I need help funding our newest EP - A Ghost You Let In, and kicking off our Europe Tour, starting May 15th.
We are kicking off our 7th European tour with a CD release of our newest EP - 'A Ghost You Let In'. Recorded at Soundtronics Studio in Brooklyn, NY. Engineered and co-produced by my close friend and bass player for years, Lenny Monachello. I was fortunate enough to have help the writing and production of this album by Greg Tuohey (guitars), Lenny Monachello (bass), Crash Gordon (drums). We also had the amazing Heidi Sidelinker, Jessi Robertson and Rosi Golan sing with us. 5 brand new songs.
We are also raising funds to re-master our previous EP - 'Like Water' which we will also have ready for this tour and CD release party.
The CD release is set for May 10th at Rockwood Music Hall - Stage 2. Midnight. Then off to Europe May 15th - Germany, Belgium, and Netherlands starting May 15th. I will be staying in Berlin and performing throughout the summer leading up to a huge 40 day tour late August- early October. Europe has been a tremendously successful touring market for us and this year we plan to crack it wide open.
We need you help raising $4500 to pay for the engineering, mixing, mastering, and duplication of the this EP as well as some start up costs for the tour like plane tickets for 4 people, van rental, posters, gas money and our German tour manager and booking agent, Olaf. I have simply maxed out every credit card, and as much as I hate asking friends, family, and fans for money, I just simply cannot do it all without your help. If we can raise more then the $4500 that money will go towards promotion, Europe management, publicity, and a radio campaign that we desperately need to make the next 5 months of touring successful.
The most popular contribution for a fundraiser such as this is to pre-purchase the music with either the $10 digital download or $20 hardcopy. This gets you our last 10 songs. Every dollar helps so please forward this link to your friends.
The music buisness is a very difficult one and with major labels gone the way of the dodo bird, it's up to bands to come up with the money themselves these days to get a running start.
Thank you so much for taking a look and for your help!!
For those of you who choose the digital download option, we will have a link that is sent out on the 15th of May to you. The link will take you to a website where you can download the last 2 EPs at the highest quality possible. 10 AIF files. (I said AAC files before but realized that AIF's are the best. It's all tecky stuff that some people don't care about but its kind of like the difference of watching a movie from a DVD in high definition as opposed to a low quality steaming movie on your computer. There will be simple directions included on how to download the file when we send it out on the 15th. Can't wait for you to hear it. Thank you again for everyone who has donated so far!! Please help spread the word for us.
We leave monday night for Europe. Red eye into Dusseldorf. For everyone who pledges $20 or more by sunday night, I will be sending you an email via Kickstarter asking for your mailing address. Monday around noon I go to the post office and send out the physical CDs to everyone. You should get them in the mail within a few day. If you pledge on Monday, I'll be having a friend send them from NYC but it might take a extra few days. Thank you!!
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May 4, 2012 - May 14, 2012
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A digital download of the title track 'A Ghost You Let In'. Every bit helps - Thank you!Estimated delivery: May 2012
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High quality AAC digital download to our last two EPs. This is a CD quality download that you can put on your computer or MP3 player. 10 songs total. Thank you!Estimated delivery: May 2012
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Signed copy of last two EPs - delivered anywhere in the world or you can pick them up at the CD release show at Rockwood Music Hall Stage 2 on May 10th - or on tour in Europe this spring. Thank you!Estimated delivery: May 2012
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Your name on the credits for the albums as well as Reward #3. Thank you!Estimated delivery: May 2012
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All the other rewards plus some rare videos and live shows from Rockwood music hall, music videos and a high quality video recoding from Highline Ballroom. Thank you!Estimated delivery: May 2012
Pledge $250 or more
Reward #4 plus I will write you a song. For this reward, I send you an email asking for a subject matter. Either a story about a person or event, or just an image pulled from a dream or emotion. This is how most songs start for me. I'll take that seed and put it to words and music. You can also choose to use a poem you like instead. Thank you!Estimated delivery: Jul 2012
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A private full band concert at at your house or location of your choosing scheduled for one of the following countries that I will be on tour over this next 12 months: USA: New York, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, North Carolina, Arizona, Colorado. ---------EUROPE: Germany, Belgium, Netherlands, England, Italy, Switzerland, Austria, Norway, Poland, Spain. Thank you!Estimated delivery: May 2013