Well here I go again releasing another album EP and then getting on board the via rail train this summer to promote it! Then returning for a few days and getting in my car and touring and promoting for the rest of the summer. Why do I do this you ask? because it is in my blood and I am a doer. I am a dreamer, but I am also a doer.
I have never experienced more enjoyment in life than getting out on the road and sharing my music with strangers and fans alike. Or strangers that become fans that I like, or something like that lol. It's a wonderful thing. All of it.
The music road is a hard one with many obstacles, many monetary ones. As a good friend once said "You've gotta work hard in the tranches and take care of yourself in the meantime". Damn right. Blood, sweat and tears. To what end? To a musical end of course! :)
So I have started another campaign online today after a successful campaign in 2015 with great support raising just over $1000 I managed to land all 5 of the songs into music libraries in Canada and the US with are being pitched to current film/tv opportunities. I also for one of the songs called "into the bright" received a placement into a "making of"documentary in Peru for a telecommunications company called Claro and it also made the semi-finals in the international songwriting competition. That's the top 10% of 18,000 songs in arguably the biggest songwriting competition in the world. Not to bad for a lad from Cambridge, Ontario.
The new album I have recorded, mixed, mastered and produced myself this time so the songs are finished. It's a gratifying feeling to be able to do all of this myself. I have worked hard over the past few years to figure it all out. With the help of so many talented musicians and producer that have help along the way, I have gotten there. I am really proud of myself. I never thought it would be possible.
The campaign is now running and I am raising funds for the new album which is set to be released late June 2016. I need help with CD duplication costs and general tour support for the summer months. I am heading from Halifax to Vancouver and back then heading out by car in August to hit all of the off train locations.
If you would like to help out you can by checking out the campaign here or sharing the page on your social networks. Any and all help is greatly appreciated. Here is the campaign link: