I spent most of 2011 working on songs that became my brand new record. I couldn't be more proud and now I need your help!
Hi, my name is Leo Bautista. I’m 18 years old and I’ve been writing, recording, and performing music under the name Rival Summers for the last four years. In that time, I’ve experienced so much, seen so many different places, met some really amazing people, and lived out so many of dreams. It has really become my life and I really hope to continue what I’m doing for a long time.
I’ve released three albums so far, but I know my newest record Learning to Live is my best stuff to date. I’ve spent all of the last year working on these songs and I really couldn’t be more proud of what I’ve put together. These songs really mean so much to me and I’m really excited for everyone to hear it, but there’s only one problem.
Being a full time college student, on top of being an independent touring musician leaves me with no money. I’ve already spent all the money I’ve saved up all year on recording the songs but there is still so much I need to get done. So I decided to start this Kickstarter campaign to get you guys involved, because my music is just as much yours as it is mine.
We have until February 29th to raise $2,000.
All the money backed by this campaign will go towards making physical copies of my new album, properly promoting the record, and touring. With every donation you get awesome rewards ranging from my new album sent to you before it’s released to songs personally written for you and more! Every little bit counts so donate what you can and spread the word!
I really believe in these songs and I just want to be able to get them out to you guys in the best way possible. Thank you guys for everything, all the support thus has really meant so much and I’m really excited to keep moving forward with Rival Summers.
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Jan 13, 2012 - Feb 29, 2012
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A huge hug from me through the internet, and my undying gratitude for supporting a record I sincerely believe in and am incredibly proud of. Thank you so much!Estimated delivery: Feb 2012
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All of the above, and a hand written letter from me.Estimated delivery: May 2012
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All of the above, and the digital album tracks personally emailed to you before it's released, so you can hear the record before anyone else does.Estimated delivery: Apr 2012
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All of the above, and a signed copy of Learning To Live.Estimated delivery: Apr 2012
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All of the above, and signed copies of my albums Ready When You Are and Days Like This.Estimated delivery: May 2012
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All of the above, a handmade copy of my EP Blankets & Sheets, and a signed limited edition poster. I could write lyrics on the poster if you want, just let me know!Estimated delivery: May 2012
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1 backer Limited (24 of 25 left)
All of the above, one of the guitar strings or one of the guitar picks I used to write and record the album (18 strings, 7 picks).Estimated delivery: May 2012
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All of the above (minus the guitar string/pick), and all the rough demos to Learning To Live burnt and hand packaged in the form of a mix CD with a handwritten letter explaining every song.Estimated delivery: May 2012
Pledge $175 or more
All of the above (minus the guitar string/pick), and I'll record a cover for you! Pick a song and I'll do my best record my version of it in my basement studio, as long as it's appropriate of course, and I'll email it back to you.Estimated delivery: Aug 2012
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All of the above (minus the guitar string/pick), I will personally write a song for you! We'll exchange emails and talk about what you'd like the song to be about, I'll record what we come up with in my basement studio, and email it back to you.Estimated delivery: Aug 2012
Pledge $300 or more
Everything from the $75 tier down, and a Skype date with me for an hour! I'm a little awkward, but I can be kinda funny and I could definitely play songs for you if you would like.Estimated delivery: Aug 2012
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Everything from the $75 tier down and I'll come play for you at your house! Only for those who live within a 4-5 hour distance from Sterling Heights, MI.Estimated delivery: Aug 2012