Tom Watson, Mike Sievers, John Isenhart, and Brian Estey of Crown Hill need your help to create their full-length debut album.
About Crown Hill
In 2006, lifelong friends and musicians Tom Watson and Mike Sievers started writing original songs to perform in an acoustic guitar and piano format. We called the band Crown Hill Invention based on Tom's home studio location. 40 songs later it was 2009, and John Isenhart brought his unique fretless bass sound to the mix. We added electric guitar and organ to widen the palette... and recently Brian Estey has joined to provide rhythm.
We're now playing a full rock set with great success at local Seattle venue's like the High Dive and the Rendezvous. We're getting a great response and people are really pressing us to get some music recorded.
So we've sharpened our sound, selected 10 of our best tunes, selected a studio, an engineer and it's now time for us to get some music on wax and release our debut album.
We're putting our own money into this project but we also need your help.
We've shortened the band name to Crown Hill and plan to release a full length debut album in 2012. We have 10 songs selected to be recorded over five days at the Track Shack studios in Columbia City, Seattle, engineered by local studio producer Mathew Brown.
The project will be partially funded by the band, but we need your help to boost our financing to complete the project. We've planned for enough time in the studio to make a great record while staying on a tight budget.
We have everything lined up and ready to go. Once the project is funded, here's how we will use the money:
- 5 days studio recording with engineer at Track Shack studios in Seattle: $2000
Mixing and mastering: $2000
- Art and production: $1000
- Total: $5000
- Band commitment: $1000
- Kickstarter fund-raising goal: $4000
Upcoming Fundraising Kick Off Show
We're launching our Kickstarter campaign with a show at the High Dive in Fremont on Friday, Dec 2nd. A show poster is at the bottom of the page, a full-size poster of which you'll get for your $75 reward. :)
Our Deepest Thanks...
It has been a lifelong dream of ours to create an album of top-quality original music... something we feel proud to share. We're finally ready to go. We hope that you can help us, in any way you can, to make this dream a reality.
Our warmest and deepest thanks.
Tom, Mike, John and Brian
Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.
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