The response to the crowdfunding campaign for our next album has been just tremendous! In 30 days we have managed to raise $3500, and we still have another 30 days to go! The support and enthusiasm for the recording has been truly overwhelming, from old friends, family, musical colleagues and new fans we didn’t know existed before! Thank you, SO much, to those of you who have pledged your support. It looks like I will be performing in a few lounge rooms in the coming months… And we are heading into the studio this week!
We are just $500 off meeting our target, so if you’d like to contribute, you are very very welcome to do so! www.pozible.com/natbartschtrio
If we exceed our target, this will also extremely beneficial in helping me to pay for the initial recording costs as well (such as the talented musicians, engineer, and the studio hire, which has unfortunately significantly increased in cost since our campaign was launched). So if you are interested in pledging support and we have exceeded our official financial target, feel free to press on regardless – any additional support is very welcomed.
In sadder news (but with a happy ending), we are farewelling long-time drummer with the NBT, Leigh Fisher. He simply needed to be playing drums in too many places at the same time, and we will miss him very much, personally and musically! Leigh joined the trio in 2008 with bassist Josh Holt, and it was a life changing experience performing with both of them for many years, including on my trio’s past two recordings. (Chances are he will still fill in as a trio drummer from time to time in the future, so all is not lost…)
The happy ending, however, is that we are now joined by Daniel Farrugia on drums, whose musicality and experience performing with one of my all time favourite pianists, Luke Howard, as well as many other amazing artists, will mean he is an absolute asset to the NBT!
A feel very lucky to be recording this week with Daniel, Tom Lee, and special guest artists Gian Slater and Kieran Hensey. Very lucky indeed!
Thanks again for all your support,