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By Jhonny K
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About this project

Hey its Jhonny K bandleader and singer of The Krew. This year marks my 10th year recording music.  I started out in music because I heard songs like "Shine" by Collective Soul that moved me and I wanted to write music that did the same thing.  

I started out doing a solo album called BREAK FREE, then formed the band Jhonny K and Krew and we recorded the award winning album, LONG WAY HOME. We also pumped out a Christmas album called CHRISTMAS ANGELS.  After that I went and produced a suicide prevention album with a group of artists of all genres called ARISE and we donated and still donate all proceeds from that project to non-profits focusing on the subject.   

In 2016, I decided to change the name of our group from Jhonny K and Krew, to just The Krew.  I wanted us to focus on making music that focused on the message and not just one person.  And now in 2017 we are ready to record our next album. 

The Krew
The Krew

 

What message you ask? Well let me tell you.  As a songwriter, I write about things that strike me.  I want to inspire people and create music that has a purpose.

I have noticed a lot lately that we get divided, whether its by race, color, gender, sexual orientation, who we are voting for, politics, whatever.  I am determined to use the power of music to bring people together.

The name of this album is Smoke Rising.  It is a signal to bring people together, to be there for each other in hard times and good times, to enjoy life and just enjoy each other.  The genre is modern southern rock/country rock and some blues in there too.

Smoke Rising
Smoke Rising

I LOVE to write music that is fun, uplifting, mainstream feel, and rockin.  That is always my goal musically.

The plan:

To make the best southern rock record I've ever done and bring hope and inspiration to as many people around the globe as possible.

Personal Band goals--to reach the Billboard Hot 100 at time of release.

With this being said, we need to sell as many albums as possible.  I have sponsor packages ready and in place for anyone who is open to it.

To create this album, The Krew with all their talents will join me.  I have also recruited Chelsey Stallings who is the Utah NSAI Chapter President to assist in songwriting.  I am working with 2 award winning engineers/producers with Jason Jones with Art City Sound on engineering, and Randy Slaugh for some modern production.

The songs:

Here's the first single from the album; I wanted to give you a little taste so you have an idea of what the album sounds like. Yeah!!!

How far would you go for the one you love? All the sides and parts of us that are brought out by those we love.  This song is dedicated to those who mean the most to us.  Our sweethearts.

The money:

I have already invested several thousands of dollars in writing, recording, demos, design, and other work around the album.

My fans have always been so supportive and that's why I wanted to reach out so you can help me inspire even more people with this music and message of bringing people together.

Goal #1 is to raise $7,000 - This will help us at least create an EP of 5-6 songs with some promo.

Goal #2 is to raise $10,000 -This will help us do a national radio campaign around the album

Goal #3 is to raise $15,000-This will help us do a video or 2, record more songs and promo!

Dream goal #4 The dream goal is to raise $20,000 so we can record a full album, do a couple videos, and promo around the world.

The mission:

I've always wanted our music to be inspiring, fun, and something people love to listen to again and again.  This album will take people through emotions of all kinds, pumped up southern rock, and more mellow heartfelt songs.

Thanks for your support by contributing to this campaign today!

Jhonny K of THE KREW.

Put Any of these designs on Black, White, Grey, Blue or on A HAT!

Krew T Shirt Sample
Krew T Shirt Sample

 

White New Shirt Example Guitars
White New Shirt Example Guitars

 

Black New Shirt Example Guitars
Black New Shirt Example Guitars

 

Trucker Hat with Krew Logo
Trucker Hat with Krew Logo

 

White New Shirt Flames
White New Shirt Flames

 

Black New Shirt Flames
Black New Shirt Flames

 

Risks and challenges

Our biggest challenge is just making sure we sell enough albums to reach the Billboard 100 Goal!

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    Digital Copy of Smoke Rising

    {DELUXE DIGITAL DOWNLOAD} You are the FIRST to receive the digital deluxe download of SMOKE RISING

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    Smoke Rising ANND Digital Goodness

    {DELUXE DIGITAL DOWNLOAD} You are the FIRST to receive the digital deluxe download of SMOKE RISING AAAANNNDD the entire Krew Library extra music downloads (all albums! covers! demos! 40+ songs) PLUS an amazing PDF Book focused around the members of the band and stories, all the lyrics, band photos, handwritten stuff, extra artwork, drafts, anecdotes and all other shenanigans. All backers over 15$ get this automatically!

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    Autographed Album + Mailbox Surprise!

    {BACKER-EXCLUSIVE LIMITED EDITION CD} Not only do you get 1 beautifully packaged backer-only version of the CD in a hardbound case, you get 2 more to give away to friends! PLUS I get to send you some goodies of all kinds randomly as my gifts... some things to help you listen to music and some things just for fun! PLUS deluxe digital download & thank-you card.

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    Choice of Krew T Shirts

    You get your choice of any size, Mens or Women's T Shirt of The Krew. Just tell us the size, black, white, dark gray, and which shirt! Take a look in description and see your options! let us know which one and it will be zipped to you for your enjoyment mk? mk

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    Trucker Hat and More!

    Ok so you do not want a T shirt but you love hats! Well this is for you... You can take any logo or design and put it on the hat as we ship it to your lovely noggin... so then you can cover your beautiful melon with the best there is to offer. ANNNDDD everything else mk? mk

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    T Shirt and Trucker hat and more!

    You pick any size, mens or women's T Shirt any style you want, with a Trucker hat plus everything else!

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    Album Kredit and Goodies

    {BACKER-EXCLUSIVE} We will put your name on the website, album, and everywhere else we can fit it as an album Krew Kredit PLUS everything else!

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    Krew Kustom Ringtone

    {BACKER-EXCLUSIVE} We will send you a customized ringtone. You give us the phrase (we prefer clean) We will make a ringtone just for you in a southern rock/country rock fashion! Plus 3 albums, Krew library, 2 T Shirts of your choice, Trucker hat, headphones and other goodies.

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    VIP Ticket to Album Release show

    {BACKER EXCLUSIVE} Come hang out with the band before the release show in June. We get you to come hang out with us before the show, introduce us before the event (if you want) get a gift JUST for VIPs. Professional pic and recording of live recording. Limited edition Hard Copy of each Album. Each SURPRISE GIFT...Just know... Not everyone will get the same thing, I may just send you random things, activities, ideas, or something from my surprise drawer! PLUS, because you might want it, the backer-version of the CD (don't want it? GIFT IT). PLUS deluxe digital download & thank-you card. (please note, it will be in Utah so backer is responsible to pay their way to the show)

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    Kustom Krew song for you

    We will record an entire song JUST for you. Jhonny K will Skype you, interview you about whatever you want the song to be about, he will write you a custom song that you can use of any reason whatsoever. Song may be used live by The Krew and may be considered for use on the album PLUS {SURPRISE MAILBOX INVASION!} limited edition Hard Copy of each Album and gifts (sent every few weeks over the summer, leading up to the album release in June), Each SURPRISE GIFT...Just know... Not everyone will get the same thing, I may just send you random things, activities, ideas, or something from my surprise drawer! PLUS, because you might want it, the backer-version of the CD (don't want it? GIFT IT). PLUS deluxe digital download & thank-you card.

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    Star in Music Video

    Ever wanted to be in a music video? Well here is your chance! Be the star in one of our music videos professionally produced. We have story lines, but will make sure you are able to be the main character with the music. PLUS everything else! Will be filming in Utah so will need to find your way to Utah and we can take care of the rest! You get here, we will put you up in hotel if needed! If in Utah, you are set! Will get you a chair, food, and stardom deluxe!

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    Official Sponsor and PR partner

    This is a fun and crazy one. Do you have a business or product? Lets collab! This package you will partner with us on the release of the album in June. We give you 1000 ads that will feature YOUR product or business offer that we hand out at our gigs to fans as a gift FROM YOU. We also make you an official PR partner so when we do public relations campaign around the album release, you will be a featured sponsor and we can focus the campaign ANYWHERE in the USA. So if you want, we can do a campaign in your hometown anywhere in the country, (sorry out of USA peeps, not available there yet)
    AND you get everything else

    will be fun ;)

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