100% Funded


Target: €8500


€8,500 Raised


133 Funders

RECORD - debut album by Dylan Tighe

By Dylan Tighe


Thank you for looking at my Fund It campaign

I’m here on Fund It as I need to raise money to finish my debut album. As an actor and theatre-maker I've been described as 'fearless...the creator of audacious and inspired theatrical experiences" (The Sunday Tribune) and I have endeavoured to apply the same vision and energy to my debut album.

I’ve been busy working on it for the past two years and it’s almost finished. I need further funds to cover studio-time, mastering, pressing of CDs and Vinyl, artwork, publicity, I need at least €8500 towards these costs, although in fact they come to more than this – so this is the minimum I would need. If I don’t raise the full amount I don’t get to keep a cent, so please tell anyone else who might want to support my campaign and spread the word.

I’m planning to launch the album digitally in late May, with (very limited edition) physical copies going on sale in late June; This will tie in with a new accompanying theatre production I’m creating and will also perform in - a live-show incorporating songs from the album played live along with staged scenes and 16mm film. Also titled RECORD, the show will premiere at Cork Midsummer Festival in late June going on to tour nationally and internationally.

The songs on the album explore the impact of human distress on life and love. Fusing melancholic vocal lines with a richly layered sound-world of Hammond organs, stylophones, guitars, synths, samples, clarinets and brass, the 10 tracks of RECORD are intimate snapshots of a past filtered through pain, medication, and a search for meaning. My album aims to transform doomed love, torment, failure and disappointment into hymns to comfort the soul.

The album

There’s a really great team involved in the album. It’s produced by Jimmy Eadie who’s worked with Jape, David Kitt, Si Schroeder and Valerie Francis amongst others. Aside from me on vocals, guitars, Hammond organs, bass, stylophone, it also features acclaimed musicians Seán Mac Erlaine on horns and woodwinds and Conor Murray on drums. The artwork for the album is going to be really special and will contain lyrics, archive materials, and much more. This will designed by the very talented designer Oonagh Young/Design HQ

I would greatly appreciate your support and I look forward to sharing the music with you.




Full Band gig - tomorrow Sat 23rd 8pm

Tomorrow I'll be playing my only full-band gig of the summer, showcasing my new album 'Wabi-Sabi Soul' 8pm at The Grand Social, Liffey Street, Dublin1 + support from Everything Shook Tickets: €10 + free download of album More info : http://www.thegrandsocial.ie/events/dylan-tighe/

This Thursday @ Books Upstairs at 7pm

Dear Supporters and Friends, I wanted to let you know about a special and intimate event this Thursday at 7pm in Books Upstairs - D'Olier Street, Dublin 2. I hope some of you can make it . Peace and love, Dylan "Why I'm singing this song" - Dylan Tighe in conversation, with live songs Thu, 30 Jun 2016 at 7:00 p.m. - Books Upstairs, D'Olier St, D2 An intimate evening of conversation and song with songwriter and performer Dylan Tighe and writer Siobhán Kane (Irish Times, Winter Pages) exploring the lyrics of Dylan’s recently released album ‘Wabi-Sabi Soul’, the relationship between music and words, and songwriting as a literary art. The evening will be interspersed with live songs from Dylan's critically acclaimed new album. Entrance €7 includes Free Album Download - Tickets here: https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/why-im-singing-this-song-dylan-tighe-in-conversation-with-live-songs-tickets-9971122897 "An exquisite songwriter" - The Sunday Times " Tighe has done us all a service by framing reflective music with remarkable eloquence" - The Irish Times

Tonight! Wabi-Sabi Soul World-Premiere Headphones Concert

hi, Just to remind you all that tonight will mark the World-Premiere of my new song-cycle and album 'Wabi-Sabi Soul' with a Live Headphones Concert in the main reading room of the new astounding DLR Lexicon Library Dún Laoghaire. I will collaborate with the musicians who played on the album alongside 2 sound engineers and award-winning lighting designer Aedín Cosgrove inviting you the audience to immerse yourselves in the songs of Wabi- Sabi Soul in a fitting literary and contemplative ambience. Tonight 8pm Sharp - Tickets from : www.wabisabisoul.eventbrite.ie Peace and Love, Dylan

World-Premiere events this week

Dear supporters. This week I will celebrate the launch of my new album 'Wabi-Sabi Soul' with 2 special World-Premiere events. After months of planning, dreaming and designing I am so excited to present these experiences, funded by the Arts Council of Ireland an exclusive 5.1 surround sound Listening event with lyrics in 3D in the Light House Cinema Smithfield this Tuesday April 26th at 7.30pm Sharp, and a Live Headphones Concert in the main library of DLR Lexicon, Dun Laoghaire on April 29th at 8pm Sharp Tickets are available a www.wabisabisoul.eventbrite.ie and we hope you will be able to make it along to one or both of the events. Peace and Love, Dylan

New Album released today

Dear funders of Record. Today marks the release of my new album 'Wabi-Sabi Soul' - a one track gapless mix of 13 songs meditating on love, death and re-birth. I couldn't have made it without the support you gave me on the first one so I thank you all so much again. The album is available only from dylantighe.bandcamp.com (price €10) and I would like to offer you all a discount of 20% on the album to say thanks. The code for the discount is FUNDIT You can sample a track, and video from the album here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1wqYQryMlV4 Also, The release of the album will be celebrated with 2 world-premiere events , funded by a music project award from the Arts Council: 1) An exclusive 5.1 surround sound Listening event with lyrics in 3D in the Light House Cinema Smithfield on April 26th at 7.30pm, and 2) A Live Headphones Concert with full electric band in the main library of DLR Lexicon Dún Laoghaire on April 29th at 8pm. Tickets for both events are available at wabisabisoul.eventbrite.ie . I look forward to seeing some of you there to celebrate with me. Peace and Love, Dylan

Record (deluxe Version) - free copy + update

Dear funders, Since your invaluable help to release my debut album lots has been happening : interest in the album has continued to grow and album tracks now have close to 10,000 listens on bandcamp alone. I have toured to the US Sweden, Czech Republic, UK, and around Ireland. Songs have been played on RTE TV and Radio, TG4, Lyric Fm, Newstalk and 98fm. The album got a wider release last year and was met with great reviews : RTÉ called it "starkly brilliant" and "a deeply personal and deeply moving piece of work" while The Irish Times described it as “an audacious and seriously intelligent suite of songs”. The Sunday Times described me as "an exquisite songwriter". The songs also formed the basis of a radio drama commissioned by RTÉ Radio and written and directed by me, which was nominated for the Prix Europa Radio Prize and which won a Silver Medal for Best Editing at the New York Radio Festivals Awards. You can listen to it and/or download it here: http://www.rte.ie/drama/radio/plays/what-is-life/2013/0424/647395-specials-science-recordbydylantighe/ I am eternally grateful for your support in making the album happen. I wanted to let you know that the World Premiere of a new song cycle will take place in 2016, with a corresponding album release. (More details to follow in the New Year) and also that I have released a Deluxe Version of the album with 5 new tracks featuring live tracks and one unreleased studio recording. These can be listened to at www.dylantighe.bandcamp.com. I would like to offer a free copy of the Deluxe Version to anyone who would like one : if so, please send me an email at dylantighemusic@gmail.com and I would be more than happy to send you a download code. Also, I would also like to offer 50% off the gatefold Vinyl of the original album (which includes download of the deluxe edition - Just use the discount code 'funders' when purchasing the vinyl at www.dylantighe.bandcamp.com Wishing you all a great Christmas, Dylan

Huge Thanks!

Huge Thanks to everyone who has become a part of the project through funding so far. I am overwhelmed by the support. With your help I hope to make a real contribution in helping to shift thinking around issues of emotional distress and to interrogate the concept and myths of 'mental illness' by means of the power of art, imagination, music and theatre, so thanks so much for helping make that ambition a reality. The performance side of things is motoring well and rehearsals start the week after next. There are 3 days left now with the funding campaign so please share with anyone you think may be able to contribute. I look forward to letting to hear the album very soon!

Record Update

Hi all, firstly thanks a million to all who have funded so far. All is full steam ahead with the album- I've been in the mastering studio where we cut a one-off test Vinyl pressing and its sounding great! There's only a couple of weeks left so please spread the word to anyone who you think may be able to help out! all your help to make this happen is so much appreciated, thank you!

Thank You!

I just want to say a massive thank you to all of you who have contributed to my Fund It campaign so far. I have recently been in Berlin at the LaborBerlin film lab working on 16mm material for a music video with film maestro Paul Prendergast. This footage, a combination of original, found and treated 16mm will also feature in the performance. I'm looking forward to sharing it with you all. I’ve been overwhelmed by the contributions so far €2,250. I’ve 26 days left to raise the remaining €6,250, so if you know of anyone interested in supporting my project, please spread the word.

funders (133)

There are 124 public funders of this project

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