The purpose of this Fund it campaign is to raise funds for the mixing, mastering & Duplication of our debut album 'King of Lies'
Having formed in 2010 in Bantry, Co.Cork, 'The Calvinists' were quickly noticed by a New York Times journalist, who gave the band a rave review in his article on travelling through Ireland. This caught the attention of the Irish media and the band were asked to perform on RTE televisions primetime 'Saturday Night Show' as well as doing a number of “live in studio” radio spots and interviews on national and regional stations.
In 2011 the band released an E.P. 'Durango' and songs such as 'Memphis Belle' & 'Anchor' received regular airplay on RTE’s radio one as well as regional and local stations in Ireland and the US. In 2012 the band line up changed and so did its musical direction.
The Calvinists reached the final of the Hot Press/ 2fm 'play on the day' competition and were featured on a special flip cover of Hot Press magazine. The magazine described the band’s live performances as “A knees up that outstrippes the likes of the Lumineers & Mumford & sons”.
In July 2013, while Ireland was basking in the summer sun, the band baked in the recording studio laying down the tracks for our debut album. The recording was finished at the end of July and the band planned to finish the album over the Autumn but unfortunately tragedy struck.
In October of 2013 the bands bass player, Taidhg Burke Neff passed away from injuries sustained in a car accident. Taidhg was a great creative presence within the band and wrote a majority of the songs in the bands repertoire. We wanted to release the album because we are proud of it as an original piece of work that would be appreciated by a wider audience. Unfortunately fate stepped in to transform our desire into complete determination and with your help the album will be released in April 2014. We hope you will enjoy it for its creative content and cherish it as a lasting tribute to Taidhg who put so much of himself into the band and the album.We would love for everyone to hear his music.
The album will be mixed, mastered and duplicated in February / March and released in April.
Please help us get it out there.
Listed below are some lovely rewards to choose from in return for your support. Whether your preference is just a copy of the album or a nice meal cooked by the band (and we can cater for all dietary requirements) please help us to fund this project. Thanks sincerely for taking the time to look at this campaign.