Small Town Tales

by K  Kym Wating

Ends on September 30th 2017

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$652AU
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Small Town Tales is the first full-length album of original songs by Watling & Bates of Unumgar NSW

Plectrums - pack of three

$5AU
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Triple pack of Bates' favourite pick, the Grover Allman G-Poly ISO 1.0 mm, complete with Bow & Curtsy logo.
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Plectrums - pack of three

$5AU
| 4 pledges

Triple pack of Watling's plectrum of choice, the Grover Allman white celluloid 0.96 mm, with Watling & Bates logo.
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Plectrums - six pack

$10AU
| 2 pledges

The compendium collection of custom Grover Allman plectrums - Watling & Bates 0.96 mm Celluloid and Bow & Curtsy 1.0 mm G-Poly ISO plectrums, three of each.
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Complete set of Watling & Bates MP3s

$15AU
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If you are fully digital and no longer collect CDs, we can send you the MP3 files by email. We'll include the Small Town Tales album and tracks from our debut EP Before I Met You, plus electronic versions of the liner notes, album art, and 12 page lyric booklet.
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CD Small Town Tales + Before I Met You EP

$20AU
| 4 pledges

Purchase a pre-release copy of our new Small Town Tales album and we will pop it in the post for you when it arrives, along with a copy of our debut EP Before I Met You. The Small Town Tales CD features a 12 page booklet with lyrics of all the songs and features the work of some outstanding local photographers. We'll throw in a couple of our favourite plectrums to encourage the musical members of your household.
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CDs + USB Panda + MP3s

$30AU
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The USB Panda reward is an add-on to our CD reward, replacing the coveted White Fiddle, which is no longer available. CD copies of Small Town Tales and Before I Met You, will be accompanied by an extremely cute replica Panda containing an 8 GB USB drive. We will stock it up with MP3s from both releases. We'll throw in a couple of plectrums for your picking pleasure. Although it is very cute, please keep the Panda away from children due to small parts.
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CDs with White Violin USB + MP3s

$30AU
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The white fiddle reward is an add-on to our CD reward. Your CD copies of Small Town Tales and Before I Met You, will be accompanied by a white violin key chain with fake jewels and a 4 GB USB drive. We will stock it up with MP3s from both releases, and your name will be personally engraved on the name plate by Watling & Bates, with love and a steady hand. We'll throw in a couple of plectrums for your picking pleasure.

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CDs with Red Violin USB + MP3s + videos

$40AU
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The red fiddle is the medium add-on to the CD reward. Your personally engraved 4 GB red violin key chain with MP3s from both CDs will also sport videos of our two Country Radio Single releases. Misery Loves Company (2015) directed by Ron Way & filmed by Tony Lake, follows the plot of Bates' honkytonk classic, while Watling's Highway Prayer (2016) is accompanied by images from our travels.

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CDs + Silver Keychain USB + MP3s + videos

$40AU
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The Silver Key USB is the medium add-on to the CD reward, replacing the Red Fiddle reward which is no longer available. As well as both CDs you will receive this stylish 8 GB Silver USB Keychain with MP3s from both CDs, plus videos of our two Country Radio Single releases. Misery Loves Company (2015) directed by Ron Way & filmed by Tony Lake, follows the plot of Bates' honkytonk classic, while Watling's Highway Prayer (2016) is accompanied by images from our travels.
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CDs + Black Violin USB + MP3s + videos + photos

$50AU
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The black fiddle reward is our premium add-on to the CD reward. Your personally engraved 4 GB Black violin key chain with MP3s from both releases, videos of Misery Loves Company and Highway Prayer, will also feature an exclusive set of photos from our home here in Unumgar and our travels on the road.

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CDs + Unumgar Pony USB + MP3s + Videos + Exclusive Images

$50AU
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The Unumgar Pony reward is our premium add-on to the CD reward, replacing the Black Fiddle. You will receive both CDs plus a 32 GB USB in the shape of a horse. It will be filled with MP3s from both releases, videos of Misery Loves Company and Highway Prayer, will also feature an exclusive set of photos from our home here in Unumgar and our travels on the road.
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Watling & Bates Acoustic Visit

$100AU
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This reward brings us straight to your lounge room, veranda, or fireplace to play our songs in person. We'll bring fiddle, banjo, guitars, bass, and even a spare fiddle for folks to try. We'll also bring copies of Small Town Tales and Before I Met You so that you can hear our songs even after we've gone. This reward is targeted to folks in the Northern Rivers of NSW, but if you'd like us to travel further we are happy to do so for a warm bed and petrol money.
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Watling & Bates Ear Trumpet Show

$250AU
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This reward sees us take our PA system and old time Ear Trumpet microphone out to perform a private show for you and your fave folk. We'll play 2 x 45 min sets, including songs from Small Town Tales and Before I Met You, plus some favourite covers. We can play at your home or any venue that you arrange, and will leave you with both CDs to remember us by. This reward is targeted to folks in the Northern Rivers of NSW, but we can extend our range with petrol money and overnight accommodation.
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Corporate Sponsor

$500AU
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This reward is offered to members of the business community who would like to support us. Sponsor logos will be a permanent addition to our website at watlingbates.com featuring prominently on our music page, the international storefront for our CD. The logo will include a clickable link to the sponsor for as long as our website is hoisted. We will also thank our sponsors profusely on facebook, sing their praises at every opportunity, provide a tax invoice, 3 CDs, an EP, and some plectrums.
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Watling & Bates

Flexible Funding
watlingbates.com
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Watling & Bates – Small Town Tales 

Hello, Geoff Bates & Kym Watling here, songwriters from Unumgar in the Northern Rivers of New South Wales, Australia, seeking your support for our first full length album – Small Town Tales.

Small Town Tales will feature fourteen original songs, many of which we have been performing live for the last few years. Our producer is Thor Phillips, and we are now in the final stage of production, laying down some finishing touches, and getting ready to mix down. 

Songs

Small Town Tales shares songs from both writers, each with a different outlook and approach to the world around them. 

Bates is the observer, presenting portaits of people and places through time, demonstrated by works such as Small Town Tales, Florence Met Frank,  Such Is Life, and In The Dead Of Night. 

Watling deals with ghosts of the past and the murky confusions of the human mind, with songs such as Ciderville, Train Leaving, and Wondering About My Time. Newer works such as Minus Three and Barry and Adrienne show a newfound appreciation of the simple joys of life. 

Musicians

Watling & Bates provide the instrumental backbone, with Bates on rhythm guitar and Watling on fiddle, banjo, and guitar.  

They are joined by local guests Thor Phillips on Dobro and guitar, Gareth Bjaaland (Barkers Vale Brothers) on banjo,  with cameo performances by Johnny Rumble on bull fiddle, and Slim Pickens on mandolin.

Guests from futher afield include Brisbane’s John Willsteed (Halfway, Disgraceland) who reprises fretless bass in homage to days gone by; and expatriate Queenslander Christopher Ridgway who has delivered some epic mandolin in an international online collaboration from the United States.  

In addition to the studio recordings, we have sourced field recording from far and wide.

Old time piano wrangler Bill Mark from Dorrigo NSW, internationally-renowned bellringer of St Carthages Cathedral John James Maloney, Kyogle’s own heavy-horseman Robert Horder and steed Clancy the Clydesdale, and our own dear departed Rocky the Rooster, have all contributed to the old time feel of Small Town Tales.

Crowdfunding goals

We are now in the final stage of production, with a little more recording to go before Thor Phillips completes the final mix down. 

The album will be mastered by Paul Blakey at 12th and Vine Post; with CDs, digital distribution files, and a 12 page booklet of song lyrics to be manufactured by Troy Horse in Sydney.

Our crowdfunding aim is to raise $3000 to cover the mastering and manufacturing costs, and your help in pre-purchasing a CD or taking up any of our rewards will help us greatly toward this goal.  

Thank you so much for your time in consideration of our project.  We hope you can join us in bringing the stories and sounds of Small Town Tales to life!

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