Chris Barron, lead singer from the Sin Doctors is releasing a solo album through Kickstarter crowd funding.
Chris has reached his target of $30'000 and achieved $36'730
watch this space for details on how to purchase album once released
A message from Chris
I’m making this record from a clear vision of a bitingly beautiful, sweet, tough, loose but tight album with crisp, rich production using the best musicians and personnel in the world.
We’ve set out to frame melodic, lyrical songs with artistic, masterful accompaniment that draws the ear to the words and the singing. The song selection is a balance of delicate, sung poems with acoustic guitar, contrasted by more rhythmic, rocking pieces
I have a hell of a lot of skin in this project already. I’ve recorded the basic tracks and a lot of the accompanying music at my own expense with some of the greatest musicians known to exist.
Roman Klun and I are co-producing. I worked with him on the Spin Doctors record, If The River Was Whiskey. He’s musical, intuitive, a great listener, and a great engineer. He’s an Oscar winner, a Grammy nominee and he looks at me funny when I’m on the wrong track. I like him
Next I’m going to add orchestrations to some of the songs with the help of Henry Hey’s arranging genius: Violin, viola, cello, brass and reeds... Dude. It’s going to be gorgeous. The great Johnny Dinklage, first violin at "Hamilton", heading up the strings, and slide trumpet master, Steven Bernstein leading the horns.
Then few more guitar parts, some vocals, and the recording will be done.
After that it’s mixing, mastering, artwork, manufacturing and all of the expenses and minutiae that go into fully realizing a record album.
I've decided to Kickstart this record as much to build a community as to fund the record in a way that will give me complete artistic freedom. I come from an old school, twentieth century model of record making. It took me a while to come around to the concept of crowd funding but when I realized the value it adds to the experience for the artist and the supporters alike, a light turned on in my head.
In my mind, I've always had an ongoing dialogue with the "fans" anyway. When I'm recording and writing, there's always a part of my brain that's reaching forward toward a future listener.
Crowd funding gives the artist and the supporters a real live, actual conduit for that exchange to take place, partly through the updates and stuff and partly through the rewards that give supporters precedence in line to get limited edition stuff and cool experiences that are related to the project.Once I realized that, rather than begging, it's a way to give the people that want most to help the opportunity to do just that and to thank them by rocking their world with stuff nobody else is gonna get, I knew I wanted to put myself out there and try crowdfunding.
A lot of you have been with me since I was just starting out.
When you're making something ephemeral like music, you are a sort of servant. You wake up in the middle of the night to write things down or play the same measure of music over and over again. I assure you, this is my life. I've devoted myself over and over to this craft.
I'm a vassal to the holy covenant of the ticket and the microphone and I'm making this record for both of us.