In March 2018 I wrote a song for a Pirate song competition. Ultimately I didn’t enter the competition because I was in the studio recording my debut album “A Different Kind Of Normal”, but I decided to start performing the song anyway. Since then I’ve sung “Max the Pirate Cat” at almost every gig I’ve played… sometimes more than once!
Last August I created a video to accompany the song (if you haven’t already seen it you can watch below). People started asking me if there would be a book of Max’s story. I immediately loved the idea and wanted to make it a reality, but gigs, festivals and my second solo album had to take priority.
Then lockdown happened…
Currently (until 1st November) I’m running an indiegogo campaign to get Max’s tale (or should that be tail?) into print. Not knowing how popular a book was likely to be, I calculated the bare minimum I would need to produce the smallest possible number of books. You wonderful people promptly reached that target and smashed it in the first 24 hours! Although all the Gold “Captain” level perks sold out in the first twelve hours there are still plenty of other options available. Rashly I said I would try and release some more gold level perks, but currently that’s on hold. I still hope to, but I want to be sure every picture is the absolute best it can be.
I’m now working hard planning the book layout, together with several little extras to surprise you with, so watch this space!
“Max the Pirate Cat – The Book” is planned for a December release, with additional pictures not in the original video. In a year when we aren’t certain who we’ll be able to invite into our homes, why not bring Max home with you for Christmas this year?