A CROWDFUNDING campaign by a Shetland saxophonist to cover the cost of releasing a live album on vinyl has surpassed its target.
Norman Willmore is now set to release Alive & Well At The Muckle Roe Hall on vinyl after reaching his £1,000 goal in just three days.
The album is a live recording of a gig his quartet performed at the cosy Muckle Roe Hall in February.
The musician said he was “super happy” with how the campaign has gone.
The tunes channel jazz while drawing on influences from both Scandinavian and Appalachian folk music.
The quartet was formed in 2019 while Willmore was living in London.
He said it was a “life-long dream” to release music on vinyl independently from a record label.
Writing on his fundraising page, Glasgow-based Willmore explained: “I have already covered the costs of the travel, mixing, mastering, video and graphic design of this album, but need your help to cover one of the largest expenses which is printing the vinyl.
“This will be done to the highest standard by a well respected European company. This will cost around £1,000.”
People are still able to pre-order the album – on vinyl in addition to via digital download – until 31 December, with prices due to rise after that date.
Folk can also pledge money in return for more exclusive perks such as a bespoke composition or a solo performance.
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