Funding Unsuccessful This project’s funding goal was not reached on .
Photo-main
Play
00:00
00:00

The time is now. Jackson, MI acoustic storytellers "We Are The Ink Monkey" are ready to record coffee shop and pub favorites!

We Are The Ink Monkey is going into the studio! Our band exists to tell stories of redemption, make people laugh, spread good cheer, and bring life and hope to our community.

We would like to have this project completed by the FolkGalore music festival at the end of June. We are opening up for music legends Over the Rhine and would love to have our music available at that show. We need our fans' help!

WATIM songs are stories. We write about real life people and situations. Many songs are autobiographical and humorous. Songs like "Comin' Round" and "Your Boyfriend Looks Like Jesus" and "What is Love?" tackle real issues of relationship struggles. Songs like "My Confession" and "Stupid" are humorously self-deprecating and honest. Songs like "My Silly Heart" and "Called to Mind" are tender and thought provoking. We write about love, love lost, love won, life, death, and everything in-between.

We want to capture the depth of our live experiences and share these stories throughout the week in minivans across the midwest. We have something to say that transcends what we can share in a live setting. We want the stories to speak all week long.

Please consider pledging to this project. The budget is bare-bones. This is JVo's 8th CD project and this will be the least expensive project yet.

Love you all!

WATIM

FAQ

Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.

Ask a question
22
Backers
$718
pledged of $4,000 goal
0
seconds to go
Fb_profile_picture.medium

See full bio

  • Pledge $5 or more
    You selected

    0 backers

    At this level of support, you will experience the pride that comes with supporting local music and you will be able to say, "I made these guys what they are today." Yep, that's it.

    Estimated delivery:
  • Pledge $10 or more
    You selected

    8 backers

    At this level you will get a CD when it is complete. Who said there's no such thing as a free lunch? Since this is the sale price you will pay for the CD when it is done, this level is like pre-ordering the CD.

    Estimated delivery:
  • Pledge $25 or more
    You selected

    6 backers

    At this level, you get everything above PLUS a pub glass with our logo. This is too good to be true.

    Estimated delivery:
  • Pledge $50 or more
    You selected

    5 backers

    At this level, you get everything above PLUS a tshirt with our logo on it. If you are doing the math you'll notice over half of the value of this pledge is coming back to you in coveted We Are The Ink Monkey merchandise.

    Estimated delivery:
  • Pledge $75 or more
    You selected

    0 backers

    All the above plus a digital copy of our "rough mixes" from the studio before anyone hears the album!

    Estimated delivery:
  • Pledge $100 or more
    You selected

    2 backers

    All the above plus a copy of JVo's "Mystery" CD and a copy of the Christmas Album "Fleas Naughty Dog." You will also receive a handwritten thank-you note from the band to save forever and pass on for generations.

    Estimated delivery:
  • Pledge $150 or more
    You selected

    0 backers

    All the above plus a digital copy of 5 original "not for sale" songs JVo recorded back in the early 90's when he had hair.

    Estimated delivery:
  • Pledge $250 or more
    You selected

    0 backers

    All the above plus a "not available anywhere" digital album of JVo's first ever CD with the band "Machaira." PLUS your name will be listed inside the CD cover as a person who made the magic happen--forever.

    Estimated delivery:
  • Pledge $350 or more
    You selected

    0 backers

    We know. You were wondering how it could be any better. At this level, you get everything above PLUS you will also get 20 copies of the CD to give to family and friends. Your name will also be listed on our website.

    Estimated delivery:
  • Pledge $500 or more
    You selected

    0 backers Limited (8 left of 8)

    All the above plus an invitation for you and a friend to JVo's home for a private house concert with less than 50 people.

    Estimated delivery:
  • Pledge $700 or more
    You selected

    0 backers Limited (2 left of 2)

    At this level the rewards are almost emotionally immeasurable. You get everything above PLUS a private concert at your home or business (date must be agreed upon with band--no commercial or public venues--must be free show with you and your friends, etc. AND must be within a 60 mile radius of Jackson, MI). Plus, we will invite you to the studio with us on one of the nights we record.

    Estimated delivery:
  • Pledge $1,000 or more
    You selected

    0 backers Limited (1 left of 1)

    It just keeps getting better. Everything above plus a song written in your honor to be performed at your private concert. AND the band will pick you up and return you home in the band RV the night of the house concert at JVo's place.

    Estimated delivery:
  • Pledge $2,500 or more
    You selected

    0 backers Limited (2 left of 2)

    Everything above plus JVo will be a "singing telegram" for a birthday or special occasion to surprise a friend, spouse, etc. (recipient must be within a 20 mile radius of Jackson).

    Estimated delivery:
  • Pledge $4,000 or more
    You selected

    0 backers Limited (1 left of 1)

    If you pay for this whole deal, we will seriously implode with excitement. We thought about getting your name tattooed on our backs but decided we will give you everything above PLUS put an artistic rendition of you on the back of our new t-shirts with the caption "You're Welcome, World."

    Estimated delivery:
Funding period

- (30 days)