Ex Leeds busker now chart topper Tristan Mackay seeks funding for second album
Tristan Mackay was once a popular busker on the streets of Leeds, entertaining thousands of passing shoppers and commuters each day. Now he is performing to thousands in venues such as Shepherds Bush Empire.
Tristan Mackay used to occupy various spots around Leeds city centre, most notable outside WH Smiths and in the middle of Briggate. After being discovered by Grammy award winning producer Martin Levan he produced his debut album ‘Out Along the Wire’. The album was funded independently and released under Tristan’s own label ‘Battered Hat Records’ which subsequently shot straight to number one in the British Blues Chart and received 4 out of 5 review stars in the music press.
Since the success of his first album Tristan has toured extensively and is now ready to begin recording his second album and has turned to popular funding website Kickstarter to reach out to his fans for financial backing in return for a whole host of goodies, included an intimate gig for potential pledgers and their friends live from their living room! To find out more about his Kickstarter project watch the video below.
The second album titled ‘Wire and Wood’ will again be produced by Grammy award winning producer Martin Levan and feature the same world class band as the first. The goal has been set at £10,000 and pledges can start from as little as £1 and go all the way up to over £1000, with the prizes gradually getting better the more you pledge.
To find out more and how you can pledge to Tristan’s follow up album ‘Wire and Wood’ head to his Kickstarter page here.
You can follow Tristan on Facebook and Twitter and his official website in his quest to reach his goal. At the time of press he had already secured pledges totally £3,350 after only a matter of days therefore looks on course to reach his goal very soon, so get in quick!