The Willow Band's Full Length Album

£1,666 of £10,000 goal

Raised by 24 people in 35 months
We are The Willow Band from the Surrey/Hampshire borders in the UK.

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.

Thanks everyone,


Dave, Fi & Paul
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Sometimes a ship leaves the harbour with a very clear and precise route ahead. Nothing will distract it from it’s course; it’s destination is set. But then, some thing unexpected happens. Mother Nature is in charge of the satnav and she isn’t always the best of navigators.

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"
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Hello folks, sorry we haven't been in touch for a while, however, we haven't been lazing around even if the photo looks like we have. We've been out on the road doing our thang and promoting this campaign, along with securing some exciting gigs over the summer including playing at the Bracknell Festival which is being headlined by The Shires.

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
Rumours that we are carrying Fi are completely untrue!
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Hello Willowites, so our crowdfunding campaign to raise money to produce our debut album kicked off last Thursday and I'm really pleased to say that we have £250 in the bank already. Thank you so much to those who have generously donated. .. but, to those of you yet to dig into your pockets, anything you can spare would go a long way to helping us achieve our ambition of releasing a full length album. Plus, remember there are lots of inspired incentives that you can buy: from mugs and tee shirts to dinner with the band. We would be sincerely grateful for any donations, large or small, and thanks everyone for your continued support. Without that we wouldn't be here in the first place.
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So, we're off and running. Thank you Jean Rolinson for being our very first donor! Who's next?
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£1,666 of £10,000 goal

Raised by 24 people in 35 months
Created November 13, 2015
£5
Launch Ticket
1 ticket to the exclusive album launch event.
£10
Digi-Pack
Digital downloads of CD & 2014 debut EP.
£12
CD-Pack
Signed CD and 2014 debut EP.
£15
CD & Mug
Signed CD, 2014 debut EP & official Willow Band mug.
£20
CD & Photo
Signed CD, 2014 debut EP & signed 7” x 5” photo of the band.
£25
CD & TX
Signed CD, 2014 debut EP, + 2 tickets to the exclusive album launch event.
£30
CD, Mug & Mug!
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Signed CD, 2014 debut EP, official Willow Band mug & your photo featured in the CD booklet.
£35
CD, Mug & T
Signed CD, 2014 debut EP, official Willow Band mug & new album T-shirt.
£45
CD, Mug, T & TX
Signed CD, 2014 debut EP, official Willow Band mug, & new album T-shirt + 2 tickets to the exclusive album launch event.
£60
LYRIC-PAC
Signed CD, 2014 debut EP, Willow Band mug, new album T-shirt, framed personalized lyrics of your favourite Willow Band song + 2 tickets to album launch event.
£75
VIDEO-PAC
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Signed CD, 2014 debut EP, + a cameo in our first single video from the new album & 2 tickets to the exclusive album launch event.
£85
ART-PAC
Signed CD, 2014 debut EP, official Willow Band mug, new album T-shirt & framed & signed artwork print of the new album cover + 2 tickets to the album launch.
£100
SONGWRITING-PAC
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Signed CD, 2014 debut EP, + 60 minute Skype (or similar) songwriting session with the band & 2 tickets to the exclusive album launch event.
£150
DIGI-GIGGY-PAC
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Signed CD, 2014 debut EP, + 60 minute Skype (or similar) concert by the band for you and your friends & 2 tickets to the exclusive album launch event.
£200
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Signed CD, 2014 debut EP, + a private dinner with the band for you and a friend & 2 tickets to the exclusive launch event.
£300
Concert-Pac
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Signed CD, 2014 debut EP, + a private house concert for you & your friends & 2 tickets to the exclusive album launch event.
£500
Studio-Pac
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CONCERT-PAC + hang out with the band at one of our album recording studio sessions... we'll even throw in lunch & a framed commemorative photo.
£1,000
Legacy-Pac
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Signed CD, 2014 debut EP, + send us a poem or idea for a song, we’ll record it, put it on the new album & give you a co-write credit. Also get 2 launch tx too.
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CM
£45
Claire McGregor
26 months ago

Happy birthday Plum

LH
£45
Liz Hales
27 months ago

Keep going!!!

AJ
£100
Angela Jackson
30 months ago

Good luck with the album and not having to use Fi's phone! Angela x

MH
£75
Michelle Hart
30 months ago
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Believe!

£30
Tracy Allen
30 months ago

Can't wait for this to happen need more Willow songs - good luck guys

£30
Gavin Simpson
33 months ago

Dave, massively enjoyed the EP you gave me and look forward to hearing the album. Let me know if you have an co-write spots coming up :)

£250
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33 months ago
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34 months ago
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