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Gedney's Jason Fox aims to release his first music album - but he needs your help

A talented Gedney musician has launched a Crowdfunding appeal to try to get his first music album recorded.

Jason 'Jay' Fox (31) has been writing music and performing since he was at primary school.

But despite a host of qualifications under his belt, including a bachelor's honours degree in music, he's struggled to get his break in the industry.

Gedney singer-songwriter Jason Fox.
Gedney singer-songwriter Jason Fox.

"Every music job I've applied for I was rejected because I do not have the experience. I started doing some free work but that still wasn't enough and you still have to pay the mortgage and the bills.

"I've sent off my applications to radio stations and employers for work to get more experience but I either don't hear back or have been told I've been unsuccessful."

Dad to daughter Willow (2) and married to wife Sam, Jason performs live at local venues and currently works as a delivery driver for Sainsbury's and as a self-employed handyman.

But he is hoping to get his break with the release of his new catchy rock single called 'She Rocks That Body'.

It's been played on BBC Radio Lincolnshire's Introducing section for new artists and has made the charts for local and upcoming artists on Cambridge Radio 105.

"This is the first self home-recorded project of my own material in approximately 12 years," he said.

He used old Cubase sound recording software to lay down the drums, guitar, bass and vocal tracks for the single, with it being outsourced for mixing.

Jason Fox has been writing music since he was at primary school.
Jason Fox has been writing music since he was at primary school.

The finished single has a polished, professional sound but the equipment he uses is dated, his computer constantly crashes and his guitars need replacing.

A friend suggested he started a Crowdfunding page, although he admits he was a little unsure about asking for help.

He says on the page: "My new single ‘She Rocks That Body’ was recorded using a mix of old and borrowed equipment and has received more streams and downloads than I had ever thought it would in just over a month of its release.

"This has given me that final push of confidence and determination to record and release an album."

He added: "I thought I would see if there was an interest in the single and it's been getting plays on the radio. It has been more positive than I thought."

The accompanying video to the single was made via outsourcing but it's not actually Jason in the video.

Jason hopes to raise £500 via his Crowfunding page here and gofundme page here.

The single is also available via iTunes, Spotify and Amazon.

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