The Next Album...

First, an old live recording with Dan See and Dan Gulino (the Dans) at the Pigalle Club in London. Oh how times have changed.

As we try to shake off the dirt from being knocked down in 2020 we look ahead to the next chapter, which here means finishing what we started together with 'the dans' all those years ago.

We've since found Dan Gulino's hiding spot and verbally committed him to assign his fingers the task of playing the bass, and as always Dan See sits fixed ready to reinstall his status as the 'spirit drummer'.

We want to create synergy in the studio, as we felt it originally: not as a singer/songwriter with a rhythm section, but as 3 musicians each singing through their instruments, sharing the lead and daring to try and create something new.

Here's the thing, we want to make a live recording with a sound engineer at '123 Studios' in London in May. And I want to be able to pay the musicians their fees, master the album, and release it (digitally) all independently.

For this we humbly ask your financial assistance upfront. In return there will of course be a free album download for all contributors, and a chance to take part in a livestream Q&A session previewing the album, and for those who put in more than £20: a free ticket to the eventual launch show in London.

Feel free to give as much or as little as you feel comfortable with.

If the donate button doesn't work in your country, try Paypal Me and if there still is a problem please email me at jonomccleery@hotmail.com and we can work something out.

Supporting this album enables me to hold onto the rights instead of typically signing away 50% to a record label and publisher in order to fund it. I am much happier giving some of those rights to my band instead, having learnt recently that session musicians receive nothing from streaming - which has become the main source of income in recent years for many artists including myself.

Basic costs:
Musician fees / £150 per day:
5 days recording + 2 days rehearsal = £2,100
Studio 123 + Engineer costs / £360 per day
5 days = £1800
Running total = £3900

Other considerations:
- Rehearsal Room for 2 days
- Mastering costs
- Promotion

Thank you for visiting! For the love of music,
let's do something great together in 2021.