Jeni Wren is recording her original songs, a labor of love written and produced over the last year.
This winter, I want to record my music for the first time and I need your help to make this possible.
The last year has been one of the most challenging and exciting years of my life, bringing the birth of the most soulful songs I’ve ever written and exciting new collaborations that have made it apparent the time is NOW to finally record for the first time.After 6 years taking my time to develop as a musician in the NW, performing and studying with artists including Overton Berry, Redwood Son and Shy Girls, the time has come for me to share my original work with you and the rest of the world.
We are fully producing 5 of the original songs, developed over the last year, with a team of talented artists and engineers.
To give these songs the production they deserve, we are asking for $5,000.
$1,000 for musicians and studio time
$2,000 for mixing with Sean Flora
$1,000 for mastering
$1,000 for artwork, licensing and duplication
Any additional funds raised will go toward marketing and promotion and *hopefully* an additional track.
Michael Dougherty: A sought-after Portland bassist, Michael has performed on the East and West coasts with bands including Max Ribner Band. He helped write the songs since their conception. He is a talented web designer.
Akila Fields: Keyboard player Akila Fields has performed with many pop acts in the Portland area including his own project Sleepy Villain and Shy Girls. He has been working with the songs since their debut this summer.
Noah Bernstein: Noah is a world-class saxophone monster, known for his work with Grammies and Tuneyards as well as Shy Girls. He enjoys playing Scrabble in his free time and eating delicious dinners.
Joe Hall: Engineer Joe Hall is the founder of Camp Creek Records. He has produced a number of albums by local artists including Max Ribner and I-Chele and The Circle of Light.
Sean Flora: Sean has mixed some of the best acts in modern rock, including Liv Warfield, The Shins and The Gossip.
Matthew Flowers: Vocalist, songwriter and producer Matthew Flowers has toured Europe and North America, sharing the stage with artists like Feist, Chilly Gonzales and Jamie Lidell. He began working with Jeni last summer after connecting over a mutual love of classic soul music.
Along with many special guests tba
Sunday Nov 18th at Seamonster Lounge: Jeni Wren backed by Gravity, with Gravity and Robby Simmons
Wednesday Nov 21st at Aladdin Theatre: Sing to Feed with Redwood Son and the Moonlight Choir and many other bands, benefitting The Sunshine Brigade. http://www.facebook.com/events/352020481553877/?fref=ts
Saturday Nov 24th at Aladdin Theatre: Shy Girls w/Y La Bamba and Allelujiah Choir. http://www.aladdin-theater.com/event/159493/
Monday Nov 26th at The White Eagle: Weekend Extension Series: Jeni Wren(full core band) with The Infinity of it All and Lefty and the Twin. http://www.facebook.com/events/164438147033890/?fref=ts
Saturday Dec 1st at Hippo Campus Showcase (houseshow):Jeni Wren acoustic featuring Wil Koehnke(guitar) and Morgan Quinn(sax), with Christopher Worth and many many more. http://www.facebook.com/events/385207441557929/?fref=ts
Sunday Dec 9th at Mississippi Studios: Shy Girls OPB Showcase at Mississippi Studios with Social Studies and Hosannas http://do503.com/event/2012/12/09/shy-girls-social-studies-hosannas
Thursday Dec 20th at Goodfoot Lounge: Jeni Wren Kickstart Campaign party featuring D’vonne Lewis on drums and Damien Erskine on bass. With Seattle band Industrial Revelation.
All photos and video courtesy of www.killerrobotshark.com
Poster courtesy of Rhianna Weaver
Icons courtesy of Lisa Peifer
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Asking anyone to support an album is always a difficult task, but I am more than willing to put in the time to give this Kickstarter the work it needs for us to make our goal and fund this record by Dec 12. The time is now.
I would like to give a big thanks to each and every one of you. I hope I can count on your support.
Jeni Wren "Stottrup"
Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.
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Nov 13, 2012 - Dec 12, 2012
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THANK YOU for a successfully funded project!! Download for a dollar for our last 3 hours of the campaign.Estimated delivery: May 2013
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A digital download of the EP on the release date and a facebook shout out!Estimated delivery: May 2013
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A copy of the EP with artwork sent straight to your home and a facebook shoutout!Estimated delivery: May 2013Ships within the US only
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CD release ticket: Enjoy all the above perks, as well as a ticket to our CD release party and a personalized thank you note from Jeni Wren.Estimated delivery: May 2013Ships within the US only
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Poster art: Your pledge earns you all the above rewards in addition to a signed poster of the album artwork and a thank you in the liner notes.Estimated delivery: May 2013Ships within the US only
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Lesson: Here, you will get of the above rewards as well as an hour long music lesson in voice, piano or composition with Jeni Wren. Jeni has over 17 years of performance experience and has been teaching for nearly 5 years.Estimated delivery: May 2013Ships within the US only
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For 100, you will get all the reward at $50 and below and I will record a cover song for you.Estimated delivery: May 2013Ships within the US only
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A special treat for you: In addition to all of the above rewards, I will write and record a personalized song for you.Estimated delivery: May 2013Ships within the US only
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House show: Your pledge earn you everything at the $75 and level AND I will perform a solo set at a house show or private event of your choosing within 3 hours of Portland(this includes Seattle!!)Estimated delivery: May 2013Ships within the US only
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Executive Producer Guest access: At $1000 you will get all of the above rewards as well as Executive Producer credits on the album and lifetime guest list privileges to Jeni Wren shows.Estimated delivery: May 2013Ships within the US only
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Executive Producer All Perks Plus: For $2,000 I will provide all the above perks. At this level, the house show can be anywhere in the continental US.Estimated delivery: May 2013Ships within the US only