I’m thrilled to announce I am now taking pre-orders for my album via pozible!! Please support the campaign by ordering a copy now! If you pledge now rather than wait till the album hits the stores you can pick up some exclusive rewards such as the limited edition shopping bag, karaoke versions of the tracks and I can even DJ at your party. Unless I hit the target I don’t receive any monies pledged, so please help me achieve my target by pre-ordering now here!
Listen to the album here:
About the project:
I have spent more than two years working on my album ‘I Hope You’ll Be Very Unhappy Without Me” and am proud to announce it is finally finished! The album has been recorded, mixed and mastered, the artwork is done and I’m thrilled with the final result! I now just need the funds to press the album to vinyl and CD and would love your help!
This project has been a labor of love and I have completely self–funded the album recording. I am not signed to any label or management company so I have been able to make every creative decision myself along the way. I have decided to release the music on my own label – so this record will be the first title on my own imprint, which I am naming ‘House of Valerie Joan’ (after my paternal and maternal grandmothers respectively).
I’m really proud of the final recordings and just can’t wait to have the songs transformed to a physical release. Once we hit the target I will throw a fabulous launch party and you will all be able to take home copies of the album on either CD or vinyl.
A bit about the album:
– The album contains 10 tracks inspired by seventies blacksploitation soundtracks, funk, afrobeat and sixties soul jazz, eight of my original songs and two cover songs.
– The album artwork is inspired by three rock star divorcés – Priscilla Presley, Cher and Bianca Jagger. The album is named after one my favorite Esther Phillips tracks which I recorded for the album “I Hope You’ll Be Very Unhappy Without Me”.
The late great Esther Phillips!
-The album features some of Australia’s finest soul musicians including Lance Ferguson on guitar (The Bamboos), Ivan ‘Choi’ Khatchoyan on drums (True Live/Candice Monique and the Optics), Jake Mason (Cookin’ on 3 Burners) on keys, Lucas Taranto on bass (Gotye) plus Michelle Martinez (The Voice) on backing vocals.
‘I Hope You’ll Be Very Unhappy Without Me’
1. Through With Lovin’ You
2. I Let a Good Man Down
3. One Day At A Time
5. I Hope You’ll Be Very Unhappy Without Me
7. Hit ‘Em Like Ali
8. Don’t Stop For Nothing
9. If You Don’t Want Me
10. Through With Lovin’ You (Alt Reggae Version)
Guitar: Lance Ferguson (1, 2, 4, 6, 8 – 10) Mitch Power (3, 5, 7, 10)
Drums: Ivan ‘Choi’ Khatchoyan (1 – 4, 7 -8, 10) Danny Farrugia (6, 9), Rory MacDougall (5)
Bass: Ben Christensen (6, 9), Michael Meagher (5) Lucas Taranto 1-4, 7-8)
Percussion: Phil Binotto (3, 6, 10), Greg Thomas (1, 6, 8, 9)
Chelsea Wilson (5)
Backing Vocals: Chelsea Wilson, Michelle Martinez (1, 2, 6, 8 -10) Candice Monique (7, 8) Jake Mason (3)
Organ, Wurlitzer, Tenor and Baritone Saxophone: Jake Mason
Trumpet and Tenor Horn: Adrian Perger (1, 2, 3, 6, 7, 8, 10)
Trumpet: Dorian Broomhall (5), Rohan Wallis (4)
Trombone: Dan McIlvride (5)
Produced by Chelsea Wilson and Jake Mason
There are so many great rewards up for grabs to entice you to support my album campaign! You can pick up a special limited edition album tote bag, copies of the album on CD, vinyl or digitally, singing lessons, DJ sets and get your name in the album credits!
Digital download of the first single from the album ‘Through With Lovin’ You’ delivered directly to your inbox.
A$12 + Reward
Digital download of the album ‘I Hope You’ll Be Very Unhappy Without Me’. Ipod lovers rejoice! All 10 album songs sent directly to your inbox for a bargain pre-itunes release rate.
A$16 + Reward
Deluxe digital version of the album ‘I Hope You’ll Be Very Unhappy Without Me’.
The ultimate package for digi music lovers! You will receive extra album tracks, the ‘Through With Lovin You’ film clip, a full colour pdf booklet with all the lyrics plus singalong instrumental karaoke versions of all the songs. Impress your neighbours with your own at home performances of ‘I Hope You’ll Be Very Unhappy Without Me’! Please post clips on your facebook pages, I cant wait to hear your versions!
A$20 + Reward
CD version of the album ‘I Hope You’ll Be Very Unhappy Without Me’
I like CDs straight up: Pick up the shiny jewel case version of the CD with a 4 page booklet posted straight to you snail mail.
A$30 + Reward
Vinyl LP album with digital download card.
Audiophiles rejoice! Pick up the vinyl edition of the album with a bonus download card so you can put the tracks straight on your computer and ipod and spin the record on your turntable at 33RPM. Aah, best of both worlds.
A$35 + Reward
Signed Deluxe CD version with lyric booklet and your name in the thank you credits.
I want something a bit more spesh: This option gets you a signed copy of the CD in a plushy Jewel case with 3 extra bonus songs plus the full 12 page colour lyrics booklet and your name in the thank you list on the deluxe slip case cover!
A$50 + Reward
Signed vinyl LP or CD album + limited edition tote bag + deluxe digital album
Lets go shopping! Signed vinyl or CD album with its own carry bag that you can re-use at the shops! Save the environment whilst making a statement! You could even re-gift this bag to a special (or not so special) someone 😉 Plus the deluxe digital pack so you can sing along to the karaoke versions!
Group singing workshop + Digital Deluxe album!
A special performance workshop covering vocal technique, performance skills and a good old group sing! (2 sessions available, max 10 attendees per class. Will be held on a Saturday afternoon in Kew in June date TBC).
A$80 + Reward
Silver show and music package.
Date night! Pick up a copy of the album on CD or Vinyl (its up to you darling!) plus the tote bag and the deluxe download pack! + two tickets to the Melbourne launch show in July! Names are transferable on the tickets.
A$100 + Reward
Private 1hr singing lesson plus + Deluxe digital album
One on one tailored vocal lesson with me, Chelsea Wilson. We will do a full vocal assessment plus a performance coaching session on a song of your choice. I can help you prepare for an upcoming gig, audition or recording session or we can just sing for fun! Enrol yourself for a lesson or grab this reward for a friend or family member. All levels/ages welcome. Dates are flexible.
A$110 + Reward
Gold show and music package
Splash out! Deluxe CD or a vinyl abum + show poster + the ‘Bitterness’ EP all in the exclusive tote bag . Plus two VIP tickets to the Melbourne launch show in July with pre-show cocktails with Chelsea and her band. Sample the ‘Bitterness’ cocktail and do your own album cover shoot at the selfie stand. Names are transferable on the tickets.
A$200 + Reward
Pick up one of two ‘Through With Lovin’ You’ 7″ test pressings! Plain wax with no label, just scribble on the inner straight from the plant with the date and name inscribed. TPs are made to check you are happy with the sound before they hit go on the whole order! Luckily, the tests came out Ok so it sounds good! Possibly a collectors item, you never know, could be worth something some day 😉 I have sold out of 45s’ so this could be your only chance of owning the single on wax! Comes with LP!
A$300 + Reward
3 hour DJ set at your house party + vinyl and CD album copies!
I will come to your house and DJ up a storm with a mix of soul, funk, latin, disco and jazz! I will bring all equipment to put on the show! Just give me the date and I will frock up and get you and your guests grooving. Performances outside of Melbourne (over 100kms) require additional travel fees. Dates flexible, show must be redeemed before June 30 2015. Let’s party!
Alice MCall ‘Jasper’ jacket SS14 + Deluxe digital album
The stunning cream kimono jacket that I wore for the Bianca Jagger inspired album cover shot is up for grabs! Silky, smooth and sleek – looks fabulous with hotpants, jeans, leather pants or over the top of your LBD. Size 8. I have worn this once only (during the photo shoot!) It is almost backless it has a super sexy split down the back and belt for a cinched in waist line. This jacket sold-out in Australia so this is a pozible exclusive!
Behind the scenes shots from the album shoot! This jacket is one of the campaign rewards!
A$1,000 + Reward
House party live performance + Signed deluxe CD or vinyl album
Along with my fabulous guitarist or keyboard player (depending on availability) I will come to your party for an intimate duo show of jazz, soul and your special requests. (Please just don’t make me do any Justin Bieber. Kylie covers ok though). Performances outside of Melbourne (over 100kms) require additional travel fees. Dates flexible, show must be redeemed before June 30 2015.
Thanks so much for supporting this project, it means the world to me!