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SHARED NOT OWNED - 2nd Public Album Project

Updated: Apr 25, 2023



1st Album Launch Concert - The Cavern Liverpool 2019

Band (from left to right) Joe Smithson, Jack Hymers, Steph Kennedy, Mark McGann, Dave Ormsby, Reid Anderson, Jesse Eigen. To watch a video promo of this concert click on the video menu at the top of the page or visit




Hi Everyone,


Latest update ahead of ur Kickstarter launch this Thursday 27th April.


I have used the 2019 successful album campaign as the blueprint for this one where possible. This includes the ideas for rewards, add-on, incentives, pledge amounts etc. If there is anything that you feel might be improved further by inclusion of something I haven't thought of or even more up to date or specific to what you learned from the last experience together, let me know once the campaign goes live and I can tweak/hone it together to ensure that it speaks to you and others in the best way possible.


I've also attempted to keep the budget in the same area as the 2019 campaign even though there has clearly been a 10% hike in inflation and the cost of living. This is partly in recognition of the more complex and slightly less 'secure' landscape we currently inhabit post-pandemic etc., and I have made creative decisions designed to cut costs where possible (i.e. choosing to record in Frome rather than London/Liverpool etc) whilst maintaining the necessary quality.


The songs are in really good shape I think. If anything it feels an even stronger pool of ditties than for the last album, and perhaps the enforced sabbaticals of recent years have produced quality fruit from their fallow landscapes? We shall see...


I'm going to cut together a little promo video of the first album launch footage from the Cavern in 2019 to share on the Kickstarter campaign page. This will give those of you who where involved some happy recollections and those who are contemplating joining us on this adventure for the first time, an idea of what went on in our name.


That's it for now. I'll check in again before the official launch on Thursday.


Love,


Mark xxx


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daisybroadbelt
daisybroadbelt
Apr 24, 2023

Was that really four years ago?!!!!

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dramadirect
Apr 24, 2023
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Yup! A lot has happened. Check out the promo on the video page xxx

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Peter Thomas
Peter Thomas
Apr 24, 2023

Hi Mark

Thanks for the email, and I look forward to being on board for this exciting venture. I will also look forward to watching the Video you are putting together. Can't wait until Thursday

All the best

Peter

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dramadirect
Apr 24, 2023
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Great. Thanks Peter. I might put a version of the promo up here too so you can see it before Thursday if you wish.


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Hayley Peachey
Apr 24, 2023

Can’t wait, and I’m happy to get my mum on board too. Really looking forward to getting involved.


I like to think that the last few years, got us thinking, got us writing more, we felt inspired, yet saw what was going on. Life is such a delicate thread, and we need to use that thread, to help ourselves and others through whatever medium that is possible. 💜

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dramadirect
Apr 24, 2023
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Definitely Hayley. If there's anything you want me to listen to, just send it over. xx


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