We've waited so long! Rodello's Machine is putting out it's first EP but it's missing some key components. Support our vision!
Hi all. Thanks for visiting our Kickstarter page.
Rodello's Machine is just the two of us: Nate Donnis and Kolby Knickerbocker. We're both musicans at heart and love creating, arranging and performing sweet music. We strive to inspire, move and motivate with our music to, in a way, have a lasting effect on the world. You can sample some of the music we've already created by going to our website here.
So here's our chance to do our music properly. Both of us have created home recordings of our music, but this time, we wanted to to do it right and present the best sounds to our fans and the world.
We realize that creating a professional album is a bit more costly than producing our music at home, but we think the music will speak for itself in the end. This entire project will include:
- Recording in a professional recording studio with a producer/engineer
- Mixing the tracks down
- Mastering the album
- Creating the artwork
- Hiring studio musicians
- CD manufacturing and duplication
And we're doing this all independently without a record label, just to keep the music in our hands.
Needless to say, we need your help to raise the funds.
So here's the deal with Kickstarter, it's an "All or Nothing" fund raising site. Meaning that we need meet our goal and raise ALL of the funds we're asking for or the project gets totally cancelled. Harsh right?
So, to make this a win-win situation, we've created a bunch of great rewards for all of our backers that will give you early access to our music, some signed shwag, some never before heard songs, and all sorts of other goodies. And, every backer get's backstage access to our updates and Kickstarter releases. We'll even perform and write a song for you if you're so inclined ;)
In addition to these great rewards, if you refer two friends to our project and they end up contributing, we'll give you a Rodello's Machine T-Shirt, for FREE! That's a pretty sweet deal for referring two friends. And if you get 100 friends to contribute, we'll write a song about you! How cool is that! So go out and tell your friends about us. Put us on your Facebook wall, Tweet about us, mention us in your newsletter, whatever works for you. Every bit helps :)
All in all, we're both very grateful for everyone in our lives, and all of our fans. Without our fans and the people who love music, we would not be where we are today. We are filled with so much gratitude for everyone that our music has touched and for everyone that has reached out and helped us along the way. Music is our world and we thank you for it.
Thank you for your support.
It stands for "Extended Play" and is basically a short album. Usually about 4-5 songs. Don't ask me why 4-5 songs is "Extended Play". Silly name if you ask me.
To make a long story FAQ length, it was from a dream that Nate had about a machine that made you fly. We both thought, "that's pretty cool". So now we make the music of a Machine that makes you fly!
We'll be releasing some tunes as they come along but the final mix and produced album will probably come in early 2012. It takes a few months after the tracks are ready to send the music out for review before we make it public. We'll give it to you all before then though. Stay tuned!
Nate's married to a beautiful wife and they have a cute little girl, Zosia Donnis. But Kolby is definitely single. Too single.
Although this is a Frequently Asked Question, I believe it should be directed to a more appropriate site. Visit: www.georgebushruinedourcountry.org for more details.
There's a little "Send Message" icon down at the bottom of the screen on the right hand side. Click on that and send us a message personally. We'll get right back to you :)
Don't tempt me....
pledged of $7,000 goal
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Aug 9, 2011 - Sep 23, 2011 (45 days)
Pledge $10 or more
Digital pre-release of our self titled EP and a personal thank you note from both Nate and Kolby. We'll include the artwork and release the EP to you 2 weeks prior to anyone else. Exclusive like!Estimated delivery: Dec 2011
Pledge $25 or more
The Seedling Package - A signed hard copy of our self-titled EP with unique artwork and all. And we'll send you a personal thank you note, just cause we're sweet :)Estimated delivery: Dec 2011
Pledge $40 or more
The Sprout Package - We'll send you all of the previous rewards plus, we'll send you THREE unreleased acoustic tracks of Rodello's Machine. Very special!Estimated delivery: Dec 2011
Pledge $75 or more
The Sapling Package - You'll get all of the above rewards PLUS, you'll get access to some never before seen performances of Rodello's Machine, just for you!Estimated delivery: Dec 2011
Pledge $100 or more
10 backers All gone!
The Young Willow Package - We'll send you the "Sapling Package" and we'll put you and a friend on the VIP list at our EP release party in San Diego! You'll have to be in the SoCal area for this one to work ;)Estimated delivery: Dec 2011
Pledge $250 or more
The Ambitious Oak Pacakge - You'll receive the "Sapling Package" and you'll receive 3 private guitar lessons from Nate Donnis either via Skype or in person!Estimated delivery: Dec 2011
Pledge $500 or more
The Mighty Redwood Package - We'll send you the "Sapling Package" and we'll put your name on the "Thank You Notes" of our album. Prime real-estate ;)Estimated delivery: Dec 2011
Pledge $1,000 or more
The Clear Blue Sky Package - You'll receive the "Mighty Redwood Package" plus we'll perform a private concert at your house for you and a bunch of your friends. Everyone that's there will receive a signed copy of our EP! This one's restricted to the SoCal area.Estimated delivery: Dec 2011
Pledge $3,000 or more
The Pensive Moon Package - This one is the "Clear Blue Sky Package" and we'll co-create a personal song for you or a loved one. We'll work on it together with specific lyrics, moods, etc. This one is custom made!Estimated delivery: Dec 2011
Pledge $4,000 or more
The Radiant Sun Package - We'll travel across the great USA to perform a private concert for you and a bunch of your friends, anywhere in the country! Everyone there will get a signed copy of the EP. So much fun!Estimated delivery: Dec 2011
Pledge $9,000 or more
The Ever Expanding Universe Package (or as Kolby calls it, the "Holy Smuckers Package") - This one is really up to you. You've got your say to any of the above packages, we'll give you LIFETIME access to all of our shows and CD releases, we'll write you up to 2 custom songs, and, well shoot. You've got your pick to whatever else you want!Estimated delivery: Dec 2011