That’s right music lovers - the name of the band is "Blues Element". Meaning, there’s an element of blues.
We LOVE the blues, so it's a very BIG element, but there's some other stuff mixed up in there too. Depending on where you're sitting you might find us to be “more jazz than blues”, unless you are one of those who thought "more blues than jazz". You may also notice some pop, funk, and country. But not too much country; Iain tends to turn that into funk.
Anyway… if you have an open mind and ears, and if you’re interested in checking out some original 21st century jazzy blues tunes, (we have 2 cd releases to date with the next cd almost ready to record - and that's where YOU come in…. more on *THAT* later) then you’ve come to the right place! Or, to one of the right places…. You can also visit us on MySpace for updates, pictures, music and blogs. As you will see however, we have not been very diligent about keeping either site up to date, so we want to apologize for the sad, sorry state of our online presence! But there really are plans in the works to start from scratch and redo both sites! Stay tuned!
In the meantime, topmost in our hearts and minds is getting back into the recording studio. We've recently heard about a new trend among independent musicians and other artists called *CROWD FUNDING*.
Crowd Funding allows a band access to extra funds in advance, in order to get the recording project started, rather than scrambling to pay off all the costs afterwards once the cds start to sell. Wikipedia's definition also refers to "Seed money, sometimes known as seed funding, friends and family funding or angel funding". What it all boils down to in this case is that as a fan/friend/family member, you have the opportuntity to purchase your copy of the new cd in advance online through a secure method (PayPal), and have it shipped to you as soon as we get them from the manufacturer. Plus, we will include your *name(s) in the cd liner notes as a little thank-you.
We hope to start recording asap/before the end of the year (2011), so if you are interested in getting involved please visit the secure link below. And don't forget to include your full mailing address when filling out the form!
If you do forget, or if you have any questions about how this works, send us an email to one of the usual addresses, or to the one associated with this account. Thanks!
Official Website: Blues Element
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