“A big sigh of relief!” was how Balsall Common’s Karl Loxley described the outpouring of love for pre-release copies of his epic debut album recorded in Glasgow with a full 42 piece orchestra. The album has already received widespread acclaim despite not being available on general release until February 2016.
“A lot of money went into that album” said Karl as he discussed an exhilarating 2015 with us.
“It [the album] wouldn’t have been possible if it wasn’t for all the people who pre-ordered.”
Karl’s debut album was self-produced using crowdfunding, an increasingly accepted industry approach to recording and publishing music.
“A lot of people who followed me on The Voice asked when I was going to record an album and people in the music industry recommended Crowdfunding. There was lots of people out there using it successfully like Michael Bolton and Paul Potts.”
Everything I Am
Karl’s album “Everything I Am”, is named after the song he co-wrote with fellow former Heart of England School pupil Ian Todd. The entire album was recorded in full in Scotland with the Glasgow Philarmonia Orchestra.
“It took a lot of planning. It’s been a lot fun, it’s something I’ve been planning all summer. To do an album on this scale you’ve got to plan ahead, it’s not just a day in the studio and then it’s all done. It’s such a lot of preparation on doing it.”
Karl’s album goes on general release in February 2016 but pre-orders via Pledge Music are still possible until Monday 30th November 2015.
Pre-order ‘Everything I Am’ here until Monday 30th November: Everything I Am – Pledge Music Project.
See Karl live at the Albany Theatre – Friday 27th November 2015
For anyone wishing to see Karl live, it’s currently possible to grab last-minute tickets for his “Christmas with Karl” show this Friday (27th November) at Coventry’s Albany Theatre (also known as The Butts Theatre) via albanytheatre.co.uk or by calling the Box Office on 02476 998964.
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Wednesday 25th November 2015