I am quite shocked to see that Toni is still quite a way from her target with only 10 days to go. There are so many people who are desperate to see Toni's first album released. So come on people, dig into those pockets and let's give this amazing young lady the start she deserves. I know times are tough around the world at the moment, but if everyone here would just donate the minimum amount she would be nearly there.
Sorry for the blatant begging.
Music washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life. - Berthold Auerbach
The problem is, I think, that Toni's fanbase is limited to CCUK audience, and Bernie's groups on Facebook. Between us all, we don't have $15,000 to give away. It was a very unrealistic target. I can't spare another £, and there's been other fundraisers at the same time (Pip's, Annelies's, even our fundraiser). It's also too close to Christmas now.
Unless some mega rich person sees it before the time is up and gives it a lump sum, that target simply won't be met. Real shame, because it means indiegogo will take a larger cut (about double).
Interestingly, the current total on Toni's campaign is just $2 short of the total raised by Siobhan Owen on her fundraiser for Storybook Journey. Largely the same fanbase, with the same amount of money to give, but Siobhan's was a more realistic target.
Toni announced on her FB, that her CD is finished, she is signing it for people, who donated her on indiegogo. It is very probable that the CD will be available within few weeks. I'm really glad, that the complicated Toni's way to her debut CD is co close to finish!
Toni is signed with Fanfare record label since December 2012. Fanfare Records is distributed in New Zealand and Australia by EMI Music.
I received the album today and I am really enjoying it. It's so relaxing, that I lost the feeling of time. It was a medicine after a busy day. I am really enjoying the new songs, which were unreleased until now. For example La Lune Blanche ... Although I like Toni's lower register and I thought I know it, it really surprised me! Not only with low notes, but with interpretation of this song. Toni showed something I didn't hear from her previously and it is wonderful! It sounds like it would be written specially for Toni. The musical arrangement of the album and CD mastering is very well done, so at last I can enjoy the CD sound quality. I like the album artwork, it is like Toni and her songs - natural, true, not overdone.
Hello everyone. Please I need your help!!...Please help me by telling EVERYONE YOU KNOW to buy my album within the 1st week of the release! This will help with Chart sales-Good chart sales lead to more exposure!! The album is being released the Friday 17th of May (16th for UK, US and CA etc). The album will be sold in all New Zealand record stores and on I-tunes. Lets aim high and work together to try and reach number one on the charts! XD Thanks so much!! xx