Upon the oft laid back landscape of the Isle of Wight many local musicians have been content to settle into a well worn routine, treading the boards of regular pubs and night spots. For that reason it is refreshing to witness occasions when the glass ceiling is given a prod by those with steeper ambitions.
Rock quintet Duveaux could be the next to cast their net beyond surrounding shores, with plans to tour the South Coast and Midlands already in the works.
The band need to raise £2000 in order for the tour to take place and to accelerate the release of a new EP, and have chosen to try and raise this dosh via the medium of Kickstarter. Progress has been pleasing, but could do with (ahem) a kick start after stagnating a tad in recent days.
Of course there are many questions that may jolt through your mind’s eye at this point, so we at Kureen will attempt to do a Derren Brown and answer a few of these.
How can we help?
Duveaux, like many musicians, are not in a position that makes these lofty aspirations financially viable. They only earn enough to pay the rent and scrape cold baked beans out of a can every now and again to sustain them.
With a small donation (link at the bottom of the page) you can assist in making dreams come true. The pentad have paid their dues by now and after two years of blood, sweat and broken strings it would be great to see that endeavour rewarded.
I’ve never heard of them, so why would I want to help anyway?
Click the link below to see and hear them in action. The boys are straight out of Compton… Bay and have a dynamic stage presence that stands out from many of the crowd. Think rock theatre with a pinch of gypsy-jazz thrown in for good measure.
How much have they raised so far?
At last view the guys had raised £343 and given away a beautiful coat. With departure from the Isle now costing a fair chunk of change, that’s probably enough to get a couple of ferry tickets across to the other side of the Solent, but that’s about it.
What’s in it for us though?
Duveaux are offering rewards on an incremental scale on their Kickstarter page, culminating with the saintly donation of £400+, for which they’ll turn up at your house or party and play a personal gig!
Not listed on the site is that should you donate the full remaining balance of £1657, then not only will Duveaux play at your house or party, but the entire band will take turns to go on speed dates with you.