The Willow Band's Full Length Album
Following the release of our much celebrated 2014 four track debut EP, "Under The Willow Tree", we thought it about time we knuckled down and produced a full length album, partly to respond to demands of our growing number of fans who are deperate to hear new material but also to demonstrate the creative depths we have as a band that people who have only heard the EP might not be aware of.
However, these things don't come cheap... unless we record the album on Fi's iphone and distribute it on audio cassette, an idea we toyed with but wisely dismissed. ;o)
Our hope is to raise enough money to reward our fans, and make new ones, with a high quality album that we can be proud of and people will love.
We have added lots of incentives to the campaign: from small purchases to exclusive opportunities for those who are fortunate enough to have slightly deeper pockets. All physical incentives will be dispatched two weeks before the official launch of the album so you will have a full 14 days of bragging rights to annoy your friends!
Yet, as a certain supermarket says, "every little helps", and we will be sincerely grateful for any donations you can make. In return, we promise to honour your support by producing the best album we possibly can and reinforce our position as a band definitely worth listening to.
Dave, Fi & Paul
When The Willow Band set out to make our debut album we WERE that determined ship leaving the harbour. We had a vision. We had passion. We had direction… but then life got in the way.
Over the past 6 months all three of us have seen some pretty huge changes in our personal circumstances, changes that none of us were necessarily expecting, and this has somewhat grounded our ship and we have sadly had to come to the inevitable conclusion that our vessel is no longer sea worthy.
During our crowdfunding campaign many of you dug deeply into your pockets to support us with our journey but it would be immoral of us now, given the circumstances, not to reimburse you for your investment. If we can humbly ask those of you that did so kindly donate to please contact us through the GoFundMe platform then the band will remunerate you.
Thank you all for your support over the few years that we performed and tried to create a name for ourselves. We think we offered a slightly different spin on the music that was out there.
Fi and Paul continue to play as a duo called, "The Fearless Hearts", along with also playing in Fi’s band, ‘Wilderness Road”. Dave is concentrating on songwriting for other artists at present but hopes to get out on the road again himself soon.
Thanks guys. Willow Band out. xxx"
Anyway to business... firstly, massive thanks to everyone who has already contributed to our campaign, your support is a huge boost to our hopes and ambitions. Yet you'll see we are still a ways off achieving our target. We intended to run the campaign until the end of April but might have to extend it a little to try give people enough time to support us, which is where you come in.
Could you PLEASE share our campaign with your family, friends, neighbours, hairdresser, postman, dealer, pimp... pretty much everyone you know. For people who have seen us perform you will know we have lots of great songs that we REALLY want to put on a full length album but, without your help, there is no way we can achieve this aspiration.
So, if you could please do everything you can to spread the word and help us with our journey we would be eternally grateful.
And remember, unlike Dire Straits, we're not asking for money for nothing. Oh no! We have lots of cool incentives on offer to those who want to be part of this amazing project.
Thanks again to everyone who has already dug into their pockets, now go and encourage others to show similar generosity and support.
See you soon. Dave, Fi & Paul. XXX