Damian Wilson launched a Kickstarter campaign for his first solo album in ten years. Over the years Damian has been touring and recording with bands such as Threshold, Headspace and Star One, but it has been more than 10 years since his last solo album Let's Start A Commune.
Damian had this to say about the album: "I’ve never stopped writing songs so I have accumulated a lot since my last solo album. In June we have started recording in Dublin with some amazing musicians from all over Europe. We're happy to say that we've come a long way these last couple of months and the album is taking shape. I believe we're creating something worthy of your expectations. The songs reflect on how our personal relationships are relevant to the bigger picture, even on a world level."
[The campaign is now over, and raised €16,268 towards the project.] Funds raised will go into further recordings and completion of the album and a full band European tour. The album is scheduled to be released in April 2016.
Damian also announced an acoustic album [entitled Weir Keeper's Tale] with fellow Headspace band mate (and Ozzy Osbourne & Black Sabbath keyboard player) Adam Wakeman. This album will be released 3 months earlier in January [on January 8].
2 shows in the UK have been announced around the release of the album:
January 8: Trading Boundaries - Sheffield Green UK
January 9: The Stables - Milton Keynes UK
Campaign backers will receive backers-only limited editions of both albums, different from the standard versions.
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