XY is upgrading to a wireless sound system -- help us take our soaring five-part harmony to new heights!
UPDATE: We are THRILLED to report that we have met our goal, but we still have an entire day left to receive pledges before our deadline at 8pm on 5/20. Please keep pledging and spreading the word!!
*All additional funds will be used to help us record and produce our next single, which will be dedicated to our Kickstarter Backers!*
I'm one member of a five-voice boy band called XY. We fuse bonafide rock with the soaring harmonies of jazz and R&B to create our own brand of fresh, tight, vocal-driven pop/rock. We like to think an XY show gives you everything you love about listening to a boy band without any of the shame.
The only problem is--as opposed to many boy bands and vocal groups--we perform with a full-on rock band behind us, which makes it tough to hear each other, even through the best stage monitors. Also, the wires from all of the mics and equipment interfere with our ability to move on stage.
That's why we've decided that in order to achieve our performance goals, we need to go WIRELESS! This means, with your help, we are hoping to invest in five Sennheiser e935 Series Wireless Mics ($1,000/each + tax), and five Sennheiser Wireless In-Ear Monitoring Systems ($1,000 + four additional bodypacks/earphones at $450/each + tax) so that we can take our harmonies to new heights! This gear combo is used by the likes of The Backstreet Boys on tour, and would be perfect for our group.
We were lucky enough to have our debut performance at The Viper Room in LA to a packed house, but despite the success of the night, it was apparent that to accommodate our sound needs, we were going to require a serious upgrade from our standard gear. Unfortunately, we spent every penny in our XY piggy bank this past summer to record and produce our first two songs, "Free" and "When I'm Asleep," leaving us unable to upgrade on our own.
So here we are, looking to step up our game so that we can bring a sonic revolution your way. If this project is successful we will finally be able to achieve our dream sound and take our band on the road. We want to invite you into our world, let you behind the curtain, and evolve with you.
Thank you for taking this journey with us.
~Zack from XY
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We will send you (or a loved one) a freshly baked batch of the world's BEST Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies, sing a personalized Happy Birthday to you or a loved one in five-part harmony over the phone, + a signed copy of our Limited Edition CD, 'XY-09' + exclusive weekly updates. (NEW REWARD LEVEL!)
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We will record an impromptu XY video rendition of the song of your choice and dedicate it to you on our YouTube Channel + a signed copy of our Limited Edition CD, 'XY-09' + exclusive weekly updates (this one's my personal fave)
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You will be invited into the studio with XY when we record our next batch of tracks, followed by dinner on us and a back rub + a signed copy of our Limited Edition CD, 'XY-09' + exclusive weekly updates (tempting, right!?)
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XY will perform a set (including an extra song of your choosing) at your private event + a signed copy of our Limited Edition CD, 'XY-09' + exclusive weekly updates (wow!). **This reward only available in Southern California unless additional travel arrangements can be made.**