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!
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
- 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
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