Hello everyone, hope you are all keeping safe and well. We have some exciting news to share with you..
Plans are well underway for writing and recording our brand new album for release in Spring 2021. With 2020 written off in terms of gigging now, we felt it was important to continue our progression and development during this down time. What better way to do that than prepare for releasing a new album of entirely self-penned tunes for our wonderful fans?!
Our plan had been to save for this album by setting aside portions of gig fees and merchandise sales in 2020 but this is now not an option so we have decided to set up a Crowdfunder campaign to help us cover the expense. This is where you come in! With your support, we can make our best record yet.
We have also been lucky enough to receive some very generous support from Creative Scotland in the shape of match funding. This funding is spread between multiple projects on a first come first serve basis – to access any, we’ll have to be fast! The money awarded is based on hitting Crowdfunder targets;
£1000 and first 30 supporters – We’re granted an additional £1000.
£2500 – We’re granted a further £2500.
£5000 – We’re granted a final £5000!
If this Crowdfunder hits its target, we’ll have been awarded a grand total of £5000 in Creative Scotland Funding, all thanks to you!
The rest of the money to fund this album will come from The Gnoss Pot – money we’ve been setting aside from our fees and merch sales over the past two years of gigging. Check the Crowdfunder page to see a detailed breakdown of our planned expenses!
We’d also like to take this chance to say a massive thank you to all the folk that have been supporting us on our Patreon page over the last few months. It has not only been a huge help to us financially as self-employed musicians but having the platform to still be creative and engage with you is much appreciated. Thank you!
Three of the new album tracks are already up as videos on our Patreon page along with lesson videos, live videos from past gigs and one-off Gnoss features exclusive to our Patreon community. We also take requests for specific Gnoss tracks or lessons so be sure to check it out.
New content is added every week and we’ll be sure to add more exclusives of the album making process soon.
Check out the link on the homepage to sign up!