Grittier than MUMBLED SPEECH, more bold than CHANGING FACES, CLOSER will delight and entrance Katie Todd fans new and old.
It's here, it's here! Closer is Katie Todd's 4th studio album, and she can't wait to share it with you. She's already spent her own money to get the album produced, and now she has three goals:
- To get this album out to you as fast as possible.
- To do some kick-ass marketing.
- To put together a house tour to end all house tours.
Katie has played with the big guys (Patti LaBelle, Sarah McLachlan) on the big stages (House of Blues, Lilith Fair, Lollapalooza), but her true passion is getting her music out to as many people as possible. The road to Closer was a long and windy one, but it was well worth all of the hard work.
Katie can't talk about this new album any further without mentioning her amazing collaborators: big shout out to Brian Leach (engineer and instrumentalist extraordinaire), Blair Holmes (drummer), and Ted Kezio (guitarist). Brian and Ted produced Closer, along with Katie. Closer was recorded at Joyride Studios in Humbolt Park (Chicago, IL), which is owned by Blaise Barton, who is also mastering the album.
Katie's running this Kickstarter campaign to allow you to pre-order YOUR copy of Closer, which comes out on August 17th, and to get your help in scheduling her "Katie in Your House" Tour...in YOUR house.
If a cute blonde singing in your living room for all of your friends isn't your thing...what's wrong with you? Just kidding. Instead, you can get an album, a Skype concert, a Katie Care Package, or a chance to make Katie cover the song (or songs) of your choice (ANY song), or tickets to the Closer release party in Chicago on August 17th.
UPDATE: As an extra incentive, for every $500 raised in this campaign, a loved one is posting a REALLY embarrassing picture of Katie on her Facebook page. So far we've seen a dance picture and a picture of Katie on Santa's lap. We can only imagine what's coming next...
What if Katie goes over her $12k goal? First, she will do a little jig. Then, if she hits $15k, she will make an awesome, professional video for one of the songs on CLOSER. Who's in?
This is an ALL OR NOTHING campaign, which means that if Katie doesn't meet her $12kgoal, she'll get none of the money raised. This is where YOU come in.
- When you back CLOSER, your credit card will not be charged. You'll just be saying that you believe in Katie, want her album and/or the other fun perks she's offering.
- When the campaign is over, you will only be charged IF the campaign is successful and she reaches $12k or more.
- If Katie doesn't reach her $12k goal, she gets 0% of what she raised, so this is why it's important to get the word about about her campaign. and this is where you come in...
There are more ways to support Katie than to contribute money. Spread the word about this project (and Katie's new awesome album) by sharing a link to this project on:
- Your website or your blog
- or by telling your friends that Katie has a great new album coming out. to your friends
Every little bit helps Katie keep on the road and in the studio.Thank you for your support. We can't wait for you to hear Closer!
Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.
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Jul 18, 2012 - Aug 17, 2012 (30 days)
Pledge $10 or more
Big hugs from Katie when she sees you in person, big thank yous on Facebook & Twitter PLUS a digital copy of CLOSER.Estimated delivery: Sep 2012
Pledge $25 or more
A digital AND CD copy of CLOSER.Estimated delivery: Sep 2012
Pledge $50 or more
CLOSER in digital & CD form, PLUS all of Katie's other albums in digital form.Estimated delivery: Sep 2012
Pledge $75 or more
A copy of CLOSER in CD & digital form, PLUS the rest of Katie's catalog in digital form, PLUS a MUMBLED SPEECH mug OR a personalized (and beautifully sung) voicemail message for you by Katie.Estimated delivery: Sep 2012
Pledge $100 or more
CLOSER in digital & CD form, PLUS the rest of Katie's catalog in digital form, PLUS Katie will sing ANY SONG YOU WANT and make a video of it for your viewing/listening pleasure. These videos will be posted here as Kickstarter updates and on YouTube, where they can live fooooreeeveeer.Estimated delivery: Oct 2012
Pledge $150 or more
CLOSER in digital & CD form, PLUS Katie will send you a Katie Todd Care Package: physical copies of all of her albums, plus Katie swag (mugs, posters, etc.) + cookies lovingly made by Katie herself (yum) + a surprise!Estimated delivery: Oct 2012
Pledge $200 or more
CLOSER in digital & CD form, PLUS all of Katie's other albums in digital form, PLUS Katie will perform and record TWO (2) songs of your choice. Make 'em count!Estimated delivery: Oct 2012
Pledge $250 or more
CLOSER in digital & CD form, PLUS all of Katie's other albums in digital form, PLUS Katie will do a 30-minute Skype concert for you and your friends OR give you a 30-minute singing or piano lesson via Skype.Estimated delivery: Oct 2012
Pledge $500 or more
ALL of the above, PLUS Katie will do a 1-hr house concert for you and your friends. *Must be within 100 miles of Chicago.Estimated delivery: Oct 2012
Pledge $750 or more
All of the above PLUS Katie will do a 1-hr house concert for you and your friends. *Must be within 500 miles of Chicago.Estimated delivery: Oct 2012
Pledge $1,000 or more
All of the above, PLUS Katie will do a 1-hr house concert for you and your friends in a city more than 500 miles from Chicago. *Must be within the continental United States.Estimated delivery: Oct 2012