We are a Santa Cruz-based band called Feed Me Jack, recording a new five-track EP and embarking on a summer West Coast tour!
Feed Me Jack is an indie rock band comprised of five dudes who met while attending UC Santa Cruz. Band members include Robert Ross (guitar), Jake Thornton (keyboards), Cameron Lampert (bass), Sven Gamsky (guitar), and Eric Lawson (drums). Sven and Eric were away during the filming of our video, but will be back in time for the start of the tour!
In the year following the release of our first album, Chumpfrey, we have been further developing our sound and writing new tunes that we are excited to take on the road this summer. While taking a short break from playing shows, we have been hard at work recording and producing these new songs for your listening pleasure, which will be featured on a 5-track EP (title yet to be determined). A large chunk of the production process has been knocked out. With just a handful of recordings left and some mixing magic to be done by yours truly, completion is in sight!
Starting mid-August, we will be performing all over the West Coast, from the SF Bay and Central Valley to LA and beyond. However, there are a few financial challenges that come along with making this trip happen. That is to say, touring is expensive.
Tour costs include:
- Transportation costs including gasoline and tour van rental
- Production of merchandise (t-shirts and stickers)
- Post-production costs for our new EP (which will be available come tour time!)
Your donations will help us to cover these costs that make touring possible. This is our first chance at reaching out to a wider audience and we would like to do it right. By making a contribution you are helping us to reach our goal of making friends and connections through sharing our music. Making a few fans along the way wouldn't hurt either!
Please consider helping us in any way you feel necessary. Any amount is greatly appreciated. Even if you are not in the position to do so, we'd be just as happy if you took a moment to share this page with someone who might be. Every little bit helps!
And remember, if our goal is not reached ALL donations will go back to those who made them. And everyone will be sad :(
Of course if we reach our goal, we will be giving back to everyone who is able to help out! Check out the sidebar for a list of donation options and mega awesome goodies that we can offer you in return for your support.
Two of these goodies, specifically the stickers and T-shirts , will each feature its own custom Feed Me Jack art by the stunningly talented Kristian Talley. We really dig his style and think it's great match for our sound. The finalized designs will be updated on this page as soon as they are ready!
Here is what Kristian came up with for our new EP:
Check out more of his work at kristiantalley.com
And finally, here's a video of a recent FMJ performance:
8/14 - Sweetwater Music Hall, Mill Valley
8/18 - Britannia Arms, San Jose
8/20 - Grant and Green Saloon, San Francisco
8/22 - The Bistro, Hayward
8/29 - Maggie McGarry's, San Francisco
8/30 - Tribal Cafe, Los Angeles
8/31 - Room 5 Lounge, Los Angeles
9/2 - The Mint, Los Angeles
9/3 - TRiP, Santa Monica
9/5 - Che Cafe, San Diego
9/6 - House Show, Isla Vista SB
9/18 - CSU Chico Campus, Chico
Take a look at our Facebook event for a more detailed schedule!
We will constantly be updating this page with updates on shows, merch designs and other news! Stay tuned. Once again, we thank you for your love and support!
Feed Me Jack
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We can't imagine a self-propelled tour that's free of setbacks. We'll do our best to stay perky and take our difficulties in stride. Literally, cause we'll walk if we have to.
Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.
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Personal thank you note from FMJ for your support!Estimated delivery:Ships within the US only
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