The Starlite Campbell Band consists of Suzy and Simon and rely on our team of superb session musicians to play on recordings. We are all full-time professional players and of course, they charge fees for their services. Donate here to support this part of the process. In return, you will receive a high-quality digital download of 'The Language of Curiosity' when released.
Suzy Starlite and Simon Campbell are a married couple and full-time musicians.
It has always been tricky making a living from music, especially in these bizarre times.
It's not always clear what the best ways are to support us as artists so we have listed below a number of different ways you can support us from buying directly from our band website or at gigs (the best way) to following us on social media!
- The best and most enjoyable way to support the band is by coming to gigs and buying merchandise. You can find out when and where we are playing by joining our mailing list or regularly checking this site.
- If you can't make it to a show, a great way to support the band is to buy our existing music and preorder any upcoming releases direct from this site as we see all the money after the Stripe / Paypal fees.
- The next best way is by buying music on iTunes or Amazon, or listening on iTunes Music as Apple are the only ones to properly remunerate artists for streaming!
- The number of followers we have on Spotify and YouTube is really important but sadly these platforms support the artist the least financially! If you haven't already, please follow us and ask your friends and neighbours to do the same - thank you!
In addition to all of these, you can also become a patron!
There are five ways you can support us as artists:
- Pre-ordering our new album
- Buying our music
- A monthly subscription
- Supporting the production of our latest records
- Patron specials: such as a private concert, a day in the studio with us or playing on your track
Take a look at all the options below, just choose the way that is best for you to support us and we are ready to welcome you to our sunny, thoughtful and musical family!
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SUPPORT OUR NEW ALBUM
'THE LANGUAGE OF CURIOSITY'
In autumn 2019 we started recording our second album 'The Language of Curiosity' and are fortunate to have our own world class, 'semi mobile' recording studio which saves the massive expense of hiring a great commercial facility which costs a minimum of £500 per day! Of course this is the reason why we don't own our own home :)
This allows us to spend enough time to really get things right and of course ramp up our output of new music.
So far we have recorded most of the rhythm and keyboard parts.
Two singles have been completed and released in 2020; 'Stone Cold Crazy' and 'Lay It Out On Me'.
Due to the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic and various lockdowns, we are still waiting for Steve Gibson to be able to fly out from the UK to the studio in Portugal to complete recording of the remaining drum tracks.
TOTAL TARGET: £13,100 | SUPPORT SO FAR: £5,730
Once an album or track is recorded and mixed they are sent to our mastering engineer Jon Astley. Jon has worked on records by The Who, Led Zeppelin and a plethora of others. This process 'glues' and sits the tracks together, preparing them for release. Donate here to support this part of the process. In return you will receive a CD of 'The Language of Curiosity' when released and a mention on our website.
The artwork and photography of an album often define the 'feel' of the record. Listening to a vinyl and holding the artwork in your hands and reading the sleeve notes is both a tradition and pleasure which is impossible to reproduce on a download. We work with designer Barry Kinder of Tack & Kern for our artwork and the remarkable Phil Kneen for photography. Donate here to support this part of the process. In return, you will receive a CD of 'The Language of Curiosity' when released and a mention on the sleeve.
Our CD's are replicated by Breed Media using FSC certified 100% sustainable card, non-toxic inks & varnish, environmentally-focused ISO certified print packaging and CD manufacturing - 100% recyclable. Donate here to support this part of the process. In return you will receive a CD of 'The Language of Curiosity' when released and a mention on the sleeve.
Once the masters are finished, lacquers need to be cut and sent to the vinyl pressing plant. We work with the legendary Miles Showell at Abbey Road Studios, London - one of the best in the world. Donate here to support this part of the process. In return you will receive a 180g vinyl of 'The Language of Curiosity' when released and a mention on the sleeve.
We work with Optimal Media in Germany to press our vinyl and print the sleeve - probably the best in the world! Donate here to support this part of the process. In return you will receive a 180g vinyl of 'The Language of Curiosity' when released PLUS one of the eight coveted 'white label' test pressings, signed by Suzy and Simon and a mention on the sleeve.
Video and PR promotion is extremely important in making the record a success. We are currently looking at a number of superb companies in this field. Donate here to support this part of the process. In return you will receive a 180g vinyl of 'The Language of Curiosity' when released and a mention on the sleeve.
Spend a day with Suzy and Simon in the studio where they will take you through their recording process and techniques. There will be time to listen to some demos, the multitrack recordings of previous tracks and try a mix yourself! Simon will prepare lunch based around your preferences, with or without alcohol: he is a great cook. Maximum of four people.
Q. How do we contact you?
A. We are available by email on email@example.com and try and come back to you within 24 hours.
Q. How do I pay for my subscription
A. We use the ultra secure STRIPE platform and accept all major credit and debit cards
Q. Does my annual subscription renew?
A. No, our website providers are currently working on this. Monthly payments are taken automatically