Youtube's premier beatboxing guitarist with a 2-volume professionally mastered offering. plus lessons, t-shirts, requests...
Hello Kickstarter peeps!
Thank you for your possible interest in supporting my career...
My name is Zack Andrew, I am a street performer who has made my name playing free shows in the streets of Santa Monica, Las Vegas, and on youtube. It was a true game-changer when i realized that I could pay my bills through the voluntary donations of total strangers, old and young, rich and poor...
Its been a wild, up-and-down couple of years.. but i couldnt say i would trade it in for anything.. as a matter of fact theres a few ways in which i havent.
I still have currency from 14 different countries (and two arcades!):
I still have poker chips from almost every casino on the strip:
I still have a couple notes of heartfelt appreciation:
I still have some really cool fan art:
I still have all the memories and a few friends that i picked up along the way, as well as the growth and experience of being in one of the toughest professions(try it)... its truly a romantic profession(depending on your definition of the term),
The aggregate feedback so far indicates that I could potentially play a little bit larger role in this music thing.. the current obstacle however, is the fact that i am not going to outpace my expenses on street performing alone:
equipment deteriorates from the heavy road wear, good performing spots get crowded out randomly with louder and wilder acts, and i regularly have to choose between paying traffic tickets or buying groceries...
That leaves me with some options if i want any kind of investment in the long term future of this art: I could possibly find a manager or agent, I could possibly give away rights to my music and likeness to show on Americas Got Talent or some equivalent..
But I've never forgotten a good piece of advice:
"Dance with the one who brung ya"
It was voluntary donations and purchases from you all that got me to this point. So I figure before I kowtow for the beast (the industry) I should see if demand is high enough to support this art on its own yet...
So this kickstarter is my tip bucket.. and like I do when I get a fat crowd on the street i will share with you the cover song that convinces the most ppl to drop a buck or two:
thanks again, heres Canon in D:
your support will go to directly fund:
- The professional mastering,
- graphic design,
- CD replication,
- copyright licensing,
- merchandise, and promotion
for the first 2 volumes of beatsNstrings:
- Volume 1: Classical. Hip-hop acoustic interpretations of timeless music from Pachelbel to Beethoven. (demo already recorded, needs mastering)
- Volume 2: Contemporary. Hip-hop acoustic interpretations of modern hits from John Lennon to Gotye.
In the event of excess funds:
if amazingly there is an excess of funds, it would go toward the similar production and promotion of my next two CDs: A beatsNstrings Street Fighter Tribute, and my first acoustic guitar looping/beatboxing/rapping effort. If there were excess funds further than that. It would go towards manifesting my ultimate vision: A live stage show, incorporating fingerstyle guitar, beatboxing, live looping, electronic beats, and rapping seamlessly throughout eachother. Which would mostly require a macbook pro, ableton live, a MIDI footswitch board, and miscellaneous other audio equipment. This is a vision i have had for 2 years plus but I can never get ahead of the rat race to realize it. Still holding out hope cause hope is my only fuel for survival.
THANK YOU AGAIN TO THOSE CONSIDERING DONATING! feel free to ask me anything..
Risks and challenges Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
Besides the annoying process of obtaining the legal rights to sell cover songs, the only challenge is the money which would be solved in the event of this project being funded. Im a soloist so theres not too many moving parts here, i know exactly what my path is.
Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.
pledged of $6,000 goal
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Funding Unsuccessful This project reached the deadline without achieving its funding goal on December 2.
Oct 23, 2012 - Dec 2, 2012 (40 days)
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Ill add/follow you on facebook, tumblr, twitter, instagram, or any social network you prefer. Actually i will do this anyways if you ask but consider it a glorified thank you..Estimated delivery: Dec 2012
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A physical copy of both beatsNstrings volumes, (+difference if international shipping)Estimated delivery: Mar 2013
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A really cool Zack Andrew T-shirt emblazoned with the classic slogan : "Protest Against the Rising Tide of Conformity". In addition to a digital copy of both CDs (+difference if international shipping)Estimated delivery: Mar 2013
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Physical copies of both beatsNstrings volumes, plus a really cool Zack Andrew T-shirt! (+difference if international shipping)Estimated delivery: Mar 2013
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physical copies of both volumes with personalized handwritten thank-you and autograph, plus digital downloads of both volumes, plus a really cool Zack Andrew t-shirt with optional autograph!!! (+difference if international shipping)Estimated delivery: Mar 2013
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skype lesson on my methodology for arranging, planning, and executing in my beatbox/fingerstyle guitar for any of the songs on either album!!!!!Estimated delivery: Dec 2012
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Both volumes, the t-shirt, autographs on either, and a personal phone call from me, giving thanks for your generosity. we can chat about whatever..(+difference if international shipping)Estimated delivery: Mar 2013
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I will make a beatsNstrings version of your favorite hip-hop, classical, or video game music, and upload it to youtube! (first come first serve, in case theres more than a couple) (for difficult classical pieces contact me first to determine if its possible)Estimated delivery: Mar 2013
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Both volumes digital and physical copies with personalized autographs, a tshirt, plus the beatsNstrings youtube request!!!! *same conditions apply as previously listedEstimated delivery: Mar 2013
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I will come and perform at any event or show or party or wedding within a 2 hour radius of Los Angeles, CA... **anything further would have to be +expenses paid.Estimated delivery: Mar 2013
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Personal living room show/chill session. i will come to you within 5 hours away from Socal, play all the songs i can remember for you, chill and philosophize.Estimated delivery: Mar 2013
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Be in a hip-hop music video created by me... Plus both CDs autographed, Plus T-shirt, Plus phone call or skype sesh.. This is not worth a thousand dollars by any stretch of the imagination lol.Estimated delivery: Jul 2013Ships within the US only
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you want to personally kick off my career? You get everything you see above plus one magic life-time ticket to any concert i ever play for my entire career AND an advance copy of both albums before they are released... you never know how far this kid could go.... Only one available.Estimated delivery: Dec 2012Ships within the US only