I Need Your Help
I am trying something new on this my first solo studio album. For the first time, I'm financing the work through advanced CD sales. An increasing number of indie artists are experimenting with this same model. Reaching out and providing you with an opportunity to support an independent artist such as myself seems to makes sense.
Your donations will help me with the final stages of the mixing and mastering process of this album.
Not everyone has cash - something we understand well! - but there are other ways you can help. Spreading the word via facebook, twitter, (and emailing the link to this project to friends) all help tremendously to get the word out there. If you know people who may be interested in funding the project, letting them know is a really helpful way to help out, even if you are unable to contribute yourself.
I began recording 10 songs to make my first solo full length CD in 2009.
I started this project thinking that it would be a simple guitar, drums, bass, vocals, type of project. Of course nothing is too good for these precious song creations and the CD took on a life of its own and has now become more than I could have possibly imagined when I began the project nearly 2 years ago.
We now have viola, violin saw, organ, Rhodes keyboards, electric guitar, acoustic guitar, accordion, drums, bass and piano on the album. Styles range from acoustic folk, ambient, to a full-band sound.
Like previous ‘Beth Southwell’ releases, this will be an eclectic album.
Now with the album reaching the full potential of what each song truly deserved, I am in a position where I need to reach out for your support. I have self funded the entire project so far, but as the end nears, I need help with the mixing and mastering of the album as well as the creation of the physical CD and promotional costs. I have been fortunate with my support from the creative aspect of this CD, but there needs to be money for the final stages of development.
Here are some songs from the upcoming CD. I will be posting new songs weekly. Please check back to hear them as they are added.
What I Have Done With My Music So Far
I have recorded 2 ‘Two Tall Women’ CDs, a Revealing grace CD, a Live to Sing, Sing to Live EP in support of a tour of the interior of BC with Bahiyyih, and been on compilation CDs that support local and international music (Violet Femmes, Music For Coffee Beings and the Rainzine Compilation 2).
I have toured in the UK with “Two Tall Women’ touring throughout Scotland and England, toured in the Interior of British Columbia with Bahiyyih Peters on the Live to Sing, Sing, to Live tour and was funded by FACTOR to go to the Midwest Music Summit in Indianapolis,
I was also invited to perform at the New Music West Showcase stage in Vancouver in 2009 and have featured at the Vancouver East Cultural Centre as part of the Violet Femmes Showcase.
I have been active in the music community for many years, coordinating a Music Festival in Maple Ridge, Open Mic nights at Starbucks (Maple Ridge, Pitt Meadows and Vancouver), Our Town Cafe and a concert Series at Cafe Montmartre also in Vancouver, BC.
How You Can Help Me.
Please feel free to pre-order my new album and get it out into the world. There are lots of options for becoming a modern day patron of the arts and there is also a option for those who just want to make a donation.
I am using Paypal as a secure method of accepting payments. You don't need to have a paypal account or login to use it, just click the donate button and then click 'continue' where the credit card icons are on the left hand side of the page.
Once again please share this with friends and family via twitter, facebook etc. using the share links on the bottom of this page. This will really help spread the word.
Thanks in advance, as I couldn't have done it without you.
Donation Option 1:
You're just a really nice person who wants to help me make a new album and you get to walk around knowing I couldn't have done it without you :)
Donation Option 2:
Donate any amount of your choice
Pre-order Beth’s New Album: Option OnePre Order the new Beth Southwell album Gets you the new CD mailed to your home address
Pre-order Beth’s New Album: Option TwoPre Order the new Beth Southwell album plus a CD prize pack including surprises mailed to your home address
Pre-order Beth's New Album: Option ThreePersonally signed CD prize pack
and a hand written thank you note mailed to your home address
Pre-order Beth's New Album: Option FourSigned CD prize pack with surprises and a hand written thank you note PLUS a limited edition t-shirt
Pre-order Beth's New Album: Option FiveSigned CD plus a prize pack with surprises and a hand written thank you note PLUS a limited edition t-shirt AND your name in the liner notes of the new Beth Southwell album
Pre-order Beth's New Album: Option SixSigned CD plus a prize pack with a hand written thank you note, limited edition t-shirt, your name in the liner notes of the new Beth Southwell album and a hand written copy of the lyrics to any one of my songs.
Pre-order Beth's New Album: Option SevenA signed copy of the new Beth Southwell CD, name in the liner notes of the new CD, a limited edition t-shirt and a conversation over skype, where I could play a couple of songs and we could have a visit.
Pre-order Beth's New Album: Option NineA signed copy of the new Beth Southwell CD, your name in the liner notes of the new CD, a limited edition t-shirt.
Plus:Co-write a song with Beth or we can work together on finishing a song you have already started. Travel expenses to get Beth to or from you are not included. We could do this via skype as an alternative.
Pre-order Beth's New Album: Option TenA signed copy of the new Beth Southwell CD, your name in the liner notes of the new CD, a limited edition t-shirt.
Have Beth come and perform at a house concert. Beth will perform with her duo for an evening of music in your living room with your friends.
Travel costs to get Beth to and from you are not include, but we can discuss possibilities depending on the location.
Pre-order Beth’s New Album: Option ElevenYour name on the CD credits as an Executive Producer.
A signed copy of the new Beth Southwell CD, your name in the liner notes of the new CD as an Executive Producer and a limited edition t-shirt.
Plus:Have a song written for you or a loved one.
I will write and record a song for you or a family/friend/loved one and send it to you. I will work with you for ideas around style and to be specific to the person the song is dedicated to.
Let me know if you any other requests, I am open to your ideas.