Multi instrumentalist member of Kovacs and the Polar Bear releases his first ever solo album, under the moniker "Birthday Boy."
Hey I'm Chris. You may know me from an Asheville band called Kovacs and the Polar Bear, or from any of my other musical adventures. Almost a year ago I won a songwriting contest and was granted some studio time. This was a catalyst to finally get my songs together and make my first solo album. Well, that time is up and my album is almost complete. I need to raise $2800.00 to cover the last stages of production. This includes mixing, mastering, and pressing of the CD, as well as some promotional costs.
For those of you that aren't familiar with Kickstarter, it is a legit and safe way to help independent artists achieve their goals and continue to create the art you love. If you believe in someone and have always wished you could contribute to their success, here's your chance. I have supported a few of my friends' projects through Kickstarter, and the success rate has encouraged me to pursue funding for my own project.
For this project I have adapted the moniker, "Birthday Boy," and I think the music is just as fun as the name implies. My intention was to record an album of my most energetic and playful songs, a CD you would want to play before you go out on the town. The album is titled "Future Apartments" and it is riddled with catchy guitar riffs, danceable rhythms, driving percussion, cheap keyboards making priceless beats, and theatrical call-and-response vocal parts. Players on this album include: Kellin Watson, Nick Kovacs, Andrew Woodward and Joe Chang.
Going along with the "Birthday Boy" theme, funding for this album will end on February 15th, 2012, which just happens to be my 32nd birthday. So if you're wondering what to get me this year. . .
If you can only afford the minimum, I completely understand. Ever little bit helps. If you can afford a lot, well there's some pretty sweet rewards listed there. (did I mention how good you looked today?) If you can't afford anything at all, no problem, I feel ya man. I just ask that you share this project with someone who is able to donate, and please take the time to check out all of the other projects here on Kickstarter. There's some really neat stuff.
Thank you for your time and consideration.
Chris Lee (Birthday Boy)
Check out some of my tunes here:
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pledged of $2,800 goal
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Jan 22, 2012 - Feb 15, 2012
Pledge $5 or more
I will be forever grateful. You have done a good deed. For this good deed you shall receive a Birthday Boy Sticker, a "thank you" email and a shout-out on my website.Estimated delivery: Feb 2012
Pledge $10 or more
You will receive the same gratitude and a sticker, plus a digital download of the album. If you're not sure what that is, ask your grandchildren to explain.Estimated delivery: Apr 2012
Pledge $20 or more
The aforementioned gratitude and sticker PLUS a physical copy of the CD. I guess you could have the digital download too, if you want.Estimated delivery: Apr 2012
Pledge $50 or more
All of the rewards mentioned above plus free admission to the CD release show* and a koozie! *for all of you out-of-towners, I'll have to owe you one.Estimated delivery: Apr 2012
Pledge $75 or more
All of the above plus a Birthday Boy SHIRT and a signed and numbered poster, screen printed by Asheville's own Israel HillEstimated delivery: Apr 2012
Pledge $100 or more
How about a personalized theme song?!?! 30 seconds or more, that doesn't suck, written and recorded by me!!! In any style you want. I can do it. Who wouldn't want to walk around with your headphones in, jamming a song all about you? And if enough people donate in this tier or above, I will totally make a compilation album of these songs. (This one might take me a while to complete.) Oh yeah, AND you get all the other stuff I mentioned. BLAM!!!Estimated delivery: Aug 2012
Pledge $250 or more
DOUBLE TROUBLE!! double all the prizes mentioned above plus a collection of rare, unpublished songs of mine.Estimated delivery: Aug 2012
Pledge $500 or more
All of the above plus I will turn that 30 second song into a 3 song digital EP about you! Guaranteed to make you feel special!Estimated delivery: Aug 2012
Pledge $1,000 or more
uhhhh. . . seriously? Who are you? THE BEST!?!?! YEAH!!!! How about all of the above plus free admission to Birthday Boy shows, for life!?!? Ok. Deal. And I'll take you out to eat a Fancy Meal.Estimated delivery: Jan 2016
Pledge $2,800 or more
If you solely, completely fund my project, I will get your full name tattooed on my arm. I'm not kidding. Sounds crazy right? It is. . . My only stipulation is that I have to see a valid I.D. . . Can't have "Stinky McStupid Face" on my body for eternity. Well that might actually be cool. But, you get it.Estimated delivery: Jan 2016