The Greg Foat band have been jamming for many years and they hit the big time in 2011 with the album "Dark Is The Sun" (2011). Their label - legendary Jazzman Records - had their finger firmly on the pulse. The critically acclaimed album was rated among the best Jazz albums of 2011 at the Gilles Peterson's Worldwide Awards, scored 5th in the BBC's Worldwide Awards 2011, was in the iTunes Top 10 Jazz album chart and was mentioned on several occasions in The NME.
I have just finished my 6th Album which will be released in spring of next year. This is a new side project entitled 'The Honey Bears'. It is somewhat different from previous albums in that it will be quite ambient and experimental in nature. It is a collaboration between Warren Hampshire of The Bees and myself.
We will be recording at the excellent Mattias Glava studio in Gothenburg, Sweden, which has all sorts of incredible vintage analogue equipment. Mattias has produced hundreds of amazing albums for many bands including 'Soundtrack Of Our Lives', 'Dungen' and 'Hawkan Hellstrom'.
The funds raised from this crowdfunding campaign will enable us to record and produce the album. This special album will be pressed up on 180gm vinyl, in a limited run of only one thousand hand numbered LPs.
"This is life, Ladies and Gentlemen. Welcome to it" - Chris Evans (BBC Radio 2)
"A great new release from Jazzman Records; one of my top albums of 2011" - Gilles Peterson (BBC Radio 1)
"Perfectly out of step with polished Modern Jazz" - Jamie Cullum (BBC Radio 2)
"I'm loving this record right now" - Craig Charles (BBC 6 Music)
£23 - You will receive a hand numbered limited edition LP with original artwork by renowned artist Tania Dicey
£35 - You will receive a hand-numbered and signed Limited Edition of the LP by both Greg and Warren
£50 - A poster of the artwork + All of the above
£200 - Visit the studio in London + All of the above (Limited to ten pledges)
£500 - Dinner with the band OR VIP treatment at the Album Launch. Hang out in the studio and be a part of the recording process (Limited to four pledges)
You will receive a hand numbered and signed Limited Edition of the LP by both Greg and Warren
A poster of the artwork + As above
Visit the studio in London + As Above
(Limited to ten pledges)
Dinner with the band or VIP treatment at the Album Launch hang out in the studio and be a part of the recording process.
(Limited to four pledges)
You will receive a hand numbered limited edition LP with original artwork by renowned artist Tania Dicey
(Sorry chaps we just needed to change this to £23 to incl. postage)!
You will receive a digital download of the album pre-release so you will be the first to enjoy it. Also you will be sent a picture print of the band signed by each band member