's already suggested a couple of changes to some of my songs (nothing too major don't worry - a key change here, a different chord there) and it's crazy how something so small can add so much to a song! This is before we even got into the studio! We had a bit of a play around at his studio when i was still in the central otago area and i definitely liked what i heard and i know you will too!

    I named the tour after a song i wrote before i set out on the road. I knew i wanted to go and explore and play my music full time but making those first few phone calls to lock in the initiall gigs had me stuck. One day when i thought i was just procrastinating as usual i sat down and wrote the song 'Wish Me Luck' that some of you might have heard me play at my recent gigs and not long after i got of the couch and starting making some phone calls and the rest, as they say, is history! This song is going to be the title track of the EP. There will be 5 original tracks including 'Wish Me Luck' and one bonus track because i really like my song 'Someone Else You've Lost' and i know lots of you do too and i want to rerecord it so i can do it justice.

    The money raised will help cover the costs of:

    • Producing
    • Mixing
    • Mastering 
    • Session Musicians
    • Graphic Design
    • Photography
    • Manufacturing 
    • PledgeMe Fee

    Any extra money raised will go towards promotion and music videos! Wouldn't that be exciting!?!

    I have some deadlines in mind. I would love to be able to do a bit of a release tour on my way back home after travelling around the north island so my goal is early to mid August. I'm actually heading into the studio a few weeks from now and would hate to have to cut it short because i can't cover all the costs.

    I've put together a great range of pledging options for you to have a look over and see if there's anything that takes your fancy! I've tried to keep the price of pledges down as much as i can as i know i am still starting out but we do have to reach the total goal for me to be able to access the money and make this happen so there's only so much i could do. I hope you understand!

    WHO AM I?

    I'm not gonna lie, i don't have a lot to my name being i'm still new to pursuing music as a career. My claim to fame is that i studied at MAINZ (Music and Audio Institute of NZ) in 2014. Since then I have written lots of songs, i recently made the leap to tour my music full time and am looking forward to sharing these songs with you and discover what else is to come. 

    Photo by Paul Allen, Design by Yours Truly

    I have one EP and it's not the greatest because i tried to cut corners financially which also involved rushing it a bit. It was greatly delayed due to the health issues (If you thought i was insane when i announced my crazy impromptu plan to tour then this will probably help you understand my all or nothing approach to life/touring) and even though i waited for the majority of the issues to pass i still wasn't in the greatest of spaces when i recorded it. Don't get me wrong, everyone who worked on it was amazing and people like it, it's a great starting place. It got me used to the recording and music release process and gave me a way to share my songwriting with people. But it's not a high enough quality to apply for professional music opportunities like festival performances and i know i can do so much better! It's been two years since i recorded it and i've been thinking about doing some more recording for a while but given i knew i'd have to crowdfund again i wanted to make sure there was a fair amount of time between asking and to make sure i was truly ready to put my best foot forward!

    SO i'm pleased to say I AM READY!

    I always second guess myself so the fact that i truly believe this is insane. It's amazing what gigging and busking on a regular basis, and being on tour can do to your ability and confidence. Not to sound like i'm getting a big head or anything but having strangers come up to me saying they like my music is one of the best feelings because not only is it nice to hear but most of the people who have said this in the past are friends or family who i've dragged along to gigs so they have to say it. If this is the proof that i'm not completely insane for trying to pursue this as a career then i'll take it!

     

    Thank you so much for taking the time to read over my project, i know i ramble alot, the fact that you saw it through is amazing and it really does meant the world to me!

     

    You can check out how hard i'm currently working to make my dream a reality and follow how this projects going at one of the following links:

    Official Website  -  Facebook  -  Instagram

    Comments

    My EP is HERE!!!

    15/09/2017 at 7:30 AM

    Thank you all so much for preordering my new EP! Everyone who's ordered a physical copy should get it any day now. 

    For those of you who ordered a digital copy (and to tide anyone who's still waiting for their physical copy over) you can download your copy of the tracks here! For the sake of all of our hard work i would appreciate that you don't share this link with anyone. If you want to help spread the word you can share these spotify, iTunes and Facebook store links.

    Thanks again for all your help making this happen! I hope you all like these new songs as much as i do! 

    P.S. If don't receive your reward by the end of next week let me know and i'll look into it!

    Just Under 4 days to go!

    29/05/2017 at 10:38 AM

    Hey Guys!

    Thank you to all 54 amazing pledgers so far!

    It's a bit scary with just under 4 days to go and over half the funding still to raise but that's the nature of crowdfunding. There's almost always a burst at the end.

    If, by any chance, we don't reach the goal, there is a bank number set up for those that would like to still contribute & get the reward promised.  This will mean i'll have to scale back a bit but that's fine.

    I would love to stick to the original plan though so if there's anyone you can think of who'd be willing to chip in please send them this way! I'm also open to any reward suggestions if it helps win some people over! Remember every little bit helps!

    Thanks again for believing in me enough to pledge! I've been working so hard lately and really want to create something that shows this.

    Bronwyn

     

     

    Update 1! (Video Update from a couple of days ago)

    21/05/2017 at 11:54 AM

    Thank you so much to everyone who's pledged so far! I know we're not anywhere near the target yet but i've seen a few of these things turn around at the last minute so i'm still holding onto the hope of that happening!

    We have 11 days left! That's still plenty of time to help spread the word to friends and family and anyone that might be interested in pledging! It doesn't have to be alot, every little bit counts!

    On the off chance that the target is not met i will set up a bank account so those that still want to help can but i won't do it yet because i'm still optimistic that it will come through and i hope you are too. Positive thoughts! 

    Thanks for believing in me enough to get us this far!

    Bronwyn

      Anonymous pledger
      2017-06-01 22:17:07 +1200
      Duane Donovan
      2017-06-01 19:29:01 +1200
      Mary Miller
      2017-06-01 19:08:47 +1200
      Sarah Fitzgerald
      2017-06-01 18:52:45 +1200
      Glenda Rogers
      2017-05-31 20:00:36 +1200

      "All the best, Bronwyn."

      Dorothy Redfern
      2017-05-31 17:53:09 +1200
      Barbara and Geoff Anderson
      2017-05-31 15:24:53 +1200

      "Good luck Bronwyn from Oz!"

      Christy Ellis
      2017-05-30 20:41:05 +1200
      Heather Fagan
      2017-05-30 19:07:42 +1200

      "Good luck Bronwyn"

      Jenny flack
      2017-05-30 18:00:31 +1200

      "Good luck from Gwenda & wanda"

      PaulWS
      2017-05-30 16:59:36 +1200
      Anonymous pledger
      2017-05-30 16:28:50 +1200
      Anonymous pledger
      2017-05-30 09:43:33 +1200

      "Top up "

      Anonymous pledger
      2017-05-30 09:41:21 +1200

      "Steve Brocklebank"

      Jenny Mitchell
      2017-05-29 22:46:36 +1200

      "All the best! Can't wait to hear x "

      Jenny Fleming
      2017-05-29 19:41:54 +1200

      "Good luck Bronwyn"

      Jessa Chronican
      2017-05-28 18:08:58 +1200
      Abby Neill
      2017-05-28 12:56:27 +1200
      Dave Coleclough
      2017-05-28 11:39:31 +1200
      Darryl Baser
      2017-05-28 11:22:43 +1200

      "Looking forward to hearing the result Bronwyn...wishing you all the best..."

      Geoff Barkman
      2017-05-28 11:10:13 +1200

      "I hope you make it :)"

      Anonymous pledger
      2017-05-28 01:55:44 +1200

      "Bonus waikaia "

      Kelvin Cummings
      2017-05-28 01:47:27 +1200
      Lorna Jones
      2017-05-27 21:23:24 +1200
      Dianne Angell
      2017-05-27 19:06:26 +1200

      "Good luck!! "

      Kylie Ann Price
      2017-05-27 17:09:32 +1200
      Sharon Miller
      2017-05-27 11:07:31 +1200

      "All the best Bronwyn"

      Eden
      2017-05-27 10:37:04 +1200

      "You go girl!!! "

      Phil Doublet
      2017-05-27 09:51:33 +1200
      Patsy Murphy
      2017-05-26 21:45:58 +1200

      Followers of Bronwyn - Wish Me Luck EP!

      This campaign was successful and got its funding on 01/06/2017 at 11:00 PM.