Fishing For Stars- New Kids Album

By Anna van Riel

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Fishing For Stars- New Kids Album

Project 2018-09-03 12:50:53 +1200

 

Look out!!! Anna van Riel has created a brand new album for children up to age 12.  

 

Fishing For Stars is packed with loads of dynamic, silly and fun songs for kids and it will be ready just in time for Christmas!

 

Following the lead of her award-winning children's album 'Cooking up a song, this album will also include introductory Te Reo Maori, action songs, lullabies and some farty nonsense too.

 
I would love your support in helping make this happen. The album will be ready in time for Christmas which will be a great treat for the little ones in your life!
It's very easy to get involved. Simply choose your reward on the right and make your pledge!

 

Thank you for taking the time to check this out!

Anna x

 

  

THE SONGS

It's been three years since the release of my first children's album Cooking up a Song. It's taken being a Mum to really notice just how much music is constantly rolling around in my head. Having my own children has been the catalyst for recording all of these tunes.

 

Fishing for Stars is a collection of tracks that have either come out organically in five minutes or have brewed up over the past 3 years. I'm incredibly excited about this album and have included more songs for adolescent kids, while still keeping the balance there for pre-schoolers. I can't wait to be sending these out in the post to you and to hear the feedback from your children.

.....................

 

 

REWARD

 

I have put together a great selection of rewards to give you in return for your contribution towards the album. My hope is that there is something in here for everyone here. One of my favourites would have to be the Music Lovers Gift Pack which you can find on the right ===>

  

BUDGET

The funds raised will go towards covering the costs of album artwork, promotional material and manufacturing of the album. PledgeMe is an all or nothing site so if I don't get the full amount I'll receive nothing. So the goal is to share this campaign with as many people as possible to ensure we reach the target! .....................

 

WAYS TO HELP

Whether you are in a position to offer a financial contribution to this project or not I would like you to know that your support and energy are so welcome and incredibly valuable to me and to the success of this album!

 

If you want to help in ways other than financial support here are some things that would be of great help:

 

  • Tell a friend about this project
  • Post it on your facebook/twitter
  • Call your local newspaper and see if they'd like to write a story about it
  • Send a link to friends with children
  • Ask your friends to pass it on

 

Thanks so much for taking the time to read - would love for you to be a part of this!

 

Love Anna

 

 

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115% funded!!!! Hooray!

02/11/2018 at 4:33 PM

SUCCESS!!!

All thanks to you!

 

This just a massive shout out to say thank you to all of you for the incredible support you've offered over the last 32 days!

My campaign is done and dusted with an amazing 115% success rate. Yay!

Album proofs have been sent and everything is set for print and to head you way.

 

I spend my "day after" doing a couple of shows in Hawea with the beautiful Suzy Cato who came to visit.

She then came for lunch and my father-in-law walking in with a wee baby duckling (who we called Suzy). My wee guy Oscar was particularly pleased about that.

 

Stay tuned this month for my beautiful new music video Echo which is launched on my youtube channel on November 9th.

 

Thank you so much again for helping me make this a reality.

Woohoo!!!!

 

 

Love Anna xoxoxox

WE DID IT!!!!

01/11/2018 at 2:34 PM

HOORAY!!!

With your help I did it!

I have made my goal of $6,500 and am now going for a new goal of $8,000. And I'm already nearly there!

 

We did it!!!

 

My campaign ends at 10pm NZST tonight and I am going for a new target goal of $8,000.

The initial $6,500 is the exact amount to cover my album printing and pressing and the design work across my album making campaign.

The extra $1,500 will cover the reprinting of my (revised) ukulele cookbook songbook, postage for all of these amazing album sales and with luck some nifty wee animations for all my wee fans out there.

pie chart

 

With just a few hours to go I'm hoping I can bust through to my new goal amount.

If you want to help you can share the campaign link to friends and family and remind them that all orders will with them in time for Christmas.

 

Thanks again everyone.
I'm so blown away.

 

Love to you all

 

Anna

Wanaka, Auckland and Beyond!

23/10/2018 at 4:13 PM

Hi friends!

It's been an eventful few days, with some seriously big adventures in store leading up to the end of my campaign.

 

This weekend past I flew up to Auckland to hang out with Kiwi Kids legend Suzy Cato, and to film some episodes for her Suzy and Friends youtube channel. These will be out in November and December so keep your eyes peeled.

This weekend coming I will be filming and recording my new 'Give Love At Christmas' track and music video with my beautiful friend Kath Bee.

 

Hanging with Suzy Cato

 

I've had some amazing successes on this campaign with one Wanaka early learning centre set to purchse 100 COPIES of the album for their tamariki! WOWEE!

I've had a few kindy's pre-purchase their Christmas concerts and some local venues have pre-ordered my grown up gigs too. 
And of course YOU!!!! 
Thank you to all of you who have pledged and ordered something from my campaign.

I've had so many of you also share to your facebook and instagram pages, to your friends nad families and to your own kindy's and schools.
So thank you!

I think we're gonna get there!!!

 

Love Anna xoxoxo

Bling up your instrument

17/10/2018 at 11:21 AM

Bling me up Scotty!

Score yourself a unique, handmade treasure for your instrument.

 

Purchase a copy of my new album 'Fishing For Stars' and you can also throw in a bit of fabulous bling to snazz up your instrument.

 

Instrument bling

These handmade 'danglewotzitz' are created from upcycled treasure by me and my 7 year old daughter Matilda.
Matilda is saving for Disneyland and has been making jewelry to sell on her Little Betty's Treasure page on facebook, but she was kind enough to help me out in creating these little beauties for my campaign.

 

PLEASE NOTE: Danglewotzits will be randomly picked and posted. Because each piece is unique and one-of-a-kind you can be sure yours will be special.

 

 

New Reward for Ukulele Lovers

13/10/2018 at 3:23 PM

Woohoo!

I've tipped over the 40% mark of my camapign and climbing. 

40% there!

 

For all my fellow ukulele lovers out there I have a new reward on y campaign just for you.

 

My ukulele lover pack comes with a copy of my first album for children Cooking up a song, plus the matching ukulele songbook, which is full of recipes too.
I also comes with a ukulele danglewotzit charm made by Little Betty's Treasure, to hang off the end of your uke AND of course a signed copy of Fishing for Stars.

Thanks again for all the epic support. 

Please remember to share with friends and family so I can reach my goal.

Love Anna xoxox

 

Ukulele Lovers Pack

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    Pledgers 140

    Mel Jayne McLeod
    2018-10-30 10:39:19 +1300
    Lizzi Battson
    2018-10-30 07:46:02 +1300

    "You can do it Anna!!"

    Anonymous pledger
    2018-10-30 06:56:38 +1300
    Anonymous pledger
    2018-10-30 06:50:07 +1300
    Jenny Mitchell
    2018-10-29 23:55:35 +1300

    "You got this! xx "

    Chris Lam Sam
    2018-10-29 23:39:03 +1300

    "Woop woop! ❤️"

    Rosanna Betton
    2018-10-29 22:28:19 +1300
    Anonymous pledger
    2018-10-29 21:59:59 +1300

    "luffff you"

    Kim
    2018-10-29 19:52:22 +1300

    "Back again! For another great Christmas present. Can't wait to share your amazing music xxx"

    Fi McCafferty
    2018-10-29 18:02:22 +1300
    Kelly Wright
    2018-10-29 17:15:12 +1300
    Kelly Wright
    2018-10-29 17:14:05 +1300
    Kelly Wright
    2018-10-29 17:12:28 +1300
    Marilyn Heraty
    2018-10-29 14:28:42 +1300

    "Anna I wish you every success and look forward to seeing you back on the west coast of Canada."

    Beth Jenkin
    2018-10-29 11:31:30 +1300

    "Good luck lady! xxx"

    Michael Burles
    2018-10-29 11:19:07 +1300

    "Hi Anna! Including shipping for overseas! These will be great Xmas gifts!"

    Liz Harrison
    2018-10-29 10:39:20 +1300

    "Looking forward to hearing another great album, with the grandchildren.Thanks Anna.😀"

    Pip O;Connell
    2018-10-28 21:53:24 +1300

    "Go Anna! The children at Kanuka Corner love listening and moving to your music!"

    Lissy
    2018-10-28 16:00:04 +1300

    "Arkie and I are so excited to sing and dance to more of your wonderful songs xxx "

    Pip Harker
    2018-10-27 12:17:34 +1300

    "Yippeeeee!"

    Sita Wills
    2018-10-27 09:48:49 +1300
    Charlotte Chittock
    2018-10-27 08:44:48 +1300

    "Looking forward to receiving them. The girls will love them!!"

    ROSE ANTAW
    2018-10-25 14:18:09 +1300

    "LOVE cooking up a song and my daughter is such a HUGE fan! looking forward to hearing this new one and wish i could pledge more but super duper excited for a home concert!*******"

    Wanaka Preschool
    2018-10-24 15:10:14 +1300

    "Preschool end of year concert in Wanaka Station Park"

    Martha McSoriley
    2018-10-24 14:24:06 +1300

    "My girls love the first album - especially Five Little Sycamore Seeds. We even have actions! I've just started learning the ukelele so will be using the songbook over summer. Looking forward to this album!"

    Sharon Parker
    2018-10-24 10:07:51 +1300
    Josh James
    2018-10-24 08:20:03 +1300

    "Love your work, good luck with the campaign - WanaExcel"

    Captain Cornflakes
    2018-10-24 06:43:22 +1300

    "Awesome Anna. Hugs!"

    Lisa
    2018-10-23 22:33:24 +1300

    "looking forward to singing along xoxo"

    marilyn eliet
    2018-10-23 21:09:28 +1300

    Followers 1

    Followers of Fishing For Stars- New Kids Album

    Fishing For Stars- New Kids Album

    Project 2018-09-03 12:50:53 +1200

     

    Look out!!! Anna van Riel has created a brand new album for children up to age 12.  

     

    Fishing For Stars is packed with loads of dynamic, silly and fun songs for kids and it will be ready just in time for Christmas!

     

    Following the lead of her award-winning children's album 'Cooking up a song, this album will also include introductory Te Reo Maori, action songs, lullabies and some farty nonsense too.

     
    I would love your support in helping make this happen. The album will be ready in time for Christmas which will be a great treat for the little ones in your life!
    It's very easy to get involved. Simply choose your reward on the right and make your pledge!

     

    Thank you for taking the time to check this out!

    Anna x

     

      

    THE SONGS

    It's been three years since the release of my first children's album Cooking up a Song. It's taken being a Mum to really notice just how much music is constantly rolling around in my head. Having my own children has been the catalyst for recording all of these tunes.

     

    Fishing for Stars is a collection of tracks that have either come out organically in five minutes or have brewed up over the past 3 years. I'm incredibly excited about this album and have included more songs for adolescent kids, while still keeping the balance there for pre-schoolers. I can't wait to be sending these out in the post to you and to hear the feedback from your children.

    .....................

     

     

    REWARD

     

    I have put together a great selection of rewards to give you in return for your contribution towards the album. My hope is that there is something in here for everyone here. One of my favourites would have to be the Music Lovers Gift Pack which you can find on the right ===>

      

    BUDGET

    The funds raised will go towards covering the costs of album artwork, promotional material and manufacturing of the album. PledgeMe is an all or nothing site so if I don't get the full amount I'll receive nothing. So the goal is to share this campaign with as many people as possible to ensure we reach the target! .....................

     

    WAYS TO HELP

    Whether you are in a position to offer a financial contribution to this project or not I would like you to know that your support and energy are so welcome and incredibly valuable to me and to the success of this album!

     

    If you want to help in ways other than financial support here are some things that would be of great help:

     

    • Tell a friend about this project
    • Post it on your facebook/twitter
    • Call your local newspaper and see if they'd like to write a story about it
    • Send a link to friends with children
    • Ask your friends to pass it on

     

    Thanks so much for taking the time to read - would love for you to be a part of this!

     

    Love Anna

     

     

    Comments

    You need to pledge to see this update.

    115% funded!!!! Hooray!

    02/11/2018 at 4:33 PM

    SUCCESS!!!

    All thanks to you!

     

    This just a massive shout out to say thank you to all of you for the incredible support you've offered over the last 32 days!

    My campaign is done and dusted with an amazing 115% success rate. Yay!

    Album proofs have been sent and everything is set for print and to head you way.

     

    I spend my "day after" doing a couple of shows in Hawea with the beautiful Suzy Cato who came to visit.

    She then came for lunch and my father-in-law walking in with a wee baby duckling (who we called Suzy). My wee guy Oscar was particularly pleased about that.

     

    Stay tuned this month for my beautiful new music video Echo which is launched on my youtube channel on November 9th.

     

    Thank you so much again for helping me make this a reality.

    Woohoo!!!!

     

     

    Love Anna xoxoxox

    WE DID IT!!!!

    01/11/2018 at 2:34 PM

    HOORAY!!!

    With your help I did it!

    I have made my goal of $6,500 and am now going for a new goal of $8,000. And I'm already nearly there!

     

    We did it!!!

     

    My campaign ends at 10pm NZST tonight and I am going for a new target goal of $8,000.

    The initial $6,500 is the exact amount to cover my album printing and pressing and the design work across my album making campaign.

    The extra $1,500 will cover the reprinting of my (revised) ukulele cookbook songbook, postage for all of these amazing album sales and with luck some nifty wee animations for all my wee fans out there.

    pie chart

     

    With just a few hours to go I'm hoping I can bust through to my new goal amount.

    If you want to help you can share the campaign link to friends and family and remind them that all orders will with them in time for Christmas.

     

    Thanks again everyone.
    I'm so blown away.

     

    Love to you all

     

    Anna

    Wanaka, Auckland and Beyond!

    23/10/2018 at 4:13 PM

    Hi friends!

    It's been an eventful few days, with some seriously big adventures in store leading up to the end of my campaign.

     

    This weekend past I flew up to Auckland to hang out with Kiwi Kids legend Suzy Cato, and to film some episodes for her Suzy and Friends youtube channel. These will be out in November and December so keep your eyes peeled.

    This weekend coming I will be filming and recording my new 'Give Love At Christmas' track and music video with my beautiful friend Kath Bee.

     

    Hanging with Suzy Cato

     

    I've had some amazing successes on this campaign with one Wanaka early learning centre set to purchse 100 COPIES of the album for their tamariki! WOWEE!

    I've had a few kindy's pre-purchase their Christmas concerts and some local venues have pre-ordered my grown up gigs too. 
    And of course YOU!!!! 
    Thank you to all of you who have pledged and ordered something from my campaign.

    I've had so many of you also share to your facebook and instagram pages, to your friends nad families and to your own kindy's and schools.
    So thank you!

    I think we're gonna get there!!!

     

    Love Anna xoxoxo

    Bling up your instrument

    17/10/2018 at 11:21 AM

    Bling me up Scotty!

    Score yourself a unique, handmade treasure for your instrument.

     

    Purchase a copy of my new album 'Fishing For Stars' and you can also throw in a bit of fabulous bling to snazz up your instrument.

     

    Instrument bling

    These handmade 'danglewotzitz' are created from upcycled treasure by me and my 7 year old daughter Matilda.
    Matilda is saving for Disneyland and has been making jewelry to sell on her Little Betty's Treasure page on facebook, but she was kind enough to help me out in creating these little beauties for my campaign.

     

    PLEASE NOTE: Danglewotzits will be randomly picked and posted. Because each piece is unique and one-of-a-kind you can be sure yours will be special.

     

     

    New Reward for Ukulele Lovers

    13/10/2018 at 3:23 PM

    Woohoo!

    I've tipped over the 40% mark of my camapign and climbing. 

    40% there!

     

    For all my fellow ukulele lovers out there I have a new reward on y campaign just for you.

     

    My ukulele lover pack comes with a copy of my first album for children Cooking up a song, plus the matching ukulele songbook, which is full of recipes too.
    I also comes with a ukulele danglewotzit charm made by Little Betty's Treasure, to hang off the end of your uke AND of course a signed copy of Fishing for Stars.

    Thanks again for all the epic support. 

    Please remember to share with friends and family so I can reach my goal.

    Love Anna xoxox

     

    Ukulele Lovers Pack

    You need to pledge to see this update.

      Mel Jayne McLeod
      2018-10-30 10:39:19 +1300
      Lizzi Battson
      2018-10-30 07:46:02 +1300

      "You can do it Anna!!"

      Anonymous pledger
      2018-10-30 06:56:38 +1300
      Anonymous pledger
      2018-10-30 06:50:07 +1300
      Jenny Mitchell
      2018-10-29 23:55:35 +1300

      "You got this! xx "

      Chris Lam Sam
      2018-10-29 23:39:03 +1300

      "Woop woop! ❤️"

      Rosanna Betton
      2018-10-29 22:28:19 +1300
      Anonymous pledger
      2018-10-29 21:59:59 +1300

      "luffff you"

      Kim
      2018-10-29 19:52:22 +1300

      "Back again! For another great Christmas present. Can't wait to share your amazing music xxx"

      Fi McCafferty
      2018-10-29 18:02:22 +1300
      Kelly Wright
      2018-10-29 17:15:12 +1300
      Kelly Wright
      2018-10-29 17:14:05 +1300
      Kelly Wright
      2018-10-29 17:12:28 +1300
      Marilyn Heraty
      2018-10-29 14:28:42 +1300

      "Anna I wish you every success and look forward to seeing you back on the west coast of Canada."

      Beth Jenkin
      2018-10-29 11:31:30 +1300

      "Good luck lady! xxx"

      Michael Burles
      2018-10-29 11:19:07 +1300

      "Hi Anna! Including shipping for overseas! These will be great Xmas gifts!"

      Liz Harrison
      2018-10-29 10:39:20 +1300

      "Looking forward to hearing another great album, with the grandchildren.Thanks Anna.😀"

      Pip O;Connell
      2018-10-28 21:53:24 +1300

      "Go Anna! The children at Kanuka Corner love listening and moving to your music!"

      Lissy
      2018-10-28 16:00:04 +1300

      "Arkie and I are so excited to sing and dance to more of your wonderful songs xxx "

      Pip Harker
      2018-10-27 12:17:34 +1300

      "Yippeeeee!"

      Sita Wills
      2018-10-27 09:48:49 +1300
      Charlotte Chittock
      2018-10-27 08:44:48 +1300

      "Looking forward to receiving them. The girls will love them!!"

      ROSE ANTAW
      2018-10-25 14:18:09 +1300

      "LOVE cooking up a song and my daughter is such a HUGE fan! looking forward to hearing this new one and wish i could pledge more but super duper excited for a home concert!*******"

      Wanaka Preschool
      2018-10-24 15:10:14 +1300

      "Preschool end of year concert in Wanaka Station Park"

      Martha McSoriley
      2018-10-24 14:24:06 +1300

      "My girls love the first album - especially Five Little Sycamore Seeds. We even have actions! I've just started learning the ukelele so will be using the songbook over summer. Looking forward to this album!"

      Sharon Parker
      2018-10-24 10:07:51 +1300
      Josh James
      2018-10-24 08:20:03 +1300

      "Love your work, good luck with the campaign - WanaExcel"

      Captain Cornflakes
      2018-10-24 06:43:22 +1300

      "Awesome Anna. Hugs!"

      Lisa
      2018-10-23 22:33:24 +1300

      "looking forward to singing along xoxo"

      marilyn eliet
      2018-10-23 21:09:28 +1300

      Followers of Fishing For Stars- New Kids Album

      This campaign was successful and got its funding on 01/11/2018 at 10:00 PM.