Kim Smith is creating a full-band studio recording of his unique arrangements of popular songs for the cabaret stage!
After seven years on the intimate stage, I'm knuckling down and preserving on record (or MP3, rather -- how timeless) some of the unique and exciting arrangements of cabaret music that I have performed all over Australia, New York City, San Francisco, and beyond! This will be my first ever studio cabaret recording, and I'm thrilled to see this dreamlette on its way to being realised!
We aim to create a five to six song EP (Extended Play) which not only conjures the feel of my live shows, but takes advantage of the added instrumentation and effects a studio environment can afford -- incorporating horns, harp, strings, accordion and all manner of fun new things, and blending them with my existing stylistic mash-up of Weimar-era Berlin, and modern day pop.
I'm thoroughly excited to be collaborating with producer/arranger/band leader extraordinaire, Benjamin Ickies (House of Yes, This Ambitious Orchestra, Bindlestiff Family Cirkus), and his rogues gallery of musicians, to explore further these wonderful songs, and mine their potential to thrive and fascinate.
The money raised here will go towards paying for these excellent musicians, our rehearsal time and studio time, as well as producing, mixing, mastering and distributing the record. Depending on what is raised, I may also issue a physical CD release of the record, though at this stage my prime focus is to create a wonderful listening experience, and at the very least, make the results available digitally.
I hope you're as excited as I am to get this music out of our minds and into our iPods!
Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.
pledged of $3,500 goal
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Mar 20, 2012 - May 9, 2012 (50 days)
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Full digital download of the finished recording!Estimated delivery: Jun 2012
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Full digital download of the finished recording, exclusive video content, and an imaginary glitter-fight with Kim Smith!Estimated delivery: Jun 2012
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Full digital download of the finished recording, and a signed copy of Cabaret Scenes Magazine (October, 2010), featuring Kim Smith on the cover -- PLUS one unpleasant smile from Kim Smith! Unpleasant smile is redeemable in person only. (International participants: please add $8.00 extra for magazine shipping)Estimated delivery: Jul 2012
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Full digital download of the finished recording, with your choice of: a signed copy of Cabaret Scenes Magazine (October, 2010), featuring Kim Smith on the cover, OR a signed vintage cabaret poster from one of Kim's former cabaret shows (Kim Smith is Madly Adored, or Kim Smith's Jungle Parade). (International participants: please add $8.00 extra for shipping).Estimated delivery: Jun 2012
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Full digital download of the finished recording, plus printed/digital thank you in EP liner notes, or where any printed credit is given, PLUS a signed vintage cabaret poster from one of Kim's former cabaret shows, PLUS four (4) complimentary tickets to Kim's next show at the Laurie Beechman Theatre in NYC! *(International participants: please add $8.00 extra for poster shipping) *(Drinks and travel not included in Laurie Beechman ticket offer)Estimated delivery: Jul 2012
Pledge $1,000 or more
Kim Smith with perform a private house concert in your home, for you and your friends, with piano accompaniment! You supply the piano, audience, and location, while Kim and accompanist will supply the neo-Weimar naughtiness you've come to love and crave. New York City area only.Estimated delivery: Jul 2012