A funky, soulful, pop infused EP by Larchmont and Norfolk's own Major and the Monbacks. To be enjoyed by booty shakers everywhere!
****The MOnbacks have underestimated the POWER of our friends, family, and music lovers everywhere***** Our new goal is to raise enough money to fund the entire recording process and we know we can do it with your support!
Your efforts and support have surpassed our expectations and we greatly appreciate all our backers! Your generosity is now allowing us to use this campaign to potentially cover ALL the expenses of recording our FIRST album, and the more money we continue to raise the more studio time and songs we are able to record.
***Donations will cover the RECORDING, MIXING, PRODUCTION, DUPLICATION, and DISTRIBUTION of our album!!!!*****
So keep on sharing the link and keep on giving us your support, because this one right here is for all those bootyshakers who never had a place to shake it, those big-time playas who never had a field to play on, and especially for the ol' Naughty By.
All the greats had their patrons. Columbus had King Ferdinand, Rome had Augustus, and the Virginia Beach Amphitheater had Farm Bureau Insurance. Along this great legacy of support comes a little band from Norfolk, Virginia, Major and the Monbacks- and we need your help in making the greatest rock n' roll album of all time:
Representing Norfolk, Larchmont, Ghent, and Norfolk Collegiate and Maury High School's finest graduates, Major and The Monbacks are looking to record their first EP and we need your help and support!!
The band consists of:
Neal Friedman - Guitar/Banjo/Organ/Drums/Vocals
Cole Friedman- Bass
Michael Adkins- guitar/harmonica/piano/vocals
Nick Saunders- Keyboard/organ/guitar/vocals
Hunter Rhodes- drums/vocals
Doc Temple - drums/percussion
Woody Marshall - Trumpet/ good looks
Jay Einhorn - saxophone/guitar/vocals
Tyler West - tambourine/hype
Harry Schloeder - Monback technician
We have been playing music together since middle school, expanding our 2 piece rock 'n roll duo of Neal and Cole Friedman to the full 8 piece "old school party pop" band that we have become today. With all the members currently spread across Virginia and North Carolina's finest universties, including UVA, WIlliam and Mary, JMU, Wake Forest, and NC State, summertime is the Monbacks specialty, playing shows all across the area, from pool parties and frat parties, to clubs, bars, and private events.
We are now looking to record and release our first EP and need your help! We're making homegrown Norfolk Soul, recording all ORIGINAL songs written by the Monbacks. However, the costs of recording in a professional studio are very steep and we could use the support of our friends, family, and music, party, and bootyshaking enthusiasts to reach our goal!! Having this EP will allow us to share our music to a much wider audience, giving us (and you!) a chance to hear our music on the radio and book more shows to give our fans even more chances to check out the groovin' soul of the Monbacks.
We would love to have your support, and any donation you are willing to make will help us get closer to reaching our goal of recording our music so that we can share the fun and enjoyment we have with you and others around the area, and maybe the world!
Also, watch Major and the Monbacks live at their first NORVA headline show Summer 2011, playing their original song Sweet Pumpkin Pie! (Yes it will be on the EP!!!
Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.
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Jun 21, 2012 - Jul 21, 2012 (30 days)
Pledge $10 or more
Personal thank you from all 8 of the Monbacks as well as a free copy of the Monback's EP upon release!Estimated delivery: Aug 2012
Pledge $25 or more
Free copy of the EP, personal thank you from the band, AND a signed picture of the band in the studio!Estimated delivery: Aug 2012
Pledge $50 or more
All of the items for Reward #2, PLUS a dedicated song at the next live show AND acknowledgement and credit in sleeve of EP!!Estimated delivery: Aug 2012
Pledge $100 or more
All of the items from the $50 or more pledge, PLUS 5 tickets to our next live show AND a "vintage" collection old Monback concert posters dating back 6 years!Estimated delivery: Aug 2012
Pledge $200 or more
All of the above rewards, PLUS a personal door-front serenade by Major and the Monbacks for you, your family, or your friends!!Estimated delivery: Aug 2013
Pledge $350 or more
All of the rewards for the $200 pledge, PLUS an hour and half set of music LIVE from Major and the Monbacks at your next party, shindig, or hoe down!!Estimated delivery: Aug 2013
Pledge $500 or more
All of the rewards already stated, PLUS a full 4 hour party performance by Major and the Monbacks!!!!!Estimated delivery: Aug 2013