Kate Anastasiou

Kate Anastasiou Debut Album

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After training, playing and writing for three decades, I am trying to realise my dream to record my own songs. I got a bit caught up in playing gigs and raising money for theatres and other arts projects after the 2011 Christchurch earthquakes, and the years have just ticked by. 

The last few years have thrown up some health issues which means I'm not in a position to self finance. So I'm going to try my hand at fundraising for my own project this time!

The target of 22K will cover my shortfall for recording, studio musican fees, mixing, mastering, manufacture and release costs.

I am very excited to have Ben Edwards on board to record my album in April 2019, and will follow this up with a tour September - November 2019. Music is the love of my life and I would be so excited if I was able to record my songs with a producer like Ben whom I have admired for years. If you are able to support the album I would be hugely grateful. There are loads of ways you can get involved which I will keep you updated with.

Below is the working title and a brief description of the sound I am aiming for.

'GALE FORCE IN EXPOSED PLACES' (working title) 9 - 10 tracks shaped by eclectic musical influences absorbed in a New Zealand context, and through travel, that reflects the layers we gather as the years tick by. This is not an album only reflecting the fashion of today. It is layers of time, sound and experience; about life, love and loss that recognises life gets less black and white as the years tick by, just as the way we sound is coloured by the music we have discovered along the way.

This is an album of me making some noise about stuff that matters, drawing on the music I have soaked up from my own journey, evoking the yearning vocal of Fado, rolling picking patterns from Spain and the steady heartbeat of the blues.

I've been working hard to set up some extra special gigs for you during my crowdfunding month of February 2019!

2 FEB - Lyttelton Arts Factory - BOOSTED Launch - Book at www.laf.co.nz

Songs from the Album - With special guests Lisa Tui, Andy Coyle, Missy G, prizes, auctions and more!

9 FEB - Civil & Naval - FREE

Songs from the Album - With special Guest Martin J. 

14 FEB - Lyttelton Records - KOHA

Songs from the Album - With special guest TBC

UPDATES

  • THANK YOU!

    1 MONTH AGO

    THANK YOU FROM THE BOTTOM OF MY HEART!
    THIS IS A DREAM COME TRUE FOR ME X

    HUGE HUGE Thank you to everyone that has supported the BOOSTED crowdfunding for the Album! I have been humbled by the wide reaching support from friends, family, performers and even strangers!


    Looking forward to making you a beautiful album with Ben Edwards in April!

    If you would like to stay up to date with album progress and release please LIKE my facebook page:

    "Kate Anastasiou - Music"

    AROHA NUI

    THANK YOU!
  • DEADLINE - MIDNIGHT - SAT 2 MAR

    1 MONTH AGO

    CROWDFUNDING DEADLINE Midnight SAT 2 March.


    BOOSTED is an all or nothing platform. If I don't hit 100% I don't get a cent for the album! So if you can spread the word to pepole that might want to help me make you a beautiful album with Ben Edwards I would be hugely grateful!

    AND...for Christchurch people:
    Dark Star Ale House & Cafe Diamond Harbour are hosting a Finale gig on SAT 2 MARCH 3 - 5pm. Come hear the songs and help me hit 100%!

    Huge thank you to everyone who. has contributed so far! And all the amazing support from fellow performers, friends and family! AROHA NUI!

  • My Musical Journey Part 1

    1 MONTH AGO

    3 Days left to Hit Target! Time to share more music! I've run Wunderbar Showcase since 2009 and it's been a big part of my musical journey. Check out these great photos from Greg Allott. If I don't hit target I won't be able to make this album! 

    Huge thank you to everyone that has already given and got BOOSTED to 80% of target!


    You can check out Greg Allott photography at https://www.gapproject.nz. Thank you for your generous donation of these photos Greg!

     

  • 3 DAYS LEFT TO HIT TARGET!

    1 MONTH AGO

    This is my friend Taiga! He's helping me count down the final 3 days to reach my BOOSTED target. 

    Thought you would enjoy the cuteness!

    Huge thank you to the 137 donors that have raised 80% of the target! And to all the performer, friends and family that have supported me this far. The final nudge people! 3 days to go!

  • Only 4 Days Left To Hit Target!

    1 MONTH AGO

    Only 4 Days To hit my crowdfunding target or I don't get a cent for the album! Here is me doing something I'm really crap at to motivate people to help me to do something I'm really good at and record this album! Thought you might enjoy it! Thank you for your contribution and if you have the time SPREAD THE WORD! Like my "Kate Anastasiou - Music" page on Facebook and you can share my silly videos! Or just tell a friend! Whatever works for you!  

    Only 4 Days Left to hit target! 

    Thank you again for your support! 

    And thanks to Skye Broberg for lending me her hoops, her deck, and showing me some mean skills in this video!

  • 6 Days To Hit Target!

    1 MONTH AGO

    Thanks to you I'm almost there! But I still have to raise 24% left to raise! And I only have 6 days to hit target or I don't get a cent for the album!

    So how can you help? Spread the word! I'll be posting updates on Facebook alot over the next few days. If you have the time. and the energy to share these posts that would be amazing! Or if there is any other way you would like to share the campaign go for it!

    Thank you again for your support ! It means the world!

  • The Importance of the Jam!

    2 MONTHS AGO

    Here is video of me jamming one of the songs I hope to record with two of my favourite musicians, Alex Kilday and Brendan O'Regan. It shows what is possible when you open your song writing up to collaboration. Part of your contribution will go towards paying studio musicians for the recording. So HUGE thank you!

    We are 44% of the way there! But, if we don't hit target I don't get a cent, so please like my facebook page if you have the time and share my pleas for help!

    [https://www.facebook.com/Kate-Anastasiou-Music-277964552276606/]

  • Song "I'll Ask The Stars"

    2 MONTHS AGO

    Thank you again for your amazing support and contributions! Time to share a song. Shane Bolingford is an amazing drummer that lives near me on the Banks Peninsula, and gave me a full day of his time to see what a rythym section could add to a few of my songs. I hope this helps illustrate how collaboration is going to be a big part of this album. Ben Edwards is an amazing producer and I know that he too will have alot to contriute to the instrumetation and arrangement of my songs.

    Song "I'll Ask The Stars"
  • More Photos from Saturday's Launch!

    2 MONTHS AGO

    Here is Lisa Tui performing on Saturday night! Mike Friend is a living legend when it comes to lighting and spent hours (more like days) resetting the lights at Lyttelton Arts Factory so they looked beautiful. Huge thank you againg to Lisa Tui, Gretchen (Missy G) and Andy Coyle and of course Darryl Cribb!

    More Photos from Saturday's Launch!
  • Up up and away!

    2 MONTHS AGO

    Massive thank you to all of you that have jumped on board at the get go and contributed to my album. Hugely grateful! I'm just working out how to send you a personal thank you off this site. But in the meantime here is a group message full of AROHA NUI! We had a great night last night launching the campaign. Looking forward to more great gigs in FEB to share my songs with you all during this month of crowdfunding. Check out gig dates on Facebook - Kate Anastasiou -Music.

    Up up and away!