Fans of Ipswich singer raise money to help recording career
January 16, 2012 by Lyndon
Fans of an Ipswich-based singer have clubbed together to raise money so that he can record his music.
Asa Jennings is a singer and songwriter from Ipswich who has struggled to make ends meet, balancing the two very different worlds of the legal profession and the music business on a daily basis. Asa funded his own first album by selling most of his worldly possessions, including his sofa, his car and even some of the equipment from his kitchen to raise the money that he needed to pay for studio hire, musicians and flyer printing.
Norwich, Ipswich and Colchester music fans may already be familiar with Asa who is a regular on the region’s live music scene. He now hopes to make it big with his second album and has taken a unique approach to the funding of it, offering fans a share of future profits if they invest in it. Asa wanted to maintain control over his music, both artistically and financially and so has rejected six offers to fund his album in exchange for a majority stake in its future profits.
Asa’s DIY spirit extends to managing his own online presence – updating Facebook, Twitter and Myspace on a daily basis. He also creates and prints his own flyers and posters to promote his up-coming gigs in the region.
With determination and the help of his fans, Asa hopes to make his second album, Lost and Found, a real success.