My name is Sean Carpio and this band is called WoWos. The group is a melodic instrumental pop outfit made up of accomplished Jazz and improvising musicians from Ireland and Denmark. I formed the band as part of a commission by Project Arts Centre in 2010, and again in 2012 where we performed a regional tour of Ireland and at the Copenhagen Jazz Festival. After three years of writing and performing this music and finding an enthusiastic and excited fan-base in Ireland and Denmark, I would like to record a selection of these songs and release it as a limited edition debut album.
This experience has afforded me the opportunity to write music for some of my favourite musicians. They are professional colleagues of mine but are also friends with whom I’ve collaborated and performed all over the world for the last seven years. Everyone involved in the WoWos is ready and very keen to record this album. It is due to the repeated requests from supportive friends, fans, musicians and family that I am embarking on this Fundit campaign. All the enthusiasm in the world is not enough to make this happen so we need help from you: the wonderful audiences and enthusiasts that have come to listen to us and have shared the fellowship, camaraderie and joyful musical experience that is WoWos.
Your support will directly pay for the costs of producing this album, from the studio time to the post production: mixing, mastering, design and the manufacturing of the vinyl and the playbuttons. www.playbutton.com
We intend to record this album in Denmark at Black Tornado Studios. The engineer, Morten Bue has previously worked closely with all of the musicians involved in this project and often in this very studio. This location is economical but more importantly provides a familiar creative environment with rare and specialised equipment. The recording will be made straight onto two track as we want to keep the immediacy of the playing and capture the spontaneous talent of the musicians involved. The album will be released on Vinyl and as a digital download. We are asking some very thoughtful and talented Irish designers www.conoranddavid.com to help make the physical album something special and I hope that you will enjoy some of the limited editions as part of the rewards that I am offering.
I would just like to stress the fact that without FundIt we will not be able to make this album and we believe that this opportunity will unfortunately not come about again.
The musicians involved are all part of the vibrant young Danish music scene and are successful and highly accomplished in their own right.
Bassist/Producer Jeppe Skovbakke (www.ilkmusic.com)
Guitarist Mikkel Ploug (www.mikkelploug.com)
Guitarist/Producer Anders Holst (www.blackoutmusic.dk)