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A HUGE thank you to everyone who donated! We couldn't have made it happen without you guys, and we're so excited to hit the studio in just a few days. Keep an eye out on DWS social media for updates on the album's release!
A HUGE thank you to everyone who donated! We couldn't have made it happen without you guys, and we're so excited to hit the studio in just a few days. Keep an eye out on DWS social media for updates on the album's release!
100 backers pledged $9,146 to help bring this project to life.

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The Doo Wop Shop 2019 A Cappella Album

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Founded in 1993, The Doo Wop Shop is the oldest (and only all-male identifying) a cappella group at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. From serenading love interests at the campus dining halls to performing for President and First Lady Obama, The Doo Wop Shop delivers musical excellence with a dash of our signature goofiness. Now, The Doo Wop Shop is producing a studio album that encapsulates years of hard work creating, practicing and performing the songs you love!

Doo Wop Shop visits Maryland!
Doo Wop Shop visits Maryland!


2019 Halloween Concert
2019 Halloween Concert

This May, we will record with Northgate Studio! Northgate has produced music for several prominent a cappella groups and artists, including Peter Hollens; Sons of Serendip; Straight, No Chaser; Fermata Town; And many more!

The Doo Wop Shop has previously worked with Northgate Studio, and we are confident that the result of our collaboration will be excellent as ever. However, the cost of production is significant. This album will cost between $10,500 and $12,000 to fully record, mix, and master. We need your help to reach our fundraising goal of $9,000. For certain pledge amounts, we've added Rewards to show our gratitude! Check them out here -->


Our album will release on all music streaming platforms in Fall 2019, and will include hits from artists such as:

  • Janelle Monáe
  • Coldplay 
  • Aerosmith
  • Britney Spears 
  • and others!

Risks and challenges

The $9000 raised will exclusively fund our album.

Although we are asking much, we are exceptionally well-practiced, spending more than seven hours a week in rehearsal. We've chosen to record after the school year’s end so that our voices will be stress-free and in peak condition.

The cost for this album is estimated by a pre-established number of hours taken to record and mix each track.

Being able to produce a studio album is a blessing for each and every member in our group. This blessing won't be taken lightly! We will work our hardest to ensure that this album will be phenomenal. Thank you in advance for your support! Any and every donation counts. If you have any concerns or questions, please don't hesitate to ask below. See you at the finish line!

- The Doo Wop Shop

(NOTE: Pre-release physical copies will be delivered in the fall before official release instead of June as stated in the reward description)

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    Doo Wop Shop Button!

    A stylish pin with our own sleek DWS logo. Quick shout-out to Buttonbento for making these wonderful items!

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    Album CD

    For a $25 pledge, we will send you a physical copy of the album, along with a special thank you note signed by the members!

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    DWS Tee + Album CD Bundle

    $50 backers will receive an album CD along with a classic DWS tee-shirt! Check out http://www.umassdoowopshop.com/ for product details.

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    Album CD, Shirt, & a Shoutout!

    $100 backers will receive a CD, shirt, and button, as well as a shout-out on all of our social media platforms!

    *If you would prefer not to receive a shout-out, please contact us in advance at: umassdoowopshop@gmail.com

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    Photo Package

    We'll dig deep into Dylan's camera roll to find 10 of the goofiest pictures of us possible; from Eric unintentionally sliding down a mountain to Patrick getting locked in Mike's trunk, it's yours!
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    Pre-Release Access/Album Credit!

    Includes a physical copy of our album shipped to you before the official release date. We will also include your name in the Special Thanks section on our album!

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    Live Call/Video Meet&Greet!

    Want to get to know our members? A Happy Birthday? A serenade by Travis? We've got you covered. A $300 donation will nab you a live video/phone call meet and greet with the Doo Wop Shop!

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    Vintage DWS Performance Tie

    One of our very own performance ties, passed down from generation to generation of Doo Wop Shop members. Limited availability of colors.

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    Full-Length Performance

    We can tell you aren't messing around here. For a $1,000 donation, the Doo Wop Shop will deliver a private, full-length performance at your doorstep, your local restaurant, you name it! The set will include 10 songs (from our repertoire) of your choosing.

    *Performance location must be in the New England area.*

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