I like to meld jazz with all sorts of things. My first record is a hop, skip and jump away from completion, and you can be a part of the final stages!
I am a musician living in Brooklyn, New York, and I am in the process of recording my very first full-length album.
I started writing music when I was 19, and lots of ideas have emerged since the first tune I committed to paper. I've performed in many different bands, had a number of different shows at venues world-wide, and have had life lessons that have kept the new ideas flowing. I'd like to think of this project as the weaving of many ideas into one cohesive package.
The songs: sultry, mellow, harsh, emotional, coy, expressive, pop, jazz, and really true to my experiences as an artist, a musician, a lover, a traveler, and a Californian-Brooklynite. The band: the best of the best in the world of young and talented players in New York City. The process so far: an incredible experience recording with capable engineers who support independent artists and whose skills are surpassed by very few in their field of work.
Up to this point, the expenses have been covered from my pocket and from a few graciously bestowed gifts, yet as the savings have been applied to the recording studio, now I am looking to offer you a chance to be a part of the final stages of production.
The final stages that I speak of include mixing the songs, mastering the album, hiring a photographer and graphic designer for the album art, and duplicating the physical product.
Also, I tend never to talk myself up: that's for someone else to do! And publicity (at least effective publicity) can cost.
A word on the magic of Kickstarter: This site gives the potential donor (you) a chance to check out some of the work the artist (me) has already completed. Not only that, but it also will give incentives to invest early in the game. You can pre-order the album, receive digital downloads, and many more awesome rewards!
The terms of Kickstarter.com projects: a fundraiser is set at a manageable monetary goal (in this case, $3,000). If this goal is not met by the deadline (my 24.5'th birthday), no donor's card is charged by Amazon payments, and I will get no money.
Essentially, my ability to promote and produce this album properly is contingent upon how much money is in the pot. Now, once I have $5,000 I will reasonably have the funds to promote and distribute the album properly! However, I'm only asking for $3,000 for reasons stated above. With that in mind, this project can use your support, despite whether the base goal has already been reached.
This is really set up so you can be a patron of the arts on any level, and you will be handsomely rewarded accordingly. We can produce this project together, and keep original, independent music alive and well!
Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.
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A digital download of the album's single, "Veils of Innocence". Good stuff!
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A digital download of all the tunes on the album. Each one more melodious than the last...
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The real thing: an actual copy of the CD! Signed by yours truly, plus all the awesome album artwork you've missed since the dawning of the digital age.
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TWO Signed CD's + 2 Tickets to any Natalie John Group show of your choosing. And you will be thanked in the liner notes of the album!
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You will receive a 30 minute music lesson over Skype with me, and I will offer you either a voice, trumpet, piano, music theory or composition lesson, your choice. Plus 2 signed CD's and two concert ticket vouchers.
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You will receive a 50 minute music lesson IN PERSON!, and I will offer you either a voice, trumpet, piano, music theory or composition lesson, your choice. Plus 2 signed CD's and two concert ticket vouchers. This is for NYC folks to be redeemed at any time, since I live here. If you are in the Bay Area, we can set up a lesson during my two week residency with Rock the Mic (June 28th-July 9th)
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Signed CD + 2 show tkts + a very special digital download just for you! Dominic Fallacaro, my co-producer and conspirator, and myself will record a duet of any song you would like!
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Signed CD + 2 show tkts + I will compose you a lovely tune (any reasonable subject of your choosing). Subsequently recorded by the dynamic duo, Dominic and Natalie.
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Congratulations! You will be listed in my album credits as micro-producer, and all shall know of your graciousness. You are hereby invited to the official band party in scenic Crown Heights during the summer of 2010 (date TBA), where you will enjoy a backyard acoustic set by the band and will dine on Dominic's famous burgers (or vegetarian option). Plus of course the CD + concert tkts mentioned above.
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ALL of the above, plus your very own private concert --an unplugged acoustic set -- in the following city of your choice: New York, Washington DC, San Francisco, Los Angeles, or the vicinity of your choice.
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ALL of the above, plus your very own private concert --featuring the full band! -- in the following city of your choice: New York, Washington DC, San Francisco, Los Angeles, or the vicinity of your choice. I'll even make my famous guacamole for all your guests.
- (43 days)