Simon McDonnell: Album Solo #1

Help Ride On [music] by funding Simon McDonnell's debute album. Simon has been working with french producer Alexandre Sallet to achieve this

Project visual Simon McDonnell: Album Solo #1
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Simon McDonnell: Album Solo #1

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This is how it all started:

 

"I had the words to this song in my mind for a good while and one day in his flat in Rennes Alexandre Sallet played one of his latest tunes. It was so beautifull that it inspired me for the melody of Derry. It was the first song we composed together."

 

The recording of "The Hidden River" has taken place between January 2012 and June 2013 near Rennes in Britanny. Simon McDonnell and Alexandre Sallet have recorded, mixed and co-produced the album and have also selected a fine panel of musicians and artists to enhance the sound and embellish the songs. It will be distributed all over France in February 2014 and will also be downloadable all over the world. Here's a first song out of the album:

 

 

Please help us by funding this project!

 

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Simon McDonnell's warm voice gives his singing a dramatical sureness and a very recognizable grain. His songs open a deep and unique world swaying from dry land to dreamland. For the past few years Alexandre Sallet has accompanied him on the accordion. His playing blends rhythmical efficiency and a sharp sense of catchy melody that suit Simon's songs particularly well.

Simon McDonnell has been writing songs ever since he started playing the guitar at 15. He then explored the art interpretating traditionnal irish songs. On this debute album he chooses the best of both personnal and traditionnal.

 

Simon and Alex are also working together in another band called Spring Barley that you can discover on their website www.springbarley.com and also watch on youtube:

 

Simon also plays in several other bands: www.dirty-linen.com, So WAX et www.mcdonnelltrio.com. Here's the McDonnell Trio's latest recording:

 

Allocation of funds

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(take a peep at the album cover)

 

Along with funding this beautifull projet, this crowdfunding operation will help promote Simon's music. In order to achive these we really need you to spread the word to all your friends and relations, share it with your network and on your facebook pages and profiles etc.

 

Ride On [music] is a Rennes based recording and promoting label. It was created by a group of artists and their entourage to help promote their music

 

Here's the budget for Simon's debute album:

 

300    mastering (www.altsonik.com)

1300  printing

890    SDRM (copyright)

300    Production Ride On [music]

Choose your reward

For €5

In your Christmas stocking 2013: first single from "The Hidden River" in wave format
  • Backers: 2
  • Availability: 18/20

For €5

1 Invitation to our launching party, Friday 7 February 2014 in Rennes, France
  • Backer: 1
  • Availability: 119/120

For €15

1 signed copy of "The Hidden River" (release date February 2014)
  • Backers: 24

For €20

1 signed copy of "The Hidden River" + Invitation to our launching party, Friday 7 February 2014 in Rennes, France
  • Backers: 28

For €40

the latter + Christmas 2013: first single from "The Hidden River" in wave format + 1 pick among the other Ride On [music] records including ZONK, POPPY SEEDS and EIEN
  • Backers: 6

For €60

In your Christmas stocking 2013: 1 signed copy of "The Hidden River" + 1 Invitation to our launching party, Friday 7 February 2014 in Rennes, France + 2 picks among the other Ride On [music] records including ZONK, POPPY SEEDS and EIEN
  • Backers: 7
  • Availability: 13/20

For €120

"GENEROUS DONOR OFFER": the latter + the fourth Ride On [music] record + Ride On [music]'s "Generous Donor" special distinction
  • Backers: 3
  • Availability: 7/10

For €300

1 showcase performance by Simon McDonnell solo (in private or public not including traveling expenses from Rennes, France) + the "GENEROUS DONOR OFFER"
  • Backer: 1

For €600

1 showcase performance by Simon McDonnell duo (in private or public not including traveling expenses from Rennes, France) + the "GENEROUS DONOR OFFER"
  • Backer: 1

For €2,790

The Ride On [music] Festival including Simon McDonnell duo + 2 other label Ride On [music] bands chosen among ZONK, POPPY SEEDS and EIEN. This price does not include travelling expenses, sound etc + the "GENEROUS DONOR OFFER"

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