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West My Album 3 Pre-Orders and more!
$6,138 raised
61% of $10k goal
85 contributors
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Ended Sep 22, 2019

West My Friend is an indie-roots band based out Victoria, BC.  We formed in 2009 and since then we've performed extensively in Canada, the United States, and Europe.  We've previously released two albums that have garnered multiple award nominations, including a nomination in the "Pushing the Boundaries" category in the Canadian Folk Music awards for our last album “When The Ink Dries.”

We're now looking forward to our third album, which will be recorded this January on Mayne Island with the extraordinary producer David Travers-Smith. Recording an album can be an expensive endeavour, but it's also a major way to put money back into the local arts economy.  Our estimated budget has our money going towards:

  • $16,000 production costs (David Travers-Smith - Toronto)
  • $1,600 pre-production and arranging costs (Adrian Dolan- Vancouver)
  • $3,000 studio rental/accommodation (Fiddlehead Studio - Mayne Island)
  • $3,000 publicity (Heather Kitching - Ontario)
  • $600 visual art for the album (Sarah Clement - Vancouver)
  • $600 a local designer for the album
  • $2,500 album manufacturing
  • $1,000 additional local musicians for some extra special tracks
  • $2,000 miscellaneous (airfare, ferries, food, mic rentals...)

    Estimated Total: $30,300

We need your help to make this album a reality! Our initial fundraising drive is finished, but you can still help out by contributing to our campaign in exchange pre-orders of the album, sheet music, your very own song, or a concert!

You can also help out by getting the word out and making some noise for our campaign.  Use twitter, facebook, your e-mail lists, snail mail, and face-to-face sharing to let people know!

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$10 CAD
Pre-order Digital Download
  • 21 claimed
Pre-order a digital download of the new album!
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$20 CAD
Pre-order CD
  • 42 claimed
Pre-order a signed CD of the new album!
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$30 CAD
Pre-order Vinyl
  • 8 claimed
Do you want our new album on vinyl? We do too! If we can get 30 people to pre-order our album on vinyl we'll get them produced. You'll get a digital download with the vinyl, too! If we don't have enough people pre-order the vinyl, you'll get a t-shirt and a digital download of the new album instead.
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$50 CAD
Sheet Music and Pre-order CD
  • 12 claimed
Sheet music for one of the songs off of the new album (you'll be given a choice of a few), as well as a CD of the new album.
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$350 CAD
New Song
  • 3 claimed
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West My Friend will write a song just for you (based on a topic of your choosing) and send you a video of us playing it! Can be substituted for a cover song instead. Includes a CD of the new album and a handwritten thank you card.
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$1,000 CAD
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A two set concert for you and your friends, plus a CD of the new album. In Victoria - elsewhere if it aligns with a future tour (check with us before donating please). Remember that you can charge for the concert, so you can make back some of your donation! Includes a CD of the new album with your name in the liner notes, and a handwritten thank you card.
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Holiday Gift and Two Merch Items
$45 CAD
Two Merch Items and a Tasty Treat
$65 CAD
Holiday Gift and Three Merch Items
$80 CAD
Music Lesson
$500 CAD
Gourmet Dinner Combo Pack

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