An album of acoustic pop music influenced by the Motown greats.
Hello Friends old and new,
I hope you are all well and I thank you for checking out my Kickstarter Project.
In August I am planning to record my first full length album entitled "Be Love" in New York City. Over these last few years I have released two EPs, "Anything But Alone", "Tails of Bufflebear" and one Single, "Your Own Two Feet". Although I am still very proud of each of these releases, they were all done on a shoe-string budget and at best with only three days of studio time. This time around the winds of good fortune have brought me an opportunity to spend close to one month in the studio (but of course this does not come cheap).
Over this passed year I have acquired the funds for my flight to New York and for studio time but in order to make this album the talk of the town...
I need your support!
As you all know, recording an album has many phases, and with your support I am trying to fund these crucial final steps in the process.
Your pledge will contribute to:
1. Mixing - The step that either makes or breaks an album. Adjusting levels of every instrument on each track to create a professional sound.
2. Mastering - A more elusive step in the recording process for most listeners. Basically after mixing, each track is "Cleaned Up". Unpleasant frequencies are removed the right ones are polished.
3. Duplication - Manufacturing CDs and the ever so important cover art. If this project is funded we will also create copies on Vinyl. These are a part of your perks!
4. Production of Merchandise - As you can imagine, stickers, T-shirts, pins, you name it. With your pledge we will bring to life the art of Mr. Sage Einarsen which has fascinated me since we were kids. Forget those mediocre band T-Shirts, his designs are the kind you want to strut around in!
5. Promotion - And finally we come down to the business side of things... boohoo... in recent years it has become more and more evident that musicians have to also be competent business people. With your pledge we will be able to hire a publicist to promote this album through various forms of media and get it heard by as many people as possible. After all, music is for everyone.
The video at the top of this section is a taste of what to expect for the album. I will also be re-recording the single I released in March which you can see below.
I am aware that my goal for this project is ambitious. But I know that this funding will give my songs wings like they have never had before. I can't wait to share the journey of this album with all of you. Let's make it go places!
Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.
pledged of $8,000 goal
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Jul 9, 2012 - Aug 8, 2012 (30 days)
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Good karma. Thanks SO much! Everything counts. Name on www.krisroche.com as official backer!Estimated delivery: Aug 2012
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Kickstarter Exclusive acoustic tracks emailed directly to you!Estimated delivery: Aug 2012
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Get the digital copy of "Be Love" before it's official release! (Plus everything above!)Estimated delivery: Sep 2012
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Get a signed physical copy of the album, a handwritten thank you note and digital tracks of all previously released CDs (Plus everything else above!)Estimated delivery: Oct 2012
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Do you love Vinyl? Get a signed Record version of "Be Love" and a handwritten lyric sheet (Plus everything else above!)Estimated delivery: Oct 2012
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Get exclusive "Be Love" T-shirts and stickers designed by Sage Einarsen (Plus everything else above!)Estimated delivery: Oct 2012
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Kris will dedicate a funny lip sync video to you or your friend. You choose the song! Please no Justin Bieber... (Plus everything else above!)Estimated delivery: Oct 2012
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Get up to date exclusive video updates from the recording session in NYC in August sent directly to you. (Plus everything else above!)Estimated delivery: Aug 2012
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Kris will cover a song of your choice dedicated to you or someone you know uploaded and shared on Youtube . Might not be able to pull off Nicki Minaj... (Plus everything else above!)Estimated delivery: Oct 2012
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Get a personalized mix CD (You pick the mood) and Kickstarter exclusive video material from the making of the album (Plus everything else above!)Estimated delivery: Oct 2012
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A Skype guitar lesson / Meet and greet and your name in the album liner notes!!! (Plus everything else above!)Estimated delivery: Oct 2012
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Kris' Yamaha Guitarlele (Plus everything else above)Estimated delivery: Oct 2012
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VIP treatment (Free Admission / Meet the band) at all Kris Roche shows for the foreseeable future. (Plus everything else above!)Estimated delivery: Oct 2012
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Kris and the band will cook you dinner!!! New York (August) Japan (TBD) Must be an agreed upon location. (Plus everything else above!)Estimated delivery: Aug 2012
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Kris will part ways with one of his beautiful Acoustic guitars. (Plus everything else above!)Estimated delivery: Oct 2012
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Kris will perform a private house concert for you and your friends/family. Must be East Coast USA/Japan. (Plus everything else above!)Estimated delivery: Aug 2012