We need to raise 1,500$ for ground travel for our first U.K. and Eastern Europe Tour this April 10th - May 10th.
How You Can Help:
Thank you those who have contributed. Although we have exceeded our projected goal the exchange for U.S. dollar to Britsh Pound is insane. One U.S. dollar equals 63 cents in the British Pound. As the gigs are rolling in so are the miles we are traveling. We will travel between 1600-2000 miles on the tour. So thanks again for those who have already helped, and those still interested in helping the extra money will help tremendously with conversion rate and gas that is about 5.30 a gallon now. This is not a plea for more from those who have already given. But more of a reason to keep giving for those who haven't yet given even though we've exceeded our goal. Thanks again guys.
Just wanted to give you another update. We've been successful at filling up the calender. We have around 25 events booked with more coming. We will be everywhere from churches, homeless shelters, rehabs, music venues, bars, and more in the U.K., the Westcoast of Ireland, Amsterdam, and more. Here's a list of the gigs so far.. Remember YOU GUYS have helped make this happen!
April 12th: Island Bar (Birmingham, U.K.)
April 13th Star and Garter (Greenwich/London)
April 16th: Maggie's Mic (Bethnal/London)
April 17th: The Lodge (Birmingham, U.K.)
April 18th: Belushi's (Bath, U.K.)
April 19th: The Angel (Exeter, U.K.)
April 22nd: The Hill (Bristol, U.K.)
April 23rd: Spice of Life (London, U.K.)
April 24th: The Ride Cafe (Plymouth, U.K.)
April 25th: Morning/ Radio Interview with Cross Rhythms
April 25th: Evening/ Don't Flop Entertainment Artist Showcase
April 26th: The Bear (Bath, U.K.)
April 27th-29th: Gateway (38 High Street, Newhaven, East Sussex, BN9 9PA)
April 30th: The International Bar/ Glor Sessions (Dublin, Ireland)
May 1st: The Green Room (Dublin, Ireland)
May 1st: Sweeney's (Dublin, Ireland)
May 2nd: Lavery's (Belfast, Ireland)
May 2nd: The Globe Bar (Belfast, Ireland)
May 3rd: Limelight / Katy Daly's (Belfast, Ireland)
May 7th: Amsterdam (more info TBA)
Mr. Dialysis of Birmingham, U.K. and Sestor, originally from Nigeria,
who also now resides in Cleveland, Ohio will also be at several
of these dates sharing the stage.Oh and we'll be shooting HD video and you guys will be the first to see it. We're so excited about what may happen on this trip through meeting people, conversations, music and connecting. Thank you again so much for your help and support!
The more we raise the further we'll travel. We plan on going everywhere from London, Ireland, Paris, Brussels, Amsterdam, Germany and possibly even Poland.
We will be playing a wide variety of venues from music venues, bars, churches, adult and juvenile prisons, open mics, poetry slams, street concerts, house shows and more. We need your help to make this trip reach as far as possible.
On tour we'll share our new presentation, “In the Face of Mountains” and also perform work from “Every Tribe” The World Album. My DVD, “Dead Serious” is used as a teaching tool in prisons in the U.K. and Europe. We hope to visit some of those very prisons that have already been affected by our work. All of my work is self-sustaining (meaning we are not funded by any outside group or organization). The more we can raise to cover travel cost, the more places we can go, especially places that are poverty stricken and visiting prisons.
More than anything my desire is to create reality driven music that inspires and gives hope to those who have been stepped on, broken, and forgotten. Whether prisoners who've given up on life, or the single mother trying to survive. This is why we make music. For the people. To remind them they are not forgotten, there is still hope and they're here for a reason. I spent 4 years in juvenile prison, my brother was murdered while I was incarcerated and I had given up on life, lost hope and felt forgotten myself.
I think true art and music connects with the rawness of life and points us to something greater than ourselves. I've experienced this something greater. So for the last 10 years I've visited prisons, music venues, homeless shelters, housing projects, and more from the U.S. to Australia to share it.
One of the most liberating things in the world is finding your voice. I've found mine, and my passion is now seeing others find theirs.
Spreading the Word:
We also need help getting the word out. Please, by all means share this with as many people as possible through your social networks, emails, or any other avenue. Also send your suggestions for other rewards you'd like to see listed that may not be listed now. Keep checking back for progress and updates for the campaign and the upcoming tour.
Thank you, there is NO WAY we could do this with out the love and support you've shown us over the years.
Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.
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Feb 14, 2012 - Mar 18, 2012
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Digital download of the new mix-tape a few weeks before release and a digital download of our latest album, "Every Tribe" The World AlbumEstimated delivery: Apr 2012
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Signed copy of the new Mix-Tape, "Every Tribe" and a T-Shirt.Estimated delivery: Apr 2012
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Signed copy of the new Mix-Tape, digital download of "Every Tribe", "The Death of Innocence" and a T-Shirt. Free admission to show of your choice (travel/lodging not provided), mentioned in thank you's on album, social media, and website.Estimated delivery: Apr 2012
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Signed copy of the new Mix-Tape, digital download of "Every Tribe", "The Death of Innocence" and a T-Shirt. Free admission to show of your choice (travel/lodging not provided), mentioned in thank you's on album, social media, and website. Skype call while on tour, mentioned at a gig while on tour.Estimated delivery: May 2012
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Signed copy of the new Mix-Tape, digital download of "Every Tribe", "The Death of Innocence" and a T-Shirt. Free admission to show of your choice (travel/lodging not provided), mentioned in thank you's on album, social media, and website. Skype call while on tour, mentioned at a gig while on tour. Free digital downloads of new material for life, videos and music included!Estimated delivery: May 2012