Badlabecques launch crowdfunding campaign for new album
Nous-y-v'là! We're cooking up a great new album of Jèrriais songs in our unique pop-folk style, but need YOUR help to get it out there.
We have almost finished recording our new album, which will be titled 'Cocolîncheux!' (which means cockadoodledoo!) and includes new songs we have either adapted or written and performed over the last few years.
There are some great pledge rewards on offer – from just £1.00 for a “thank you and a warm Jèrriais glow”, £10.00 to pre-order the CD itself, to various other more expensive options including VIP tickets, fine art prints of the artwork by Jersey artist Matt Falle, or even a private performance from Badlabecques!
The material is a mix of traditional Jèrriais songs (like ‘Vive La Compagnie’), translated cover versions (e.g. The Beatles ‘With A Little Help From My Friends’), and original material – often based on well-known Jèrriais poems (e.g. ‘T’en r’Souveins-tu’ by EJ Luce); all of which we will produce in our typical ‘pop-folk’ style. We have also been working closely with Jèrriais poet Geraint Jennings, who has provided some wonderful lyrics and spoken word samples; and a few songs feature special guest performances from flautist Naomi West, and violinist Vinny Donnelly.
We are recording with Badger Productions in Jersey, and the album will be mixed by Neil Costello (James Taylor Quartet, Katie Melua), and mastered by Streaky (Cheryl Crow, Adele) - so we're sure it will sound great.
We have some great original artwork from Jersey artist Matt Falle, which is going on the CD, but also available in various forms as part of the pledge rewards.
We will have it all done and dusted by January 2017 and the CD will be available from March.
So now it's up to you... please pledge what you can and be part of the story of Badlabecques, the story of Jèrriais, and the story of Jersey's unique and special culture.
|August 17, 2016||Tatihou
Festival des Traversées Tatihou, France